Remixing Layton, Sunday October 14 @ 7:15pm
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REMIXING LAYTON: AN EVENING OF POETRY, LIVE MUSIC, AND STORYTELLING
Sunday, October 14, 7:15pm
Espace Réunion (Room 9), 6600 Hutchison, Montreal, Quebec
Join hosts JOSHUA LEVY and LIEL LIEBOVITZ along with a dozen of Montreal's most talented writers, musicians and performers as we remix and reinterpret the works of IRVING LAYTON, a man who both infuriated and seduced Canada with his unapologetic poems.
Co-presented by Le Mood and the Interactive Museum of Jewish Montreal.
Master poet Irving Layton, born Israel Lazarovitch, would have turned 100 this year. Layton once described himself as “a quiet madman, never far from tears,” who wrote poems to cause trouble. He infuriated five wives, Jews and Gentiles, and anyone within earshot. But Layton also mentored a teenage Leonard Cohen, a grade school age Irwin Cotler and Moses Znaimer, and urged Canada to grow some baytsim. Join us for an incendiary presentation of Layton’s work: remixed, reimagined, and recircumcised by the latest crop of poets, painters, singers, and swindlers who dance in his shadow.
With original contributions by JASON CAMLOT, PAMELA BROTES, MAX LAYTON, MARY DI MICHELLE, GREG SANTOS, DAN LEVY, MATTI KOVLER, STEVE LUXTON, GUY SPRUNG, and MAXIANNE BERGER, plus a few surprises!
This is one of over 100 diverse sessions taking place on October 14th at the Second Annual LE MOOD Festival
VISIT: http://www.lemood.ca/en/event/remixing-layton-116/ TO LEARN MORE AND BUY TICKETS
About the hosts:
Joshua Levy is the co-founder of JSU Creative inc. He was a winner of the 2011 CBC Writing Competition and a finalist in the 2008 CBC Writing Competition. His fiction has appeared in Maisonneuve Magazine and the Canadian Jewish News, and his poetry has appeared in Event, Feathertale, and The Caribbean Writer. He was a finalist for the 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize. His work has been published by Vehicle Press in three collections.
Liel Leibovitz is the author, most recently, of A Broken Hallelujah: The Life of Leonard Cohen, slated for publication in 2013 by W.W. Norton. He is also the author or co-author of several other books, including The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election (with Todd Gitlin), a senior writer for Tablet Magazine, and a frequent contributor to numerous other publications, including The Atlantic and The New Republic. A native of Israel, he holds a Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University, and is an assistant professor at New York University, researching video games and nascent digital technologies.