Excerpt from an email I received a couple of days ago--great opportunity for those in the midwest to participate in NL @ 50 festivities. (Apologies if this has already been publicized on the site).
. . . huge event we are
having in Chicago on August 28th for the 50th anniversary of William
S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch 50th.
The event will both celebrate the book, and be a benefit for a new
documentary coming out about William S. Burroughs, titled "William S. Burroughs:
A Man Within."
The event will be hosted by Academy Award nominated actor Peter
Weller, and will be co-sponsored by Stop Smiling Magazine,
ThinkArt, and BulletProof films. It will feature "happenings" (from
Genesis P-Orridge, Penny Arcade and several beat scholars) a short
an extended trailer of the film, presenters, and reading from Naked
Lunch as well as a
“William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” features never before seen
footage of William S. Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with
his closest friends, and pioneering artists that were a part of his
life including John Waters, Genesis P-Orridge, Laurie Anderson, Peter
Weller, David Cronnenberg, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Sonic Youth, Anne
Waldman, George Condo, Hal Wilner, James Grauerholz, Amiri Baraka,
Jello Biafra, V. Vale, David Ohle, Wayne Propst, Dr. William Ayres,
Diane DiPrima, and many others. More at www.williamsburroughsthemovie.com