Come To The Edge: A 12-Hour Reading Of French Poet Apollinaire At ArtCenter/South Florida

From April 1 through April 30, 2014

On Saturday, April 5, in conjunction with the monthly Studio Crawl at Miami Beach’s ArtCenter/South Florida, Come to the Edge – will involve twenty-four volunteers reading from the works of French poet, playwright, novelist and art critic Guillame Apollinaire. The volunteers will read in English and French. The readings will take place from 10am to 10pm and are free to the public. The title of the reading, Come to the Edge, is taken from Apollinaire’s poem of the same name.

Guillame Apollinaire is considered one of the most important literary figures of the early twentieth century. His brief career influenced the development of artistic movements Futurism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism. The legend of his personality – bohemian artist, raconteur, gourmand, soldier – became the model for the avant-garde constitutency. Apollinaire’s legacy is claimed by important literary innovators including Philippe Soupault, Louis Aragon, Jean Cocteau and Gertrude Stein. Shortly before Apollinaire died, author Jacques Vache wrote to André Breton (generally accepted as the founder of the Surrealist movement), “[Apollinaire] marks an epoch. The beautiful things we can do now!”

FLA-FRA (Florida-France) is a new Tigertail festival taking place in April 2014, celebrating art from France, Florida and beyond. A community-wide fête of concerts, films, pop-up performances and other events held throughout theaters and unexpected locations in Miami, FLA-FRA embraces the French spirit of joie de vivre. FLA-FRA events will occur every day during the month of April. A full calendar of events for the FLA-FRA Festival can be found on Tigertail’s website.

Reading coincides with month-long FLA-FRA Florida-France Festival

Opening: April 5, 2014, 10:00am to 10:00pm
Admission: Free

ArtCenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Tigertail Productions
Media Contact: John Kramel
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