Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Shreveport plans for a celebration of On the Road include film and readings on Fri, Nov 2, and Sat, Nov 3, at Minicine, 846 Texas

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Events coming in Shreveport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's On the Road, says Michael Parker, wil include:

Friday, November 2
7:00 reading/performance by poet/scholar Charles Stein

Stein is the author of many books of poetry including Hat Rack Tree, Parts and Other Parts, Horse Sacrifice, and River Menace, all published by Station Hill Press.

9:00 Louisiana premiere of a documentary film about Charles Olson, poet, historian and mentor to the Black Mountain Poets, directed by Henry Ferrini. This group was comprised of faculty and students at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the 1940's and 50's, and represented a Southern counterpart to the literary revolutions in New York and San Francisco.

Saturday, November 3
7:00 Dharma Bums, Angel-headed Hipsters and Black Mountaineers: Celebrating the Legacy of the Beat Generation and Black Mountain Poets.

Original work by Shreveport writer Michael Harold (M, Red Moon), by Port Arthur, Texas, poet Kevin Meaux (Myths of Electricity) and Connecticut novelist and memoirist Michael Steinberg (In My Father's Room, Homes Not Jails!)

Interspersed will be experimental short films by Stan Brakhage, Shirley Clarke and other filmmakers of the time.

9:00 showing of Pull My Daisy and Lowell Blues
Pull My Daisy is a classic experimental narrative film by Robert Frank, featuring performances by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso, and a score by David Amram. Lowell Blues is a documentary about Jack Kerouac and his relation to his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.

For more information or to participate in Saturday night's reading at 846 Texas St, please contact me, Michael Parker, at 227-7685 or mpbookfreak@hotmail.com.

Illustration by Ray Holt: raychrisholt2@aol.com, 636-0663, 789-0176

1 comment:

Robert E Trudeau said...

I listed the Beat nights as taking place at Centenary. Not true. They're at David Nelson's Minicine, 846 Texas, which is an entirely safe and welcoming venue with plenty of parking.