Friday, October 24, 2008

Red Rover: Experiment #24

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #24:
Words of War, the Politics of Truth

Mike Applegate
Marc Falkoff
Peter Sullivan


at the Division Street Dance Loft
735 W. Division, 3rd floor
new location in the Work House building
Division @ Halsted, enter parking lot off of Halsted
suggested donation $4
doors lock at 7:30pm

MIKE APPLEGATE and PETER SULLIVAN are local members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, founded in 2004 to give voice to the growing number of active-duty and veteran servicemembers who oppose the occupation of Iraq. The IVAW Warrior Writers Project provides tools and space for community building, healing and redefinition. Writing from the workshops is compiled into books, performances and exhibits that provide a lens into the hearts of people who have a deep and intimate relationship with the Iraq war.

MARC FALKOFF is the compiler and editor of Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak, an anthology of prisoner poetry published by the University of Iowa Press that brings together twenty-two poems by seventeen detainees, most still at Guantánamo, in legal limbo. Falkoff is a law professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he teaches courses in criminal law, criminal procedure, and the federal courts. Since 2004, he has represented 17 Yemeni prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.

Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} is curated by Lisa Janssen 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.