Wounded Galaxies to celebrate William Burroughs’ birthday

The Media School Report • Nov. 1, 2017

Wounded Galaxies 1968: Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach Festival and Symposium is a festival of experimental media and academic symposium that will take place Feb. 5-11 on IU’s campus.

The festival/symposium will kick off with a birthday party for postmodernist author William S. Burroughs at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Blockhouse, 205 S. College Ave.

The event will feature spoken word performed by The Burroughs Century based on the 1968 Democratic convention reports from writers Burroughs, Terry Southern and Jean Genet. WFHB community radio’s Michael Glab will read from writer Studs Terkel’s report of the same event and from his book in progress, Black Comedy.

The event will also include a screening of the 26-minute experimental documentary Jean Genet in Chicago and a musical performance by Bloomington-based Urban Deer.