Join Us For a Party in the Windy City

BY ANTHONY COOK, Editor-in-Chief

Join us for one of Chicago’s biggest literary parties: The Printers’ Ball.

The event, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, will feature live poetry and fiction readings, music, and loads of free magazines, books and journals — including copies of Sycamore Review.

Now in its fifth year, the annual event has become one of the most anticipated events on the Chicago literary calendar and the Poetry Foundation has earned a reputation for throwing great parties. One measure we’ve always used in judging a party’s success: Did the cops show up? Believe it or not, the Poetry Foundation has a lot of credibility in this category. Police clad in bullet proof vests raided the Ball in 2007 and shut it down.

This year’s event is expected to be bigger and better than ever, in part because print organizations outside of Chicago will be showcased for the first time.

Come celebrate the printed word. Hope to see you there!

When: 5:00-11:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2009

Where: Ludington Building, 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago

Cost: Free!