FC2 + Big Other + More

June 16, 2010

posted by caroline picard

Reading: FC2 + Big Other + More

Thursday, June 17, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Green Lantern
2542 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL


Come hear, see, feel, smell, etc, FC2 authors, Big Other contributors and others in this badass lineup:

Rob Stephenson’s Passes Through is just out from FC2. He is an intermedia artist living in Queens, NY.

Cris Mazza writes. Some say too much.

Davis Schneiderman’s recent and forthcoming works include the novels Drain, Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska). He is Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books, where he edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing series.

Kathleen Rooney is a poet and a writer. With Abby Beckel, she is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths, 2008). With Counterpoint Press, her prose collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs is now available. With her husband, the writer Martin Seay, she lives in Chicago.

Jac Jemc’s chapbook, This Stranger She’d Invited In, is coming out this year from Greying Ghost press, and her first novel, My Only Wife, is forthcoming from Dzanc Books in 2012. She is the poetry editor of decomP, a fiction reader for Our Stories and a bookstore liaison for Tarpaulin Sky. She blogs her rejections in “The Rejection Collection.”

Tim Jones-Yelvington’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Sleepingfish, Annalemma and others. His short fiction chapbook, “Evan’s House and the Other Boys who Live There” is forthcoming in Spring 2011 in “They Could No Longer Contain Themselves,” a multiauthor volume from Rose Metal Press. With Megan Milks, he co-hosts “Uncalled for Readings,” Chicago’s “mostly Queer, mostly prose” reading series. He is guest editing Pank Magazine in October as a Queer poetry and prose issue.

A D Jameson is a writer, video artist, teacher, and performer. He is the author of the novel “Giant Slugs” (Lawrence and Gibson) and the story collection “Amazing Adult Fantasy,” both forthcoming later in 2010.

This reading/performance/experience will be the opposite of boring. We will see you there.

GREEN LANTERN COUNTDOWN: This will be the first in the last five art/music events to take place at the Green Lantern Gallery.

This Saturday, March 21st @ 7pm, The Green Lantern Cordially Invites you to Come and See –

“Dancing Young Men From High Windows”

A New Opera by with libretto by Devin King and music by Sean O’Connell

Additional Performances by Justin Cabrillos and A D Jameson

Two men remembered: Elvis Presley and Don Quixote. A new song written for the King’s Olympics: Comic Book The Comic Book, Wild Wild Women Yell The Comic Book. Dancing Young Men From High Windows is a multimedia opera that abuts simple stories; their crux is to find cause in the repeating images of a man getting his hair cut, a hound dog, a ragged horse, and the Vegas strain of karate. These joints in place, the King and the Betty arrive with Phil Spector’s head in tow. In a very nice white box. How will the narrator transcribe these images into a song for the Olympics? The Olympics are coming, Je suis omnipotent.


Devin King was recently awarded an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A philologist with a heart of gold, he writes about pop music for The Boston Phoenix, teaches poetry to young adults, and probably listens to too many showtunes and too much bubblegum pop. His long poem, CLOPS, will be out from the Green Lantern Press in fall 2009.

Sean O’Connell is currently enrolled at the School of the Art Institute. Interested in 21st century composition and composting, Sean is currently organizing a performance series entitled P O P S for the Green Bicycle Organization as well as a bike tour of South Side urban gardens

Justin Cabrillos’s work is concerned with how the body shapes and is shaped by the words we use. In his sound poems, text-sound pieces, performances, and mixed-media installations, the body’s presence and absence are mediated through language.

A D Jameson is a writer, video artist, and performer. Last year he completed both a prose collection, “Amazing Adult Fantasy,” and a novel, “Giant Slugs.” His writing has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Fiction International, elimae, and various other journals. A D’s currently working on a second novel and several novellas.