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The Encylcopedia Show Presents! Series 2, Volume 4: Hockey

With music, poetry, visual art and spoken word on the topic: Hockey. Featuring (Contributor – Topic): Javon Johnson (National Poetry Slam Champion) – Black Hockey Players; Mary Hamilton (Quickies) – Billy Coutu; Steve Delahoyde (Filmmaker) – Zamboni; Death From Below (Tim Stafford and Dan Sullivan, HBO Def Poets) – The Philadelphia Quakers; Aris Theotokatos (Louder Than A Bomb Teen Slam Champion) – Chicago Blackhawks' Cup Draught; Ian Chillag (writer for NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me) and Justin White (Visual Artist) – Lord Frederick Stanley; Music by Shanny Jean Maney (Encyclopedia Show Host) – 1980 US/USSR Olympic Semifinal; Art by Claire Niederberger (Young Chicago Authors' Saturday Writing Program Student) – The Original 6 NHL Teams.

Featuring Hosts: Robbie Q Telfer (Author of Spiking the Sucker Punch) and Shanny Jean Maney (Author of Our Brave Faces Were Just Smiles) with cast regulars: Kurt Heintz ( – Fact Checker; Aaron Enskat (Former Normal Slammaster) – The Fact Checker's Fact Checker; Tim Stafford (HBO Def Poet); Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet); Mike Slefinger (Actor); Evan Chung (Musician) - House Band Leader "The Encartagans"; and Emily Rose (Poetry Vet and House Manager) - as Jilted Emily Rose.

About The Encyclopedia Show

The Encyclopedia Show, brought to you from the quirky minds of poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. Each month a new topic is picked at random from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers. Past contributors have included Bill Ayers, Marc Smith, Anis Mojgani, Laura Berger, Idris Goodwin, Cameron McGill, Kevin Coval, Derrick Brown, and Marty McConnell. For audio from previous shows and additional information, please visit

The Encyclopedia Show draws its novice and notable talent from Chicago Area and National Artists in the Slam, Academic and Youth artists' communities.

About Chicago Slam Works

Chicago Slam Works brings together audiences, poets and arts organizations to promote the quality of oral tradition through well-crafted poetry.


Recorded Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.

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