A curriculum vitae of Kurt Heintz

  • The GiG returns for its second annual revue of electronic literary performances, including work from The Unknown and Beehive. Heintz coordinates and directs the GiG at Center Portion (Chicago) for the Electronic Literature Organization. [artistic & technical director]

  • Heintz makes a Pacific Northwest Literary Expedition for himself, which includes presentations at the Vancouver Videopoetry Festival. He co-teaches a videopoetry workshop with fellow video producer Jill Battson; speaks on a panel at the Festival, on the nature and development of the videopoetry genre; is a featured artist in the Festival's program; and is an official juror for the Festival's top prizes. [poet; teacher; videomaker]

    Later in Vancouver, Heintz convenes the first-ever e-poets network Geoconference, a meeting of minds among the poets and tech artists for the nascent e-poets network. A Network Charter develops from this meeting with fellow Network members and Charter authors Paul Nelson (Northwest Spokenword Lab), and Heather Haley (Edgewise ElectroLit Centre). [conference leader]

    Mid-month, Heintz is the featured writer at Scott Free's "Grinder: queer words and music" performance series at the Willow Café, Edgewater, Chicago. Jeffrey Altergott supplies the music. [poet]

  • Heintz reads as the featured artist for John Starrs' "Higher Ground" poetry series, Edgewater, Chicago. [poet]

    The Videotheque on e-poets.net begins presenting performance documentation videos. The first featured artist is Kent Foreman, who performs at the Words On Tap poetry series (Woodlawn Tap), Hyde Park, Chicago. Heintz and Ra Amen, Words On Tap MC, agree to regular quarterly installations, with the option of recording more. [videographer]

  • Heintz is a featured reader at Jenene Ravesloot's Fulton Café poetry series, in Lincoln Square, Chicago. [poet]

    Also, the e-poets network begins presenting poetry video online as part of a growing library called the Videotheque. [director, producer]

  • Young Chicago Authors renews connections with Vancouver teen poets, in a two-way workshop and recital engineered by Heintz through the e-poets network. [workshop leader]

    Heintz is a featured poet at the Gourmand Café, in Printer's Row, Chicago; at the In One Ear reading series at Heartland Café, Rogers Park, Chicago; and at the Lincoln Park High School SUDS group ("Students Understanding Diverse Sexuality"). [performance poet]

  • e-poets network presents an homage to Allen Ginsberg, an all-night poetry marathon where Chicago poets join (for 4 hours, at least) with poets in Seattle at the SPLAB. [presenter, poet]

  • e-poets network launches a prototype collaboration with Radio Free Monterey (www.radiofreemonterey.com) in a two-way video link between Chicago and Monterey, California. Poets performing in both cities are seen over a live, streaming webcast and can engage the audience in real-time through a simultaneous online chat. Featured poets in Chicago include Tyehimba Jess, Tara Betts, and Heintz. [presenter, poet]

  • Heintz reads for the book release party of J.J. Jameson's "The Lady Rutherford's Cauliflower" at Roosevelt University. [poet]

  • Heintz continues as guest MC at Café Aloha, presenting Quraysh Ali Lansana and J.M. Morea as a special double-bill for the First Tuesday series. [presenter, poet]

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