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Chicago & The Iliad

The Society of Midland Authors presents a screening of the new documentary "Poets and Profs: Looking at The Iliad," followed by a discussion with the film's directors, Mark Eleveld and Ronald Maruszak, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Theater Wit.

The 66-minute film features poets, including Robert Pinksy, Edward Hirsch and Marc Smith, performing sections of The Iliad, as well as scholars scholars Elizabeth Samet, Nick Rudall, James Redfield and Herman Sinaiko discussing the multitude of themes within Homer's ancient epic.

The trailer:


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Eleveld and Maruszak are English teachers who co-founded EM Press. Eleveld, a Midland Authors board member, is editor of the books The Spoken Word Revolution and The Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Maruszak is producer of Slam the Radio: Poetry on Xm/Sirus' Book Channel.

The film begins at 7 p.m., but the Society encourages guests to arrive early for a social hour 6-7 p.m. in Theater Wit's bar. Reservations are not required. Admission is free, but the Society will accept donations to defray the cost of programs.

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Beachwood Bonus: Tapes 'n Tapes performing "The Iliad" at Ribfest Chicago last year.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on April 5, 2012


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