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Six Points Reading Series presents the 2nd Annual Chicago Water Taxi Reading 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5:30-6:30 PM
$2.50 per person
Chicago Water Taxi


  • Board: 5:30 – 5:50 at the Michigan Ave Water Taxi stop – located between the Wrigley Building and Trump Tower on the Riverwalk
  • Water Taxi Departs Promptly at 5:50 pm
  • Water Taxi arrives in Chinatown at 6:30pm (riders may purchase roundtrip ticket and return to the loop)

Reading will occur on board, from 5:50 – 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $2.50 per person. Event will conclude at 6:30pm, upon arrival at the Chinatown Water Taxi stop, located on the South Branch of the Chicago River right in the heart of the beautiful, 12-acre, Ping Tom Memorial Park. (Riders may purchase a round trip water taxi ticket if they would like to return to downtown.)

Ruben Quesada is a contributing editor at Chicago Review of Books. He serves as faculty at Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute, and Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches Latinx literature and poetry writing. His chapbook of poetry and translations, Revelations, is available from Sibling Rivalry Press, an inclusive publishing house whose entire catalog is housed in the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections division.

AJ McClenon was born and raised in “D.C. proper” and is currently based in Chicago using performance practices, sound, video, movement, theatre and writing to share experiences living in a Black body. AJ holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maryland, College Park and has also studied at The New School. A.J. hopes that all the memories and histories that are said to have “too many Black people” are told and retold again.

Jennifer Steele is a Chicago poet and educator, and received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2008. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Revolving Door Arts alongside her service to the young people of Chicago through her work at Chicago Public Library. She is a 2015 fellow of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and her work has appeared in Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Callaloo, Columbia Poetry Review, and others.

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