Monday, September 27, 2010

river is yours


benjamin haas
(finally a full river performance)

sam oliver
(a reading from baton rouge's most omnipresent literature supporter and aficionado)

angus woodward
(br writer whose collection is titled "down at the end of the river")

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two nights of Creole Arabesque & Transylvanian-Moldavian Fascination
Wednesday, September 22, 8:00 p.m.

featuring guest writers & poets Ruxandra Cesereanu, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Bogdan Odagescu, Marius Conkan, Bill Lavender, R. Moose Jackson, James Nolan and DeWitt Brinson

EVENT PROLOGUE: Sheherezade, the medieval storyteller, told stories for 1001 nights in order to save her life from the cruel sultan Sharyar, who married a virgin every night and had her killed next morning. Only Sheherezade’s stories could stop him from his murderous insanity. The 1001 Nights Storytelling Festival and its participants are out to prove that the 21st century is the new Oral Century. They believe that New Orleans and Transylvania are the places where Sheherezade 2 is going to offer a new model for survival through storytelling. The events will center entirely on the human voice and imagination.

The Transylvanians will unveil sequels to the 1001 Nights in English translation, some of them interpreted by New Orleans actors, surprise musicians and dancers, while the New Orleanians will unveil accounts of unmerciful fabulosity.

Also featured in this festival — A meeting of Two-Continent Imaginations: Corin Braga, founder of The Center For Imagination Studies from Cluj, Transylvania, and Confessor Emeritus of Abomination and founder of The New Orleans School for the Imagination Dave Brinks joined by collaborateurs Andrei Codrescu and Bill Lavender.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

embarking on 3 yearivers

the river returns for another annual series in br
with two new riverers and one from the beginning
diving first on 9.14.10:

My Nguyen
Chris Tusa
Afton Wilky

lagniappe and preview readings from benjamin hass & ben cockfield: