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:

(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


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.


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


Copper Nickel Presents 8 Debut Poets

Location: Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Parkway

Cost: FREE


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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



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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