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David London's Magic Outside The Box in Chicago - April 22, 2014!
Release Reading for my new chapbook, ASTER TO DAYLILY
From friends in Buffalo: Help find Frank
hy-performance hyperformance
Join me in supporting my friends Galen and John's amazing project, KISS LIST

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David London's Magic Outside The Box in Chicago - April 22, 2014!



David London's Magic Outside The Box
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:00PM
Stage 773 - 1225 W. Belmont Ave - Chicago, IL

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1m6brQl or 773.327.5252 
Facebook Invite: http://on.fb.me/1j64tuO
 
David London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, and that which cannot be defined, to create original shows of magic unlike anything you have experienced before.

Join David on a journey to someplace else. Featuring excerpts from David's previous theatrical productions, including

Release Reading for my new chapbook, ASTER TO DAYLILY

Join Damask Press this Saturday, April 5 2014, for a release reading for my new chapbook,Aster to Daylily!  This is a very special publication: a large-format (8X10) chapbook with letterpress gatefold cover and dual-signature interior.  The interior and exterior covers also feature blockprint illustrations by me!

My friends Adrienne Dodt and Cean Gamalinda will be reading too, so I'm very excited about this event.  Details:

ASTER TO DAYLILY  Release Reading
Saturday, April 5 6-8 pm

From friends in Buffalo: Help find Frank


hy-performance hyperformance

In an alternate universe, I am at the University of Southern California earning an MFA in Acting.  Inthis universe, however, I am slowly coming to realize the lifelong importance of performance to my artistic practice.  When I say lifelong, I mean from the age of about 9 onward, to the present.  I used to act when I was a kid.  When I was 15, some friends of mine and I wrote and produced aStar Wars-themed radio play, winning a contest and bringing geeky honor to our already geeky honors high school.

Join me in supporting my friends Galen and John's amazing project, KISS LIST

I met Galen Beebe and John West at my reading at City Lit Books last month.  When they told me about their interactive, Web-based art project, Kiss List, I couldn't wait to support it!  I've already pledged at theirKickstarter page, and invite you to do the same.  Don't miss their wonderful pitch video!


Dec. 7: Myopic Poetry Series: Join Me!

Sat. December 7:  I read with friends at the glorious Myopic Poetry Series!  Convulsive Editions' OUIJA reading features a surrealist seance, many Convulsive surprises, plus more TELEPHONE games from me.  With Toby Altman, Michael Anichini, Jay Besemer (yes that's me), Chad Chmielowicz, and Nathan Hoks!  Celebrate Convulsive Editions and Chicago-style poetry and poetics!  7pm (Poetry O'Clock).

Thursday, Nov. 14: TELEPHONE at the Book Cellar!

Join me at the Book Cellar--4736 N. Lincoln, Chicago--on Thursday Nov. 14 at 7pm. I will read from Telephone and indulge your curiousity about how the book came about--or whatever you want to ask me.  There will be plenty of copies available for sale, and I'll be signing some of them!  Come on over, have a drink or a coffee, and share the fragmented, static-ridden, miscommunicatin' poetic love!

Special Blockprint Promo for TELEPHONE Still Going On!
















Yes, it's true!  If you order a print copy of my bookTelephone from the Brooklyn Arts Press site, you can still get a numbered and signed block print--created and printed by me!--along with a handwritten thank-you card!  Please note--the card and print will come separate from the book, as my editor can't write my thank-you cards for me.  (Really, that just wouldn't be right, would it?)

Click the image above and be whisked away to the BAP site.  And pass it on!

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TELEPHONE: two paws up!

photo by Laura GoldsteinMy friend (and Telephone blurber) Laura Goldstein sends this photo of her cat Moses enjoying Telephone!  His earnest expression clearly indicates that you should get your own copy and enjoy it too!  

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