LITHIUM is pleased to announce READINGS, an evening of short readings by writers and artists and writers who are artists and artists who are writers of powerful, weird, tight, open, sideways, direct, invested, critical, playful, critical, and/or erotic writing. Each reading is 15 minutes or less. Snacks and beverages also provided. Please come and enjoy! Those reading, in order:
ZACHARY CAHILL is an artist based in Chicago and author of the novel The Black Flame of Paradise recently put out by Mousse Publishing.
ROMI CRAWFORD is a professor at the of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago whose research and writing explore areas of race and ethnicity as they relate to American visual culture (including art, film, and photography).
JOSHUA DEMAREE is a writer living and working in Philadelphia, where he is co-director of Blue Stoop, a hub for literary culture.
MAUD LAVIN is passionate, and passionate about writing.
TRICIA PARK is a Juilliard-trained concert violinist and fiddler who has appeared in concert on five continents and is currently an MFA candidate in the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
DERRICK WOODS-MORROW (lives and works in Chicago) is a multidisciplinary artist exploring race, ethnicity and sexuality: working in photography, film, sculpture, installation and performance, as his body, words & spirit investigate culturally appropriated land ownership & placemaking for polyamorous, sexually forward, queer bodies like, and unlike, his own.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Visual and Critical Studies at SAIC.