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2/3 The Lost Art of Correspondence 6pm @ Cafe Mustache

correspondence

“As long as there are postmen, life will have zest.”            

 – William James

Okay, so we all know that we can dispense with most practical letter writing. We can check our bank balance on our phone, pay bills online, apply for jobs in paperless portals– we’ve gone digital.

But to receive interesting letters, you must write interesting letters. That’s what this event is all about.Don’t worry if you feel like you “don’t have anything to write about” — cause it ain’t true. We all got shit on our minds– put it in a letter and send it away.

join us between 6 and 8pm at CAFE MUSTACHE on Wednesday 2/3 FOR A NIGHT OF LETTER-WRITING

Make a little time in your day for correspondence and SPOC will bring lots of envelopes and blank note cards, a shit load of pens, collage materials, rubber cement, and good old-fashioned loose leaf paper.

Here’s a list of things you might want to come prepared with:

  1. STAMPS – I’m not a damn post office.
  2. ADDRESSES – Find out where people live, and write it down. (It’s less creepy than it sounds.)
  3. STATIONERY – If you’re really into this sort of shit already, please bring all your kitschy, consignment-bought envelopes and postcards, your art museum gift shop stickers, and your sealing wax kit, and just shame us all with your glory.

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SPOC Seeks Illustrator in Residence

SPOC needs the help of illustrators, cartoonists, or other 2-D visual artists for:

  • Bi-monthly collaborative zines: Every other month, SPOC hosts readings at Uncharted Books in Logan Square. Writers submit their stories ahead of the show, and produce a zine to be read from and sold at the show. Our illustrator in residence is responsible for producing the cover image/concept, creating original images to pair with the stories, and collaborating with SPOC’s editor on final production decisions.
  • SPOC re-branding: Our masthead and logos haven’t changed much at all in 3 years — the Illustrator in Residence has the opportunity to articulate an entirely new visual identity for our group. (We’re long overdue for a re-brand.)

Truth Time

We can’t pay you. Not yet. So we’re giving you lots of free promotion, opportunity to build a portfolio, and a title you can include on a resume (as well as a page on our website reflecting both your position, and samples of your SPOC-work).

We understand that for some people, this is not a strong enough incentive– understood. We thank you for even reading this ad.

If however, you see value in collaboration, in building something small into something less small, you’ll find many willing partners for your vision.

Rewritable Wicker Park :: Volunteers Needed

Read/Write Library is currently looking for volunteers for their Rewritable Wicker Park pop up Library, running Nov 7-29th, Weekends 12-Sunset & Weekdays 3-Sunset (sometimes later).

A number of people are signed up already, but there are still some open days. If you are interested in staffing the pop up library, contact Patrick to sign up.

They also need help cataloging on Sunday, December 6th, from 1 to 5. The only requirements are that you can type and that you are interested in learning about our collection.

They have one spare laptop at the library, but bring your own if you can. The items that are waiting to be cataloged are interesting, weird, and usually not what you expect, so come on by to check it out.

Even if you’re not able to volunteer this month, stop by Rewritable Wicker Park to check it out. It’s open 12 to sunset on weekends and 3 to sunset on weekdays. It’s an awesome space, you don’t want to miss it!