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National Address

January 15th, 2010 by Sam

National Address is the Gothic Funk Nation’s official reading circle, a safe and friendly place to informally workshop works-in-progress. Consisting of readings and round table discussions, the National Address aims to provide a forum for writers of all Gothicly Funky stripes and a voice for the Gothic Funk Nation. Attendance is open and participants are welcome to bring unsolicited material.

National Address
Thursday, January 21, 2010
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Barista Coffee House
852 N Damen Ave

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National Address Tomorrow, 19/11/2009

December 15th, 2009 by Sam

National Address Tomorrow, 19/11/2009

I hope everyone is ready for a great N/A tomorrow!  Our new location, Barista Coffee House is an ideal setting for our circle to gather, listen, & chat.  This is your opportunity to bring a piece you would like to share, or simply to find out what others are doing.  We hope you will help us match October’s success with your attendance in November!

National Address
Thursday, November 19, 7-9pm
Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Connor Coyne, Editor-In-Chief

The Gothic Funk Nation

connor@gothicfunk.org

http://gothicfunk.org

JOURNAL OF THE ARTS CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 4 November, 2009.

The Gothic Funk Nation is accepting submissions for the third issue of its arts journal, The Paramanu Pentaquark. Published biannually online and by CD-ROM, the journal is an eclectic collection of music, painting, photography, poetry, and prose that runs a line from the evocative to the visceral. Selected work exhibits an experimental execution, emotional intensity, and the urgency of communication; this is not a project given to passive pessimism or reluctant daydreams. Issue #2 may be viewed online for free at www.gothicfunk.org.

The new issue will be published this upcoming February, and art in any medium may be submitted online at http://www.gothicfunk.org/parapenta/submissions/. Submissions will be considered as Images, Sounds, or Words, and artists will be notified of our decision within two months. In addition to publication, accepted artists will receive a free copy of a limited print CD-ROM of the third issue, and an invitation to present their work at an official launch event hosted in Chicago.

The Gothic Funk movement was conceived in November 2004 as a series of parties that framed social intimacy as a point of origin for the creative impulse. Subsequent efforts have included public epistles, artistic projects, two monthly reading series, and more parties.

To submit your work, please visit www.gothicfunk.org/parapenta/submissions/.
To peruse the second issue of the Paramanu Pentaquark, please visit www.gothicfunk.org/parapenta/02/.
For more information on the Gothic Funk Nation, please visit www.gothicfunk.org.

 

National Address 10/22

October 15th, 2009 by Sam

This month, we lost a good friend & home to National Address, Mercury Cafe. While it is unlikely to find another venue similar to theirs anytime soon, there are also good reasons to explore new places. On Thursday, October 22 we will be holding National Address at Barista Coffee House, a relatively new shop on Damen, just north of Chicago Ave. They are very excited to have us, & are even willing to stay open late for us (normally open to 8pm on Thursdays.) Please come, & help us show them what we have to offer. It is possible that after 8, we may move to a nearby bar (many good choices,) so please come for the beginning. This month, featured presenter Connor Coyne will be reading selections from his novel, Urbantasm.

The National Address is the Gothic Funk Nation’s official reading circle, a safe and friendly place to informally workshop works-in-progress. Consisting of readings and round table discussions, the National Address aims to provide a forum for writers of all Gothicly Funky stripes and a voice for the Gothic Funk Nation. Attendance is open and participants are welcome to bring unsolicited material.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Barista Coffee House
822 N Damen

Tuesday Funk #11

February 26th, 2009 by Connor

Please join us for the next reading on Tuesday, March 3rd:

Originally from Michigan, JOSEPH GIBSON IRVIN earned his MFA from New School University in New York City. His first novel, A FENCE WE CAN CLIMB, is a midwestern gothic tale of two brothers who murder their invalid father for his money. Currently he is working on his literary blog, bookish.us, and seeking representation for his novel.

KRYSTEE WYLDER writes songs for fun and folly, she likes to tell stories about life and also make up nonsensical tapestries of words. She likes cats, coffee and crocheted hats…..she is moving back to chicago after a few months away and is excited to find a new job as a nanny and settle back into her shoes and bicycle in the great big city.

CONNOR COYNE grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago and New York City. He received his Bachelors from the University of Chicago and his Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the New School. He has written plays, poetry, essays, short stories, and novels, and his work has been featured in the Saturnine Detractor and the Dick Pig Review. He is a cofounder of the Gothic Funk Nation and is proud to have helped organize Tuesday Funk.