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Returning from One Place to Another: A Poet's Theater Showcase

May 8, 2008

Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson
The Widow Party

Links Hall
Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10, 8pm
Sunday, May 11, 7pm
$12 ($10 students)

The Widow Party is collaboratively written and performed melodrama, Wild West show, political thriller, pageant, and farce. With song, dance, projections, sound effects, and mimicry of preposterous acts, visions and revisions of characters, media, genres and events will change, interrupt, and harmonize with each other. 

Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson are the co-founders and co-editors of Action Books and Action, Yes, a press and web-quarterly for international writing and hybrid forms. They are both published authors. 

Collaborators: Patrick Durgin teaches literature and writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the editor of two collections by the performance and proto-language poet Hannah Weiner. Jennifer Karmin co-curates the Red Rover Series and is a founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. She is a 2009 Links Hall Artistic Associate. Jacob S. Knabb is Fiction and Managing Editor for Another Chicago Magazine. He teaches at University of Illinois at Chicago, performs radio plays, and writes fiction. Jacob blogs at hambonesheartache.blogspot.comJames Shea has published poems in various journals, and his first poetry collection will appear later this year from Fence Books. Lisa Janssen is a poet and archivist living in Chicago. She is a graduate of the Naropa Institute (now Naropa University) writing program and co-edits the literary journal MoonLit.

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