Poetry is a unique performance poetry venue that has been a dynamic part of
the cultural climate of Chicago since 1990. Such greats as Maureen Flannery,
Andrea Change, Carlos Cortez, Lisa Buscani, the Aztec Dancers, Malachi Abaja,
Marc Smith, Michael Warr, and Neal Pollack have been featured here.
Poetry was founded by award-winning poet and playwright, Cathleen Schandelmeier
on North Avenue Beach when the venue where she was hosting shut down for renovation.
Beach Poets earned Schandelmeier the title "Poet Laureate of North
Ave Beach" by the Chicago Tribune in 1996. The Beach Poets
have also appeared on "Wild Chicago".
amazing happening is now located at Loyola Beach, on Greenleaf and the lake, The
Beach Poets takes place from 4 pm-5:30 pm every Sunday afternoon in the summer.
for the Beach Poets tent South of the Heartland's "Stand in the
Sand" and be sure to bring poetry (your own or someone else's) for the
round-robin open "mic"! Children and pets are always welcome!
Beach Poets meet on Loyola Beach,
of the Loyola Park District Field House
at Greenleaf and Lake Michigan.
June 22nd - Open Mic Round Robin
June 29th - Brad Markus guest hosts! (While
Cathleen presents workshops at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln
July 6th - Emily Rose & Vito Carli
July 13 - Donna Pecore, Janet Kuypers
July 20th - Dave Gecic and
July 27 -Dan Godston and Jacqueline Wolk, Larry O. Dean
August 3 - Steve Hen & Cin Salach
(& new baby
August 10 - Tekki Lomnecki, Sid Yiddish and Wes
August 17 - Buddah309, & Estaban Colon, Qurysh Ali Lansana,
and Bronmin Shumway
August 24 - Children's Poetry Day
with Sheila Donovan
August 31st - BEACH POETS FIRST-EVER REUNION IN 18 YEARS!
YOU'VE EVER BEEN FEATURED AT THE BEACH POETS - THIS YEAR OR IN YEARS GONE BY,
YOU'RE INVITED TO PERFORM!