&NOW 2018, & Whenever It's Needed: A Festival of New Writing (Oct. 5-7, 2018)


Location: Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame (View on map )

October 5-7, 2018

&Now is a biennial literary festival known for presenting innovative writing, thinking about writing, and interdisciplinary explorations such as new poetics, performances, narrative, critical, electronic and multimedia projects. In addition to presenting new work, its book fair, panels and readings foster conversation about past, present, and future literary concerns and movements.



Fri. 10/5/18 (Snite Museum of Art) 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Registration & Opening of Installation

"There's No Place Like Time: a novel you walk through / retrospective of video artist Alana Olsen. A Collaborative, Multimodal Installation by Lance & Andi Olsen" by Lance and Andi Olsen.  

7:30 PM: Kick off reading by Douglas Kearney.


Lance Andi Olsen

Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing. A D.A.A.D. Berlin Artists Program, Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient, as well as a Fulbright Scholar, he teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah, where he directs the creative writing program. 

Andi Olsen is a video artist whose works have been shown in museums, galleries and film festivals in the U.S. and Europe. She is known for her assemblages and hybrid works that combine literature, video and objects. 



Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry, and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). BOMB says: “[Buck Studies] remaps the 20th century in a project that is both lyrical and epic, personal and historical.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” He was a Cave Canem Fellow and earned an MFA in Writing from CalArts. Raised in Altadena, CA, he teaches creative writing at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. douglaskearney.com