Sueyeun Juliette Lee this weekend Feb 12/13

Red Rover Series  {readings that play with reading}
Presents a series of special events with Sueyeun Juliette Lee
at OuterSpace Studios 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave 

*Friday, February 12th from 6-8pm
An exploration in memory, movement, and language, this workshop will introduce participants to elements of the traditional Korean dance form salp’uri as a means for accessing ancestral languages locked in our bodies. The salp’uri form is a meditative solo dance featuring a long white sash, which helps release energies through the dancer’s body into the atmosphere. Participants are invited to bring in materials that they have a strong connection with in lieu of a sash. Be prepared to participate in discussions, write reflectively, and move thoughtfully.
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*Saturday, February 13th events 7pm & 9pm
An intimate experience, BLUE LIGHT and WAVE invites individuals to wander through this installation and observe a ritualistic recitation and performance.  If grief is a deep blue set loose in our bodies, can it find rest under a twilight sky?

write “workshop” in the subject line
open to all levels & experiences
suggested donation $10
facebook page here

Video elements were shot in the subarctic environment of wintry Norway, capturing the twilight’s fall into deep blue. The installation collects together materials from the region that were “charged” with this blue light; the hope is that they will transmit these wavelengths resonantly into the audience’s bodies. The performance poaches elements from the Korean traditional dance form of the salp’uri–a shamanic dance for discharging grief and hardship. A meditative solo dance, the salp’uri form features a long white sash that helps the dancer communicate these emotions into the atmosphere.  Dedicated to the deep blue of arctic twilight, BLUE LIGHT and WAVE meditates on human fragility, memory, and longing.

SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE grew up three miles from the CIA and is currently based in Denver. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut 2008), Underground National (Factory School 2011), andSolar Maximum (Futurepoem 2015) as well as numerous chapbooks. She has held residencies at Kunstnarhuset Messen (Norway), Hafnarborg (Iceland), and UCross Foundation (Wyoming) for poetry and video art. She founded Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative multi-ethnic writing. She reviews contemporary poetry for The Constant Critic, a project of Fence Books, and has published essays on Asian American poetry and conceptual writing.  Her website is
write “blue light” in the subject line
choose 7pm OR 9pm time slot
suggested donation $5
facebook page here

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Venue logistics —

near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

doors lock 15 minutes after start time

All events sponsored by
Red Rover Series
Poets & Writers
and the IN>TIME Festival
Red Rover Series is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over ninety events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.

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