There’s a You I Miss: An Evening of Poetry and Prose on the Ways We Connect and Disconnect featuring Annalise Raziq, Cameron Gearen, Kate Ingold, and Rita Pyrillis

Join us for a cross-genre reading examining how we both connect and disconnect in the modern world. Annalise Raziq is a Chicago-based performer, writer, peace activist, and grateful mother. She has led theatre workshops with incarcerated women and directed an original performance piece with young adults who have grown up in the foster care system. Annalise is an experienced storyteller and recently had a story featured on public radio’s the Moth Radio Hour. Kate Ingold is a visual artist and poet working in a variety of media, from stitched and etched drawings on digital photographs to new and recycled textiles, sculptural and video installation, and image/text collage. Her chapbook, Dream of Water, was published by the Poetry Society of America in 2008. Cameron Gearen's collection of poetry is Some Perfect Year. She won the Grolier Prize, the W. B.Yeats Society Prize, and the Lynda Hull Prize from Crazyhorse and was a recipient of the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She publishes essays in Dame magazine and blogs daily at She lives in Oak Park. Rita Pyrillis is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Crain’s Chicago Business, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. She is working on a collection of essays about adoption, identity, and discovering her Lakota heritage. She has been awarded residencies at the Ragdale and Ucross foundations and was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in creative nonfiction. She lives in Evanston.

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Some Perfect Year By Cameron Gearen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781848614840
Published: Shearsman Books - March 18th, 2016