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Best Practices: The Scream Alumni Night

Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 8:00pm

Supermarket
68 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

Cost: PWYC, $7 suggested

The Scream launches this year's festival with a conceit: well-known poets will take the stage with the work of notable younger poet in hand. In a rare homage to the next generation of poetic talent, these established performers will highlight up-and-comers by reading published and unpublished work by a new poet of their choosing:

  • Stuart Ross reads Evie Christie
  • Priscila Uppal reads Jason Guriel
  • Kevin Connolly reads Gabe Foreman
  • Ken Babstock reads Michael Lista

Emily Schultz, author of the Trillium nominated Songs for the Dancing Chicken, will also read the winning poems of this year's EYE WEEKLY Poetry Contest. The night will also feature the introduction of two new Scream-savvy web projects: The Scream Archive and Joyland: A Hub for Short Fiction.


About the 2008 Scream Literary Festival:
Copyright, Collaboration and Appropriation

The Scream Literary Festival, in its 16th year of innovative performances, panels and unique events, has officially run out of ideas. Instead of getting bogged down in novelty, we're begging, borrowing and stealing this festival as we highlight issues of influence among artists, writers and countercultural movements. From July 3rd to 14th we will present a series of poetry performance events, workshops, music, food and thought. On our opening night, established writers spotlight up and comers and our own history turns digital. On July 5th the booklength dinner reading returns with Gwendolyn MacEwen's A Breakfast for Barbarians read by a new generation of poets. The festival culminates on July 14th with the ever-popular Scream in High Park Mainstage, featuring a stupendous line-up of performers.

Plunder away!

Media Contact:
Jenny Sampirisi – jenny@thescream.ca or call 416.516.0143
Festival Information: info@thescream.ca
Web: www.thescream.ca