the new rules 
Things you need to know for the new year:
The show is a monthly event on the 3rd Monday of the month
We are currently residing at the Literary Rendezvous known as
Uncharted Books
2620 N. Milwaukee
Showtime 7-9pm
​Time limits:You have 5 minutes of stage time
Three poems
​Whichever comes first
There will be harsh penalties and social embarrassments for exceeding time limits
Uncharted Books is a level 3 Safer Space
Oppressive behavior is not welcome in this space.
We define oppressive behavior as that which antagonizes people that are in a lesser position of power, whether it be violence predicated upon gender, sexual orientation, race, physical ability, class, social status, or other characteristics. 
If someone has vocalized that your presence makes them uncomfortable due to past harm, or violates their safety, you will be preemptively asked not to attend by the organizers of the event, or asked to leave at the space.  
Someone who lives at or runs this space or event is directly involved with the Chicago Feminist Writers & Artists group. We are here to support self-empowerment and safety.


Hey kids,  the gang at W4tB are currently making plans for 2016.  this includes finding new and super cool poets to feature at the Open Mic, setting dates for the Pentathlon, keeping folks informed about the Poetry Bomb, and organizing creative projects for the collective.

2015 was a year for reestablishing our groundwork with a new house and a revamped format.

Our hope for 2016 is for the renewed strength of the Weirdo Nation.  that being said...If you haven't been to Waiting 4 the Bus, it's time to get Weird, and if you have, It's time to get Weird again

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