As the performance web site and calendar for the gallery is slowly coming together, I thought for my first blog post I’d give a quick overview of some of the different series and events we’ll be producing this fall.

The Open Secret: Curated by Brian Wallace and Joni Murphy, this series delves into how artists invest themselves in local community while still keeping an eye to the internet and the various new communities cyber-space affords. This series will be a mish-mash of artist talks, performances, and film screenings from those local and distant that’ll be wrapped up into a sassy publication.

Now It’s Dark: Local improvisor/art-music/nice hair dude Marc Riordan curates a series of experimental films with improvised scores other local improvisors. Marc was at the space yesterday telling me and Abby about one of the movies he’ll be showing: Peanut-butter and Robin the Boy-Wonder is all I’m gonna say. David Moré-who’s show of sound portraits is up at the moment-will be lending his singing saw to the movies, and Jeff Kimmel, Jason Roebke, and Brian Labycz will be around too.

Quiet Circle:More improvisation, but rather than facing a screen, the musicians will be arranged throughout the gallery–the better to make subtle noises that investigate spatiality and notions of collaboration at a distance, my dear. Everything I’ve ever seen curator Noé Cuéllar do is smart (pressed suit rather than SAT) and luscious (folds of thick corduroy rather than lip gloss): ten people playing politely in a circle isn’t just an idea he had, it’s his thing.

As Yet Untitled Experimental Movie Night:Co-curator Jesse McClean has been in Venice for the film fest for the last few days, so we’re still working out the title for this one, but it’s gonna be a doozy: three nights of film that investigate the connections between director and audience. 20 minute Van Halen solos? Middle school kids cussing? The entire cast of Hello Dolly recording the entire Harry Smith folk archive set under heavy sedation? One of these things will not be apart of this series. Co-curated with Eric Fleischauer.

As Yet Untitled Established Authors talking to Younger Authors:I really want to call this night Crosstalk! or At the Table! or Around the Coyote! (…) to give it the Sunday morning TV zazz I think it deserves. This night is being curated by Beth Sampson, who’s working on the new School of the Art Institute journal Dear Navigator, and she’s got poets coming out of her ears/flying in from all over, all of whom I can’t talk about yet. Why am I doing so? Because poetry is a passive-aggressive media.

The Parlor also begins tonight with Gina Frangello and continues through December: Atomix regular Adam Levin will be up in October reading from his new book from McSweeney’s and urban-running-womyn Lindsay Hunter reads sideways from her new featherproof book in November.

The AmperLanterProof Last Chance Literary Blast for the Endtimes!

Oil is spewing into our waters and European volcanoes spit ash into the skies.  Earthquakes spreading like swine flu.  The end, clearly, is upon us.  So join Featherproof Books, Green Lantern Press, and Ampersand Books for a literary apocalypse kickoff party that would go down in the history books…if someone were around to write them.

Featuring the Five Horsemen (and women), cause for this apocalypse, Four just ain’t enough!

A D JAMESON is a writer, performer, teacher, and video artist. He is the author of the novel Giant Slugs (Lawrence and Gibson) and the prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy (Mutable Sound), both forthcoming later this year. He regularly contributes to the group literary blog Big Other.

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.

Lindsay Hunter is the co-founder and co-host of Quickies!, a Chicago flash fiction reading series. Her work has been published widely online, and her collection of slim fictions, Daddy’s, will be out on Featherproof books in September 2010.

Benjamin Lowenkron is a poet, artist, and horseman riding out of Baton Rouge.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of the New Delta Review and founded the Delta Mouth Literary Festival (the dirtiest, sexiest festival in the history of delta mud).  Katrina couldn’t kill him, neither could Rita, Gustav, or Ike. He has a chapbook, Preacher’s Blues out from Ampersand Books, and has been published in The Pinch, The Cafe Review, Unmovable Feast, River Writers, and Big Bridge. Sweet mercy

Adam Gallari is an American ex-pat currently working on a novel and pursuing a PhD at the University of Exeter. His essays and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming in The Quarterly Conversation, Fifth Wednesday Journal, therumpus.net, TheMillions.com, anderbo.com and The MacGuffin. His first collection of short stories, WE ARE NEVER AS BEAUTIFUL AS WE ARE NOW is out now from Ampersand Books.

The Green Lantern Gallery.  July 9th.  7 o’clock.

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Don’t let the world end without you.



posted by Caroline Picard

MAKE It ANOTHER Afterparty, an AWP Off-Site Event

Start Time:
Friday, April 9, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:00am
Location:
(Secret) Gallery
Street:
901 W 7th Ave
City/Town:
Denver, CO
(Secret) Gallery is a great big space which we will saturate with video and audio recordings, live live live performances, and maybe a wedding? Patio too, weather permitting.

Make this your last stop on the Friday panels and readings circuit.
Come to us. We will take care of you.

Drinks provided by IZZE Soda and us. Feel free to BYOB.
King Cobra retailer nearby.

Visit this page for more links, directions, and a downloadable invite with map: http://makemag.com/make-it-another-afterparty-an-awp-off-site-event/

9:00 ACM (Fred Sasaki, Ameila Gray)
9:10 Artifice Magazine (Rebekah Silverman, James Tadd Adcox)
9:20 Canarium Books (John Beer, Paul Killebrew)
9:30 featherproof books (Patrick Sommerville, Lindsey Hunter)
9:40 Green Lantern Press (Caroline Picard, Devin King)
break
10:00 Hobart (Adam Novy)
10:10 Knee-Jerk (An Editors’ Town Hall)
10:20 MAKE (Peter Richards, Dara Wier)
10:30 Rose Metal Press (Adam Golanski, Elizabeth Ellen)
We know many of you will be at Shots N Shorts beforehand.  

Summer, AWP, Drinking, Denver. Put ’em together and what do you got? Shots ‘n Shorts! Featherproof Books and Green Lantern Press are joining forces to bring you spinning wheels, shots, and shorts (the clothing as well as the story version) in a fabulous AWP Off-site event.

A fabulous line up of authors will be displaying their gams and literary prowess at Skylark Friday April 9th at 7pm. Each storyteller will step up to spin Nicolette Bond’s Wheel of Drunken Shame, determining which shot they will take or what fate they will endure before reading their short short. With returning authors from the national Dollar Store Tour, you can bet your sweet bippy this is going to be a gratifying night.

Leggy Ink Slingers include:

Nicolette Bond
Blake Butler
Zach Dodson
Amelia Gray
Mary Hamilton
Lindsay Hunter
Jac Jemc
Caroline Picard
Aaron Plasek
Patrick Somerville
Christian TeBordo
Jess Wigent

The juicy details:

Friday April 9th 7pm
Skylark Lounge
140 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209.

Featherproof offers the perfect remedy to snoozy A.W.P. readings with this boozy H.O.T. reading. After you’ve slept it off come visit the featherproof table at AWP, #E17. There will be author signings, free mini books and more.

Be sure to check out Shots ‘n Shorts. It ain’t your average reading. Fantastic writers sporting short shorts and giving our stems a moment in the spotlight!