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Welcome Crosscurrence to Le Mondo this Saturday, January 27th, at 7PM

Crosscurrence is a recurrent night of performances featuring artists of multiple disciplines presenting work around a central theme. Curated by Andrew Shenker, this evening's theme is "Hope, Trust, & Forgiveness".



Sylvia Jones

Sylvia Jones lives in Baltimore, MD. At the moment, she serves as an editor for Black Lawrence Press, and a reader for Ploughshares. She pays the bills teaching creative and professional writing as an adjunct at Goucher College and George Washington University. Her recent writing: R&R Journal, Smartish Pace, Sprung Formal, Revolute, DIAGRAM, Hopkins Review, Poet Lore, Spilt Milk by the Poetry Society of New York, Shenandoah, and the Cortland Review. She received her MFA from American University in Washington DC.

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Margaret Rorison performing at Le Mondo for Crosscurrence in Baltimore

Margaret Rorison

Margaret Rorison is filmmaker, projectionist, educator, and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her work aims to support and preserve contemporary filmmakers and film culture. Her current work focuses on portraiture, memory, and the precarity and beauty of nature. Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Microscope Gallery, The Museum of The Moving Image, The National Gallery of Art, and The Walker Art Center. Her short films have shown at festivals including The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, CROSSROADS, Open City Documentary Film Festival, & Mono No Aware Cinema Arts Festival. Rorison works as an audiovisual specialist for the Film Programs at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and is currently a Lecturer in the Electronic Media & Film Department at Towson University.

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John Lysaker performing at Le Mondo for Crosscurrence in Baltimore

John Lysaker

John Lysaker teaches philosophy at Emory University with a focus on ethics, aesthetics, and philosophical psychology. His recent writing, including Hope, Trust, and Forgiveness (Chicago 2023) combines aphorisms and short essays in an effort to do justice to complex phenomena and better engage readers. Other books have explored the poetry of Charles Simic, Brian Eno’s Music for Airports, the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the nature of schizophrenia.

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Will Yager

Will Yager is a bassist/improviser committed to experimental music, improvisation, and collaborating with other artists in the creation of new solo and chamber repertoire for the double bass. He is a founding member of the chamber duo LIGAMENT and improvising trio Wombat. Performance highlights include the High Zero Festival, Omaha Under the Radar, ESS Quarantine Concerts, 2021 International Society of Bassists’ Convention, Oh My Ears Festival, Big Ears Festival, Feed Me Weird Things, New Music on the Point, Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival.

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Lily Herman performing at Le Mondo for Crosscurrence in Baltimore

Lily Herman

Lily Herman is a writer from just outside of Baltimore. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona, and has had residencies at Yaddo, Monson Arts, and Wildacres. She wants to write about praise in 2024.

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Heather Rounds performing at Le Mondo for Crosscurrence in Baltimore

Heather Rounds

Heather Rounds is the author of the novel There (Emergency Press, 2011), the novella She Named Him Michael (Ink Press, 2017), the novel Light There is to Find (Adelaide Books, 2018) and the book of short stories Some History of Our Animals (CyberWit, 2020). Her writing has appeared in publications like PANK, Smokelong Quarterly, and Bayou Review. As PR Manager for Mason Jar Press, an independent literary press based out of Baltimore, she enjoys shepherding authors through their marketing and publicity journeys.

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Dylan Kinnett performing at Le Mondo for Crosscurrence in Baltimore

Dylan Kinnett

Dylan Kinnett is a writer, performer, web developer, and museum professional. His creative work blends literary practice with new media, hypertext, and performance. Recent publications include his books Portraits and Landscapes, and Litanies and Reiterations, with plays anthologized in American Theatre in the Twenty-First Century.

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