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The University of Illiniois at Chicago will host the Electronic Literature Organization's "Interactions Series" featuring newspoetry.

An ensemble reading will be performed by a group of newspoets who produce a unique and ongoing form of social history, commentary, comedy and poetry. A discussion of the work will follow the reading, led by Steve Tomasula, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

Friday, Aug. 31
7 p.m.


UIC Student Services Building, Conference Room B,
1200 W. Harrison St.


The Interactions Series will bring together innovative electronic literature artists and humanities scholars who will lead discussions of works presented.

"UIC is fortunate to host this series. Thanks to computers and the Internet, new media provide important tools for artists, and the Electronic Literature Organization showcases the best of new media art and literature," said Steve Jones, professor and head of the department of communication and a senior research fellow at the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The Electronic Literature Organization is a nonprofit organization that works to promote and facilitate the writing, reading and publishing of literature designed for the electronic media.

The Interactions Series is sponsored by the UIC department of communication and the unit for new media studies in conjunction with the Illinois Humanities Council and the Chicago Humanities Festival.

The online Newspoetry is an alternative news source that produces daily poems based on current news.

The event is free and open to the public.

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