Saturday, November 26, 2:30-4 pm.
Book signing of Barbaric Cultural Practice: http://www.quattro.ca/books/barbaricculturalpractice
Launch of Women & Multimedia and Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets from The Living Archives Series, The Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets.
Women and Multimedia
From the introduction by editor Penn Kemp:
Here’s an anthology that surges with energy: one medium bounces off another to create a resonating concert of variety and scope. The essays make a fascinating study of what is possible when one art form meets another in a kind of synaesthesia: one medium is perceived in terms of another. These pieces are not just lifted off the page: they are singing, dancinc spheres of possibility, sparking new connections. Luckily, humans “remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things”: Women and Multimedia is the happy result of that desire to interpret one art through another.”
With texts by Di Brandt, Terry Ann Carter, Moe Clark, Penn Kemp, Jude Neale, and Cathy Charlie Petch.http://poets.ca/product/women-and-multimedia/
Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets
The essays in this publication are from playwrights, performers, and poets relating their experiences and ideas concerning performance. Includes:
- “Why Ducks, Anyway?” by Kelly Jo Burke
- “Red Dresses Hang from the Trees and Towers: Red and Rapunzel are Missing” by Cornelia Hoogland
- “Sounding the depth, the surface resounding” by Penn Kemp
- “Zoomorphic Poetics (or, Why I Write so Many Poems About Wildlife)” by Catherine Kidd
- “How does collaboration enhance performance poetry? The intimate power of co-creation” by Susan McMaster
- “Spoken Word Poetry and Political Act” by Sheri-D Wilson
Also available as copyscript online and in print from www.playwrightsguild.ca/performing-women–playwrights-and-performance-poets
Penn is an essayist in and editor of the two anthologies.