Monday, August 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 15 - Stephanie Barber, Chuck Green, Adam Robinson, Donna Sellinger, Justin Sirois

The first WORMS of the season! Readers include Stephanie Barber, Chuck Green, Adam Robinson, Donna Sellinger, and Justin Sirois.

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STEPHANIE BARBER is a multi media artist who creates meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative writing, films and videos as well as performance pieces which incorporate music, literature and video. Some places she has had solo screenings of her film and video work include MoMA, NY; Anthology Film Archives, NY; San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center; Bio Penrepo, Prague and Close-Up Video, London. Her films and videos have also been included in group screenings at The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Tate Modern in London; The Cinematheque Francaise; The State Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow and The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art among others.

Her small book poems was published in 2006 by Bronze Skull Press. Her lecture FOR A LAWN POEM was published in 2007 by Publishing Genius Press and her book these here separated to see how they standing alone or the soundtrack to six films by stephanie barber was published in May 2008 by Publishing Genius Press and is being reprinted presently. Included in this book is her experimental essay the inversion, transcription, evening track and attractor (the soundtrack for the video of the same name) which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has also been included in magazines, journals and anthologies.

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Since learning to read and write, CHUCK GREEN has undergone a vast transformation from communicating solely with sounds and crude drawings. Over the years he has developed his motor skills beyond that of an ape and has learned to operate the typewriter-style keyboard to the point where he has managed to publish many different zines, including his most recent work, Celebrities I Have Known. He is also the technical director of the Baltimore-based society of rock opera producers known as the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. He currently strives to live out his lifelong mantra, "Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week."

ADAM ROBINSON's first book, Adam Robison and Other Poems, was released by Narrow House in early 2010, and he self-published his second book, Say, Poem, in May. He operates Publishing Genius, a small press that has put out about 15 books and a couple dozen chapbooks. He plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band.

DONNA SELLINGER spends most of her time as one third of The Missoula Oblongata, a critically-acclaimed touring experimental theater company. When not doing that, she participates in the Baltimore DIY theater scene as bet she can. In early 2008, Donna directed The Wham City Players in They Should All Be Destroyed (A Jurassic Park Play). She also adapted a Tom & Jerry cartoon for the stage (playing Jerry) for the Annex Theater's Hanna-Barbera play festival and directed a musical called The Prettiest Place on Earth written by Lola Pierson with music by Alex Scally (of the band Beach House). Her play-in-a-box-for-an-audience-of-no-one, titled One Pair was included in the Wham City Box Set #1. More recently, she spent five weeks in Jordan and the West Bank teaching free shadow puppetry workshops to refugee and Palestinian youth. Donna received her MFA in Theater Arts from Towson University, a program that she highly recommends.

JUSTIN SIROIS is a novelist living in Baltimore, Maryland. His books include MLKNG SCKLS (Publishing Genius) and Falcons on the Floor (forthcoming, Pub G.) written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. His novel Black, Light, 1993 will be finished soon. He also runs the Understanding Campaign with Haneen and co-directs Narrow House. Justin received individual Maryland State Art Council grants in 2003, 2007, and 2010.