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Inversion Literary Festival 

When: Thu., May 11, 8 p.m. 2017

The Inversion Literary Festival began six years ago as the literary annex of the Savage Weekend experimental music festival (see p. 31). But since then, it has grown into an independent entity (though still timed with Savage) with its own identity and concerns. For one, it has drifted from Chapel Hill to Durham. For another, its focus seems to have shifted from presenting performance-based poetry and fiction rooted in the noise scene to holding an intersectional space for performers whose identities give them vital vantages on various issues of social justice. Expect to still see experimental work that involves heavy visual and audio performance elements—but expect it to mingle with work that forgoes opacity in order to draw clear lines of protest and solidarity. Rather than merely inverting the lineaments of poetic performance, the series has its eye on inverting those of an unjust society. The fifteen performers include Chrissy Jones, Cantrice Janelle Penn, Saba Taj, Paul Singleton III, and Zaina Alsous. —Brian Howe

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