Poet Laura Madeline Wiseman will read and discuss her work Unclose the Door and other poems at the Bradley University Library from noon to one pm on Monday, March 25. Visit her web site at http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/. The reading is free and open to the public. The poems recount the life of Matilda Fletcher, a 19th century Illinois-born suffragist speaker, inventor, and author. This reading is being held as part of Women’s History Month.
Well, it is official. The Gold Quoin Press will be setting up a table at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City on April 6th at The MIll in downtown Iowa City, IA from 11 AM to 6 PM. We will be showing and selling books and prints including Great Day for a Run and Unclose the Door, as well as broadsides of Madeline Wiseman, Katey Schultz and others.
The publishers fair is held at The Mill, which is a Pizza and Beer Hall establishment. I went last year and it was a blast; a great place to meet writers, small press publishers, and generally have a great time.
Check out the web site for the literary part of the festival: http://www.missionfreak.com/
The festival goes on all week with music, readings and other performances. I would love to go there Friday night for the Lit Crawl, but that is our symposium day at Bradley University- Check it out the schedule for the the Inland Center Symposium http://inlandvisualstudiescenter.wordpress.com/2013-2/
Starting a new blog thread here, as I join a collaborative project to create multiple iterations of a single poetic text by Kevin Stein, employing new media, animation, time-based, interactive, electronic, performance and print. The poem is “on being a Nielson Family” and is, in part, a reflection on how we define ourselves by our relationship with media.
I have been printing poetry for over a year using letterpress, but for even longer, i have been exploring text in animation, with and without audio; first with Flash, then with AfterEffects. It will be interesting to see how these elements come together and interact in one space.