Literature Comes To Life With Off The Page Performance Series

Cape Breton University (CBU) is featuring author and theatre artist S. Bear Bergman in the next session of the Off the Page performance series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Learning Commons in the Marvin Harvey building.

Bergman has penned Butch Is a Noun and was a Lambda Literary Award-finalist in 2010 for The Nearest Exit May be Behind You. Bergman’s written works, performances and lectures discuss issues relating to culture, gender and sexuality.

“This year we are happy to be hosting Bear Bergman, author, storyteller and instigator,” says Dr. Dana Mount, an assistant professor in CBU’s English department. “Bear’s work on gender issues and performance is both playful and provocative.”

The Off the Page series features creative writers, spoken word artists and storytellers. Mount says, “This series is designed to bring literature to CBU and Sydney in a performance form. We are a community with a well-established love of literature, and by putting it in a public form such as this, we can come together as a group to appreciate the arts in person.”

In addition to the public event, there is also a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on February 12. This workshop is titled Is It Okay To Ask My Question? and has limited spaces available. Those who are interested must register in advance by contacting Dana Mount at

For more information on S. Bear Bergman visit