Six Points Annual Poetry on a Boat: Tara Betts and avery r. young

August Six Points Reading with

Tara Betts and avery r. young

August 29th at 6:00pm

Chicago Water Taxi



  • Board: 5:30 – 5:59 at the Michigan Ave Water Taxi stop – located between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower on the Riverwalk
  • Water Taxi departs promptly at 6:00 pm
  • Water Taxi arrives in Chinatown at 6:30 pm (riders may purchase roundtrip ticket and return to the loop)
  • $3 per person one way (Reading occurs on trip from Loop to Chinatown, RT tickets can be purchased for $6)

About the readers: 

Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue as well as the chapbooks 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. She is part of the MFA faculty at Stonecoast – University of Southern Maine. She also hosts author chats at the Seminary Co-Op bookstores in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In 2010, Essence Magazine named her as one of their “40 Favorite Poets.”

avery r. young is a 3Arts Award winning teaching artist, composer and producer with work that spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature.  Examining and celebrating Black American history and culture, his work also focuses in the areas of social justice, equity, queer identity, misogyny, and body consciousness. As a writer, this Cave Canem alum has work featured in The Breakbeat PoetsCoon Bidnessto be left with the body, and Make Magazine. He has also written curriculum and essays on arts education that appear in the Teaching Artist Journal and A.I.M. Print.

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Accessibility: The venue is not accessible — there are stairs down to the doc on Michigan Ave.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.