hosted and facilitated by Maya Marshall and Marty McConnell

Each underbelly LIVE includes three components:
• “Break Your Poem” revision workshop 
• open mic
• featured reader and revision-focused interview

Event schedule:

• 6:30 p.m. doors open for workshop 
• 7 to 8 p.m.
“break your poem” revision workshop 
• 8 p.m.
doors re-open
• 8:15 to 8:45
open mic 
• 8:45 to 9:30
featured reader and interview

Workshop Information: Each workshop will include group discussion of a published poem in early draft and final form, followed by a guided practice in using a revision technique to “break your poem.” 

Open mic: Readers will be drawn from a hat at random. Readers are requested to share one piece of writing, three minutes or less in length. 

$10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds


Location: 2601 W. Logan Blvd., third floor 
(please note that this is a private residence and requires walking up three flights of stairs)

Thursday, October 24
underbelly LIVE presents Tarfia Faizullah

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Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two poetry collections, Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf, 2018) and Seam (SIU, 2014). Tarfia’s writing appears widely, is translated into multiple languages, and has been displayed at the Smithsonian, the Rubin Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Bangladeshi immigrants and raised in Texas, Tarfia currently teaches in the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing.

Tarfia was featured in underbelly issue 5.