Real Talk Avenue is a Chicago-based group of poets pursuing excellence in the craft of writing and the art of performance. Our founding members came together while participating in a writing residency in 2009-2010 and decided, on the completion of the residency, to form Real Talk Avenue.

Currently Real Talk Avenue produces the monthly variety show Real Talk Live, which features literary performers across the genres of spoken word, poetry, theatre, music and comedy. Upcoming in 2011 we will also host quarterly discussion groups on topics curated by one of our resident artists.