“…a compelling poet and performer
I didn’t take a breath during her reading!”
TallGrass Writers Guild presents
Featured Author, March Open Mic
Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
1218 S Halsted, Chicago
Admission is $6, $5 for students
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Join performance poet and singer songwriter Willa Moore for a spirited offbeat investigation of love, war, nursing homes, surfing, God and the John Deere combine. An open mic follows Willa’s performance. See Facebook event here.
Born in California, Willa Moore rambled the west, east and midcoasts: a fish monger, shrimp picker, bartender, factory girl, reporter, surfer, singer/songwriter/poet and music therapist working for many years with Elders in the startling world of nursing homes. A grant from the American Composers Forum honored her songs and community service and sponsored her first album Black Sea of Love. She recently released a second album Griffith Park, of which one Chicago reviewer wrote:
Griffith Park is a captivating and beautiful Americana song cycle—sharply observant, deeply poetic, uniquely lyrical. Willa Moore’s voracious voice renders an astonishing range of human experience. –Stuart Rosenberg, Chicago Magazine, NPR
Willa has performed her poems and songs at many reputable and otherwise Chicago venues including: The Green Mill, Heartland Café, Old Town School of Folk Music, Prop Theater, Sylvies on Irving Park, The Grafton, Cullens, and several of well-known Chicago salonnière Jamie O’Reilly’s soirees in Lincoln Square. As TallGrass Writers Guild Featured Author on March 22, she will share a spirited, offbeat investigation of love, war, nursing homes, surfing, God and the John Deere combine.