- 7th Annual Printers’ Ball:
Friday, July 29th
at The Ludington Building
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave -- Chicago, IL
FREE for all ages
The Printers' Ball celebrates literary culture by offering thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides free of charge; showcasing live music, readings, and performances; demonstrating letterpress, offset, and silk-screen printing and paper-making; and providing other activities, entertainment, food, and drink — all free!
* Poetry reading by David Berman.
* “Reading Experiment in Progress”: An interactive performance and mini-reading of Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice.
* A short animated preview of the novel Ghosts by César Aira; animation by Susie Kirkwood and Jill Summers, original score by Daniel Knox.
* Where a Blade Becomes Horizon by Simone Muench. Muench’s poem-film, or cinematic poem, uses juxtaposed footage of numerous horror films superimposed with a patchwork of various poetic texts and music.
* What do you Believe?" An installation of real life monster encounters by illustrator Marika Paz and researcher Patrick Summers.
* Salsa music by An Ebirac Project featuring Willie Gomez, with poet Luis Tubens.
* Busted Books: The Great Soaking. Performance by Davis Schneiderman.
* Next Objectivists: Transcriptions. From behind typewriters, they'll transcribe the thoughts and worst fears of Chicagoans.
* Larger-than-life-size Ouija Board by Chicago Underground Library. Guests are invited to contact the spirits of larger-than-life authors using their larger-than-life Oujia Board.
* The Whitechapel Club by Pocket Guide to Hell. Taking its name from Jack the Ripper's London haunt, the Whitechapel Club was a Chicago press club in the 1890s that gathered together world-weary Chicago journalists for drinking, singing, storytelling, and general carousing.
* The World As Text, a summer reading room and exhibition crafted out of re-purposed furniture.
* Live video collage by Judgeworks.
* Knee-Jerkmagazine’s Inner Literary Monsters.
* Frankenzine by Chicago Zine Fest.
The Printers' Ball is presented by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine with the Center for Book & Paper Arts, the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago, and MAKE.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
July 29: Printers' Ball
Labels: Jennifer Karmin