Christopher X. Shade’s cut-up story, Shir in Holyland, will be made available as a free, printed booklet during the Season 1: Migration show on Saturday, June 18. This blog post explains his cut-up technique and provides a window for readers into the material sources used.
Christopher X. Shade, a New York City-based author, has produced a short story for the Season 1: Migration show. It’s a cut-up story, a technique popularized by William S. Burroughs. The cut-up technique typically involves cutting up pages of established text into fragments, and rearranging the fragments to create or inspire new text. Shade’s story will be made available in booklet form at the free Season 1 show on Saturday, June 18th.
Christopher’s short story “A View of the Mosque” in Prime Number Magazine. Followed by Q&A.
Earlier stories by Christopher X. Shade:
12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Finch”;
12th Street Journal, 2008: “The Choir Girl”;
SoMa Literary Review, 2005: “The Four Seasons of San Francisco”;
Riverwalk Journal, 2005: “The Accident”;
The Square Table Journal, 2005: “The Hat Cleaner”;
and other stories in small press publications.