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Littoral

Joseph Keckler + Mac Wellman

Thu, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

BAM Fisher, Hillman Studio: 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn (Ft. Greene)
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A Brooklyn Book Festival 2012 Bookend Event, curated with Jason Napoli Brooks.

Joseph Keckler is a Brooklyn-based singer, writer, and performance artist. His performance pieces and concerts have been presented by The New Museum, SXSW Music, Joe's Pub, La MaMa ETC, Amsterdam's Bellevue Theatre, and other venues. Joseph has received residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo and a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work.

Mac Wellman (born 1945) is an American playwright, author, and poet. Wellman is best known for his experimental work in the theater which rebels against theatrical conventions, often abandoning such traditional elements as plot and character altogether. His plays frequently resemble a moving collage of events which has more in common with an avant-garde dance production than Broadway-style theater.

Jason Napoli Brooks' fiction has appeared in various publications, including Ninth Letter and El Pais. He is the author of the internationally-distributed serial Cock of the Walk. He lives in New York City, where he has curated The Enclave Reading Series since 2006.

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Established in 2006, ISSUE's Littoral program is a free public reading series spotlighting writers experimenting with new forms and approaches to poetry, fiction, and essays. Responding to a declining network of support for innovative experimental literature outside academic institutions, Littoral serves as a central hub for fostering cutting-edge writers, publishers, and literary journals.

ISSUE’s Littoral Series is made possible, in part, through generous support from The Casement Fund, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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