Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 21-22: Chicago/Denver Writers Exchange


Readings by:
Laura Goldstein
Jennifer Karmin
Luis Humberto Valadez

at Innisfree Bookstore
1203 13th St - Suite A
Boulder, Colorado


FRIDAY, APRIL 22 @ 7:30pm
The TitMouse Chicago Writers Exchange

A collaborative experiment by:
Denise Dooley
Laura Goldstein
Jennifer Karmin
Luis Humberto Valadez

at The Dikeou Collection
1615 California St (at 16th St) - Suite 515
Denver, Colorado

DENISE DOOLEY lives in Rogers Park, Chicago. She reads and writes with Next Objectivist Workshop at Mess Hall. Her chapbook Drumtops is available through Con/Crescent Press at concrescentpress.org and poems have appeared in Con/Crescent, Shampoo, Court Green, and elsewhere. She's working on a novel about fungal blights.

LAURA GOLDSTEIN's poetry, reviews and essays can be found in EAOGH, Requited, Little Red Leaves, How2, Seven Corners, Text/Sound, Rabbit Light Movies, Otoliths, CutBank Reviews and Moria, as well as this summer in American Letters and Commentary, She has two chapbooks: Ice in Intervals from Hex Press and Day of Answers from Tir Aux Pigeons and her newest chapbook, Let Her, will be coming out from Dancing Girl Press in Spring 2012. She currently co-curates the Red Rover reading series and teaches Writing and Literature at the School of the Art Institute and Loyola University.

JENNIFER KARMIN's text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. A proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative street project, is featured online at How2. In Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

LUIS HUMBERTO VALADEZ is a poet/musician/performer from Chicago Heights, IL. His work is heavily influenced by an ilk of artists including Harryette Mullen, Amiria Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, and Anne Waldman as well as the economically depressed Chicago southern suburb he grew up in, and his mother, who constantly implored him to "get out of the Heights." These influences figure heavily into his first collection of poetry "what i'm on," published by the University of Arizona Press. He went to school at Columbia College Chicago and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He also teaches and works as an AmeriCorps VISTA Supervisor for Chicago HOPES, an after-school tutoring and arts initiative for children living in Chicago homeless shelters.

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