Academy Award nominee Peter Weller will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking novel The Naked Lunch, featuring an art exhibition of William S. Burroughs’ paintings and drawings on paper, and never-before-seen footage of his turbulent life in a trailer of the film. This star-studded evening catered by Chef David Leigh, will feature live music by Maya Jensen and readings, happenings, and performances by authors, poets, and Beat scholars.
Featured authors, poets, Beat scholars include:
Peter Weller (star of David Cronenberg’s film Naked Lunch (1991)), Penny Arcade (Andy Warhol Superstar), Hal Willner (Musical Director, Saturday Night Live, recorded Burroughs, Dead City Radio (1990)), James Grauerholz (William S. Burroughs Estate Executor), Anne Waldman (Poet, co-founder of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics), John Giorno (performance poet, Giorno Poetry Systems) Kurt Hemmer (author Encyclopedia of Beat Literature), Tony Trigilio (author, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics), & Dr. Bill Ayers (Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago).
STOP SMILING Magazine will be hosting an after-party from 9:30 P.M. until... Featuring David Daniell & Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Thrill Jockey), Penny Aracde & DJs.
1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.
Suggested donation at the door