posted by Caroline Picard

We had a great reading this week–Tim Kinsella came out for the parlor. I filmed a small clip of his reading. The whole piece, along with the Q&A session after, will be posted on the parlor website next week.

posted by Caroline Picard

Next Week: Tim Kinsella will read at The Parlor Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm!

Tim Kinsella was born right after Nixon resigned. He descends from downstate Irish farmers and Humboldt Park tenement Italians. He has made a lot of records, mostly with his band Joan of Arc, and is now in his final semester of the SAIC MFAW FYI.

Following his 30 minute reading, Tim will take questions from the audience.

As always, the event will be recorded and published on-line for your repeated listening pleasure on iTunes and at www.theparlorreads.com

All readings take place at 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor

For more information, please visit www.theparlorreads.com or contact theparlorreads@gmail.com

The Parlor is a monthly reading series sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast (www.badatsports.com).

The Fundraiser on the 22nd

November 16, 2008

posted by Caroline Picard

this poster was printed by Sonnenzimmer

greenlantern

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/////// Anne Elizabeth Moore to read at The Parlor Tuesday, November 11th* ///////

*Please note the change of date! To make sure that everyone had the opportunity to vote, The Parlor postponed its regularly scheduled reading by one week. November’s reading will therefore take place on
the second Tuesday of the month, November 11th.

All readings take place at The Green Lantern 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor (www.thegreenlantern.org)

For more information, please visit www.theparlorreads.com or contact theparlorreads@gmail.com

Born in the town of Winner, South Dakota, Anne Elizabeth Moore was first published at the age of 15, when a national youth literary magazine printed a poem about her feelings. In the two decades since, Moore’s work has been published in The Onion, the Chicago Reader, Bitch, Tin House, Stayfree!, The Progressive, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Punk Planet.

Moore began self-publishing, with a fanzine by and about people named Anne called AnneZine, in late 1993. Since, she has created over 30 single-shot zines on topics as significant as pie and as meaningless
as international coffee shop chains. Despite dire warnings from her financial advisors, she continues to self-publish whatever of her work she feels would just work best in a cute little hand-bound format.

For several years, in addition to the daily grind of writing for, editing, and publishing Punk Planet, Moore was the series editor for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics. Moore is the author of Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Stop Reading This: A Manifesto for Radical Literacy (Seattle Research Institute, 2004) and Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (New Press, 2008)

The Parlor is a monthly reading series, hosted by Chicago’s Green Lantern and sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast.

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GREEN LANTERN [FIRST EVER!] FUNDRAISER 2008
NOV 22ND 12NOON-1AM
FEATURING SILENT AUCTION, CREPE BREAKFAST, COCKTAIL HOUR

& LIVE MUSIC
                       W/ JOAN OF ARC, THE LANTERNS & LOWLAND.

joan

To celebrate the path we’ve laid thus far, to celebrate our first ever grant from the Illinois Arts Council, to look to the future, The Green Lantern Gallery is proud to announce its first-ever fundraiser. There
is a host of events in store on November 22nd.
      From 12 – 9pm, we will hold a silent auction, featuring (among others) the works of Carl Baratta, Deb Sokolow, Matt Tetzloff, Daniel Anhorn, Jason Dunda, Brain McNearney, Youni Chae, Esteban Schimpf, Samia Mirza, Angee Lennard, Rachel Niffeneger, Peter Hoffman, Dominique Enriquez, Jerome Acks, Kaylee Rae Wyatt, Jeremy Tinder, Accra Zuberi, Kevin Bright, Gisela Insuaste, Angel Otero, Chris Schreck, Michelle Jane Lee, and Caleb Lyons. Additionally, The Cowgirl Creamery (CA) has donated a gift basket for its artisan cheese, music labels Colonial Recordings (NY) and HeWhoCorrupts (Chicago) have also donated a gift bags with their wares and music.

      In order to show our thanks, each participating artist has been encouraged to take 20% of donations generated through the auction. (After all, The Green Lantern would be nowhere were it not for their
talent & support).
      From noon-1:30 there will be a crepe breakfast with mimosas in exchange for donations.
      From 6-9 there will be cocktail party to close up the auction.
      From 9-1am there will be a live music show featuring Joan of
Arc, The Lanterns & lowland. $12 entry fee. $25 includes all you can drink bar and music. $30 includes all you can drink bar, music and annual membership.

There is no better time than today to look toward the future.

GREEN LANTERN FUNDRAISER 2008
NOV 22ND 12NOON-1AM
FEATURING SILENT AUCTION, CREPE BREAKFAST, COCKTAIL HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC
W/ JOAN OF ARC, THE LANTERNS & lowland.

As some of you may or may not know, we are coming up on the Green Lantern’s three and a half year anniversary. Since its inception we have hosted over a hundred public,  cultural events, ranging from art
exhibitions, the publication books, live music events, a monthly literary podcast (theparlorreads.com), film screenings, benefits, local organic food-practice and performance. It has been an amazing experience for everyone involved, and were it not for the dedication of a volunteer staff and the faith of participating artists, it would be impossible. Over the course of these few years, it has thrived on a
reciprocal and generous spirit.
Now we look toward to future. Despite the current market crisis, we are intent on working towards sustainability. I want to make sure that The Green Lantern Gallery & Press can continue as a venue for independent media and emerging or marginalized art. It is a significant endeavor as these bastions of idiosyncratic expression through the arts perpetuate a spirit of community and excellence. Through these venues the individual is reminded of his or her own voice and its capacity to communicate insight and inspiration to others. Through the dialectic of such insight, the ping-pong of creative inspiration, we can achieve great things; perform aesthetic miracles and robust jokes. We can sooth the cynic’s heart.

The Green Lantern is unique because it integrates different communities. Communities tend to find an affinity with a particular medium of art – music, literature, philosophy, film, painting, and performance. With each of these mediums deliberately integrated into our programming, The Green Lantern is able to cross-pollinate the various influences of these groups. It is a slow process. One that requires its audience to feel comfortable in the physical space. Comfortable enough to take a risk and see another kind of event, one
that they might not always be accustomed to.

To celebrate the path we’ve laid thus far, to celebrate our first ever grant from the Illinois Arts Council, to look to the future, The Green Lantern Gallery is proud to announce its first-ever fundraiser. There
is a host of events in store on November 22nd.
From 12 – 9pm, we will hold a silent auction, featuring (among others) the works of Carl Baratta, Deb Sokolow, Matt Tetzloff, Daniel Anhorn, Young Joon Kwok, Heather Mekkelson, Brain McNearney, Caleb
Lyons, and Peter Hoffman. Additionally, The Cowgirl Creamery (CA) has donated a gift certificate for its artisan cheese, music labels Colonial Recordings (NY) and HeWhoCorrupts (Chicago) have also donated
a gift bags with their wares and music.
In order to show our thanks, each participating artist has been encouraged to take 20% of donations generated through the auction. (After all, The Green Lantern would be nowhere were it not for their
talent & support).
From noon-1:30 there will be a crepe breakfast with mimosas in
exchange for donations.
From 6-9 there will be cocktail party to close up the auction.
From 9-1am there will be a live music show featuring Joan of Arc, The
Lanterns & lowland. $12 entry fee. $25 includes all you can drink bar
and music. $40 includes all you can drink bar, music and annual
membership.

There is no better time than today to look toward the future. And while many have suffered fortune, a small donation can go a long way.

Joan of Arc poster

It was the last of Stevie Greco’s shows. The end of her curation period. We’ve been treating these music events like a quarterly, if that makes any sense and over the course of the year have had some great conversations about the possible integration of music and art, and of course literary sundries. It seems strange that there we have carved out distinct avenues for cultural consumption, like it’s gotta be one thing or the other. Either music. Visual Contemporary High Art stuff. Pop culture Candy- movies –tigerbeat etc. Writing.

            Stevie said this was like a family show- MALE was releasing their record, + Emmet Kelly + Joan of Arc; they’re all friends of hers and awesome people to work with. Like a grand fanale for us. Todd Mattei played two sets in a row, both in MALE and in J/O/A.

            And Stevie and the bands and I kept going back and forth, trying to figure out how to have a show in the same space as the exhibition, when the exhibition took up so much of the floorspace, and was delicate, filled with all the delicate precious treasures of other people’s lives.

            It worked out though; we taped off a section, removed the tail of the installation, so the band could set up there, by the radiator, and run along in front of the exhibit like a fence. I was by the door mostly; it was another one of those shows where we found ourselves at max capacity and it was pretty hot up there. A good show though, for sure. 

Joan of Arc shot

You can check out some clips of the performance on u-tube…..

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