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JOIN TAMMS YEAR TEN: POTLUCK + PRISONER LETTERS
SUNDAY JUNE 27, 5PM @ MESS HALL

WHAT: Tamms Year Ten is holding monthly potluck meetings to read, discuss, and answer letters from men held in permanent solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison. We will read and answer letters sent to us by prisoners at Tamms. Bring snacks, a dish or beverages if you can, but come even if you can’t!

WHY: Many of the prisoners at Tamms have been kept in total social isolation since the prison opened in 1998. Tamms Year Ten’s public letter writing campaign initiates basic human contact with the prisoners at Tamms, and raises awareness about the warehousing of prisoners in long-term solitary confinement.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27th at 5pm

WHERE: Mess Hall, 6932 North Glenwood Avenue

Come learn more about conditions at Tamms and what you can do to help. For more information visit http://www.yearten.org.

ReMake Estate Artist Talk: You Are Here (Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg) with Sam A Love
Monday June 28th, 7pm

ReMake Estate is an art project initiated by two Sydney based artists Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg (You Are Here) that will transform an abandoned house and lot in Gary on the southwest corner of the intersection of 24th Avenue and Massachusetts Street (just down the road from Central District Organising Project) into a community meeting space and garden. The project is being organised in conjunction with interested local community groups and individuals and we invite you to join! (http://youareherenews.wordpress.com/)

You Are Here are in Gary for six weeks over summer – the local groups and individuals who get involved will be stakeholders of ReMake Estate into the future.

Major Rudy Clay, in his attempt to build a Michael Jackson Memorial in Gary has said that the only thing that will ruin it is the people of Gary “poisoning the soup”. ReMake Estate is a celebration of the people of Gary, including its most famous son Michael Jackson, showing that the soup is indeed a healthy brew.

You Are Here was founded in 2008 to bring together the various collaborative projects of Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg. In the same year Temporary Services came to Sydney for an exhibition that focused on urban change in the suburb of Redfern, Sydney, called There Goes The Neighbourhood – their trip inspired You Are Here to venture to Chicago. Come along to an artist talk about You Are Here and the ReMake Estate project in Gary. For more information http://www.youarehere.me.

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Comin’ up…

Saturday, February 20, 9am – 10am: FREE YOGA

Jola ‘Shakti’ has been practicing Hatha Yoga for over 15 years and studied Iyengar Yoga in Poland and Integral Yoga in Virginia. She is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and a 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.  Weekly at 9am on Saturdays from February 20 to March 6.


Sunday, February 21, Noon – 4pm: SEWING REBELLION

Brunchluck & skill sharing DIY gathering. Take up arms (and fingers) against consumerist imperialism and fashionista culture! Remake something from your closet or from our FREE BOX. Learn or share sewing, knitting & fiber crafting skills.


Tuesday, February 23, 7pm: 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! Every 2 weeks at 7pm on Tuesdays from February 23 to May 4.

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FEB 12-13 Collectivism After Collapse: Chicago Activist Art Spaces, Collectives, & Projects

FEB 15 PLAYWRITING COURSE : The Art of Seeing Needs to be LearnedCLOSED

FEB 17 AREA/CPW reading group

FEB 21 SEWING REBELLION

AND here’s details…

NEXT OBJECTIVISTS, Tuesday, Feb 9, 7-10p (Every 2 weeks @ 7p on Tuesdays until May 4)

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!

CAA CONFERENCE: Collectivism After Collapse: Chicago Activist Art Spaces, Collectives, and Projects, Friday, Feb 12 & 13, from 7pm-on

The two-night event at Mess Hall is an open invitation to College Art Association conference attendees and the public to come to Mess Hall to informally gather, meet, and learn about Chicago art and activism, including an exhibition highlighting various Chicago-based collective art spaces, periodicals, campaigns, and activist art projects from 2000-2010. Come to Mess Hall and meet many of the people who are involved in this work!

PLAYWRITING COURSE: The Art of Seeing Needs to be Learned, taught by Ezzat Goushegir, Mondays, Feb 15-April 5, 6:30 -8p

Free course, limit 8 seats.
**Register by February 8**  Course is now full

This is an 8-week course for those who wish to develop or expand their creative writing in an enthusiastic and supportive workshop.

This course meets every week beginning February 15, 2010 each Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. During these eight weeks, we will explore the possibilities of looking at things differently.  We will take the chance to challenge received wisdom with fresh perspectives. By exploring the deeper meanings of words, cultural images and dreams, we will make surprising discoveries and will learn how to transmute thoughts and feelings into dramatic form.

Through a series of exercises and readings, students will learn playwriting techniques and write short pieces for stage. At the end of the course there will be a public reading of the short plays developed in the workshop.

Ezzat Goushegir is from everywhere and nowhere, from the East and the West, North and South, from the land of poetry, rhythm, image and the pure silence. Love –as complicated as the truth– is the place of her existence. She is a life time student and teacher at the same time!  Theatre of truth is her profession. She currently teaches at DePaul University in Chicago.

AREA/CPW reading group meeting, Wednesday, Feb 17, 7-9p

Chicago as an Intellectual, Social, and Political Problem   • Red Chicago: American Communism at its Grassroots, 1928-35, Randi Storch • Race, Space, and the Reinvention of Latin America in Mexican Chicago, Nicholas de Genova • Black Metropolis: A Study of Negro Life in a Northern City, St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton  ////// In conjunction with AREA, the Chicago Political Workshop is facilitating a reading group investigating practical and theoretical issues raised by contributors to the AREA #8: Everybody’s Got Money Issues. The impetus for establishing the reading group was an article written by CPW responding to issue AREA #8, which can be found at: http://www.areachicago.org/p/issues/everybodys-got-money-issues/toward-more-coherent-anti-capitalist-theory-and-pr/

SEWING REBELLION, Sunday February 21, 1-4p

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New Playwriting course at Mess Hall: Feb 15-April 5
The Art of Seeing Needs to be Learned
Taught by Ezzat Goushegir

Free course, limit 8 seats.
Register by February 8 by sending an email with your name and contact info to
info@messhall.org
This is an 8-week course for those who wish to develop or expand their creative writing in an enthusiastic and supportive workshop.

This course meets every week beginning February 15, 2010 each Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
During these eight weeks, we will explore the possibilities of looking at things differently.  We will take the chance to challenge received wisdom with fresh perspectives. By exploring the deeper meanings of words, cultural images and dreams, we will make surprising discoveries and will learn how to transmute thoughts and feelings into dramatic form.

Through a series of exercises and readings, students will learn playwriting techniques and write short pieces for stage. At the end of the course there will be a public reading of the short plays developed in the workshop.

Ezzat Goushegir is from everywhere and nowhere, from the East and the West, North and South, from the land of poetry, rhythm, image and the pure silence. Love –as complicated as the truth– is the place of her existence. She is a life time student and teacher at the same time!  Theatre of truth is her profession. She currently teaches at SNL at DePaul University in Chicago.

Mess Hall
 is located at
6932 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Morse CTA Red Line Train Stop
www.messhall.org

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