Performance Art Program
 

Friday, November 4, 1988

WAYS IN BEING GAY

Presented at:
Hallwalls

Tim Miller in MILK AND BROCCOLI, Eileen Myles in LEAVING NEW YORK, Sarah Schulman reading from her novel AFTER DOLORES. [First biannual WAYS IN BEING GAY festival, founded by Ron Ehmke. The title, (which like "Hallwalls" itself, everybody gets wrong) is taken from a recurrent phrase in a Gertrude Stein story. Features return engagements by Tim Miller and Holly Hughes in their pre-"NEA 4" days, along with dozens of other artists and writers from across the country. Hallwalls writer-in-resident Hughes appears as a featured participant in the First International Women Playwrights Conference, and organizes some conference events at Hallwalls. — E.C.] [Note: Documentation of fiction readings is on tape titled SOME GOLDEN STATES which is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collecton of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. To learn more about what Hallwalls is doing to make this analog material digtialy accessible, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]


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