Friday, January 30, 2009

Schneiderman-ia 2009: This time it’s impersonal!

That crazy Association of Writing Program conference makes its way to Chicago soon (February 11-14), preceded by the 5th Annual Lake Forest Literary Festival at Lake Forest College, north of the city.

: Here’s the rundown on the Literary Festival, starring cool poets like Christian Bök and Stephanie Strickland. Events are free and open to the public.

: here’s a series of off-site AWP events in which I am involved. Check something out if you are in the neighborhood, and, if you care about the deep personal connection we experience together.

I mean, we really share something, the two of us.

[If you are a conference attendee, you can find me on two different panels (Friday and Saturday)—but you’ll have to flip through the massive schedule and sort through scads of “personal expression” readings...]

1) Wednesday, February 11: 6 pm
Chiasmus Press Reading and Party
Location: Barbara's Bookstore, 1218 South Halsted Street

A reading and wine party with Chiasmus authors Cris Mazza, Gina Frangello, Davis Schneiderman, Stephen Graham Jones, and Lily Hoang.

Bonus: You can cut-up, mark, or otherwise deface a copy of my novels Abecedarium (Chiasmus Press) and DIS (BlazeVox books) as part of the Deconstructing Books project. Visit the Packingtown Review table at the conference and enter a free raffle to win the books: Bonus bonus: Saturday’s book fair at AWP is open to the public: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue.

2) Thursday, February 12, 8-11 pm Reading Between the Lines: An AWP Offsite Event, curated by Larry O. Dean
Location: Beat Kitchen (upstairs)
2100 W. Belmont, 773-281-4444

Join emerging as well as established writers from across the US for this intimate reading scheduled to coincide during the annual AWP Conference:

Shaindel Beers, Jessica Berger, Emma Bolden, Donald Breckenridge, Bruce Covey, Jacque E. Day, Lori Desrosiers, Laura Dixon, Eckhard Gerdes, Johannes Göransson, Sara Greenslit, Chris Hildebrand, Matt Markgraf, Pamela Johnson Parker, Ted Pelton, Brianna Pike Sarah Rosenthal, Davis Schneiderman, Karissa Sorrell, Roger Stanley
Richard Thomas, Chet Weise, Scott Woodham, Snežana Žabić.

3) Friday, February 13: 8 pm
A reading hosted by UIMA -- Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Location: 2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago Illinois, 60622

Readers: Ralph Berry, Eckhard Gerdes, AD Jameson, Lance Olsen, Davis Schneiderman, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Lidia Yuknavich.

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