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Beach Poets 2008

Now in it's 18th Season, Beach Poets is a Chicago Poetry must see! - Click Here To Learn More!

Beach 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.

Beach 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.

The 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".

This 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.

Icelandic Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Michael Dean Odin Pollock at Beach Poets, 2006. - Click Here To Learn More About Michael Dean Odin Pollock!

Look 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!

Now in it's 18th Season, Beach Poets is a Chicago Poetry must see! - Click Here To Learn More!

The Beach Poets meet on Loyola Beach,
East of the Loyola Park District Field House
at Greenleaf and Lake Michigan.

This Summer's Line-Up!

Sunday June 22nd - Open Mic Round Robin

Sunday June 29th - Brad Markus guest hosts!
(While Cathleen presents workshops at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln NE)

Sunday July 6th - Emily Rose & Vito Carli

Sunday July 13 - Donna Pecore, Janet Kuypers

Sunday July 20th - Dave Gecic and
Carol Anderson

Sunday July 27 -Dan Godston and Jacqueline Wolk, Larry O. Dean

Sunday August 3 - Steve Hen & Cin Salach
(& new baby Leo!)

Sunday August 10 - Tekki Lomnecki, Sid Yiddish and Wes

Sunday August 17 - Buddah309, & Estaban Colon, Qurysh Ali Lansana, and Bronmin Shumway

Sunday August 24 - Children's Poetry Day
with Sheila Donovan






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