You are invited to join Lake Forest College in celebrating the
100th birthday of William S. Burroughs
connected to the William S. Burroughs centennial.
1. Poetry in Performance: Gossamurmur, Gaza, Jaguar Harmonics
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College / October 30, 2014, 4:00 pm
Join poet Anne Waldman , co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the celebrated Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University , and collaborator Ambrose Bye, for a session of new experimental writing–political, Buddhist, feminist–with a text inspired by Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs’ The Yage Letters.
2. The Tickets That Exploded: The Art of William S. Burroughs
Sonnenschein Gallery in Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College
October 30, 2014, 7:30 pm / Exhibit closes November 9th.
Waldman and Burroughs estate curator Yuri Zupancic will open The Tickets That Exploded—a Chicago-area exclusive of Burroughs' art— with a public reception.
3. Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash
Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan St., Chicago.
Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:30, 2014 pm
To celebrate the 100th birthday of America's most audacious writer, the Chicago Humanities Festival and Lake Forest College bring together a motley crew of poets, writers, and musicians, for Interzone: A Burroughs Birthday Bash.
Among those paying homage to the Beat icon and author of Naked Lunch are poets Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, and Tony Trigilio; New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones; mastermind behind the post-punk band The Mekons and event musical director Jon Langford; and musicians Thomas Comerford, Sally Tims, and Daniel Knox.
Also, a collaborative art ensemble—The Muttering Sickness—composed of Lake Forest College faculty members Joshua Corey (English), Don Meyer (Music), Richard Pettengill (Theater) and Davis Schneiderman (English) will debut "The City of Interzone," for voice and projector, prior to its mid-November opening in Tangier, Morocco.
Tickets required. Why not check out the rest of the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival?
Contact Davis Schneiderman for a limited number of press passes.
847-735-5282 / [email protected]
William S. Burroughs, Ghost Escape, Paint, Ink, Pencil and Shotgun Blasts on Plywood, 24" x 24", 1982
William S. Burroughs, Drug Hysteria, Ink and Cut-up Collage on Paper, 14 " x 20", 1988
William S. Burroughs, 1920s Magnesium Flash Photo taken on grounds of ruined plantation, Ink on Spray Paint on Illustration Board, 20" x 32", 1988
All images copyright the Estate of William S. Burroughs.