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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Mutant Scum! Live readings of original fiction
WHO: Writers' Bloc spoken-word performance group, plus guests Ken MacLeod and Pippa Goldschmidt
WHERE: Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 the Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ
WHEN: 7:45 p.m., Thursday 2 July 2009
HOW MUCH: £3.00 (£2.00 concessions)
What do the following words have in common: zipper, mad/max, hip/hop, agnostic, werewolf, mindbomb, tigger, brokenheart and zinc finger? They're all names of genes.
DNA databases, designer babies, GM foods, genes "for" this trait or that, the human genome, evolution -- they're all in the headlines. Genetic screening and paternity tests already affect many people's family lives. Genomics is everywhere. You could almost say it's in our DNA...
Writers' Bloc is proud to present a night of literary mayhem featuring original fiction that gives the double helix an extra twist.
ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum Writers in Residence Ken MacLeod and Pippa Goldschmidt will be special guest performers for the evening. The show will also feature new fiction by Writers' Bloc stalwarts including Jack Deighton, Gavin Inglis, Stefan Pearson and Andrew J. Wilson.
Expect genetically modified footballers, an investigation of whether death is an acquired trait and something that can only be described as Gattaca for neds...
Writers' Bloc is Edinburgh's premier spoken-word performance group. Its members include published and prize-winning poets and novelists, who present original material with attitude.
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