The Dead Rabbits Reading Series
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Dead Rabbits Reading Series

Dead Rabbits is a monthly reading series held on the second Sunday of every month at DTUT bar & cafe on 2nd Avenue and 91st Street.

Yes, Sunday. What else are you doing then?

Each reading will feature a blend of both emerging and established writers, 6 readers total. Our aim is to place established writers alongside emerging ones and give everyone the same stage and the same kind, generous ears of an audience. We are open to providing a home for every genre – fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Each month we will do our best to represent each genre, but we will focus mostly on accepting the strongest submissions.

We strive for emotion & honesty & intelligence & grace, things that are read as movingly as they were created.

 

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Bards and Brews
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Bards and Brews

Bards & Brews is a live creative reading held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ore Dock Community Space.

November's theme is "Unquieting: Power, Violence and Narratives that Refuse to Stay Silent." Readings include essays by Rachel May and poems by Caitlin Scarano. 

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Parallax: Women on the Undefined
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Parallax: Women on the Undefined

Parallax: Women on the Undefined ! Paula Carter, Krista Franklin, Caitlin Scarano & Sara Connell will be here reading from their incredibly diverse and powerful work. 

Paula Carter is the author of No Relation (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her essays have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner and other journals. As a freelance writer she has contributed to publications such as Writer’s Digest, Creative Nonfiction, and Harvard Gazette. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the nonfiction storytelling community and is a company member with 2nd Story.

Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. Her debut collection of poems, Do Not Bring Him Water, was recently published by Write Bloody Publishing, and she is the author of two chapbooks: The White Dog Year (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Salt and Shadow Coiled (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Her recent work can be found in Granta, Crazyhorse, and Ninth Letter.

Sara Connell is an author and writing coach with a private practice in Chicago. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, and Katie Couric. She received the Judith Dawn Memorial Grant for fiction and has presented at Northwestern University, Printer’s Row Literary Festival, Open Books and teaches regularly at Story Studio Chicago. Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Tri Quarterly, Schlock, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.

Krista Franklin’s poems and visual art have been published in Poetry, Black Camera, Copper Nickel, Callaloo, Vinyl, BOMB Magazine, Encyclopedia, Vol. F-K and Vol. L-Z, and the anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Willow Books published Study of Love & Black Body, her chapbook of poems, in 2012. Franklin’s work has exhibited at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Columbia Museum of Art, National Museum of Mexican Art, and featured on 20th Century Fox’s Empire (Season Two and Three). She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts – Book & Paper from Columbia College Chicago.

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Driptorch Nov 10 w/Caitlin Scarano & Brad Aaron Modlin
Nov
10
9:00 PM21:00

Driptorch Nov 10 w/Caitlin Scarano & Brad Aaron Modlin

Friday, November 10th at 7PM

"Our final installment of this semester’s Driptorch series sees Caitlin Scarano, of Milwaukee, and Brad Aaron Modlin, of Missouri, visiting to share poems, essays, and flash fiction with the Little Apple. 

Caitlin’s debut poetry collection, DO NOT BRING HIM WATER, was released by Write Bloody Publishing, while Brad’s fiction chapbook, SURVIVING IN DROUGHT, and poetry collection, EVERYONE AT THIS PARTY HAS TWO NAMES, were simultaneously released by The Cupboard and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Driptorch is a community performance series organized and hosted by K-State fam Gavin Colton and Jason Teal. We are bringing artists to the Little Apple, simply put. We will reboot in January after winter break with our first ever open mic event. Come show your stuff! If you want to perform at one of the regular events as a feature, or know someone who would, please contact us". 

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Open Mouth Poetry Festival
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mouth Poetry Festival

Ashley Roach-Freiman of Impossible Language, and Caitlin Scarano

October 30, 2017,

7 p.m.

Arsaga's Church & Center (Toast)

Fayetteville, AR

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In the spirit of Open Mouth's mission to bring together local and traveling poets, we present the first annual Open Mouth Poetry Festival. Spanning five days and sandwiched between the Fayetteville Public Library's True Lit Festival and the University of Central Arkansas' C. D. Wright Conference, with a raucous celebration planned for Halloween, the festival aims to create connections on a multitude of levels: locals & out-of-towners, pagers & stagers, established, emerging & curious. Join us for an hour or two October 29–November 2, 2017. Details below.

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SAFTA Hollerween Reading
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

SAFTA Hollerween Reading

Hollerween will feature poetry readings by Kelly Lorraine Andrews, Gordon Buchan, Sarah A. Chavez, Tyrese L. Coleman, and Caitlin Scarano, as well as live music from Headface featuring poetic, image-driven story telling and film screenings of work by local filmmaker and horror master, Sam Comer!

Firefly Farms, Knoxville, TN

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Reading at Wor-Wic Community College
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Reading at Wor-Wic Community College

Come celebrate an evening of poetry with Caitlin Scarano!

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Where: Wor-Wic Community College, HC 302

Books will be available for purchase and author signing. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support from Wor-Wic's Cultural Diversity Committee. Please contact Professor Adam Tavel at atavel@worwic.edu for additional information.

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Scarano, Carter, Grizzle, and McKee at Woodland Pattern Poetry Center
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Scarano, Carter, Grizzle, and McKee at Woodland Pattern Poetry Center

A FREE reading to celebrate the publication of Caitlin Scarano's debut poetry collection, Do Not Bring Him Water (Write Bloody Publishing). 

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Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. Her debut collection of poems, Do Not Bring Him Water, was recently published by Write Bloody Publishing, and she is the author of two chapbooks: The White Dog Year (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Salt and Shadow Coiled (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Her recent work can be found in Granta, Crazyhorse, and Ninth Letter.

Paula Carter is the author of the forthcoming essay collection No Relation (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her work hasappeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner. As a professional freelance writer she has contributed to publications such as Writer’s Digest, Creative Nonfiction, Chicago Magazine, and Harvard Gazette. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the nonfiction storytelling scene and has performed with The Moth, This Much is True, and 2nd Story, where she is a company member. She is the editorial manager of the digital magazine INTER and holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Freesia McKee is a working poet whose words have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Gertrude, Argot Magazine, Burdock, and Sundress Press’s Political Punchanthology. She is author of the chapbooks For the Immediate Aftermath and Instead and co-editor, with Anja Notanja Sieger, of Permeable to the Year: An Anthology of Subtle Forces. She is currently studying poetry at Florida International University.

Annie Grizzle is a multimedia artist interested in the nonsensical intersection between the mappable and the abstract. Her aim is not to control a medium, but to create a disorienting space in which to discover and test its limits.

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Death Rattle Poetry Festival
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Death Rattle Poetry Festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/119994735291972/

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Death Rattle was born out of a hunger for more opportunity. It was born out of a frustration with the lack of unaffiliated, independent outlets for up and coming writers to share with a live audience. We are pushing the festival into existence so that aspiring writers have a place alongside professionals to celebrate their literary endeavors, and so audiences have fresh and compelling ways to look at themselves and their world.

The 2017 Death Rattle Writers Festival has developed into a raucous four day celebration of the literary arts: poetry, flash fiction, one act plays, hip-hop, short fiction, true live stories and more. The festival rolls through a variety of venues in Nampa, Idaho on October 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th. 

We believe that the Death Rattle Writers Festival represents a reverberation of raw speech and artistic opportunity in Idaho; lending voice to those in our community who are given little chance to speak. We want to make the invisible, visible. We want to make the impossible, possible. We want to make the unstimulated, stimulated. 

 

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Bellingham PoetryNight
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Bellingham PoetryNight

210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98227
(Use the back fountain entry.)
bellinghampubliclibrary.org

Open mic
Doors and sign-up at 7:45pm. Poetry begins at 8:00pm sharp!
Bring poetry and feel free to sign up to read it!

Tonight's featured poets are Caitlin Scarano & Heather Warren

Free to the public, but we do pass a jar around to collect donations to help pay for things like visiting poets and the occasional publication.

Learn more about tonight’s feature and our other projects at http://poetrynight.org/

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