Oct 21st 2020

October Virtual Reading

@ Guild Literary Complex


Opening Wednesday, October 21st, from 7PM - 8PM

Join us Wednesday, October 21st, as we broadcast live from The Chicago Mosaic School! The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B will feature incredible performances from artists Elizabeth Marino, Sejake Matsela, SIFI + uuskhy, and Naomi Washer. Just weeks away from the election, we won’t shy away from politics. We’ll also be checking in on the movement in the streets with special guest, reporter Grace Del Vecchio.

Show link: https://youtu.be/0USyorcy408

Exhibit B is a performance series that highlights exciting text-based work in Chicago. Presented by the Guild Literary Complex, a 30-year-old grassroots literary arts organization based in Chicago, Exhibit B showcases prose, poetry, plays, music, and more. We want to create a space that showcases work that you don’t need an MFA to feel and that leaves the audience always wanting more. We want community. We want impact.

To create a more accessible space, we ask that if you or anyone you know may need disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact us at exhibitb312@gmail.com as soon as possible. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Chicago poet Elizabeth Marino has seen her work travel. Her poems and essays have appeared in little magazines, litzines, blogs and print anthologies in India, Gambia, England, Scotland, San Francisco, Austin, Cleveland and Chicago, including two Vagabond collections (Rise and EXTREME). Prior releases include two chapbooks,
Debris (Puddin’head Press, 2011) and Ceremonies (dancing girl press, 2016). She was awarded a Ragdale residency, a Hispanic Serving Institution grant, and a CAAP grant.

BUY HER LATEST COLLECTION, Asylum(2020): https://www.volumesbooks.com/book/9781936293452
Sejake Matsela is a writer, film practitioner and photographer from Lesotho, Southern Africa. Working as a writer for screen, an art director and script supervisor, Sejake has contributed in the making of a number of films which have screened on various television stations and film festivals. In 2019 he completed the script editing and translation for a feature film titled: ‘This is not a Burial, it’s a Resurrection’, which premiered in Cannes in 2019, and is currently in the festival circuit around the world. He is currently a candidate in the MA Visual Culture program at Illinois State University.

SIFI + uuskhy (pronounced Sci Fi and Ooo-Sky) 🙂
You often hear about the coldness of software, the icy sterility of digital artifacts; despite the ones and zeros, the jagged edges of the pixelated render, there is a digital campfire crackling within the code and beckoning you to endless warmth. Here you will find two beings improvising with controllers, interfaces, and antique video hardware — existing equally as human and avatar — listening, reacting, and generating sparks of
///Digital Warmth///

Naomi Washer is the editor-in-chief of Ghost Proposal and the author of Trainsongs (Greying Ghost Press), American Girl Doll (Ursus Americanus Press), and Phantoms (dancing girl press). She is also the translator of Sebastián Jiménez Galindo’s Experimental Gardening Manual (toad press). Her work has appeared in Seneca Review, Essay Daily, Asymptote, Entropy Magazine, and other journals. She has received fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Studio Faire and Chateau Orquevaux in France, and Columbia College Chicago where she earned her MFA in Nonfiction. Her debut novel, Subjects We Left Out, is forthcoming from Veliz Books in March, 2021.

Grace Del Vecchio is a freelance reporter and undergrad student at DePaul University. When she first moved to Chicago from Philadelphia in 2018, she worked as an organizer for multiple Chicago campaigns before transitioning to journalism. While her work covers a wide range of topics, she focuses on social movements and highlights youth activism.

For more information about the Guild Literary Complex please visit: https://guildcomplex.org/

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