SLOW SPARKS: A Collaborative Performance (Red Rover Series)

SLOW SPARKS, an interactive collaboration hosted by Red Rover Series, will involve any writers who wish to participate.  Our goals are to foster innovative forms, aesthetic solidarities, and a multifarious performance with this year’s NOPF community so all have the opportunity to improvise in live space and time together.  We will continue to recruit collaborators up to the start of the 2020 festival. During this event, every audience member is a potential performer.  Writers are invited to bring sparks of poems into the space with their spoken words and written pages.  Language collects.  Pieces of paper emerge and fall to the floor.  These slow sparks are activated by performers and keep going until the time is up.  Red Rover Series has hosted similar large-scale readings for AWP, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the MLA conference, the &NOW Festival, and past New Orleans Poetry Festivals.

April 30, 2021, 7:00 pm