JKS Weekend Update 11/9/2012

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Ariella Ruth and Meghan Schardt
Ariella Ruth is a poet from Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BA in Poetry from The New School and her MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She is the Co-founder of Roots+Limbs, a book production collaborative with artist Jeremy Jacob Schlangen (www.rootsandlimbs.com). Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Other Rooms Press, Epiphany, Low Log, The Pulchritudinous Review, Bombay Gin, Esque Magazine, and Eleven and a Half Journal. Currently, she is working on poems about bluebirds, concrete, floods, and stories that arise from red sand. She lives in Boulder, CO.

Meghan Schardt holds her MFA in poetry from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She is a poet, yogini, and herbal lover from a small farmtown in Connecticut, a funky Vermont lake, and the rocky ocean-stone drop-off of Nauset Beach. She finds great solace in salt and her dreams lay in the architecture of a house on Barley Neck Road in Orleans, Massachusetts. Meghan currently lives in the Rocky Mountains, upward facing the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. Most days, you can spot her wearing a burnt orange wool sweater. Meghan has been published or has work forthcoming in Willard & Maple, Haight Ashbury, Bombay Gin, The PR, Lost Keys, Switched-on Gutenberg, Thunderclap, and the Body Electric Anthology.

What: Ariella Ruth and Meghan Schardt
Where: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café 1203 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday November 9th at 7PM

The Simulacra Series
Please join us this Friday in the Performing Arts Center for a night of experimental music, poetry, and visual arts! Music by Pythian Whispers, Prayer Hands, and a Sense of Porpoise. Visual art by Rachele Bowden, Catlin Buck, and Lizzy Banker.

What: The Simulacra Series
Where: Naropa Performing Art Center
When: November 9, 8-10pm
Price: Free!

Omnidawn Reading
There will be a celebration of Omnidawn, with publisher Rusty Morrison and featuring readings by Rusty Morrison and Omnidawn authors Paul Hoover, kathryn l. pringle, Bin Ramke, Elizabeth Robinson, and Tyrone Williams.

Omnidawn Publishing was founded in 2001 by wife and husband team Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan because of their conviction that the small, independent press is an important way to disseminate fresh, lively, culturally pertinent, and provocative literature. They believe that our society needs many small presses so that widely diverse ideas and points-of-view are easily accessible to everyone. Just as Omnidawn’s name suggests: “omni” (in all ways and places) and “dawn” (the first appearance of light), so they believe that each of Omnidawn’s books teaches one how to read it in all its layers and how to see anew the landscape of language in its newly dawning light.

What: Omnidawn Reading
Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m

Saturday, November 10th 2012

MeToo! Night

This Saturday night at 7pm is MeToo! Night at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe. Lots of people will come and read short, first person, autobiographical pieces of writing. Readers will say things like “I did this…” or “I seem to be like this…” and there will be a moment when they’ll be like “uh oh, what did i just admit?!” but then the audience will go “Me Too!” and then the reader will feel like “ahh, everyone is actually like me! I now know I’m not alone in the universe.” Hosted by “MeToo Poems,” and “Taxis and Shit” author and part time host of Innisfree’s Tuesday night open mic, Jonathan Montgomery. Open to everyone. There will be balloons. Bring your heart.

What: Me Too Night
Where: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café 1203 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302
When: 7PM

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Dikeou reading featuring Laird Hunt, Samuel Knights, and Poupeh Missaghi

Laird Hunt is the author six books, including a short story collection and five novels: The Impossibly; Indiana, Indiana; The Exquisite; Ray of the Star; and Kind One, which have received great reviews. He has many writings reviews and translations elsewhere. His sixth novel, Kind One, was just released by Coffee House Press. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

Samuel Knights was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at DU, Poupeh Missaghi has an MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Translation Studies from Tehran Azad University. Her writing has appeared in Barcelona Review, Quarterly Conversation, Short Fiction Magazine, Tehran Bureau, and elsewhere. Her translation into Persian of Roberto Bolano’s Last Evenings on Earth is right now in its second edition

What: Dikeou reading featuring Laird Hunt, Samuel Knights, and Poupeh Missaghi
Where: Colorado Building, 1615 California St, at 16th St, Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202
When: Sunday November 11 at 4pm

Andrea Rexilius

Summer Writing Program Manager Andrea Rexilius has two upcoming readings in the Bay Area! Rexilius is the author of To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press), and Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine Editions). She has an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from The University of Denver. She is currently the co-editor of Marcel Press (previously Parcel & Minus House), with Eric Baus.

What: Small Press Traffic: A reading and conversation with kathryn l. pringle, Erin Moure and Andrea Rexilius.
Where: Literary Arts Center at CCA 1111 8th Street San Francisco, California 94107
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 5:00 pm

What: Writers at Sonoma
Where: Sonoma State University Green Music Center 1028, Rohnert Park, CA
When: Tuesday, Nov 13 6:00p