This weekend, the Poetry Foundation, along with the Chicago Underground Library, MAKE Magazine, Columbia College Chicago and a host of other organizations present the 7th Annual Printer’s Ball right here in Chicago. On Friday (the 29th), thousands of DIY lit fans, friends and creators will gather to celebrate at the Luddington Building (1104 S. Wabash Ave) and enjoy readings, music, and other performances. Our good friends at the Chicago Underground Library are bringing along a life size Ouija Board to help folks channel Hemingway and Algren, Pocket Guide to Hell will perform esoteric rituals and show us the ways of the Whitechapel Club, White Mystery and other musicians will rock the house and a ton of other incredible and entertaining creators and performers will make the night memorable.
We’ll be hanging out as well, most likely hovering over the free food and drink, but we’ll have a new issue of This Is The End to hand out along with back issues as well as some earlier zines. In addition, we’re very happy to say our recent co-conspirator Natalie Wahlberg will have copies of a brand new zine called The Transformative Nature of Social Change. Show up at 6pm, stick around to 11pm and be sure to hit up the afterparty at Villains Chicago.