Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Performance: Seattle

An Opening Is Nothing
spatial poetry.
ver(a)rt gallery [Vera Project]
3rd and Warren. N of Key Arena [Seattle]
Tuesday, December 14th from 6 to 8 PM. Performance at 7.

performances by James Yeary, Nico Vassilakis, and a Gaburo Ensemble from Olympia (performing Lingua II: Maledetto; performers include David Wolach, Arun Chandra, and Elizabeth Williamson)

The show features works by

Bethany Ides (NY)

Urban Subjects: Jeff Derksen, Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber (Vancouver)

Donato Mancini (Vancouver)

Nico Vassilakis (Seattle)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A marathon reading of Charles Olson's The Maximus Poems

Dear friends,

On January 14th, 15th and 16th of 2011, in commemoration of his 100th birthday, Spare Room in Portland, Oregon, will host a three-day marathon reading of Charles Olson's book-length epic, The Maximus Poems. We will read Volume 1 on the 14th, the second volume (IV, V, VI) on the 15th, and Volume 3 on the 16th.
Olson centennial events and conferences have also been held this year in Vancouver, British Columbia; Gloucester, Massachusetts; and Buffalo, New York. Olson was a teacher at Black Mountain College, the experimental arts school which also counted John Cage, Robert Creeley, and Robert Rauschenberg among its teachers and students.
The readings will take place at the following times and locations:

Readers include:

Jesse Morse, Jennifer Bartlett, Zachary Schomburg, Dan Raphael, Laura Feldman, Michael Weaver, James Yeary, David Abel,
Alicia Cohen, Sam Lohmann, Jaye Harris, Donald Dunbar, John Hall, Susan Rankin, Rodney Koeneke, Endi Bogue Hartigan,
Lisa Radon, Linda Austin, Tim DuRoche, Pat Hartigan, Mere Blankenship, Joseph Mains, Jamalieh Haley, Drew Swenhaugen, David Weinberg, Christopher Luna, Paul Maziar, Jacqueline Motzer, David Weinberg

January 14th: 4-9pm
Switchyard Studios
109 SE Salmon St

January 15th: 2-7pm
2505 Southeast 11th Avenue

January 16th: 2-7pm
800 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
(entrance on SE 10th Avenue at SE Morrison Street)

James Yeary,
for Spare Room