Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Death of Print

The Death of Print
curated by Mairead Case

wednesday, december 2, 2009
black rock bar
3614 n. damen
chicago, il
8:00 pm


is strictly
& artificial &

evil & legal)"
- ee cummings

Print is dying - everyone from Clay Shirky to Nelson says so. Blackberries are near-necessary for the board room. Comics are cut from weeklies and newspaper dispensers sit empty, hungry, alone. Moms ask what Twittering is. But luckily, nobody's totally choked yet - there's still time for plotting revolution. This is the part where the phoenix lies in ash and so before he rises, all firey and awesome-like, we're giving him a funeral. A wake.

This Rec Room will feature writers covering other writers (possibly including their younger selves), writers reading favorite books or fanzines or liner notes or old letters or family recipes. Silly valentines, angsty valentines. Uncensored classics. Fairy tales and top tens. There will be a priest. There will be ceremony. Please wear black.

Readers/performers include Megan Milks, Gretchen Kalwinski, Della Watson & Erin Teegarden, Salem Collo-Julin, Ling Ma, Nell Taylor, Miki Howald, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Claire Zulkey & Meghan Haynes, Jacob Knabb & Fred Sasaki, Don Share, James Kennedy, P. Genesius Durica, Samuel A. Love, Marc Fisher, Bert Stabler, Jerry Boyle, Marc Fisher, and Aay Preson-Myint.