Thursday, July 9, 2009

Poetry Science Fair and More


I've been hard at work this week--construction paper, poster board, markers, glue sticks--putting together my very childish? embarrassing? brilliant? nerdy? science fair poster for the Science of Obscurity Event this Friday. Want to learn more about black holes, electromagnetic spheres, intervening absence, and the law of induction? Yes you do! I'll see you there!

Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM
The Science of Obscurity
Jupiter Outpost
1139 West Fulton Market
Free admission

The Chicago Underground Library celebrates “The Science of Obscurity,” an evening of new, unpublished, and in-progress works presented as science fair experiments. The night will also feature a public book launch via catapult and the mass purging of rejection letters—community literary rituals in need of revival!

This event is free and for all ages. Its other attractions include the dazzling debut of the Chicago Underground Library’s artist-designed drop boxes, debutantes, prizes, and a raffle!

Also this weekend, I'll be participating in a collaboration led by Jennifer Karmin at the Woman Made Gallery:

“Collaboration”:
An Official Printers’ Ball Lead-up Event!
Woman Made Gallery
685 North Milwaukee Avenue
Free admission

For this event, writers’ work and/or performance will involve interaction with other writers, performers, art forms, media, maybe even with the audience. Participants in the event include Simone Muench and Philip Jenks, presenting collaboratively written poetry; Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton, working with her own music; performance poetry duo Marty McConnell and Andi Strickland; Jennifer Karmin, in a live improvised collaborative performance of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice with Chicago writers Carrie Olivia Adams, Daniel Godston, Laura Goldstein, Amira Hanafi, Coman Poon, and Larry Sawyer; and curator Nina Corwin in collaboration with Janice Misurell-Mitchell, internationally known improvisational flautist.

Presented by Woman Made Gallery