Strap yourselves in with Zipper Mouth author and performer Laurie Weeks and poet CAConrad for a Ridykeulous-themed evening of feminist psychic sharknados and gender-neutral celebrations of being present.
This program is free and open to all. No registration required.
Laurie Weeks is a multimedia artist-performer, pataphysicist, and researcher. Founder of the Institute for Ecstatic Juvenile Delinquency & Subtle Body Investigations, Weeks leads workshops such as Writing From Inside The Girl Body at The School for Vulnerable Little Tinies, an Institute division. Her acclaimed novel Zipper Mouth received the Lambda International Literary Award for Best Lesbian Debut Novel and was among five shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. An excerpt appeared in Dave Eggers’s yearly anthology The Best American Non-required Reading. “Laurie’s maybe the chief priest of a canon that’s being built for years,” wrote Eileen Myles. “When I published her story debbie’s barium swallow in semiotext(e)’s the new fuck you it was like you shot a canon through the writing world.“ A contributor to the Boys Don’t Cry screenplay, Weeks also toured the country with Sister Spit. She received her MA in Performance Studies from NYU, studying language and power relations under Prof. Michael Taussig. The recipient of a NYFA fellowship, Weeks has also been a fellow at the Fine Arts Workshop in Provincetown, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Millay Colony, and has appeared on countless panels related to language and marginalized bodies. The Eisenman Wormhole appeared as companion text to Nicole Eisenman’s paintings in the Whitney Biennial 2012 and she is currently working on her second novel, How I Became A Mystic.
CAConrad is the child of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of seven books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON: (WaveBooks, 2012), and The Book of Frank with an afterword by Eileen Myles (Wave Books, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. Visit him online.
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