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Knee-Jerk to Co-Host Two Events at AWP 2012

Pencil these two events into your AWP Trapper Keepers, friends. Join us Thursday, March 1st and Saturday, March 3rd for readings, drinkings, and dancings. Pick up a copy of our brand new print issue, Knee-Jerk Offline, Vol. 2, and challenge C. James Bye to a Rodney-Off.

Everything Will Be OK
Thursday, March 1
Billy Goat Tavern @ 9pm
430 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Presented by Heavy Feather Review, Knee-JerkBig Lucks, & The Way We Sleep

Readings from J. Bradley, Anhvu Buchanan, Chloe Caldwell, Larry O. Dean, Sean Kilpatrick,
Alissa Nutting, Sam Pink, Joseph Riippi, J. A. Tyler, & Brandi Wells.
Poster design by Alban Fischer.

 Before We Go
Saturday, March 3
Beauty Bar @ 7pm
1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Presented by Big LucksGigantic SequinsKnee-JerkMagic Helicopter, and Rose Metal Press.

Readings from Amanda Auchter, Jason Bredle, Adam Drent, Loren Erdich, Adam Golaski, Christie Ann Reynolds, Matthew Siegel, Justin Sirois, Jordan Stempleman, & Ben Tanzer.

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Casey Bye is Memphis-bound! Our Co-Founder, Arts & Media Editor, and Cutie-in-Residence will be taking his talents to the birthplace of Crunk by mid-July. To celebrate the time we’ve spent with our bespectacled human beatbox, Knee-Jerk is hosting a going-away reading, featuring fellow Casey Bye-enthusiasts Noelle Hufnagel, Geoff Hyatt, Mason Johnson, Jacob Knabb, Lauryn Allison Lewis, Simon A. Smith, Leah Tallon, Ben Tanzer, Chris Terry, and Brandon Will! We’ll also have music from DJ Jeremy Alvarez! Feel free to pass this along to friends, neighbors, and whoever else you think might like watching Casey re-enact his tiger pee story. It starts at 7:00 pm Wed. July 6th at

Beauty Bar Chicago

1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Love, The Other 2/3s of Knee-Jerk

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Go to Knee-Jerk’s Facebook or Knee-Jerk’s FunnyorDie Sat. morning for a brief, yet very special video presentation by the editors. Then check back each Sat. & Wed. throughout May & June for new promo videos in support of our Essay & Chapbook Contests (submit HERE).

Spoiler Alert: At some point C. James becomes pregnant, Steve has a fight with E.T., Jon wears a dress, & Ben Tanzer grows a mustache before your very eyes.

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