September 10, 2007

CCLaP Podcast 11: Uptown Writers Space

Uptown Writers Space

Uptown Writers Space

Uptown Writers Space

Uptown Writers Space

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(UPDATE: I'm having some problems with the streaming version, of course, because you can't have streaming audio on the web without there being profound problems. Sigh. Why is streaming audio twice as problematic as streaming video, which technically is twice as difficult? Anyway, the MP4 version linked to should be working just fine, if you'd rather listen that way [which I encourage you to do]. Hopefully the streaming version will be working well soon too.)

It's Monday, which means it's time for another episode of the CCLaP Podcast. (By the way, would your business be interested in underwriting the CCLaP Podcast? Do be sure to drop me a line at cclapcenter [at] gmail.com to talk more.) Today, I talk with Julie Saltzman and Susan Karp of the Uptown Writers Space; think of it as kind of like a cafe, where you can both work and socialize, but with a cleaner and quieter space than a public cafe, and a monthly membership fee to gain access. The first half of this episode is a traditional interview with Susan and Julie; then the two give me an "audio tour" of the facilities, which is supplemented in real time with photos if you are listening to this in iTunes, on a video iPod, or on one of them fancy-schmancy iPhones. (Don't worry; you can also go to Flickr, via the link below, to see just the photos on your own.) Also featuring the music of Creative Commons recording artists Andrew Bird and The Rosebuds.

Links to the people and projects mentioned in this podcast:
Uptown Writers Space
Photos of today's tour (at Flickr.com)
Dan Stolar
Andrew Bird
The Rosebuds
Uptown Poetry Slam/Marc Smith

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Filed by Jason Pettus at 2:35 PM, September 10, 2007. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP Podcast | Chicago news | Literature | Profiles |