Friday, November 9, 2012

Nov 10: Writers on Process

Writers on Process:
Laura Goldstein
Judd Morrissey
Martin Glaz Serup
Christine Wertheim

Saturday, November 10th

at the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
on the 5th floor, Millennium Park Room
free admission

Les Figues Press authors Martin Glaz Serup (Copenhagen) and Christine Wertheim (Los Angeles) will be on a Field Tour of the Field States from November 3-10, 2012. On Saturday, November 10, join us for a panel discussion between Martin Glaz Serup, Christine Wertheim, and local writers Judd Morrissey and Laura Goldstein on process and project.

Moderated and organized by
Jennifer Karmin & Elizabeth Metzger Sampson
presented by the Poetry Center of Chicago & Red Rover Series

Laura Goldstein's poetry and essays have been published in American Letters and Commentary, MAKE, kill author, jacket2, EAOGH, Requited, Everyday Genius, Little Red Leaves, and How2. She has published several chapbooks including Inventory (Sona Books, 2012); Let Her (Dancing Girl Press, 2012); Facts of Light (Plumberries Press, 2011) and Ice in Intervals (Hex Presse, 2008). She co-curates the Red Rover Series with Jennifer Karmin and teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University.

Judd Morrissey is an electronic writer and creator of multimodal works encompassing elements of internet art, live performance, site-responsive installation, and structured public participation. He is the creator of widely studied and anthologized digital literary works including The Precession (2011), The Last Performance [dot org] (2009), The Jew’s Daughter (2006), and My Name is Captain, Captain (2002). His projects are presented nationally and internationally in festivals, exhibitions, conferences and commission contexts. Morrissey is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches courses in networked and computational writing, digital art, and contemporary performance. He was a collaborator of the former international performance collective, Goat Island, and is a fellow of the Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writing Grant program.  More at

Martin Glaz Serup was born in 1978 and has published six children’s books, most recently an illustrated story entitled When granddad was a postman (2010). He has also published six collections of poetry; his long poem The Field (2010) has been published in Denmark (2010), USA (2011), Sweden (2012) and Finland (2013). Serup is the former founding editor of the Nordic web-magazine for literary criticism Litlive and the literary journal Apparatur, and is the current managing editor of the poetry magazine Hvedekorn. He has taught creative writing at the University of Southern Denmark and at the University of Aarhus; he is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen. In 2006, Serup received the Michael Strunge Prize for poetry and in 2008 he received a gold medal from the University of Copenhagen for his dissertation of Poetry and Relational Aesthetics. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious three-year grant from the Danish Art's Council.

Christine Wertheim is a poet, critic, performer and curator with a doctorate in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University, London. Her books include the poetic suite +|‘me’S-pace (Les Figues Press), Corpus, a chapbook from Triage, and the edited anthology Feminaissance (Les Figues Press). She regularly writes critical pieces on art, literature and aesthetics, including for Cabinet, X-tra, The Quick and the Dead, Walker Art Center cat., and Patarcitical Interogation Techniques, vol 3, ed. Doug Harvey. She lectures and performs internationally, most recently at the Sorbonne, Birkbeck College, London, the University of Western Sydney, Melbourne University, and LaTrobe University, Melbourne. With her sister Margaret she co-directs the Institute For Figuring (IFF), which curates exhibitions and seminars on the intersections of art, science and mathematics. Her new book Mutters and Babels is forthcoming from Couterpath Books in 2013.  More at and