It’s been awhile. We shouldn’t have kept you waiting. But we’re here now.
Join us for PROJECTTILE READINGS SERIES, Vol. 5 -
SUMMER READING PARTY!
ft. readings from:
MEGAN BURBANK REBEKAH HALL BRIT PARKS SUZANNE SCANLON & DAWN TEFFT
SATURDAY AUGUST 23 @ 7PM UNCHARTED BOOKS2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
It’s yr summer reading list, full of nontraditional writing with a feminist bent.
Meekling Press's Seance at Innertown Pub last week lifted spirits while consuming spirits, and conjuring spirits, too.
Rebecca Elliott handed out a cosmic “Ouija Poem,” to be performed in pairs with an empty shot glass.
I started the evening’s readings with poems and an anti-love story.
(image by Dawn Tefft)
Patty Petelin read from a polyvocal hybrid work, accompanied by readers Dawn Tefft and Matt Wilson.
David Scheier read a story that involved a search for hidden scissors and obstructed desire.
And then the piñata took a beating…
Thanks Reb & John for a mesmeric evening!
Next Wednesday, I’ll be reading at Applied Words: Unseen Worlds—An Art + Science Party, a night of science + lit, a party with readings by scientist/writers and with microscope stations for the audience to play with, too. I’ll be reading from a novel-in-progress replete with futuristic pharmaceuticals, alongside other scientist/writers Jotham (Joe) Austin, II Paul Gorski Vojislav Pejović.
7PM, at SCHUBA’s (3159 N Southport Ave) free admission, lab coat not required
Unseen Worlds explores that stunning, exciting views of our universe that scientists explore (often unseen by the public), underrepresented populations and social justice in science, and what happens with science and the arts and humanities intersect. Try your hand as a scientist at one our five microscope stations, and win some fun scientific swag by guessing the real identity of a series of everyday objects as seen under electron microscopes. Join us to exercise both hemispheres of your brain through science and the arts!
I’m looking forward to heading to Boulder tomorrow for the &NOW conference, spending three panel-packed days with so many writers I admire, visiting with friends, and, not to mention, I’m going to be on a panel featuring fierce, feral, and feminine writing, with some formidable female writers.
It’s on Thursday morning, the very first panel on the very first day. We’re going to channel our feminine ferocity at 9am!
with the amazing Dodie Bellamy, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Megan Kaminski.
Feminine fierceness is the focus of this criti-creative, cross-genre panel, which will touch on a multitude of encounters—with wildness and wilderness, the idea of feralness, resistance/challenges to traditional gender roles, and also the idea of channeling fierceness and strong female voices. We draw inspiration from a vast catalog of movements and writers: l’ecriture feminine, second-wave feminism, riot grrrl and zines, including small feminist chapbook presses like Dusie Press and Guillotine, websites like Delirious Hem and Illuminati Girl Gang, new narrative, ecopoetics, the gurelesque. And of course we’d be remiss to not mention Dodie Bellamy’s touchstone, The Barf Manifesto, and the trails of reflexive vomitous feminine writing this has inspired. We also want to investigate the idea of kindness/gentility and how this is often misconstrued as weakness, are there ways for fierceness and gentility to coexist? We would like to expose strong female voices and the difficulties they sometime face in terms of critical reception.