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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 7 – 10p: Next Objectivists

The Next Objectivists is the world’s only autonomous writing & reading workshop dedicated to research into & reproduction of the poetry & poetic techniques associated with the OUTSIDEREAL. We study a wide variety of radical poetics, from Objectivism to Black Mountain, from Dada to Language Poetry, from Gaucho to Negritude. Upcoming workshops will focus on ekphrasis & the work of Jose Hernandez, Basil Bunting, Tom Raworth, Rae Armantrout, Edward Sanders & many others. JOIN US! All events are free! No prior knowledge of poetry required! [@ the forefront of the AUP–Autonomous University Project]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 7-9p: AREA/CPW reading group meeting
**more info soon**

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 7 – 8:30p: Veteran’s Art Project — Veteran and Artist Artistic Partnership

THIS 90-MINUTE WORKSHOP is designed to assist artists from all modalities (visual, musical, performance, etc) and veterans in using their gifts more effectively in artistic partnerships. The interest of members of the artistic community to work with veterans is growing, yet many artists have little exposure to working with veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress reactions and post-deployment reintegration. This workshop allows artists to learn about unique emotional and psychological challenges involved in expressive work with veterans. The workshop is also geared to allow veteran participants to share wisdom from their own prior experiences, and working in previous artistic partnerships. A primary focus will be on exploring participants’ interests and motivations in building partnerships, such as for performance, self-exploration, and connecting to community. Topics of safety, authorship, and flexibility are also addressed. The facilitator, David Faigin, PhD, is a member of the Vet Art Project, a community-clinical psychologist with experience counseling veterans, and also has experience in theater, music, and dance. ALL are welcome!

8:30 – 10:00p: Kundalini Yoga

KUNDALINI YOGA No experience necessary. Please note that movements can be adapted to meet physical requirements. In this workshop we will explore simple practices of meditation, breathing and chanting in combination with classic yoga stretches. What is Kundalini?? Kundalini is an untapped creative energy (sometimes represented by a snake or serpant) that lies coiled at the base of the spine. The practice of Kundalini is one method that can be used to stimulate this creative energy, encourage mental clarity, increase our vitality while reducing tension, ultimatly allowing us to realize what is truly important.

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 7– 10p: A CONVERSATION WITH PHILOSOPHER SIMON CRITCHLEY!

Simon Critchley is one of the most creative and most probing philosophers in the world today. His books include Very Little … Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature (1997), Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2001), On Humour (2002), Things Merely Are: Philosophy in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (2005), Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance (2007), Laughing in a Foreign Language (2008) and The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009). Danny Postel will interview Critchley about his work, with a particular focus on his views regarding religion, Barack Obama, anarchism, and the future of radical politics.

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 9:30 – 11:00a: COMMUNITY YOGA

Jola ‘Shakti’ has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 15 years and studied Iyengar Yoga in Poland and Integral Yoga in Virginia, USA. She is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She specializes in therapeutic and restorative practice. The intention in instructing Yoga is to help each individual to find peace and well being. Jola will be instructing gentle yoga for all ages. This is the last class of this 4 class session.

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TUESDAY, May 18: The Fuller Terrace Show and Tell Me, 2pm – 7pm

The Fuller Terrace Show and Tell Me lecture series is based in Halifax
held with the intention of bringing people together to share stories
and experiences and act as a catalyst to create change in the North
End of its home city. This May, as an extension of the project,
artists Ella Tetrault and Bethany Riordan-Butterworth are taking a
trip across the US by train in order to collect stories and images
based on notions of desire and The American Dream. This one day
Chicago whistle stop will be a chance to tell your stories and share
your thoughts.

THURSDAY, MAY 20: Writing at the Movies, 7:00 – 9:30pm

“Writing at the Movies” A new writing workshop led by the poet Gene Tanta.
Participants in this workshop will use as our point of departure Andre
Breton’s surrealist montage technique of dropping in and out of various
cinemas looking to cutup visual elements and dialogues. However, instead of the velvety cinemas of Paris, we will use DVDs and Google Videos (no limits on
theme or form). For the first half, we will screen a few minutes of the films
we bring in and/or of internet audio-visual artifacts while describing what we
see and hear. For the second half, we will perform and discuss what we produced (again, no limits on theme or form). We will write in response to these moving images and sounds, striving for a precise or even a phenomenological (suspending our assumptions) description of what we see and hear. Free & open to the general public! Everyone is welcome to attend!

SATURDAY, MAY 22: COMMUNITY YOGA, 9:30 – 11:00am

**BRING YOUR OWN MAT, baby!

Jola ‘Shakti’ has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 15 years and studied
Iyengar Yoga in Poland and Integral Yoga in Virginia, USA. She is a certified
Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She specializes in therapeutic and restorative practice. The intention in
instructing Yoga is to help each individual to find peace and well being. Jola
will be instructing gentle yoga for all ages. This session will consist of 4
classes, this one being the second to the last. The last session will be on May
29th.

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MONDAY, MAY 9–Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Meeting, 7pm – 9pm

We are calling this meeting for whoever is interested in helping to launch a
Northside-Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. We continue to talk and be in regular
communication with other CAEC activists around the city but we also recognize
that there is a lot of work to be done on the Northside and we are anxious to
begin. There are already ideas about doing a public townhall meeting,
continuing to work with the tenants at North Point among many other ideas
people may have.

TUESDAY, MAY 11–Next Objectivists, 7pm – 10pm

The Next Objectivists is the world’s only autonomous writing & reading workshop
dedicated to research into & reproduction of the poetry & poetic techniques
associated with the OUTSIDEREAL. We study a wide variety of radical poetics,
from Objectivism to Black Mountain, from Dada to Language Poetry, from Gaucho
to Negritude. Upcoming workshops will focus on ekphrasis & the work of Jose
Hernandez, Basil Bunting, Tom Raworth, Rae Armantrout, Edward Sanders & many
others. JOIN US! All events are free! No prior knowledge of poetry required!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12–AREA/CPW reading group meeting, 7pm – 9pm

We will be discussing the Harvey and Brenner/Theodore texts we did not get to from the last meeting:
– “Modernity and Modernism” and “Postmodernism”, from The Condition of Postmodernity, David Harvey
– Cities and the Geographies of Actually Existing Neoliberalism, Neil Brenner and Nik Theodore
**you can download the texts at: http://www.dropboks.com (does not work w/Safari)
– click on login
– email address: chicago.political.workshop@gmail.com
– password: 2008marx
– select the AREA/CPW May 12 texts folder

SUNDAY, MAY 16–Sewing Rebellion, 12pm – 4pm

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TUESDAY, MAY 4—POETRY READING & DINNERLUCK:
Jack Hirschman & the Poetry of Revolution, 7pm – 10pm

Jack Hirschman, poet renowned for his socially engaged work, activist, author
of many original works, translator of revolutionary poets such as Roque Dalton,
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nazim Hikmet, and Rene Depestre, and editor of the
acclaimed book of critical essays, “Art on the Line”. Jack is in Chicago at the
invitation of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival. Jack is also the immediate
past poet laureate of San Francisco and the subject of the recently released
film, “Red Poet” (screened Sunday May 3rd at Mess Hall). Jack is in Chicago on
May 3 & 4th at the invitation of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival (blog site:
http://chilaborarts.wordpress.com/); for further info, call Lew Rosenbaum at
773-824-5869) Jack’s reading and the discussion afterwards is a great way to
celebrate May Day. Please Join us!

THURSDAY, MAY 6–WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing at the Movies
7:00pm – 9:30pm

“Writing at the Movies” A new writing workshop led by the poet Gene Tanta.
Participants in this workshop will use as our point of departure Andre
Breton’s surrealist montage technique of dropping in and out of various
cinemas looking to cutup visual elements and dialogues. However, instead of the
velvety cinemas of Paris, we will use DVDs and Google Videos (no limits on
theme or form). For the first half, we will screen a few minutes of the films
we bring in and/or of internet audio-visual artifacts while describing what we
see and hear. For the second half, we will perform and discuss what we produced
(again, no limits on theme or form). We will write in response to these moving
images and sounds, striving for a precise or even a phenomenological
(suspending our assumptions) description of what we see and hear. Free & open
to the general public! Everyone is welcome to attend!

SATURDAY, MAY 8–COMMUNITY YOGA
9:30am – 11:00am

Jola ‘Shakti’ has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 15 years and studied
Iyengar Yoga in Poland and Integral Yoga in Virginia, USA. She is certified
Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She
specialize in therapeutic and restorative practice. The intention in
instructing Yoga is to help each individual to find peace and well being. Jola
will be instructing gentle yoga for all ages. This session will consist of 4
classes, this one being the second. The rest will also be on Saturdays and the
dates are as follows: May: 22 and 29.

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SATURDAY, MAY 1:

COMMUNITY YOGA, 9:30-11:00

Jola ‘Shakti’ has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 15 years and studied
Iyengar Yoga in Poland and Integral Yoga in Virginia, USA. She is certified
Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She
specialize in therapeutic and restorative practice. The intention in
instructing Yoga is to help each individual to find peace and well being. Jola
will be instructing gentle yoga for all ages. This session will consist of 4
classes, this one being the first. The rest will also be on Saturdays and the
dates are as follows: May: 8, 22 and 29.

Also Saturday:
WORKSHOP: Openlands: Community Vegetable Gardening, 2 – 6pm

An Openlands workshop and support program for Chicago residents who want to eat
healthy food they grow themselves in community-run gardens! The workshop is
designed for groups of at least 4 or more people to serve as a “steering
committee” that will grow the organization, start and “keep” the garden.

Openlands has been helping people to organize community gardens in Chicago
since the early 1990’s. We’ve worked with people to gather and organize
members, to identify land, and to prepare, plant and take care of the gardens
they build on it. This new program is specifically designed to support the
Local Food movement in Chicago by helping groups of residents start a garden
together with friends and neighbors to grow food, and to insure that the garden
and the garden organization are sustainable.

SUNDAY, MAY 2: FILM SCREENING & DINNERLUCK, Red Poet, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Dinnerluck at 7:00 Screening of Red Poet starts at 7:30.

Red Poet is Matthew Furey’s soulful overview of Hirschman’s life and career
traces the poet’s singular path—from a hard-scrabble Bronx childhood to San
Francisco via short-lived teaching posts at Dartmouth and UCLA. For the last
four decades, Hirschman has thrived—though often all but homeless—as a
North Beach hipster of the street. He has published 45 books of poetry, all the
while remaining aloof from academia—a world he came to view early on as a
mere branch of corporate America.

Jack Hirschman is a poet renowned for his socially engaged work, working class
activism, author of many original works, translator of revolutionary poets such
as Roque Dalton, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nazim Hikmet, and Rene Depestre, and
editor of the acclaimed book of critical essays called Art on the Line, will be
in Chicago May 3 and 4 at the invitation of the Chicago Labor & Arts Festival
(blog: http://chilaborarts.wordpress.com/). He is also the immediate past poet
laureate of San Francisco. Jack’s visit will be a great way to celebrate May
Day!

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