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Swallow your idols whole 

Wednesday, Nov 13 2013

Under the Influence is a night where artists act out literary fantasies, imitating their contemporaries in the sincerest form of flattery and giving birth to new inspiration. Bay Area writers, poets, and storytellers channel some of their personal literary heroes to perform and create something wholly new. The four performers first will present a work by their idol and then interpret that voice to create something original. Watch writer and adult film star Lorelei Lee channel her inner Donna de la Perriere, a Bay Area poet and writer. Kevin Devaney of Santa Cruz's Only Weekly Poetry Open Mic will perform while transmitting the spirit of spoken word poet Brian S. Ellis. The night also features Oakland's Nicole Trigg becoming Jennifer Moxley and Miranda Mellis channeling both Marcel Proust and Nanni Balestrini. They're not exactly killing their idols, but perhaps allowing them to be reborn as a beautiful, fleeting mutant.

Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2013

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