great weather in Chicago

by Jane on October 26, 2016

May 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm GMT-5
Uncharted Books
2620 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
David Lawton

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm CDT


great weather for MEDIA’s first visit to Chicago! Hello, Unchartered Books!Savon Bartley 2017

Featuring Savon Bartley, Cornelius Fortune, Anna Holmquist, Billy Tuggle, Jacob Victorine, plus great weather editors David Lawton and Jane Ormerod

Savon Bartley is an exhilarating black American storyteller known for his dynamic readings. Featured at venues around the world such as the Apollo Theater, MTV UK, and The United Nations, Bartley uses poetry to creatively address the narrative of young black men. His electric performances have allowed him to tour internationally as well as work in theater, film, and television alongside The Wu Tang Clan, The Black Panthers, Russel Simmons, and Tony Award winners. His work can be found or forthcoming in The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, Slate Magazine, Blavity, The New York Times, Suspect Press, and Afropunk.

Cornelius-FortuneCornelius Fortune is a Detroit-based freelance journalist, editor, and playwright. His work has appeared in DBusiness magazine, Detroit Metro Times, Yahoo News, iPhone Life Magazine, Cinema Blend, and others. His play, “Dislocations,” was selected for performance during the Thespis Festival in New York (2014) and was a finalist for the DUFT (Downtown Urban Theater Festival). In 2015, Fortune participated in Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival with “Against Human Nature,” a retelling of the fall of man (from the angel’s perspective). Most recently, the play was adapted in audio drama format for Backwell Playhouse, which you can listen to here. Additionally, he’s written content for a Fortune 500 company, ghostblogged for a circus performer, won an award for enterprise reporting, and rebranded a popular emagazine. Follow him on Twitter@Arlingtonscribe.

Anna HolmsquistAnna Holmquist is a poet, songwriter and creator currently residing in Chicago, IL. She is currently working on albums for two musical projects, The Curls ( and Night & Gale (

Billy TuggleBilly Tuggle is a South Side Chicago native; a vocalist, performance poet, mentor and teaching artist. His involvement with HipHop and poetry slam has led him to perform and present his craft in schools, museums and cafes across North America. His work has also circulated widely on the internet via Button Poetry and All Def Digital [Def Poetry] among other platforms. He has represented his home town a record 13 years running in major slam and won the 2015 National Head to Head Haiku Champion. Billy has shared stages with such luminous writers/performers as Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, DJ Spinna, Brother Ali, Psalm One, Aesop Rock, Nikki Patin, Rebel Diaz and Pugz Atoms; he is a co-founder of the Chicago Four Star Poetry Club; creator of the Haiku Battle Royal. Billy’s most recent collection is the chapbook Incantation.
Jacob Victorine 2.
Jacob Victorine was born and raised in New York City. His poems appear in places such as Columbia Poetry Review, Vinyl Poetry, Matter, DIALOGISTPhantom Books, and PANK, which nominated him for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. He has published essays in Publishers Weekly and Poets Quarterly and serves as a Book Reviewer for Muzzle Magazine. His first book, FLAMMABLE MATTER, was published by Elixir Press in 2016. His second manuscript, Dear Anne, Dear Sarah, Dear Melita was a semifinalist for the 2016 Fordham University Press POL Prizes. He currently lives in Chicago with his fiancée, Sarah, and their cats, Gilgamesh and Sita. Find him at



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