Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sat 5/8/2010: Nathalie Stephens, Kareem Khubchandani, & Trish Bendix

Please join us for Uncalled-For Chicago's May edition, featuring the following wonderful writers/performers:

7-9 p.m.
Las Manos Gallery
5220 N Clark St

(Nathanaël) writes l'entre-genre in English and French. Her many books include The Sorrow And The Fast Of It (2007), Paper City (2003), Je Nathanaël (2003/2006), L'injure (2004) and ...s'arrête? Je (2007) for which she was awarded the Prix Alain-Grandbois by the Académie des Lettres du Québec. Other work exists in Basque and Slovene with book-length translations in Bulgarian. There is an essay of correspondence (2009): Absence Where As (Claude Cahun and the Unopened Book), first published (2007) as L'absence au lieu. Also a collection of talks, At Alberta (2008). Besides translating some of her own work, Stephens has translated Catherine Mavrikakis, Gail Scott, John Keene, and Édouard Glissant. She lives, she thinks, in Chicago.

KAREEM KHUBCHANDANI moved to Chicago in 2008 to begin his career as a full time graduate student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Since this move, he has adapted and performed a one-person show, "Material Boy," has curated "KalaKranti: an evening of queer South Asian performance," and has performed at Serendipity Theater's "Second Story," and About Face's "The Homo Show." He was born in Gibraltar, raised in Ghana, and then spent eight years in the North East before moving here. He hearts Chicago.

TRISH BENDIX is a writer living in Chicago with her girlfriend, two pugs and two cats. She writes about the intersection of queer women and pop culture/media as blog editor of AfterEllen.com and pens fiction by night and weekend. She has written on queer life & art, music, pop culture, media and feminist issues for publications such as the Village Voice, Time Out Chicago, Out, Punk Planet, Planet Out/Gay.com, Rockpile, the Chicago Tribune's ChicagoNow and Bitch. Her fiction has appeared in the Q Review and CellStories and she has an essay in the upcoming Seal Press anthology Dear John, I Love Jane.