Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Today through Thursday: & now at Chapman University

Beginning today and continuing through Thursday, Chapman University hosts the & now Festival , a celebration of innovative literature and art.

In the OC Weekly, Andrew Tonkovich describes it this way:

Read the Dada-Anarcho-Situationist manifesto on this conference’s website and be inspired. Then wonder if Chapman University’s “festival of innovative literature and art” is real or a prankster hoax: “We festivate the confrereity of our common difference. &Now comes together to give meaning to words or ask words to give meaning to us, both of which always fail!” Wonder further about the ostentatious logogram. Then scroll through the three-day lineup of panels, performances and seminars on multimedia fiction, online writing and video poetry. Be delighted and affirmed that it’s genuine as you recognize the impressive panelists and speakers (poet-essayist Ishmael Reed, novelist Steve Tomasula, performance-poet legend David Antin) and buy a ticket. “&Now rings the bell to open trading on each day’s aesthetic market, then listens all day to the bellringing echo & then goes home after the dayclosing bell reinaugurates the sound•syllable that begins the invocation at the outset of each fiction-act.” Well, of course.

Note: Irvine Valley College professor and author Marjorie Luesebrink is among the presenters.

Date/Time: Daily from Tue., April 15 until Thu., April 17
Price: $35-$100
Chapman University
1 University Dr.

Orange CA 92866


1 comment:

Robbi said...

Frankly, I don't understand what they're talking about in that program. And it's in the middle of the week. Some of us have to work, and don't have that kind of money either.
Oh yeah. I know I'm hopelessly old school and uncool and all that, but I was around bs jargon at UCI long enough to never want to be bothered with jargon of any kind again, whatever its politics.

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