December 28, 2017

February 5, 2018 Feature: Urban Space Epics

Urban Space Epics is a project started by author/programmer/performance-poet Darrell Jónsson in the 1980s as a framework to combine 20th century experimental film techniques, innovative music, and epic narrative chants with live expanded cinema. These sung stories along with expanded film techniques improvise within a Homeric structure to illustrate colorful trans-cultural adventures. Jónsson is an honorary member of the Northern California Light Artist Guild, a member of the Center for Visual Music and has published 4 chapbooks of poetry and short stories.A Kindle-eBook version of Jonsson's stories entitled XYL: The Spectacular Suicides of the Acrobats of Logic and Reason is available on Amazon. His musical collaboration with folklorist/musician Matej Kratochvil entitled Studio 17 Duets was recently released on the Czech-Finnish label Meteroismo.

XYL: The Spectacular Suicides of the Acrobats of Logic and Reason

Jónsson & Kratochvíl - Studio 17 Duets
The Alchemy Reading & Performance Series will leap past the first Monday of January, it being New Years Day. Our stellar 2018 season will begin on the first Monday in February. Look forward to a new year of inspiring presentations and a chance to share your creative work with others throughout 2018.

October 29, 2017

December 4, 2017 Feature: Venika Hartlyn

Venika Hartlyn is a young Czech singer-songwriter and pianist living in Olomouc. She is interested in popular music both as a performer and also as the postgraduate student of musicology at the Palackého University. Before she started composing her own material around her twenties, she used to perform covers of her favourite artists like Carole King or Hanson. She mostly play solo, but had a few gigs with a band and one of them took place in Jazz Tibet Club in Olomouc. 

Location: The ACT Prague. Na Kralovce 7, Vršovice, Prague 10

October 26, 2017

November 6, 2017: Susanne Kass

Susanne Kass is an intermedia artist working with text, performance, video and sound. Her main fields of interest are language and communication. She has a BA in Media Culture from the former Swedish Polytechnic in Finland and an MA from the Novia University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Finland, Germany, Australia and Mexico and lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
Followed by Open mic poetry, prose, music and mayhem.
So good it will make your head explode.
Location: The ACT Prague.

October 2, 2017 feature: Debbie Liebenberg

Debbie is a Freelance English teacher for adults and a journalist for Ya-Ty Magazine. She is also an award-winning Toastmaster as she has won numerous ‘Best speaker’ awards as well as the trophy for second place in English improvised speaking where she represented the Bohemian Toastmaster’s Club in the 2016 Toastmaster’s Division L Conference in Bratislava. As the founder and chair of Scribbles & Giggles, a creative writing group in Prague, Debbie encourages writers to exercise their writing muscles and engage their creativity through creative writing exercises.

June 6, 2017

John Domini - July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10 (second Monday!) 7-9:30pm

NEW VENUE: Hybernská 4, Prague 1, (City Arts Complex of Charles University)
John Domini has earned rare praise for his new set of short stories, MOVIEOLA!  (Dzanc Books). Critics are calling it “the smartest kind of fun” and “a glory.” The book offers a romp through the cineplex of the moviemaker’s mind, in which the usual heroes, the superman or the assassin or the sports star, are trotted out for various dry runs. We recognize the story outlines, but we’ve never seen them so twisted. Domini also has two other story collections in print, and three novels. He's well-known in the US, with a number of awards, as well as criticism and journalism in many journals, including the New York Times. He has taught at at Harvard, Northwestern, and elsewhere, and as a performer, he keep things lively. Q & A afterward, and more information at

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