Grandma's House feat. Kwyn Townsend Riley


Thu Oct 14 2021 at 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm


The Joinery | Chicago, IL

Grandma's House feat. Kwyn Townsend Riley
Grandma's House is Chicago's coziest poetry show! Come to The Joinery on 10/14 for an open mic and feature set from Kwyn Townsend Riley.
About this Event

Join us at The Joinery on October 14th at 6:30 for another round of Grandma’s House- Chicago's coziest poetry show! Come to share your poetry, watch our featured poet, and build community. Whether you are an experienced poet, first time reader, or just want to listen, you are welcome at Grandma’s House!

You can sign up for an open mic slot at the Sign Up Genius link when you reserve your seat. Please reserve your seat before you sign up to insure that you’re able to attend. If the open mic slots are filled, message grandmashouse.poetry on Instagram to be put on the overflow list. If you’re on the overflow list and not able to read at this event, you can be added to the open mic list for the next event.

As we carefully dip our toes back into the world of live events, you’ll need to adhere to some rules to keep everybody safe.

Reserve your seat. Walk-ins will not be permitted so that we do not exceed capacity.

Wear Your Mask. Masks must be worn properly, regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed while you're performing or actively drinking. Masks must be worn inside at all times.

Maintain your distance. Keep six feet of space between each other as much as possible.


The show will be held outside in a courtyard space accessible from the sidewalk. The bar and restrooms are accessible by ramp or a small set of stairs.

If the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance, please reach out to grandmashouse.poetry on Instagram. No one will be denied for lack of funds. If you would like to cover someone else's ticket price with a donation, please reach out as well.

This month's featured poet is Kwyn Townsend Riley!

Kwyn Townsend Riley “Kwynology” is a poet, speaker, and organizer from the Southside of Chicago. She has been writing for as long as she could remember, first performed on the mic in high school and has been in love ever since. Her writing helps others heal as well as herself. As a black woman, she has experienced many poems to preach on ; racialized violence, womanism, gentrification and womanhood, homophobia and more. She has performed all across the world from Germany to California. As a speaker, she has interviewed for CBS, WBEZ, Windy City Live and the Late Night Tammi Mac Show. As a organizer, she is passionate about justice for all black people, especially black queer and gender non conforming folks.

Kwyn is an author of two books “And She Wrote” and “and She Will”. Kwyn loves her family, Chicago and french fries.

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Where is it happening?
The Joinery, 2533 West Homer Street, Chicago, United States

USD 5.00

Host or PublisherGrandma’s House
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