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National Address

July 20th, 2010 by Skylar

July National Address is upon us! The literary mash-up is really starting to take form, & we hope to tighten it up further. Passages will shorten & play will accelerate, like a game of verbal hot potato! Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content. Everyone will be involved, & at the end, anyone interested can swap books until the next meeting.

We really appreciate April keeping Barista Coffee House open for us, & do not wish to keep her there any later than necessary, so please plan to begin at 7pm. Don’t forget the after-reading bar stroll! We will once again retire to High Dive, around the corner at 1938 W Chicago Ave, for food & drink specials sometime after 8:30.

Also, start thinking about your back-to-school essay for August National Address (Thursday, August 19): How I may or may not have spent my summer vacation. Don’t worry about cohesion or chronology; think cinematic climax & priceless one-liners. It is to be our most exciting mash-up yet!

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, July 22, 7-9pm

Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.

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National Address

June 22nd, 2010 by Skylar

June National Address will be literary mash-up 3! Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content. Everyone will be involved, & at the end, anyone interested can swap books until the next meeting.

Last month we saw the return of the evening bar stroll. Cleos was a little crowded, so we hopped across the street to High Dive, where we found spacious booths & both food & drink specials. Whenever we have had enough fun at Barista, perhaps around 8:30 or 9:00, we will make our way to High Dive again!

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, June 24, 7-9pm

Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.

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National Address

May 17th, 2010 by Skylar

May National Address continues on the success we had with the literary mash-up in April! Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content. Among other titles, last month we were treated to lumberjack poetry, modern drunkard tales, sound relationship advice, tapas recipes, & stuff white people like. Everyone will be involved.

This month we will also bring back the evening bar stroll. Sometime betweween 8 & 9 we will pick up from Barista, & head down to Cleos patio at 1935 W Chicago. Cleos is restricted to those 21 & up only.

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, May 20, 7-9pm

Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.

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National Address

April 16th, 2010 by Skylar

April National Address is to be a real reading circle!  Please bring a book with you, of any genre, length, origin, & content.  Choose one you are very familiar with – you are going to want to be able to think of a passage, & flip to it.  Don’t choose one you are uncomfortable reading aloud.  Everyone will be involved.

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, April 22, 7-9pm

Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.

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National Address

March 18th, 2010 by Skylar

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, March 25, 7-9pm
Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.
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National Address

February 16th, 2010 by Skylar


This month, National Address falls during an important event, very relevant to our own cause: Moustache-A-Thon 2010.  This fundraiser, now in its 4th year, benefits our friends at 826CHI, a non-profit writing center for kids age 6-18.  I am participating, but I will not be able to attend this week’s check-in, so I am bringing the moustache to National Address.

You can bring yours, too!  Wear one, bring a photo of your favorite(s), or just come to talk about them.  Talk about St. Valentine, black history, rotten weather, or the Olympic Games, too (if you think we are ready for that,) as long as a moustache comes into play.

National Address
Thursday, February 18, 7-9pm
Barista Coffee House, 852 N Damen Ave.
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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

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