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.
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.
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.
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.
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
NEW VENUE: Hybernská 4, Prague 1, (City Arts Complex of Charles University) JohnDominihas 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 www.johndomini.com.