December 1, 2005 – Richard Kostelanetz & Peter Lamborn Wilson

December 1, 2005

  • Social interaction
  • Discussion of current issues and events
  • And a lively conversation with featured speakers

Richard Kostelanetz
Writer and artist
Peter Lamborn Wilson
Editor, translator, journalist, critic, poet and author

Libertarians and Anarchists:
Friends or Enemies?

Richard Kostelanetz is a writer and artist.

He’s been a contributing/advisory editor of many arts journals. He’s the author of over fifty books, among the recent ones are “Political Essays”, “Thirty Years of Visible Writing”, and “More On Innovative Music(ian)s”. He’s also written over three dozen booklets. He’s edited & introduced over three dozen anthologies and many essays, reviews, poems, fiction pieces, experimental prose pieces, plays, scenarios, photographs, and numerical art items. In scores of publications and places, prominent and obscure around the world, he’s created theatrical texts, one person concerts, texts for composers, choreography scores, one person exhibitions of prints, books, drawings, audiotapes, canvases, videotapes, photographs, and had many retrospectives. He’s done Herspiel: extended audio art. He’s also created ten films, hologram exhibitions and over a dozen extended features for radio, plus many lectures and presentations at institutions around the world.

Peter Lamborn Wilson has traveled and lived in Morocco, Turkey, Iran, India, Indonesia, England and Ireland. among other countries.

He’s an editor, translator, journalist, critic, poet and author of over 30 books translated in 14 languages. He had the radio show “Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade” on WBAI’s from 1988 through 1999.

He taught at Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado for many years. He’s an anarchist activist and lecturer in NYC.

His most recent works are “Sacred Drift — Essays on the Margins of Islam” (City Lights), “Avant Gardening — Ecological Struggle in the City and the World”, editor with B. Weinberg, “Drunken Universe — An anthology of Pers. Sufi Poetry,” translated with N. Pourjavady, “Gothick Institutions”, poetry and “Xeroxial Endarchy.”

We gather at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30. The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.?Discussions are lively, but polite. Participation by attendees is highly encouraged.

General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal

Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.

Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.

Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.


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