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Experimental Literature Cook Off

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We've all read literature in the usual forms. These forms include poems, short stories, novellas, plays and novels... but for most of us, that's it! What other literary forms can be written? What else is out there?

This workshop will give an overview of new literary forms, and will include a workshop to define and demonstrate them. First, we’ll make a "recipe" for a form of literature, making sure that the "recipe" describes how prepare the result "to taste". Then, we’ll swap recipes, "cook" with them and have a “cook off”.

Along the way, we’ll sample from other cookbooks, including the constraint-based writings by the Oulipo, the “scores” created by Fluxus artists, conceptual writing, flarf, experimental writers like italio calvino, vito accioni, etc.


The reading list associated with this will contain a ton of stuff. No need to read it all. Just look at whatever seems interesting to you. As the date grows nearer, there might be more specific suggestions.

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Hey Everyone! Dylan, who lead this wonderful class in April, has started a kickstarter for his Journal of Experimental Writing and Art "Infinity’s Kitchen" (online and in print) and he needs our support to keep it going! Please circulate this link to people who may be interested!!! I also hope he will come and teach another session!!!

Thanks!!!!!!!!! Sending you my greetings from Europe!

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Thanks for coming everybody! I hope you enjoyed the cook off. I'll post some "dessert" notes soon.

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Do you have any examples of, or ideas about, experimental literature? If you do, bring them to the cook off tomorrow for a taste test!

Hey Everyone-

So we've found a location for the meeting: SplatSpace, which is located at 331 W. Main St., in the basement. See you there!


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