Three New York locations this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch
Wednesday October 7- Saturday October 10
School of Visual Arts (SVA), in conjunction with Columbia University and New York University (NYU), are presenting a series of free events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Naked Lunch, with Screenings, talks and readings at all locations. Check the SVA website for complete schedule & list of guests, which will include poet Michael McClure, Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris (editor Yage Letters Redux, The Letters of William Burroughs 1945-1959) , Barry Miles (The Beat Hotel), Regina Weinreich (Kerouac’s Spontaneous Poetics), Anne Waldman, producer Hal Willner, among many others.
The Poetry Project at St Mark’s Church will kick things off Wednesday night (October 7) with readings by Eric Andersen, John Giorno, Jan Herman, Thurston Moore, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Simon Pettet, Jürgen Ploog, Anne Waldman and Nick Zedd, alongside a digital projection presentation of Kate Simon’s Burroughs photos. For further information check out the Poetry Project website