Saturday, May 5, 2012

Red Rover Series / Experiment #54

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #54:
Springy Thingy

7pm / doors lock 7:30pm

Jamie Kazay
Dolly Lemke
Rowland Saifi
Matias Viegener

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

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

JAMIE KAZAY was born in Hollywood, CA. She writes poetry and often dabbles with one-act plays. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College, where she teaches writing. She also teaches poetry at East-West University. Her work has been published in Northridge Review, Columbia Poetry Review and Poetry Super Highway. She has a chapbook, Small Hollering (Dancing Girl Press, 2011).

DOLLY LEMKE lives in Chicago where she co-curates The Dollhouse Reading Series and works as Assistant Editor for Switchback Books. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Sink Review, Salt Hill, and Court Green.

ROWLAND SAIFI, the second cousin of an Arkansas state champion duck caller, is the author of the novella, Karner Blue Estates (Black Lodge Press, 2009). Having no idea how to call ducks himself, he has settled on working on a novel and teaching writing and literature at a few of places in Chicago, including Tribeca Flashpoint and School of the Art Institute.

MATIAS VIEGENER is an artist, author and critic who teaches at CalArts. He's a founder of the art collective Fallen Fruit, which has exhibited internationally in Mexico, Colombia, Denmark, Austria (Ars Electronica), LACMA, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and ARCO 2010 in Madrid. He writes regularly on art for X-tra, has published fiction, nonfiction and criticism in Cabinet, Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Radical History Review, and Black Clock, and co-edited The Noulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing. His book of experimental fiction, 2500 Random Things About Me, Too is just out from Les Figues Press.

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.