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Wednesday, March 25 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Rules of the Cosmos

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All festival participants + the general public are invited to improvise in a live space and time together.

Performance instructions:  
1. During Rules of the Cosmos, you are a performer and audience member simultaneously.  Everyone is a celestial body in this universe. 

2. In preparation, bring writing about the cosmos and additional themes. This can be any combination of your own work, work by others, found texts, and imaginary languages.
3. You are encouraged to make active decisions to shape the event: decide when to read your writing and how to read together with other performers.
4. A curator announces the beginning and end of the 1-hour performance.
5. Performers walk around the space reading aloud, sometimes standing still and sometimes being silent.
6. At some point, performers exchange writing with each other and then read their new texts aloud.
7. At some point, performers form into small clusters like a nebula of stars and share a choral moment through repetition, chant, or movement.

Please rvsp at the Rules of the Cosmos Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/390432157802969/

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Red Rover Series {readings that play with reading} is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin in Chicago, IL.  Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers.  Founded in 2005, the over eighty events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds. 

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Laura Goldstein

Laura Goldstein has published poetry and essays in the West Wind Review, Denver Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, Tenderloin, How2 and Jacket2 as well as six chapbooks. Her first collection of poetry, loaded arc was released by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013, and her second book, awesome camera, was published by Make Now Press in 2014. She teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola... Read More →
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Jennifer Karmin

Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have been presented across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Venues for these pieces include: the Poetry Project, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she is author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice. Her poetry is widely published, most recently in I’ll Drown My Book... Read More →

Wednesday March 25, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Main Gallery

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