Wednesday, March 31, 2010

AWP Off-Site Events Insanity

Seriously, have you seen the list of AWP off-site events for this year?

Here is the complete list from AWP:

http://www.awpwriter.org/conference/2010offsite.php#all

(Just scroll down the page to see all)

There are many worthwhile events, way too many to list out. For instance, I was tagging things that looked good to go to, and this is what I tagged for JUST THURSDAY. You know? What’s a person to do?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

3:00PM-5:00PM

Gulf Coast / Bat City Review Reading

Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street

Cost: Free

Please join us for an afternoon of poetry, prose, and general merrymaking. Featuring Matt Bell, Lillian Bertram, Mark Bibbins, Adrian Blevins, Arna Bontemps Hemenway, Christopher Merkner, and Brian Oliu.

5:30PM-7:30PM

Colorado Writers Reading

Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205; (303) 294-9281

Readers include: Eleni Sikelianos, Noah Eli Gordon, Julie Carr, Michael Friedman, Maureen Owen, John-Michael Rivera, Tim Roberts, Sara Veglahn, Eric Baus, Steve Katz, Arda Collins, and others

6:00PM-8:00PM

Copper Nickel Presents 8 Debut Poets

Location: Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Parkway

Cost: FREE

Website: http://www.copper-nickel.org/2010/03/8-debut-poets.html

Readings by Dan Albergotti, Jericho Brown, Stacey Lynn Brown, Michael Dumanis, Farrah Field, J. Michael Martinez, Alison Stine, and Allison Benis White, with a reception to follow.

6:30PM-9:00PM

"HISTORIC FALCON"

Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; walking distance from the conference

Cost: Free

You should definitely come to this reading of six small presses: Birds, LLC; Brave Men Press; Harp & Altar; Immaculate Disciples Press; Mississippi Review Poetry Series; and New Issues Press. Poets include: Julia Cohen, Brian Foley, Elisa Gabbert, Kate Greenstreet, Dan Magers, Justin Marks, Linnea Ogden, Christopher Salerno, Kim Gek Lin Short, Sam Starkweather, Janaka Stucky, and Chris Tonelli.

7:30PM

Action Books, Litmus Press, and Nightboat Books poetry reading

Location: The Thin Man Tavern, 2015 E 17th Ave Denver (just a quick cab ride or take the 20 bus at 17th Street & Welton Street, get off at 17th Street & Race Street)

Featuring Paula Cisewski, Brenda Ijima, Sandy Florian, Lara Glenum, Johannes Göransson, Dawn Lundy Martin, Laura Moriarty, Abe Smith, Stacy Szymaszek, and Edwin Torres.

7:30PM-9:00PM

The Girls of Saturnalia Books & Painted Bride Quarterly

Location: William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee Street (between 10th and 11th Street) Downtown Denver, just a 15 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) from the AWP Convention Center

Sexy, saucy, sassy, smart, seductive, spicy, and just plain sick. Saturnalia Readers: Sabrina Orah Mark, author of The Babies and Tsim Tsum; Sarah Vap, author of American Spikenard, Dummy Fire, and featured in Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics; Catherine Pierce, author of Famous Last Words; Kristi Maxwell, author of Realm 64 and Hush Sessions. PBQ Readers: Lynn Levin; Teresa Leo; Elizabeth Scanlon; Robin Beth Schaer. *WINE will be served* Sponsored by Painted Bride Quarterly and Saturnalia Books.

7:30PM-10:00PM

Wave Books, Canarium Books, Ugly Ducking Presse & Octopus Books Presents

Location: Benders Tavern, 314 E 14th Ave

Cost: Free & Open to the Public!

A Poetry Reading & Party Featuring: John Beer, Heather Christle, Dorothea Lasky, Paul Killebrew, Dan Machlin, Geoffrey Nutter, Alex Stein & Matvei Yankelevich. Directions From the Convention Center: Walking (1 mile): go east on 14th St, right on bannock for two blocks & left on 13th Ave up four streets. Or it's a $6-8 cab ride.

8:00PM-10:00PM

Alice James Books and Four Way Books Reading

Location: Common Grounds Downtown Coffee, 1550 17th St, Denver, CO

Cost: free

"Lightning Flash" readings by Alice James Books and Four Way Books authors: Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, Joanna Fuhrman, Frank Giampietro, Kevin Goodan, Tom Healy, Meg Kearney, David Dodd Lee, Lesle Lewis, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Jamie Ross, Chad Sweeney, Sandy Tseng, and Monica Youn

8:00PM-9:45PM

FREE VERSE EDITIONS READING

Location: Turnhalle of the Tivoli Student Union on the campus of the University of Colorado-Denver. Address: 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204-1991

Cost: No charge for the event

Please join Free Verse Editions for a reading which will follow the Copper Nickel poetry reading from 6:15-7:30PM. The readers will be: Molly Bendall, Brenda Hillman, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Cole Swensen and Jon Thompson

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