CFP: &Now/Lake Forest Literary Festival (10/15/05; 4/5/06-4/7/06)

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&NOW / Lake Forest Literary Festival
April 5-7, 2006, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.
Proposal Deadline, October 15, 2005

The second iteration of &NOW: A Festival of Innovative Writing and
Art, merged with the second annual Lake Forest Literary Festival
(LFLF), will be held on April 5-7, 2006 at Lake Forest College, 30
miles north of Chicago.

This three-day festival will celebrate contemporary aesthetic
practice in its most inventive forms: writing, visual, and multimedia
art that is aware of its own institutional and extra-institutional
history, that is as much about its form and materials-about
language-as about subject matter.

&NOW/LFLF will bring together a range of writers and artists
interested in exploring the possibilities of form and the limits of
expression; writers and artists working to emphasize text as a medium
and as an influence.

If traditional, mainstream art and literature are the equivalents of
19th Century still-life, innovative production might be the text
scrawled on genetically engineered cells--works more interested in
producing fantastic machines of art, rather than creating transparent
windows to a world that no longer exists.

By bringing together innovative writers and artists, &NOW/LFLF will
take stock of the "other" tradition-and perhaps offer a glimpse of
where it is going.

Proposal Deadline: October 15, 2005
For more information, including guidelines for contributors and book
fair exhibitors, see:
Send all correspondence to:

The &NOW/LFLF organizing committee:

Davis Schneiderman
Tom Denlinger
Bob Archambeau
Steve Tomasula
Christina Milletti
Dimitri Anastasopoulos

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