Sunday, October 30, 2011

Red Rover Series / Experiment #52

Basketball Court Diagram

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #52:
Full Court - Small Press Forum

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
7pm / doors lock 7:30pm
**please note change from usual day**

Featuring:
Patrick Durgin
Johannes Göransson
Caroline Picard
Susan M. Schultz

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

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

PATRICK DURGIN is the author of Imitation Poems (Atticus / Finch, 2006), and The Route (with Jen Hofer, Atelos, 2007-8). His poets theater script PQRS will be his next book, due out in 2012. He is the editor of Hannah Weiner’s Open House and The Early and Clairvoyant Journals of Hannah Weiner. He is editor and publisher of Kenning Editions, and teaches critical theory, literature, and writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kenning Editions @ http://www.kenningeditions.com.

JOHANNES GÖRANSSON is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate, and several books in translation, including works by Aase Berg, Henry Parland and Johan Jönson. He teaches at the University of Notre Dame, co-edits Action Books, and writes for the blog Montevidayo.com. Action Books @ http://www.actionbooks.org.

CAROLINE PICARD is a writer, artist and performer. Based in Chicago, she is the Senior Editor for the Green Lantern Press. Recent writing and comics have been published in/by art.ltd, Bad at Sports, Proximity Magazine, Seven Stories Press, Artifice Magazine, MAKE Magazine and Pinch. Her first collection of short stories, Psycho Dream Factory (Holon Press, 2011) was released concurrently with a limited edition energy drink, "Happiness Machines". She makes music/videos with Lady Rollins and manages The Paper Cave, an on-line bookstore curated with select work from independent presses around the world. The Green Lantern Press @ http://press.thegreenlantern.org.

SUSAN M. SCHULTZ has lived and taught in Hawai`i since 1990. Her books of poetry include Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets, 2001), Dementia Blog (Singing Horse, 2008), and (at press now) Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series. She's edited Tinfish Press since 1995 and blogs at http://tinfisheditor.blogspot.com on publishing, Alzheimer's, and much else. She's a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Tinfish Press @ http://tinfishpress.com.

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.

**UPCOMING**
Winter/Spring 2012 schedule, details TBA
Collaboration with Cuban writers at Links Hall, AWP showcase, cross-dressing event for "Men Undressed" & more!

Email ideas for reading experiments
to us at redroverseries@yahoogroups.com

The schedule for events is listed at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/redroverseries

Friday, October 28, 2011

W4tB presents:open mic at the bus stop with Lauren Ashleigh Hermann

7:30(sign up)-10pm
Cafe' Ballou
939 N Western
w4tb presents open mic
Featuring Lauren Ashleigh Hermann
suggested theme:Muses
Suggested prompt:Cold Muse Knife

Top Shelf poets presents:

St. Paul's Cultural Center
2215 W. North ave.
W4tB presents the First Friday Top Shelf Poets
Featuring the Molly Malone's All Stars
Maureen Flannery, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marty McConnell, Charlie Newman and Charlie Rossiter.
hosted by: Nina Corwin and Al DeGenova
The show starts promptly a 7pm and runs until 8:45
This show is in real time, not poetry time.
Please plan accordingly.

W4tB presents: The extra Monday show, Oct 31st

7:30-10pm
Cafe Ballou
939 N western Ave
Chicago Il
The Extra Monday Show
Halloween open Mic
Suggested theme:Wear a costume it's Halloween
and bring your scariest poems

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oct 30: The Human Micropoem @ Occupy Chicago

You are invited to participate in
THE HUMAN MICROPOEM

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th @ 12:30pm
at Jackson & Lasalle (NE corner)
as part of Occupy Chicago
http://occupychi.org

Bring one poem 5 minutes in length to be read aloud
or just come & be part of the chorus -- all welcome!

The Human Micropoem is a call and response choral form utilizing the human microphone at the occupy movements to amplify the speaker's words by those listening. The speaker says a line and then everyone who can hear repeats it.

For more info email:
redroverseries@yahoogroups.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

Oct 18th at The Cafe


Tue, Oct 18
8:00-10:00 - open mic & feature
The Cafe
5115 N. Lincoln

Feature... Esteban Colon with Special Guest Bob Lawrence

Come to the Café open mic & regular feature show 50 Tuesdays/year. (We take the 1st Tuesday in Jan and the last Tuesday in Dec off.)
Info about the Cafe poetry & performance art open mic, and the 2010 schedule (and even the menu at the Cafe!) is always on line at
http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/
For the full year of features, check out the 2010 schedule at
http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/2010schedule.htm - which also have an email link if you are interested in a feature on one of the remaining open dates in 2011!
$2 cover (plus a donation for the feature) + 2 drink min. (any beverage...even bottles of water)
Host Janet Kuypers can always be reached at thecafe@scars.tv.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10/26 poetry open mic at the Cafe while the host is away... Enjoy the Kristin LaTour feature


October 25, 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 mike. Now, the Cafe is normally hosted by Janet Kuypers, but due to out of town business, guest hosts Bob Rashkow and Michael Hoag will be fielding the space at the Cafe on October 25th. This "stripped" week at the Cafe (no microphone or amp and no video recording this week) has
Kristin LaTour as the feature, following an open mic. This should be a great evening at the Cafe, so come and check out this never-seen-again one-of-a-kind performance!

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules. (No podcast will be recorded this week at the Cafe, but you can check out all other podcasts, since all past mp4 files are kept online for anyone to download whenever they want.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 17th at W4tB




W4tB presents:
open Mic at the Bus Stop
Cafe' Ballou
7:30(sign up)-10pm
suggested theme-Love and Death
featured poet: Joe Motisi

Monday, October 10, 2011

10/18 poetry open mic at the Cafe and Esteban Colon feature


October 18, 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). October 18th has
Esteban Colon (accompanied By Bob Lawrence) as the feature, following an open mic. I am SO looking forward to this evening at the Cafe (Esteban even tells me he has some special additions planned for his feature, so you'll have to come to the Cafe to see his performance!), so I look forward to seeing everyone there!

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.



10/11 poetry open mic at the Cafe and open mike mini-feature night!


October 11, 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). October 11th has
mini-feature night for all open mike poets (Kristin LaTour was originally the feature, but she is out of state 10/11/11), so for the open mike, all poets can have up to a 10 minute mini-feature for their performance! I am really looking forward to this evening at the Cafe (since John and I just performed music with poetry at the Omniphonic Challenge in Chicago 10/07/11, and even though John is out of town, I *may* resurrect a poem or two from that set with pre-recorded John Yotko music) ,and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule (or getting the chance to sign up for your OWN feature you can always check out http://www.chaoticarts.org/thecafe/ for weekly podcasts, feature videos or future schedules.





Friday, October 7, 2011

Long Now & Then

“Long Now & Then” at Myopic Books
2011 Chicago Calling Arts Festival



Saturday, October 8 (7 p.m.)

2011 is the 15th anniversary of The Long Now. “Long Now and Then” includes poetry collaborations that creatively explore themes that pertain to time, nowness, eternity, the moment, etc. “Long Now and Then” participants and projects include:



Jen Besemer (Chicago) and Tim Armentrout (West Virginia)
Eric Elshtain (Chicago) and Gregory Fraser (Carrollton, GA)
Nick Demske (Racine, WI) and Dolly Lemke
Next Objectivists (Chicago)



free and open to the public



Myopic Books
1564 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
phone: (773) 862-4882



The complete schedule of Chicago Calling events is available at http://www.borderbend.org/chicago-calling.html

Saturday, October 1, 2011


7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cafe Ballou
939 N Western Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Calling
Participants include—
a project involving the munich_word_brigade (agent_k9, proto ee 163 in Munich, Germany); Zan Hoffman (Louisville, KY); chicago_word_brigade (granex_plubar_monocrostix, Teliyani_Dēvadūta); and Charlie Newman (Chicago)
Bob Rashkow (Chicago) and Orin Buck (New York)
Esteban Colon (Chicago) and Tony Renner (St. Louis, MO)
Susan Swanton (Tartu, Estonia) and Matt Barton (Chicago)
Buddha309 (Chicago) and Bill George (Dangerfield, TX)
Robin Fine (Chicago) and Oz Hardwic (London)
Wayne Allen Jones (Chicago) and Zack Kluckman (Albuquerque, NM)
Janet Kuypers (Chicago) and the HA!man (South Africa)
Jenene O. Ravesloot (Chicago) and Stephanie Miller (Atlanta, GA)
Charlie Rossiter (Chicago) and Tom Nicotera (Hartford, CT)
Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival. During the 6th Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago — both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia — and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations
Chicago Calling is an amazing event, and this year the Weirdos at W4tB are helping to curate. That mostly means that we are asking if people are interested in performing at our venue with their collaborator. Give us a yell if you have a cunning plan or if you need to be hooked up with an artistic partner,we might be able to direct you. Contact us at waiting4bus@gmail.com

W4tB presents: The extra Monday show, Oct 31st


Halloween open Mic
7:30-10pm
Cafe Ballou
939 N western Ave
Chicago Il
Suggested theme:Wear a costume it's Halloween
and bring your scariest poems

Top Shelf poets presents:


Fri, Oct 7
7:30-9:30pm
St Paul's Cultural Center
2215 w North Ave
First Friday
Top shelf Poets
The Omniphonic Challenge
(The Battle of the Poetry Bands)

Featuring
Omniphonic
Zootsuitbeatnick!
the Bob Lawrence X-perience
and The Second Axing