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Monday, April 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hoover-Leppen Theatre


Each month, Center on Halsted's Limelight Series gives you a closer look at Chicagoland's diverse artistic community.

This month, join us for Word Play: Queering Poetry with Poets Andy Karol, C. Russell Price, & Musician LnK

This intimate evening features three of Chicago’s most talented queer artists as they use music and spoken word poetry to explore and dissect the beauty of queerness.

For more info on the artists, please read below:

LnK is a born and raised south side dreamer from the streets of Chicago. At 16 with a desire to connect through singing her stories, her start was made on the Ashbary Coffee Shop stage with a rusty guitar in tow, newly formed callouses and recently learned chords only having two originals scribbled on paper in her back pocket. Fast forward to 2016 and many open mics later, this 28 year old musician has finally settled into her voice.

On her journey, she has featured at several venues like Big Chick’s, Uncommon Ground, The Elbo Room, Mojoes, Young Chicago Authors, and Parlour on Clark and opened for American Idol's Crystal Bowersox and One Tree Hill's Tyler Hilton along the way. Often described as soothing and soulful, honest and powerful, she sings to her audience in all the ways she’d sing to a lover and a longtime friend in hopes of turning walls into windows for familiar hearts to peer into.

C. Russell Price is an Appalachian genderqueer punk poet living in Chicago. Their work has previously appeared in Assaracus, Court Green, Lambda Literary Review, MiPOesias, Weave, and elsewhere. They work with The Offing (a channel of the LA Review of Books) and teach creative writing at Northwestern University. Their chapbook Tonight We Fuck The Trailer Park Out Of Each Other is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press in June 2016. They paint, play piano, and write in Rogers Park.

Performance poet Andy Karol proves that heart and a passionate voice win audiences over every time. Their work largely focuses on the topics of gender, sexuality, parenting, mental illness, inspiration, and love. Rich in imagery and rawness, Andy’s voice connects to the senses that remind you of where you’ve been and who you are.

Based out of Chicago, Andy represented their hometown at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA as a member of the Lethal Poetry slam team. They are also a member of the touring ensemble, Cometry, performing both entertainment and inspirationally educational shows nationwide. Andy is a teaching artist, continues to perform locally and nationally, and has two chapbooks currently available: Paperboy (out Spring of 2016) and Fail-Safe (2014).

More information can be found at


$10 suggested donation. Inability to pay should not act a deterrent to attending.

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