Cape Breton University (CBU) is featuring author and award-winning theatre artist S. Bear Bergman in the next session of the Off the Page performance series. The free event, which is open to the public, will be held Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30pm in the Student Learning Commons in the Marvin Harvey building.
Bergman earned wide acclaim with her first book, Butch Is a Noun (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2006), and in 2010 she was a Lambda Literary Award-finalist for her second book, The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009). Bergman’s written works, performances and lectures discuss issues relating to culture, gender and sexuality.
“This year we are happy to be hosting Bear Bergman, author, storyteller and instigator,” says Dr. Dana Mount, an assistant professor in CBU’s English department. “Bear’s work on gender issues and performance is both playful and provocative.”
The Off the Page series features creative writers, spoken word artists and storytellers. Mount says, “This series is designed to bring literature to CBU and Sydney in a performance form. We are a community with a well-established love of literature, and by putting it in a public form such as this, we can come together as a group to appreciate the arts in person.”
In addition to the public event, there is also a workshop, Is It Okay To Ask My Question?, at 1:30pm on February 12. There is limited space available for the workshop. Register in advance by contacting Dana Mount.