November 4, 2011

Highlights from the International Lit Festival’s New Documentary


60 Writers / 60 Places, is a film by Luca Dipierro and Michael Kimball featuring (you guessed it) 60 different writers reading excerpts of their work in unusual places around New York. One of the shorts involves Tao Lin and a hot dog cart, and we’re very sorry to inform you that we couldn’t find it on YouTube, because we’re certain that it is worth watching. Also, Deb Olin Unferth reads in a laundromat, and Jamie Gaughran-Perez holds court in a beauty salon. If you’re in New York on November 14th, you might want to head over to Spectacle Theater to see the full documentary; details are here.

Rachel Sherman’s outtake is, so far, our favorite:


Blake Butler shouting about burning buildings in a subway car:


Gary Lutz being weird in the Botanical Gardens:


And…a demonstration proving that you shouldn’t read with your mouth full, by Blaster Al Ackerman: