Winter 2016 & Grand Re-opening!

alex eckman-lawn / sean talamini

alex eckman-lawn / sean talamini

So we closed for three days to do some touch ups and we’re happy to say that everything is back to normal! Let’s celebrate with a new art opening party! We have two amazing new artists for this winter’s show. Alex Eckman-Lawn and Sean Talamini will be joining us for the next three months. Drop by to meet them and have a drink this Friday! Party starts at 7pm!

FRIDAY JANUARY 8TH, 2016 • NEW ART @ CHAPTERHOUSE

Alex Eckman-Lawn • www.alexeckmanlawn.com

Sean Talamini • www.illustrasean.net

NEW FLOORS • NEW STEPS

FRESH VIBES • THIS FRIDAY

Housework @ Chapterhouse!

Continuing the tradition of Chapter & Verse poetry readings at Chapterhouse is HOUSEWORK
This Saturday, November 14th we’ll be having a reading at 8pm with Jim Cory, Michael Cavuto and Fan Wu. Fan is a wonderful poet and translator and is taking the long bus ride down from Toronto. Hope to see you there!
• Jim Cory’s most recent publication is No Brainer Variations, (2011, Rain Mountain Press, NYC). He has been the editor of several important poetry selections (Packing Up for Paradise, selected poems of James Broughton, Black Sparrow, and Jubilant Thicket, selected poems of Jonathan Williams, Copper Canyon). Poems have appeared recently in Apiary, Bedfellows, Capsule, Painted Bride Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, and Whirlwind.  He has had fellowships, at one time or another, from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony.
• Michael Cavuto currently lives in Philadelphia, after three years in Toronto. Along with Fan Wu, he edited the Trinity Review and ran a Toronto reading series. With Dale Smith and Hoa Nguyen, he edits the Slow Poetry in America newsletter.
• Fan Wu is a haggard flux, a ragged baboon caught in a meteor storm, a cipher of himself. He spent this past summer approaching ‘straight’ DJs and, with a flick of the wrist and a kiss on the mouth, making them temporarily bicurious–hence his new nickname, DJ DJ Intimidator. In May of 2016, he will be publishing his first chapbook, a collection of translations very tentatively entitled “Hoarfrost & Riverbend”.

Starts @ 8pm! More info? www.housework-at-chapterhouse.com

YEAR TEN

flowdIt’s hard to believe but Chapterhouse turns 10 this coming Sunday so we’re throwing together a little shindig to celebrate. From 12 to 4 we’ll be serving up mimosas and hanging out, sharing crazy stories about this place we have called home. We’ll be having a grand toast to ten more years at 3pm! Stop by if you can!

SUNDAY NOV 1ST • CHAPTERHOUSE 10TH BDAY
 
TWELVE TILL FOUR • TOAST IT UP AT THREE
Hope you can make it!

Autumn 2015/10 Year Anniversary!

eleanor grosch, gina triplett & martha rich

eleanor grosch, gina triplett & martha rich

We survived the Pope-pocolypse and now we’re ready to celebrate with a new art opening at the Chapterhouse! We’ve got the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY on November 1st so we’ll be extra saucy and maybe a little liquored up! This is also a special all ladies show with Eleanor Grosch, Martha Rich and Gina Triplett. Please join us for some wine and snacks, hugs and serious vibes as we cheer on the shop for another ten years! Thanks to the neighbors and past and present employees who helped make it possible! We love you!

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 2015 • ART OPENING PARTY

GINA TRIPLETT • www.ginaandmatt.com

MARTHA RICH • www.martharich.com

ELEANOR GROSCH • www.justeleanor.com

PARTY TIME 7PM • TEN YEARS YO!

2015 Summer Suplex!

vlad alvarez & peter oravetz

vlad alvarez & peter oravetz

It’s blazing outside and the iced drinks are moving so it must be time for the SUMMER ART OPENING at the CHAPTERHOUSE! Let’s welcome two artists to the shop for the summertime show! Join us this Friday July 10th at 7pm to check out the new works and share a drink or three. Wine and snacks and a meet and greet! Be sure to check out their websites before the show! See you there!

VLAD ALVAREZ • http://www.vladalvarez.com

PETER ORAVETZ • http://www.oravetzarts.com

THIS FRIDAY • BE THERE

SUMMER VIBES • I’M SRYSLY

From the Edge of Spring, 2015

jeffy thomas / april kuhn

jeffy thomas / april kuhn

The leaves are wiggling into the light and the buds are about to pop as we send this out. We thought it would never come, and we could only watch in awe and wonder at this new thing which lay before us. We wept and laughed and it was glorious. The wretched, overlong winter faded into a blissful state of blessed relief and now we can’t help but ask; Is this a good time for another art opening at the Chapterhouse? Thankfully the answer is: HELL YES. So please come out and join us this Friday to bask in the warm glow of these two new artists: JEFFY THOMAS & APRIL KUHN. Quench your hungers with delicious wine and snacks. Gaze upon the beauty and unsurpassed skill of these warriors of modern art. Bring a towel because you are going to bathe in the light of a new dawn of awesomeness.

THIS FRIDAY APRIL 10TH • ART OPENING PARTY

JEFFY THOMAS • http://cut.ink

APRIL KUHN • http://aprilkuhn.com

AT CHAPTERHOUSE CAFE&GALLERY • 620 S. 9TH ST.

Chapter & Verse Winter 2015

chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com

Chapter & Verse Readings • chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com

This Saturday, March 7th at 8pm

WENDY S. WALTERS
EMILY ABENDROTH
& OKI SOGUMI

Wendy S. Walters is the author of the forthcoming book of essays, Multiply/Divide(Sarabande, 2015); two collections of poems, Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem, 2014) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (Palm Press, 2009); and a chapbook. In June of 2013 she directed “Out of Regiment, A Project in Personal Mapping,” a community installation in an abandoned house on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor, as part of Writing on It All. Walters was a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry, and her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Bookforum, FENCE, and Harper’s Magazine. She is Associate Professor of creative writing and literature at Eugene Lang College of The New School University in the city of New York.

Emily Abendroth is a poet, teacher and anti-prison activist. Much of her creative work attempts to investigate state regimes of force and power, as well as individual and collective resistance strategies to the same. Her poetry book, ]Exclosures[, was released from Ahsahta Press in May 2014. Her writings are often published in limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks by small and micropresses such as Belladonna (New York), Horse Less Press (Denver), Little Red Leaves (Texas), Albion Press (Philadelphia), and Zumbar Press (San Francisco). Recent work can be found in Aufgabe, Conveyor, XPoetics, Thermos, Women’s Studies Quarterly, OmniVerse, Jacket2, EcoPoetics, and Encyclopedia.

Oki Sogumi was born in Seoul, lives in Philadelphia (recently transplanted from Oakland), and writes poetry, speculative fiction, and into little boxes on the internet. Recent work can be read in Drunken Boat and Tripwire. She dreams commune dreams.