An afternoon of Constraint-based and Oulipian writing, starring: DANIEL LEVIN BECKER, CHRISTIAN BOK, NIKKI SHEPPY, DEREK BEAULIEU, lovingly hosted by JEAN-JACQUES POUCEL.
Readers will present a short excerpt of their favourite constraint-based writing (in French or English) and an excerpt of their own work … followed by refreshments (by donation) as provided by Shelf Life Books.
ABOUT THE READERS:
DANIEL LEVIN BECKER
Author of “Many Subtle Channels: in Praise of Potential Literature” (Harvard UP) and translator of Georges Perec’s “Un Boutique Obscure” and Frederic Forte’s “Minute Operas” (w/ Jean-Jacques Poucel). Reviews editor for The Beliver and member, since 2009, of the Oulipo.
Author of “Crystallography”, “Eunoia” and “‘Pataphysics: the Poetics of an Imaginary Science.”
Author of “Grrrlhood: a ludic suite” and columnist for Uppercase Magazine.
Calgary’s Poet Laureate and author of “Kern”, “Please, No More Poetry” and “How to Write”
Author of “jacques roubaud and the invention of memory”, co-editor (w/ Warren Motte) of “Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec” and translator of Frederic Forte’s “Minute Operas” (w/ Daniel Levin Becker).