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HBO Def poet holding travel fundraiser
2008-08-20

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Nikki Patin—who, among other things, has been a HBO Def Jam poet, a Gay Games gold medalist and a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree—will hold her 'Leaving on a Jet Plane: Rock, Roast, Burlesque' fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 21, at Trace, 3714 N. Clark, at 9 p.m. to help finance her 'Phat Grrrl Revolution Tour' stop in London, England, on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The event will feature performances as well as silent-auction and sale items.

Patin is touring to support of the first volume of The Phat Grrrl Diaries, a graphic poetic novel slated to be released in October. For more, see www.nikpatin.com .


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