My name is Salem Collo-Julin, and I am/like/believe in/wonder about writers, artists, neighbors, collaboration, performance, non-stages, anti-venues, hope, queerness, nomads, the natives, the visitors, mess, insight, help, booster-ism, activity, comedy, nightmares, nonsense, comic books, team sports, magazines, crossword puzzles, vinyl, records, freeform, dancing, karaoke, cats, dogs, ghosts, trouble, safety, mobility, space, and autonomy.
HERE ARE SOME STATS —
Record collector, cat lover, karaoke superstar, lifetime womanist, knock down drag out pun queen.
I accept Parliament/Funkadelic as my lord and saviour.
Yes, I made that noise/smell/muttering utterance.
don’t talk to me during RuPaul’s Drag Race (bonus – here’s the commercial for my favorite episode EVAH)
don’t talk to me while I’m in a public bathroom
CREATIVE -WISE …
I write. I perform. I make people laugh, mostly intentionally.
I am on hiatus in collaborating on The Free Store only because I moved a few years ago from Chicagoland to Philly.
I used to help run Half Letter Press. Groups and Spaces started with my group Temporary Services’ input and is now in a second stage thanks to several longtime friends & collaborators. I co-founded the GoChgo e-mail list. I believe that love and freedom are not scarcity economies.
MY GENERAL BUSY-NESS —
I work in a non-profit organization in Philly. My creative work outside of that includes writing, editing, performing, and making sounds with my vocal cords, all for money or love. Contact me if you would like to hire me for these or any other jobs for money or some sort of trade.
I am now doing stand-up and other forms of comedic performance (alert the media) and will tell you all about it once I get better at it. I’m a tough critic. I throw food at myself. No one needs to see that.
Portions of the document sometimes known as a “c.v.” are available for the finding here. It’s big on art stuff. I also have a Linked In here that lists some of the fabulous employers who have given me money, guidance, or time.
Updates are infrequent, mistakes many, regrets are few.
Live, love, laugh, lobotomy!
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