MELANIN VOICES: AN EVENING OF POETRY AND LIVE LIT

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Nichols Park

1355 E 53rd St

Chicago, IL 60615

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Coming to Chicago’s parks this summer is Melanin Voices, a performance collective series of poetry and live literature purposed to showcase the local, unsung voices in literature and highlight the narratives illuminated from their writings. Audiences will be taken on a poetic journey through the work of the collective.

The largely scripted show, inclusive of poetry, short stories, vignettes, fiction, and non-fiction work of various Chicago artists, is weaved together to create a beautiful narrative. The readings and performances are centered on the experiences of black women. Voices in this series are inclusive of queer, cis and transgender, and youth specifically, young black girls.

Melanin Voices is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its fifth year, the 2017 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,200 cultural events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces, festivals, and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 100 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.

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Nichols Park

1355 E 53rd St

Chicago, IL 60615

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