TransWorks Poetry Reading in Chicago on Jan. 11

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CHICAGO — Women and Children First Bookstore will host a night of poetry by transgender authors on Friday, Jan. 11.

From the Facebook event:

Please join us for a poetry reading with Chicago House’s TransWorks Mentorship Program, whose mission is to empower transgender and non-binary individuals to overcome barriers to employment by fostering professional and supportive relationships with trans/non-binary working individuals.

In partnership with Literature for All of Us, the mentorship group meets monthly to read work by trans/non-binary authors and create their own written pieces. This free evening of poetry is hosted by Mara Williamson & Niki featuring readings by Cassie, Keegan, Casper Hanney, Angel Nordstrom, and Mara Williamson. Bound collections of poetry by participants in the program will be available for purchase at the event.

Our store is wheelchair accessible, however our bathrooms are not–there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.

The bookstore is at 5233 N Clark St in Chicago.



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