Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

Carlos Antonio Piñón performing in the 2017 BFAW Reading at the LeRoy Neiman Center. Photographer: Qais Assali.


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Looking to take part in a storytelling show yourself? You're in luck! Chicago has so many options for you.

You're Being Ridiculous is always looking for new storytellers, whether it's your first time on stage or your hundreth time. Check out the submission details at

Is This a Thing? is a free storytelling show born out of a live lit class from Studio Story Chicago. Check out more information about the show and how to submit at

Chicago for Chicagoans is pay-what-you-can walking tour of Chicago neighorhoods led by history nerds. Check out more information about how to get involved at

Past Events

Chicago for Chicagoans 2019 Is This a Thing 2019 You're Being Ridiculous 2018 Tribe 2018 You're Being Ridiculous 2018 Tribe 2017 062 Opening BFAW Reading Spring BFA Show Practice, Theory, and History Lecturas You're Being Ridiculous 2017 Verse: Poetry Square of Opposition Waveforms Telegraphic Fields (Next Transmissions) Misprints Verse: Beauty Telegraphic Fields (First and Live Transmissions) Lecturas Lecturas Original Instruments Ensemble New Blood VIII BuckArt-37th

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