The Fake Revolt: Readings by Tamara Faith Berger, Malcolm Sutton and Jacob Wren

31 May 2012 12am - 12am

Thursday 31 May, 8pm


Tamara Faith Berger, Malcolm Sutton and Jacob Wren read from their recent work. An exploration of what literature might mean, and become, today. And how it may, or may not, connect with feelings of revolt.

About the Authors

Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote pornography for a living and made a few short dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie with Me (Gutter Press, 2001), adapted to film in 2005. In 2006, she published a comic book, Mendacity, with Sophie Cossette. Her other publications include A Woman Alone at Night (Soft Skull Press, 2007), The Way of the Whore (Gutter Press, 2011) and Maidenhead (Coach House Books, 2012).

Malcolm Sutton is a Toronto-based writer, editor and book designer. He is the editor and designer of The Coming Envelope, BookThug Press’s journal of experimental prose. His present projects include an ongoing collaboration with artist François Lemieux in a performance/text work called 1001 Xanadus, and a fiction manuscript on the theme of pedagogy entitled Scenes from a Failing Horizon.

Jacob Wren is a writer and maker of eccentric performances. His books include Unrehearsed Beauty (Coach House Books, 1994), Families Are Formed Through Copulation (Pedlar Press, 2007) and Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed (Pedlar Press, 2010). As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created En francais comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize (1998), Unrehearsed Beauty / Le Génie des autres (2002), La famille se crée en copulant (2005) and the ongoing HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY series. He has also collaborated with Nadia Ross and her company STO Union. Together they co-wrote and co-directed Recent Experiences (2000) and Revolutions in Therapy (2004). In 2007 he was invited by Sophiensaele (Berlin) to adapt and direct Wolfgang Koeppen’s 1954 novel Der Tod in Rom and in 2008 he was commissioned by Campo (Ghent) to collaborate with Pieter De Buysser on An Anthology of Optimism. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.