by carl wilson

You Scream, I Scream,
and Then You Scream My Scream


I've neglected to mention up till now the action going on in the Scream festival, which culminates in Monday's Scream in High Park reading night. Partly in dishonor of the current blaze over Bill C-61, the fabulously flawed proposed copyright reform, the theme of this year's Scream is "Copyright, Collaboration, and Appropriation." So for instance tonight at the Gladstone local poet Kevin Connolly offers his poem "Plenty" up to re-inventions by playwright Conor Green, artist Olia Mischenko, filmmaker Tamara Romanchuk and musician NQ Arbuckle (followed by a set by the pleasantly gruff Mr. Arbuckle).

Then tomorrow at The Boat, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alexis Muirhead, Sonja Ahlers, M. NourbeSe Philip and Michael Maranda take part in a panel on Fair Use (chaired by York prof and sometime music writer Marcus Boon at 7 pm, followed by readings from various pirate-minded creative projects and finally a DJ set by local appropriation ace Brian Joseph-Davis. Friday night at Type Books Paul Petro Gallery (see explanation in the Comments), there's an 11 pm screening of fanfilm and machinima; Saturday there will be a theatrical performance using poet Jack Spicer's last lecture as a "script"; and Sunday night at Arraymusic there's an intriguing exploration of the space between text, voice and tune, as composer Paul Swoger-Ruston tries to "transl(oc)ate" three local poets' reading styles into music.

Finally on Monday at High Park, there's the marquee event, where I'm humbled to say I've been invited to read. (Reportedly I'm the first nonfiction writer to read in the Scream's 16-year history.) I'm planning to enact the theme, in part, by stealing material directly from readers of this blog - prepare to sue me!

PS: Before the Monday reading, there'll be a semi-surreptitious guided walk through the woods at High Park, which is actually an impressive natural conservancy beneath its guise of local dog-walking, picnic-having locale and Scream/Dream venue - a fact too many artsy attendees don't learn about. Get in touch if you want details.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Wednesday, July 09 at 5:09 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)



hey zoilusians:

tragically, the basement of Type books flooded on Tuesday night, and they've lost a lot of stock. they've also lost the use of their basement, meaning that our Fanfilm and Machinima night had to be moved. thankfully, the Paul Petro Gallery has come to the rescue. the new info is here (and on our site):

Fanfilm and Machinima Night
Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11:00PM
Paul Petro Gallery
980 Queen Street West

if you can, drop by Type and give them your support.


Posted by The Scream LitFest on July 10, 2008 12:13 PM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson