Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 29: Printers' Ball

7th Annual Printers’ Ball:
IT’S ALIVE!

Friday, July 29th
6-11pm

at The Ludington Building
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Avenue
FREE for all ages

The Printers' Ball celebrates literary culture by offering thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides free of charge; showcasing live music, readings, and performances; demonstrating letterpress, offset, and silk-screen printing and paper-making; and providing other activities, entertainment, food, and drink — all free!

Features include:

* Poetry reading by David Berman.

* “Reading Experiment in Progress”: An interactive performance and mini-reading of Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice.

* A short animated preview of the novel Ghosts by C├ęsar Aira; animation by Susie Kirkwood and Jill Summers, original score by Daniel Knox.

* Where a Blade Becomes Horizon by Simone Muench. Muench’s poem-film, or cinematic poem, uses juxtaposed footage of numerous horror films superimposed with a patchwork of various poetic texts and music.

* What do you Believe?" An installation of real life monster encounters by illustrator Marika Paz and researcher Patrick Summers.

* Salsa music by An Ebirac Project featuring Willie Gomez, with poet Luis Tubens.

* Busted Books: The Great Soaking. Performance by Davis Schneiderman.

* Next Objectivists: Transcriptions. From behind typewriters, they'll transcribe the thoughts and worst fears of Chicagoans.

* Larger-than-life-size Ouija Board by Chicago Underground Library. Guests are invited to contact the spirits of larger-than-life authors using their larger-than-life Oujia Board.

* The Whitechapel Club by Pocket Guide to Hell. Taking its name from Jack the Ripper's London haunt, the Whitechapel Club was a Chicago press club in the 1890s that gathered together world-weary Chicago journalists for drinking, singing, storytelling, and general carousing.

* The World As Text, a summer reading room and exhibition crafted out of re-purposed furniture.

* Live video collage by Judgeworks.

* Knee-Jerkmagazine’s Inner Literary Monsters.

* Frankenzine by Chicago Zine Fest.

The Printers' Ball is presented by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine with the Center for Book & Paper Arts, the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago, and MAKE.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ECO Release Party with Jared Smith



ECO Summer Magazine release party
THE SECRET POET'S OTHER BALL

Cafe Ballou
939 N Western Ave
7:30-10pm

featuring:
a host of readers and
the amazing Jared Smith

August 1 @W4tB




W4tB presents Open Mic at the Bus Stop

Cafe Ballou
939 N Western Ave
7:30 sign up-10pm
featuring, a rare appearance by the Dark Lady herself: Dena Pope
suggested theme: It's Death and Misery night

Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Rover Series / Experiment #48

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #48:
Magnetic Affinities & Altered Relations

SATURDAY, JULY 16
7pm / doors lock 7:30

Featuring:
Jai Arun Ravine
Zihan Loo
Marissa Perel
Oli Rodriguez

An evening of text-based performance, sound and video works that channel haunting discontinuities between identity, place, desire and visibility. Guest curated by Marissa Perel.

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4

logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

JAI ARUN RAVINE is a Thai American inter-media artist. Ze is the author of the chapbook "Is This January" (Corollary Press, 2010), "The Spiderboi Files" and a full-length book of poems forthcoming from Tinfish Press. Hir short experimental film on Thai trans-masculinities, "Tom/Trans/Thai," recently exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand. A Kundiman fellow, their poetry, essays, reviews and visual art have appeared in Drunken Boat, Lantern Review, Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, TinFish 18, Delirious Hem and Galatea Resurrects, among others. Find Jai online at jaiarunravine.wordpress.com.

ZIHAN LOO is a moving-image, performance and installation artist raised in Singapore and currently based in Chicago. He received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. His films have been screened in various film festivals including AFI Fest (L.A.), Pusan International Film Festival, Newfest (New York City) and Frameline (San Francisco). He has had recent exhibitions and showings at NEXT / Art Chicago, Zhou B Art Center and Defibrillator. He is the recipient of a James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

MARISSA PEREL is a performance artist, writer and independent curator. Her work has shown internationally at such venues as MCA and Links Hall, Chicago, Dance Theater Workshop, NY and the D.I.V.O Institute, Czech Republic. Her exhibition, “For a long time all I could do was surrender” will open at Spoke Gallery on July 23. She is curator of the group show “SPLAY” at Roxaboxen Exhibitions, August 26-Sept.18. Perel’s writing is in the Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Art Magazine and Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal. She received her M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and B.A. from Naropa University.

OLI RODRIGUEZ is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography and performance. His projects conceptually intersect and dialogue within consent, queerness, childhood and sexuality. Oli has screened, performed, lectured, curated and exhibited at institutions and museums such as, Schwarzer Kanal, Berlin, Germany, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL, X Initiative Gallery, New York, NY, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, The Swimming Pool Project, Chicago, IL and Nightingale, Chicago, IL. Currently, he is a part of the Photography Department faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his BA from DePaul University and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

RED ROVER SERIES is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

8.23 poetry open mic at the Cafe and Bob Lawrence feature


August 2, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). August 23rd has
Bob Lawrence as the feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

8.30 poetry open mic at the Cafe and Dave Gecic feature


August 30, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). August 30th has
Dave Gecic as the feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

8.09 poetry open mic at the Cafe and Ashley S.C. Wells feature


August 2, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). August 9th has
Ashley S.C. Wells as the feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

8.02 poetry open mic at the Cafe and Bill Yarrow feature


August 2, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). August 2nd has
Bill Yarrow as the feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

07/12 mini feature night at the Cafe in Chicago!


July 12, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)

The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). July 12th has a
mini-feature night, where throughout the open mic people can read up to 10 minutes of material. The last mini feature night was such a success (and so loved by the audience) that we are thrilled to do it again...

And all people who did NOT get a
youtube video link of their mini-feature reading at the Cafe in the past even got a youtube video link of their reading!

Poets featured at the mini-feature night (all with video links at http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/the-cafe/2011/07-12-11/07-12-11minis.htm) include Martin Altman, Michael Hoag, Bill Yarrow, New York poet Ice Gayle, Don Hargraves, Ashley S.C. Walls, and Janet Kuypers.

(If for any reason the website for the Cafe is down and you want to see the youtube videos of the poet performances, you can always go to http://www.youtube.com/ccandd96 and search from most recently uploaded videos to oldest videos to see all poetry uploads at the Cafe. You might also be able to find the poet performance by going to the main page at http://www.youtube.com and doing a search for the Author name and "the Cafe".)

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

07/19 mini feature night at the Cafe in Chicago!


July 19, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)

The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). July 19th has a
mini-feature night, where throughout the open mic people can read up to 10 minutes of material. The last mini feature night was such a success (and so loved by the audience) that we are thrilled to do it again...


And all people who did NOT get a
youtube video link of their mini-feature reading at the Cafe in the past can even get a youtube video link of their reading!


For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

7.26 the Cafe poetry open mic & Charlie Newman feature


July 26, 8:30PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)
plus donation for the feature


The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). July 26th has
Charlie Newman as the feature, following an open mic.

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature, or even to check out the menu for the great food at the Cafe, because we have a collection of books to choose from for anyone who orders food at the Cafe during the poetry evening), you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 5: Nerves of Steel

THE2NDHAND was founded in Chicago in 2000 and features new short writing from working authors across the U.S. The broadsheet enjoys distribution of approx. 2500–3000 copies in several metropolitan regions via independent bookstores and affiliate organizations, and accompanies live reading series in Chicago, Nashville, and occasionally elsewhere. Since 2000, we’ve fostered an inclusive mix of seasoned practitioners, insurgent experimentalists, and wild-hare audiences with a perennial indie-lit favorite.
http://the2ndhand.com/THE2NDHANDTXT

Michael Czyzniejewski
http://www.michaelczyzniejewski.com

Jennifer Karmin with collaborators Dolly Lemke & Heather Momyer
http://aaaaaaaaaaalice.blogspot.com

James Kennedy
http://jameskennedy.com

the Puterbaugh Sisters
http://www.thecomedians.org/Pages/MAR09/Puterbaugh.asp

Good Evening
http://www.goodeveningmusic.com

Post-revolutionary Letdowns, music with kazoo