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Events Tue Jul 15 2014
Local arts organization Sixty Inches from Center has been busy lately. The band of archivists, writers, and allied creative folks--always attuned to, as they put it, "art as it exists outside of mainstream institutions in Chicago"--has steadily been building steam since their founding a few years ago, and just last month they launched the first issue of an eponymous new magazine (online only, at least for now).
The theme of that collection was "Margins," a topic they're by no means done exploring. On Thursday, July 17, at 6pm in the Zhou B Art Center's Centerline Cafe (1029 W. 35th St.), they'll convene a panel discussion titled "Margins--Who Do You Write For?" As you might expect, the featured speakers tend to define themselves equally as writers and as artists or activists. Among them: Jenny Lam, whose playfully conceptual pieces have tended to invite viewers to help in their creation; poet and Chicago Latino Writers Initiative founder Diana Pando; and visual journalist Sophia Nahli Allison, just to name a few. Preregistration and a $5 donation are both appreciated but not required.