Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oulipo

Oulipo in NY, an event sponsored by the French Embassy:

The Oulipo, Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, is a collective of writers and mathematicians founded in 1960 by François Le Lionnais and Raymond Queneau. Since its creation, the Oulipo group explores alternative ways of writing fiction and poetry, by using patterns and constraints often inspired from mathematical models, but always in a playful spirit. Its members include Marcel Bénabou, Anne Garréta, Hervé Le Tellier, Ian Monk, Jacques Roubaud, and American author Harry Mathews, all of whom will be in New York for three days of readings, lectures, writing workshops and book signings. Jacques Roubaud will be presenting the recently published English translation of his book La boucle (The Loop).

courtesy words without borders, which has the timetable

1 comment:

papalazarou said...

I love and mimic Oulipo constraints - apparently (source The Dalkey Archive") The Lop os the 2nd book in a trilogy the first of which was the amazing The Great Fire of London. Also a revised edition of Perec's Life: A User's Manual is due out in May.