Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red Rover Series / Experiment #45

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #45:
Water, Water, Everyword

7pm / doors lock 7:30

Cris Mazza
Davis Schneiderman
Lidia Yuknavitch

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

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

CRIS MAZZA has authored sixteen books, most recently Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls, a novel. Her other fiction titles include Waterbaby, Trickle-Down Timeline, and the critically notable Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? In 1995 & 1996, Mazza was co-editor for the original Chick-Lit anthologies: Chick-Lit: Postfeminist Fiction, and Chick-Lit 2: No Chick Vics. In 2006, her essay “Who’s Laughing Now: Chick Lit and the Perversion of a Genre,” explaining the co-opting and corrosion of the title, appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine and Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction (Routledge). In addition to fiction, Mazza also has published a memoir, Indigenous: Growing Up Californian. A native of Southern California, Mazza grew up in San Diego County. She currently lives 50 miles west of Chicago and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She can be found online at

DAVIS SCHNEIDERMAN is a multimedia artist and writer and the author or editor of eight print and audio works, including the recent novels Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern) and Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), with audio from DJ Spooky. His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review,TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse, and he is a contributor to The Nervous Breakdown and Big Other. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. He can be found, virtually, at davisschneiderman.com.

LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the author of the new memoir The Chronology of Water from Hawthorne books, as well as three books of short stories and a forthcoming novel. Her stories have appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, as well as in several national anthologies. She has twice been a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and is the Editor of Chiasmus Press. Her essay "About a Boob, or the Hermeneutics of a Woman's Body," was just awarded a "Best of the Web" essay award. She lives with her husband Andy and her son Miles in Portlandia.

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.