Play Your Heroes 7
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Play Your Heroes 7

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Chase Public is excited to team up with David Corns to host the 7th incarnation of a songwriter showcase: Play Your Heroes. Six musicians take stage, playing two songs each- one original, and one cover of a song that has been important and influential for them. Come kick it with us early, and listen within the intimate confines of Chase Public, a focused alternative to traditional bar venues. 

The Musicians:

Maggie Cleary - MARR
https://marrband.bandcamp.com/

Jason Nix - Grey Host
http://greyhostdoom.com/

Stephen Patota - Lazy Heart
https://lazyheart.bandcamp.com/

Anissa Pulcheon - Anissa Pulcheon
https://anissapulcheon.bandcamp.com/

Max Vignola - Lipstick Fiction
https://lipstickfiction.bandcamp.com/

Molly Sullivan - Molly Sullivan
https://mollysullivan.bandcamp.com/
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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati OH 45223

Doors 7:00
Show 7:30

Free, Donations encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.
 

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Book Swap
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Book Swap

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Looking for something to read? Do you trust the taste and generosity of your friends and neighbors? Do you have great taste in books? Are you feeling generous? Join us! for the Chase Public Book Swap, cohosted by Lauren Byrd.

Here’s the format:  Each person will bring one book. It should be a book that you enjoy, that you sincerely recommend- but know, you won’t be getting it back. It will be a true gift from you to another member of your community.  From that book, you will have identified a particularly interesting excerpt or quote, and written or typed it out on a seperate piece of paper.  We will be using these excerpts and quotes as the content for the swap.  The notes will be placed on a table in the center of the room, and as the swap is initiated, we will all take turns reading the excerpts at random.  We’ll then proceed White Elephant style around the room until all of the notes are selected.  At that point, the books behind the notes will be revealed. 

Once the books have been given, folks are free to hang out and talk to the donator of their new cherished literary friend, or they can get started, or they could go home or to the bar or whatever. **In a dream world, we reconnect with the person who gave the book we read, and have a conversation once we’ve finished it**

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Wednesday, March 7th
Doors - 7:00
Swap - 7:30

Free

BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt. 
 

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Reading: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas, Megan Martin, & Mark Mendoza
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas, Megan Martin, & Mark Mendoza

Join us at Chase Public to welcome recently named Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio, Dave Lucas, for a reading in Cincinnati.  Joining Lucas, local writers Megan Martin and Mark Mendoza.

Dave Lucas - is the author of Weather (Georgia, 2011), which received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Named by Rita Dove as one of thirteen “young poets to watch,” he has also received a “Discovery/The Nation Prize and a Cleveland Arts Prize. In 2018, he was named the second Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. A co-founder of Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery and Cleveland Book Week, he teaches at Case Western Reserve University and lives in Cleveland, where he was born and raised. 

Megan Martin - is the author of the tiny fiction collection NEVERS (Caketrain 2014) and a book of prose poems, Sparrow & Other Eulogies (Gold Wake 2011). She teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and lives in a weird house in Northside with three bratty cats. 

Mark Mendoza - is a cultural worker, social historian and activist. His work has appeared in AND, The Gig, Quid, Cul-de-Qui, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Shearsman, Plantarchy, Against the Current, Neon Highway, Compost, Pages, Streetvibes, Verse, The Northside Review, and The Rialto special issues on younger British poets. He is currently writing a study on British civil society and the literary sphere, 1789-1848.

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Chase Public Response Project XXVI - 1569 Chase Ave #4
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chase Public Response Project XXVI - 1569 Chase Ave #4

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It is my great pleasure and honor to announce the final Chase Public event that we will host in our longtime home at the corner of Chase and Hamilton: Response Project XXVI - 1569 Chase Ave. #4  We will be responding to the room itself as an object of art.  It seems a fitting send off for a space that has been witness to so much expression, so much growth, and so much coming together.  

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 

THE RESPONDENTS//

Mike Fleisch | Elese Daniel
Madge Maril | David Corns
Adam Petersen | Laura Lane
Avril Thurman | Sergio Aguillon-Mata


ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by Pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled monthly(ish) to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

ABOUT CHASE PUBLIC//
Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Friday, March 16th
Doors at 7:00
Performance at 7:30

Free!

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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Group Erasure Creation - Presidential Tweets
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Group Erasure Creation - Presidential Tweets

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Erasure -- is a form of found poetry or found art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem. The results can be allowed to stand in situ or they can be arranged into lines and/or stanzas. Erasure is a way to give an existing piece of writing a new set of meanings, questions, or suggestions. It lessens the trace of authorship but requires purposeful decision making. What does one want done to the original text? Does a gesture celebrate, denigrate, subvert, or efface the source completely? One can erase intuitively by focusing on musical and thematic elements or systematically by following a specific process regardless of the outcome.

To celebrate Presidents Day, 2018 - join us as we create erasure poems from rich source material; presidential tweets.  We’ll have tweets printed out on and taped to the wall, become a part of the group deciding how to transform them into new expressions, poems, and thoughts. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Monday, February 19th
Doors - 7:00
Erasing - 7:30

Free

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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It's Better to Speak - Reading & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

It's Better to Speak - Reading & Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

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Join us for an evening of protest poetry and a celebration of words as resistance. A $5 suggested cover will go to support Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio and their work fighting for reproductive rights and justice. We will be performing a collaborative "Manifesta" poem assembled as part of the It's Better to Speak workshop series, and will also enjoy feature readings from Heather Wyatt, Lydia Singh, Kate Tirschek, Michael Burnham, Marcus Alan Donaldson, Rae Watreas, Kamal E. Kimball and more. 

Custom made poster-sized copies of the manifesta poem will be available for sale, with proceeds supporting the cause. Light refreshments will be provided, with donations encouraged. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave #4
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Thursday, February 15th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Free, $5 donation to PPSWO strongly encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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Do Your Heroes
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Do Your Heroes

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Do Your Heroes is an experiment in Open Mic thought process: It invites all interested people to attend and share with the crowd any poems they'd like- so long as they did not write the poems themselves. 

So come, read and share the poems you love, the poems that inspire you. Hear what your community members love and are inspired by - talk about it, learn new things. Be exposed to surprise. 

This is a casual coming together - a chance to spend time in other people's dreams. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Tuesday, February 13th
Doors 7:00
Mic Open @ 7:30

Free free free

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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DRONESCAPE // WORDSCAPE
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

DRONESCAPE // WORDSCAPE

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Compose your thoughts to ambient music.

Jennifer Simone, Andrew Elaban, and Fritz Pape (Zijnzijn Zijnzijn!) combine, coming in at out as they choose, to create a nice long block of improvised, ambient and drone sounds.

While they're doing their thing, you're encouraged to do yours. Bring a notebook and a pen, take this opportunity to use the sounds as a creative prompt; write down what comes to you.

There will be a microphone at the front of the room, and when you have some words or thoughts that you like- you can share them; right there in the moment. No signups, no line, just an organic process of give and take, create and listen and share.

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CHASE PUBLIC
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Thursday, February 8
7:00 doors
7:30 drone

BYOB, respectfully. disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt

FREE as it always is. Donations encouraged like they always are.

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Response Project XXV - Found Found Found: Lived Lived Lived
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Response Project XXV - Found Found Found: Lived Lived Lived

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It is with every ounce of excitement that we can muster we announce the return of the Chase Public Response Project. We’re doing a few things differently:

1) Teaming up with Abby Mae Friend to support her show “WITH NO MEMORIES NO TIES NO PHANTOMS TO TEND FOR” at Wave Pool.

2) We’ll be hosting this response project at 2868 Colerain Avenue - just a block south of the gallery.

We will gather at Wave Pool at 6:00 to experience the exhibition, and at 7:00 we will all walk together down the block to the Chase Public Pop Up for the performances. 
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On January 27th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Eunsong Kim's poetic essay "Found, Found, Found: Lived, Lived, Lived," a brilliant piece of cultural criticism regarding Carrie Mae Weem's series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried. A beautiful and vulnerable indictment of the American tradition of cultural theft, historical and contemporary genocide, and the ways that different cultures carry that tradition of violence through their memory and their loss, Kim’s essay goes far deeper than any simple investigation or argument against cultural appropriation. 

Kim’s essay was also the conceptual impetus for Abby Mae Friend’s curatorial exhibition. 

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 

THE RESPONDENTS//
Eddy Kwon | Marcus Alan Donaldson
Marjorie Lee | Jheri Neri
Nina Devine | + surprise!

ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

ABOUT CHASE PUBLIC//
Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, a feminist sex shop, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.

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Wave Pool
2940 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225
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Chase Public Pop Up
2868 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225

Saturday, January 27th
Reception @ Wave Pool - 6:00
Doors @ 2868 Colerain - 7:00
Performance @ 2868 Colerain - 7:30

Free!

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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It's Better to Speak - A Workshop For Writing
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

It's Better to Speak - A Workshop For Writing

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It’s Better to Speak

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” -Audre Lorde


Join us for a weekly writing, reading, and discussion course exploring how poetry can be protest. This casual class will give students the opportunity to dive into poetry from around the world, and offer a supportive space for students to express themselves, personally and politically, through their own writing. The classes are free to attend and students are welcome to come for one session or all three. The class will culminate in an optional student performance and reading on 2/15/18, which will raise funds to support Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.  


Week 1 (1/24/18): Manifesta: An exploration of feminist poetry in collaboration with Power to the Polls Week of Action. Following the Women’s March on 1/20, organizations all over Cincinnati are offering opportunities to get and stay involved in political action leading up to the 2018 election. 

Week 2 (1/31/18): Making Peace: Anti-war poems and the poetry of justice. From Auden’s “September 1, 1939” to Vietnam protests to contemporary poet in the Trump era, poetry has had a role to play in the fight for a more equitable, peaceful world. 

Week 3 (2/7/18): On Witness: As poet Carolyn Forché writes, “We distinguish between ‘personal’ and ‘political’ poems–the former calling to mind lyrics of love and emotional loss, the latter indicating a public partisanship that is considered divisive, even when necessary. The distinction between the personal and the political gives the political realm too much and too little scope; at the same time, it renders the personal too important and not important enough.” This class explores the intersection of the personal and political and how that informs poetry and expression.


About the instructor: Kamal E. Kimball is a Cincinnati poet, member of the Cincinnati DIY Writers, and the Ohio Poetry Association. Her work has been published in Rattle, Hobart, One, Sundog Lit, Bone Parade, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Zetetic, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Literati Magazine, Indolent Books, Califragile, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in the 2017 Poetry Superhighway contest. She works as a freelance grant writer and journalist, and teaches at UC’s Communiversity.
 

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DUETDUET vol 2 Book Release Reading by Madge Maril, Bethany Lewis, and Co.
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

DUETDUET vol 2 Book Release Reading by Madge Maril, Bethany Lewis, and Co.

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You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate the wedding of BETHANY LEWIS and MADGE MARIL in ✿ poetic femme matrimony ✿

DUETDUET vol 2 features 4 poems from madge maril and 6 poems from bethany lewis upside down or right side up depending on how you hold it. the two current cincinnatians create a dream cereal of pretty bruises, birth control/cigarettes and feminist ruminations on Lolita. second edition of a continuing series.

Joining the happy couple will be chelsea tadeyeske of pitymilk press and two surprise readers. 

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Monday, January 15th
Doors 7:00
Reading 7:30

Bring money with which to buy books, listening is free

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt

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A Reading from Brandon Harris, Author of 'Making Rent in Bed-Stuy'
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

A Reading from Brandon Harris, Author of 'Making Rent in Bed-Stuy'

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading by Cincinnati native Brandon Harris from his new book Making ‘Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make it in New York City.’

The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York City has long been a vital hub of African-American culture, in many ways Brooklyn’s equivalent to Harlem in Manhattan. Bed-Stuy was home to Lena Horne and venues frequented by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Count Basie; in more recent years, it’s served as inspiration to Spike Lee and Jay-Z, the latter of whom grew up in the housing projects in the area. But as gentrification creeps to every part of the city, the rich culture there is at risk of being eroded, as the people who made the neighborhood what it is struggle to afford to stay there.

In MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY: A Memoir of Trying to Make it in New York City, filmmaker Brandon Harris tells a funny, sometimes painful story of a place and a generation. Through anecdotes of his own adventures trying to make enough money to live in a notoriously expensive city, he captures the way that Millennials live today: job hopping, pontificating, weed smoking, social media worshipping, and protesting. As Harris and others struggle to find affordable housing, their youthful idealism collides with the stark reality of adulthood.

Harris is unflinchingly honest in his approach to the neighborhood where he’s made his home. In addition to the rich heritage that’s been a part of Bed-Stuy, he examines the drug and gun culture that took root in the projects, and the cultural, economic, and political forces that allowed it to flourish. A fascinating examination of the “serious, life-threatening process” of gentrification, MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY blends objective reporting with personal narrative to explore the disappointments and ironies in Millennial life.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brandon Harris, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, has worked in the world of American independent film as a critic and programmer, producer and director, screenwriter and educator. His writings about cinema, politics, culture, and the intersections between them have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Guardian, VICE, Daily Beast, Variety, n+1, New Inquiry, Brooklyn Rail, In These Times, Hammer to Nail, and Filmmaker magazine, where he is a contributing editor.

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Play Your Heroes 6
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Play Your Heroes 6

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Excited to host the 6th incarnation of a songwriter showcase: Play Your Heroes. Five musicians take stage, playing two songs each- one original, and one cover of a song that has been important and influential for them. Come kick it with us early, and listen within the intimate confines of Chase Public, a focused alternative to traditional bar venues. 

The Musicians:

Veronique Allaer - Leggy
https://leggy.bandcamp.com/

James Bishop - LIGHTWASH
http://brokencircles.com/artists/james-bishop/

Adam Petersen - ADM
http://adelicatemotor.net/

Lauren Salem - Sarn Helen
https://www.facebook.com/SarnHelen/

Matthew Williams - Matte Sexwave
https://soundcloud.com/mattesexwave

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati OH 45223

Doors 7:00
Show 7:30

Free, Donations encouraged

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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Monster House Press Reading; ft. Kendall Jolley, Kamal Kimball, Morgan Eldridge, James Payne, and Wendy Lee Spacek
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Monster House Press Reading; ft. Kendall Jolley, Kamal Kimball, Morgan Eldridge, James Payne, and Wendy Lee Spacek

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Join Chase Public & Monster House Press for a reading in advance of the Cincinnati Art Book Fair 2017, featuring:


Kendall Jolley (Cincinnati)
Kamal Kimball (Cincinnati)
Morgan Eldridge (Bloomington, IN)
James Payne (Columbus, OH)
Wendy Lee Spacek (Bloomington, IN)

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Kendall Jolley

Kamal E. Kimball is a Cincinnati poet whose work has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, Hobart, Sundog Lit, Bone Parade, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Califragile, and elsewhere. She is a member of both Cincinnati DIY Writers and the Ohio Poetry Association, volunteers as a reader for E&GJ Press, and hosts the Inkwell Reading Series & Open Mic every second Monday at Urban Artifact. She works as a freelance writer and at an auction house. More at kamalkimball.com 

Morgan Eldridge lives in Bloomington IN and exists through creative means, melding forms of performance, painting, and writing. Monster House Press published a collection of her poems, prose, and short stories, Omen Amen. 

James Payne is an art critic, curator, and poet. Monster House Press published his collection Things Just Aren’t They in 2015. Payne was a contributor to the catalogue for Framing Beauty: Intimate Visions (Indiana University Press, 2017). Payne teaches Art Theory and Criticism at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. 

Wendy Lee Space a ublishe n oo oetry, PSYCHOGYNECOLOG (Monste ous ress, 015). h s i h F rogra ndian niversit loomington, N. 

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A Gentle Evening with Nancy Paraskevopoulos
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Gentle Evening with Nancy Paraskevopoulos

You are invited to join us for a gentle evening with musician and writer Nancy Paraskevopoulos.

 

What is A Gentle Evening? It’s a friendly gathering that highlights an artist as a person more than just a performer. The trajectory of the show is left entirely to them, focused on their choosing. It is a chance for artists and small audiences to interact in a casual, impactful way- divergent from the traditional expectations of performance. No two gentle evenings are the same, as they reflect the interests, perspective, and personality of those whom they honor. No openers, no bar sales, no cover charge, no distraction, no pressure.

 

“okay, yeah, cool… but what are we going to see?” - That’s a fair question. Maybe original music. Maybe original words. Maybe slideshow. Maybe group conversation. Maybe home movies. Maybe a favorite book. Maybe a favorite record. Maybe a manifesto. Maybe a charcuterie board. Maybe a woodworking project. Maybe a funny story. Maybe an act of sincere vulnerability. Maybe a little dance. Maybe an ascension into the ranks of the archangels. Short answer? No idea.

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NANCY PARASKEVOPOULOS is a musician in the indie rock group Blossom Hall and the classic jazz Nancy Paraskevopoulos Trio. (It's pronounced Pa-ris-keh-VOP-oh-lis.)

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Talkin' Music
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Talkin' Music

Talkin’ Music is a performance exploring the sound of scripted words.

The idea.
Writers and actors know the rhythm and order in composed words. Media like cartoons, plays, and radio news reports are all written to be heard, but they hold such different music in them. What makes these sounds pleasing?
And what happens when these melodies are in the hands of musicians?

The prompt.
Our musicians have been tasked with the following:
1. Choose an audio clip of a person speaking written words.
2. Compose an original piece of music containing the melody and intonation of the speaking.

The musicians.   
-Ashley Greathouse
-Zach Larabee
-Eva Patterson
-Deborah Clark Colón

Join us for an evening of spontaneity and new conversations at the first Talkin’ Music performance.


Talkin’ Music is brought to you by Cincinnati artist Gabrielle Lanza in partnership with Chase Public. You can see other projects of Gabrielle's at artofgala.com or @gala_art on Instagram.

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Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, & M. Brett Gaffney

Happy December, welcome to the last little bit of 2017.  What year it has been.

Chase Public is delighted to host a reading from poets Emily Rose Cole, Amie Whittemore, and M. Brett Gaffney.  We hope you’ll join us.

Emily Rose Cole is the author of Love and a Loaded Gun, a chapbook of persona poems from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Philadelphia Stories, Ruminate Magazine and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Nimrod, Phoebe, Raleigh Review, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is pursuing her PhD at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches creative writing and composition.

Amie Whittemore is the author of the poetry collection Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press, 2016) and co-founder of the Charlottesville Reading Series in Virginia. Her poems have won multiple awards, including a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Smartish Pace, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at Middle Tennessee State University.

M. Brett Gaffney holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared in Exit 7, Rust+Moth, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, Apex Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and Zone 3, among others, and her chapbook Feeding the Dead is available from Porkbelly Press. She works as co-editor of Gingerbread House and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner and their dog Ava.

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Cincy DIY Writers Showcase
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Cincy DIY Writers Showcase

Chase Public welcomes the Cincinnati DIY Writer’s group for a showcase of their work, featuring readings from Monica Lynn Bostic, Jesse McKinley, Maxx D. McKinley, Kryst Kruer, Spike Mogy, Chelsea Morgan, and Roy W Jones.

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Monica Lynn Bostic- is an artist from Norwood, OH. She is the writer of a short story compilation entitled,  The Ascension of Saint Celia and Other Stories, which was self published with the help of the Cincy DIY Writer's group. She is an editor and contributor  to the group's other projects: All of These People Live Around Here and Some of Them Don't Volumes 1 and 2, and Scary Stories to Ruin Cincinnati. She has written, produced, and acted in plays with Cincinnati-based group The Fallen Players. She played in the Bostic Family Tent Revival Band, and is basically down for whatever,  as long as you're driving.

Jesse McKinley- bio forthcoming 

Maxx D. McKinley- local writer/musician who is busting his ass to read 100 books by Jan 1st as not to fail his Goodreads challenge. He wrote a novel in 2016 you can pick up for $15 bucks. If you dig Murakami and Amelia Gray. 

Kryst Kruer- is a ukulele player and poet- promoting peace and equality for everyone who has faced trauma, in whatever fashion. Kiss, don't piss off! Peace and love over here. 

Spike Mogy- Studies physics at the University of Cincinnati. Lives in Over the Rhine. Has 10 cats in her apartment that they share with her mom and partner. And is a proud, nice vegan.

Chelsea Morgan- Writer and Musician. Loving creator of the creepily cute ugly orphan dolls, which are always in the making, then put up for adoption on her Etsy page, "The Ugly Orphanage". Single mother, starving artist. Occasional flights on her witch broom, occasionally bites wolf teeth on a full moon, too many sticks in the cauldron, make for a hectic spell. Hard to say no to a cold one, but sobriety hurts like hell.

Roy W Jones- Multidimensional artist, portraits, music, poetry, movies, and game design. Flip styles like fixer-upper houses and eager to share sardonic laughter or awkward insecurities and nuanced horror.

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Ofir's Improv Choir
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ofir's Improv Choir

In preparation for 2018's April performance of Signals For Immediate Music at the Contemporary Art Center, we will have a Choir Workshop

The Improv Choir is you. All of you. Ofir will instruct the audience, teaching them a tool box of signs and signals he will be using as the choir’s conductor- to indicate modifications to pitch, volume, tempo, etc. After a quick run down of the conduction technique, Ofir will then lead the intrepid choir into a world of participatory experimental improvisation with all of our mouths. (Editorial Note from Scott- This is very cool. very fun.)

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How to Deal with an Awkward Family Thanksgiving
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

How to Deal with an Awkward Family Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you know what that means: awkward conversations with your family!  It happens to the best of us; we don't always see eye to eye, and that's cool. Let’s figure out how to work through those moments together. Chase Public is proud to team up with your Conversation Navigators for the evening, Caitlin Behle and Biz Young, to host a discussion about what to do to keep your cool, handle disagreements like a champ, and preserve your sanity during the holidays.

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman
Nov
15
7:00 AM07:00

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Dave Hart, Ben Greenberg, Katrina Eresman

Join us at Chase Public for a very special mid november reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katrina Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katrina Eresman - is a recent Cincinnati transplant. She is a writer, a musician, and a compulsive traveler. She's currently working on her first collection of poems and playing in two Cincinnati bands.

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-deprecation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month. 

Dave Hart - is a writer, frequent road tripper, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Suggestive Poetics: A Workshop With Your Phone

All you need for this low-key poetry workshop is a smartphone!

Each round, you will be provided with a phrase to type into the note-taking app of your choice: this is the first line of your poem. The rest must be written using only words auto-suggested by your phone.

Rounds will end with a 5-minute journaling session to reflect on the words you chose, the words you were suggested, and any patterns or insights you might have discovered about how you communicate.

The night will end with an open mic and the chance to share your poems and journal musings with the group.
 

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Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart
Nov
1
1:30 PM13:30

Poetry: Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, Dave Hart

Join us at Chase Public for a very special reading from local poets Marcus Donaldson, Katie Eresman, Ben Greenberg, and Dave Hart.

Marcus Donaldson - is poet, writer, and strategist with nothing but questions. He lives with his family on a hill just north of Cincinnati, OH.

Katie Eresman - is only recently a Cincinnatian.  She is a writer, and musician who plays with Pop Empire and Sky Hank and the Heady Weed

Ben Greenberg - was born in Cincinnati, OH. He works in marketing, begrudgingly. He loves to read and write, but his true passion is self-depreciation. One day, he hopes to sustain a cactus plant for longer than a month.  

Dave Hart - is a writer, explorer, and co-owner of Collective Espresso. His work has appeared in "The Vagrant Literary Quarterly," "ISM," and was a regular feature in "Sleep Walks" zine. He is the author of one chapbook, titled "Death Of The Dream Singer, and The Golden Days Of Missing You."

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Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Aryanil Mukherjee & Murat Nemet-Nejat

Chase Public is very excited to host a reading from poets and translators Aryanil Mukherjee and Murat Nemet-Najat.

Aryanil Mukherjee is a bilingual poet, translator and editor who has authored fourteen books of poetry, pamplet and essays in two languages. Recent Anthology appearances include: The Harper-Collins Book of Indian Poetry in English, The Literary Review Indian Poetry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press); Indian Literature, Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) etc. Aryanil has translated scores of international poets bidirectionally including a book of  translations and essays on John Ashbery. His poetry has been discussed in the Best American Poetry Blog and has been translated into Hindi, Spanish and Danish. Aryanil edits Kaurab, a Bengali language e&m-zine of experimental poetry and works as an engineering mathematician in Cincinnati, USA.

Poet, translator from Turkish and essayist, Murat Nemet-Nejat's recent work includes the poems Animals of Dawn (Talisman, 2016), The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman, 2011), the collaboration with the poet Standard Schaefer "Alphabet Dialogues/Penis Monologues"; the translations Seyhan Erözçelik's Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), the republication by Green Integer Press of Ece Ayhan's A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (2015); and the essays "Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda" (Letters for Olson, edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward" (Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Joshua L. Miller and Anita Norich (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and "Istanbul Noir" (Istanbul: Metamorphoses In an Imperial City, edited by M. Akif Kirecci and Edward Foster (Talisman, 2011). He is the editor of Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry, edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat (Talisman House, 2004). He is presently working on the poems Io's Song, Camels and Weasels, and a collection of translations from the Turkish poet Sami Baydar. The Spiritual Life, Animals of Dawn, Camels and Weasels and Io's Song are part of a seven-part poem The Structure of Escape.

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Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Chelsea Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, Bethany Lewis

Come and celebrate the release of Chelsea Tadeyeske’s new chapbook “if you bend it backwards nothing really happens” featuring readings from Tadeyeske, edie roberts, Robin LaMer Rahija, and Bethany Lewis.  

"This poetry is a glorious sad punch in the face inside your face. It’s like a war grew a beautiful filagree talon, meant not to hurt anyone but to hang your skin on so you can go away somewhere you want to be known and lonely. How does Chelsea Tadeyeske do that? It’s embarrassing. It’s great."
- Cathy Wagner, author of Nervous Device (City Lights Books, 2012)

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A Burning: Community Campfire
Oct
20
6:52 PM18:52

A Burning: Community Campfire

Join us at PAR-Projects for A Burning: Community Campfire.

A Burning is a community gathering centered around a bonfire fueled both by wood and a potent manifestation of letting go. Everyone is encouraged to bring artifacts that represent something that they would like to let go of—letters, notes, lists, photos, simple objects, anything with meaning that won’t create toxic fumes when burned, because that’s the idea: we symbolically remove the things we want to get past by watching them disappear in the fire. And, if we’d like to, we share with the group why and what we’re burning—catharsis is more palpable when shared. 

There will be typewriters on site for the preparation of burnable thoughts. 

Come spend quality time with your neighbors!

This event was developed by Megan Trischler and Scott Holzman alongside the installation currently exhibiting at PAR-Projects: 

“Camp / Cave / Water”
Ritual, retreat, renewal, and (im)permanence in the urban landscape
By Mike Fleisch, Sita Magnuson, and the 4th Space Collective

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Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Partridge Boswell, Amelia Ferguson, Roberta Shultz

Chase Public is happy to welcome poet Partridge Boswell, visiting from Vermont, for a reading alongside local writers Amelia Ferguson and Roberta Shultz.

Partridge Boswell - Recipient of this year’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize for his poem “Flying home after the protest,” Partridge Boswell is the author of Some Far Country, winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. His poems have recently surfaced in The Gettysburg Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Forklift, Ohio and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Co-founder of Bookstock literary festival and the poetry/music group Los Lorcas Trio, he teaches at Burlington Writers Workshop and lives with his family in Vermont.

Amelia Ferguson

Roberta Shultz - is a singer songwriter, teacher and poet originally from Grant's Lick, KY. Her poems and song lyrics have appeared in Still: the Journal, Motif, Waypoints, Kudzu,The Notebook and other anthologies. Outposts on the Border of Longing is her first chapbook of poetry, published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press.

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Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Tom Petty Tribute: Listening Party & Group Karaoke

A tribute to Tom Petty in two parts.

8:00 “Damn the Torpedoes” Listening Party (36:38)

Upon its release in 1979, Rolling Stone called it the "album we've all been waiting for – that is, if we were all Tom Petty fans, which we would be if there were any justice in the world." Now, we’ll listen to it straight through, together.  Bring yourself, some friends, some drinks, some snacks, whatever you’d like. This is very casual, feel free to come in and out, stand up, walk around, chat with friends, listen intently, whatever you’d like.

9:00 Group Karaoke

It’s just like normal karaoke, but instead of a person looking at a monitor and singing on a stage, we project the lyrics onto a screen at the front of the room and the entire room sings.  Come and sing with everyone, free from isolation and any pressure that you need to sing well.

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The Best Thing You Ever Learned
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Thing You Ever Learned

Chase Public’s “The Best Thing” series pushes on: this time, centered around the sharing of knowledge and skill.  We invite you to come and teach the room The Best Thing You Ever Learned!  As always- the definition of ‘Best’ is up to interpretation. You could tell a life lesson, a piece of information that changed everything, a practical skill, a funny joke, a piece of trivia, a riddle, a mnemonic device… anything.  You can take this literally, seriously, sarcastically, facetiously- take it as you will, and then share the gift of your experience with all those assembled. 

How it works: 

Everyone in attendance is welcome to share for 3 minutes. If you go beyond three minutes, we will drown you out with a loud gong.

It can’t be hateful or bigoted in any way. If the best thing you ever learned could be interpreted as hateful or bigoted, you should probably go ahead and not come to this event.

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Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry: Mark Tardi & Ken Bruce

Join us in welcoming Poland-based poet Mark Tardi as he travels in support of his new book “The Circus of Trust.”  Joining Tardi, Cincinnati writer Ken Bruce.

Mark Tardi is originally from Chicago and he earned his MFA from Brown University. His publications include the books The Circus of Trust, forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press in 2017, Airport music, and Euclid Shudders. He guest-edited an issue of the literary journal Aufgabe  devoted to contemporary Polish poetry and poetics and has translated poetry from the Polish by Kacper Bartczak, Miron Białoszewski, Monika Mosiewicz, and Przemysław Owczarek. A former Fulbright scholar, he lives with his wife and two dogs in a village in central Poland and is on faculty at the University of Łódź.


 

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What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

What Can We Do? - The Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue. Per The Department of Health and Human Services, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States.

Join Chase Public and representatives from BrightView Health for a community discussion around the opioid epidemic.  Topics of discussion will include: History and causes of the crisis, the current landscape of addiction, and what we as a community and individuals can do to work towards a healthier future.  

Following the presentation and guided discussion, there will be a voluntary training on the administration of Naloxone led by Brightview staff.  

All participants and attendees will be respectful and compassionate.  We will be kind to one another and avoid any dehumanizing language.  This is an incredibly difficult topic that has huge impact on people’s lives- we will refrain from being judgmental and we will honor and prioritize empathy above all else. 

About BrightView: 
BrightView is an outpatient addiction medicine practice based on clinical best practices and outcomes measures. Through the use of medical treatment in conjunction with psychological and social services, BrightView will deliver the necessary support to help patients meet both their mental and physical goals.

Substance abuse treatment is moving into a new era and we at BrightView look to lead the way as we incorporate new technologies, therapies, and concepts into the management of our patients with substance use disorders.

Most importantly, we look forward to providing our patients with an environment and support team that helps them through one of the most challenging periods of change in their life. Together, we can discover the path to a brighter future.
 

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The Sleep Show
Sep
16
to Sep 17

The Sleep Show

Wave Pool and Chase Public present “The Sleep Show” a concert focused on comfort, meditation, and sleep. Ambient loops and calming melodies create a relaxing atmosphere where the audience is encouraged to get comfortable and lounge. Come prepared with pillows, sleeping bags, pajamas. Let the music shape your dreamscapes, as you experience a concert in a unique environment. Musicians will play from 11pm to 9am in a continuous performance from night to dawn focused on impacting the subconscious, a layer below direct attention. Music provided by David Corns and friends.

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b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

b o d y p o l i t i c Zine Launch

Chase public is excited to host the launch event for Ariana Rinehart’s new zine: b o d y p o l i t i c, which contains art/writings collected from local womyn/non-men and Cincinnati expatriates, writings include themes such as sex positivity and identification with struggles unique to non-men, intermixed with abstracted prints inspired by consented images from local womyn/non-men, as well as, collage art and mixed media images from local artists.

The zine’s purpose is unification through anonymity, collected/curated works from an intersectional feminist collective of local womyn/non-men.

contributors: 
Abby Friend
Alexandra Rinehart
Ariana Rinehart
Ali Ulanski
Anna Shapiro
Cassie Gallagher
Cora Friend
Correna Kuhl
Elese Daniels
Emma Robinson
Gertrude McDonnell
Jennie Waits
Jen Warren
Karra McDonald
Katrina Eresman
Kendall Jolley
Kyrie Culp
Lauren Marcinonis
Megan Miller
Mia Vera
Mollie Dudley
Polly Wilson
Sara Tucker
and more...

The zine release event will include a speaker from Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio.
To retain anonymity, the event focuses around a poetry swap from contributors.
Zines will sell for $5 and 100% of the proceeds will go to PPSWO

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Saturday, May 20
Doors 7:00
Launch 7:30

Bring $5 with which to buy a zine/support PPSWO

BYOB, respectfully.  Disrespectful B will be shunned with great contempt.

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"After Walker Evans" - Chase Public Response Project XXII
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

"After Walker Evans" - Chase Public Response Project XXII

We announce the 22nd installment of the Chase Public Response Project: On May 18th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Photographer Sherrie Levine’s 1981 series “After Walker Evans,” in which the artist shot reproductions of Depression-era photographs by Walker Evans (which were made ubiquitous after being featured in the book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”) and then presented them as her own artwork without manipulation of the images.

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 

THE RESPONDENTS//

Matthew Shackleford | Abby Friend
Rachelle Caplan | Tyrone Williams
Chris Glass | Om Srivastava
Elyse Johnson

ABOUT THE CHASE PUBLIC RESPONSE PROJECT//
Inspired by Pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled monthly to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

ABOUT CHASE PUBLIC//
Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, a feminist sex shop, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.

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Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Thursday, May 18th
Doors at 7:00
Performance at 7:30

Free!

BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.

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