CHANGE YOUR THURSDAY-NIGHT
A WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE TOURS, FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE
OCTOBER 5, 19, AND 26, 2000
THE WALKER'S WEEKLY SAMPLER OF FREE FILMS, TALKS, AND MORE CONTINUES.
DROP BY ANY THURSDAY IN OCTOBER TO EXPLORE A TRULY DIVERSE RANGE OF TOPICS--FROM
INDEPENDENT VIDEO IN CANADA TO ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST,
FROM NEW AMERICAN POETRY TO THE ART OF CULTURE-JAMMING.
TALK: RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY AND THE
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, 6:30 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Mansour Farhang, professor of international relations and Middle
Eastern politics at Bennington College in Vermont, will speak about the
freedom of expression in relation to the work of Salman Rushdie.
HOUSE FOR STUDENTS,
There are collectors and there are collectors. Lucky
for you, we'll be exploring both types at this free Open House for Students.
From culture jammers who stockpile tidbits of consumer culture and rework
them for subversive ends to art lovers who carefully select new pieces
for their collections at home, here's your chance to examine collecting
in many of its weird and/or wonderful forms.
IN THE FLESH, 7 PM, AUDITORIUM
In celebration of Magnetic
North, the Walker's showcase of Canadian video, Free Thursdays
hosts a series of short films linked by their shared theme of the body.
photo: Carolyn Erler
MARK NOWAK, 7:30 PM, LECTURE ROOM
Mark Nowak will read from his first collection of poetry, Revenants
(Coffee House Press, 2000), which explores the Polish-American neighborhoods
in and around Buffalo, New York, finding collective truths in the particularity
of a unique culture. The program will include a screening of Stan Brakhage's
Riddle of the Lumen and a short film by the poet. Nowak
is the editor of Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics (voted Best Literary
Zine 1999 by City Pages) and an associate professor at the College
of St. Catherine. This is the inaugural installment of Free Verse, an
episodic Free Thursday program specifically for poets and writers.
SEEN ON THE BODY, 7:30 PM, AUDITORIUM
Magnetic North and Free Thursdays continue with an encore program presentation.
FREE THURSDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE