For booking information, or simply to say hello, contact me at benclarkpoetry@gmail.com

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2016 Tour Dates (with Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan):

 

Monday, April 4: Dirty Gerund; Worcester, MA
Tuesday, April 5: Port Veritas; Portland, ME
Wednesday, April 6: Boston Poetry Slam; Cambridge, MA
Thursday, April 7: Slam Free or Die; Manchester, NH
Friday, April 8: Nuyorican Poets Café; New York, NY
Saturday, April 9: Say Yes Electric Collective House Show; Brooklyn, NY
Monday, April 11: Union Square Slam; New York, NY
Tuesday, April 12: Northampton Poetry; Northampton, MA
Saturday, April 16: Poetry & Pie; Rochester, NY

 

Upcoming Shows

Six Points Reading Series

DATE: March 25th, 2016

TIME: TBA

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave

 

Previous Shows

Traveling Molly’s Reading Series and Open Mike

DATE: Monday, January 11th 2016

TIME: 7:30 PM

CITY/STATE: Forest Park, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: Brian Boru Irish Pub, 7652 W. Madison

 

Wit Rabbit

DATE: Tuesday, January 5th 2016

TIME: 7:00 PM

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: Quenchers, 2401 N. Western Ave.

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Spiderweb Salon’s New Years Formal

DATE: Saturday, January 2nd 2016

TIME: 7:00 PM

CITY/STATE: Denton, TX

SHOW ADDRESS: Dan’s Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial St.

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2015 Chicago Book Expo House Show Extravaganza

DATE: Saturday, November 21 2015

TIME: 7:00 PM doors, 7:30 PM show

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3020 West George St. #1

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if you turn around I will turn around Book Release

DATE: Sunday, September 27 2015

TIME: 7:30 PM doors, 8 PM show

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3020 West George St. #1

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Book Launch for Humanly by Stevie Edwards

DATE: Monday, April 6th 2015

TIME: 7:30 PM to 10 PM

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3020 West George St. #1

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Four Presses Present: A Hotel Room Reading

DATE: Saturday, April, 2015

TIME: 3 PM to 5 PM

CITY/STATE: Saint Paul, Minnesota

SHOW ADDRESS: Le Meridien Chambers Hotel

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KGB Bar-Art Farm Alumni Reading

DATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015

TIME: 7:PM to 9:PM

CITY/STATE: (East Village) Manhattan, NYC, NY

SHOW ADDRESS: 85 East 4th street,  2nd floor


Chicago Book Expo House Show Extravaganza

DATE: December 6th, 2014

TIME: 7 p.m. (door), 8:00 p.m. (show)

CITY/ STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3020 West George St. #1

 

Learn Then Burn 2 Book Release at Young Chicago Authors

DATE: December 20th, 2014

TIME: 7 p.m.

CITY/ STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 1180 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

 

Dollhouse Reading Series

DATE: May 17th, 2013

TIME: 7 p.m. (door), 7:30 p.m. (show)

CITY/ STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 2265 W. Leland Ave.

 

Best of the Westside School for the Desperate: 2 Year Anniversary Show

DATE: February 16th, 2013

TIME: 7:30 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show)

CITY/ STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3608 W. Wrightwood

 

DATE: April 28th, 2012

TIME: 7 p.m.

CITY/STATE: Hastings, NE

SHOW ADDRESS: St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral, 422 North Burlington

*performing with Dwight Marsh and Darrel Lloyd with music by Jim Fritzler on the Cathedral organ!

 

DATE: Saturday September 17th, 2011

TIME: 8 PM (doors), 8:30 (show)

CITY/STATE: Chicago, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: 3608 W. Wrightwood at West Side School for the Desperate

 

DATE: Friday, July 15th

TIME: 6 PM (Food) 8 PM (Poetry)

CITY/STATE: Chicago, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: Launch Party – Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 North Ravenswood

 

Date: July 18th

Time: 6 p.m.

City/State: Indianapolis, Indiana

Show Address: Book Mama’s – 9 Johnson, Ave.

 

DATE: Tuesday, July 19th

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Carbondale, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: The Longbranch Coffeehouse – 100 E Jackson St.

 

DATE: Thursday, July 21st

TIME: 7:30 PM

CITY/STATE: Ames, Iowa

SHOW ADDRESS: 229 Main St. Ste 101

*Performing with the band Gatehouse Saints

 

DATE: Friday, July 22nd

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Des Moines, Iowa

SHOW ADDRESS: 2629 Beaver Avenue #1

 

DATE: Sunday, July 24th

TIME: 4 PM

CITY/STATE: Minneapolis, Minnesota

SHOW ADDRESS: Magers & Quinn Booksellers – 3038 Hennepin Avenue South

*Performing with Sierra DeMulder, author of The Bones Below

 

DATE: Tuesday, July 26th

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Minneapolis, Minnesota

SHOW ADDRESS: , High Tech Gauntlet Slam – 601 1st Ave. N (Block E)

 

DATE: Friday, July 29th

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Hastings, Nebraska

SHOW ADDRESS: The Blue Moon Coffee Co – 635 West 2nd Street

 

DATE: Wednesday, August 3rd

TIME: 8 PM

CITY/STATE: Lincoln, Nebraska

SHOW ADDRESS: Poet Show It, Bourbon Theater – 1415 O Street

 

DATE: Saturday, August 6th

TIME: TBA

CITY/STATE: Lawrence, Kansas

SHOW ADDRESS: TBA

*Performing with Josh Boyd, author of Catacomb Confetti

 

DATE: Sunday, August 7th

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Kansas City, Missouri

SHOW ADDRESS: Prospero’s Bookstore – 1800 West 39th Street

*Performing with Josh Boyd, author of Catacomb Confetti

 

DATE: Thursday, August 11th

TIME: 7:15 PM

CITY/STATE: Chicago, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: Ipsento Coffee, 2035 N. Western

*Performing with Adam Jameson, author of Amazing Adult Fantasy

 

DATE: Monday, August 15th

TIME: 8 PM

CITY/STATE: Chicago, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: Butterfly Social Club – 722 W. Grand

*Performing with Robbie Q Telfer, author of Spiking the Sucker Punch

 

DATE: August 27th

TIME: 8 PM

CITY/STATE: North Adams, MA

SHOW ADDRESS: 1040 Mass MoCA Way, building 8

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DATE: September 9th

TIME: 7 PM

CITY/STATE: Chicago, Illinois

SHOW ADDRESS: 112 S. Michigan

*Reasons to Leave the Slaughter Book Release (with special guests)

DATE: January 11th, 2012

TIME: 6 to 8 p.m.

CITY/STATE: Denton, Texas

SHOW ADDRESS: 200 N. Locust St. at Recycled Books and Records

 

DATE: January 12th, 2012

TIME: 8 to 12:01 a.m.

CITY/STATE: Denton, Texas

SHOW ADDRESS: 118 West Oak St. at J & J’s Pizza on the Square

 

DATE: January 28th, 2012

TIME: 8 p.m.

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3608 W. Wrightwood at Westside School for the Desperate

*Pressed for Cash Fundraiser featuring Paul Karner, Chris Terry, Keith Ecker, and Yours Truly!

 

DATE: January 29th, 2012

TIME: 7 to 10 p.m.

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 4802 N. Broadway Ave. at The Green Mill

*performing in a 3 person slam with Reggie Eldridge and Abigail Vic

 

DATE: March 24th, 2012

TIME: 8 to 12:01 a.m.

CITY/STATE: Chicago, IL

SHOW ADDRESS: 3608 W. Wrightwood at Westside School for the Desperate

*Stevie Edward’s Chicago book release in support of her new collection of poetry, Good Grief, released by Write Bloody Publishing.