Weekend Update 3/29/2013

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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Innisfree: Judyth Hill

Judyth Hill is a poet, performer, writing teacher, and author, (and secret pastry chef) living in rural beauty on her farm in the verdant Jalpa valley, ringed by Los Picachos mountains, just outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Educated at Sarah Lawrence College, and apprenticed to poet, Robert Bly and storyteller, Gioia Timpanelli, she made her pocket money for college baking New York cheesecakes. Plain, dark chocolate Amaretto swirl, and, of course, cherry glazed; oy, don’t ask…
She is the recipient of many grants from the Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation, the McCune Foundation, and New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. She served for many years as the Literature Coordinator for the New Mexico State Arts Division, while creating, owning and operating Santa Fe’s premier gourmet bakery, The Chocolate Maven, where she was as known as much for her brownies as for her poetry…
Judyth conducts workshops at Writing Conferences, and many museums, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe. She is the annual Poet-in-Residence at various schools in the United States, and offers writing classes online, at www.judythhill.com.

What: Innisfree: Judyth Hill
Where: Innisfree, 1203 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday, March 29, 7pm – 8pm

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Writer’s Buzz: Story of a Book, 4.0
The fourth annual celebration of several Lighthouse members and faculty along with their forthcoming books. We will hear the ins and outs of the process they enjoyed (or endured) in getting their manuscripts from crazy first idea and into actual print. Each panelist will read a short passage from his or her book and tell the story of how it all came about, followed by a Q&A session, some modest celebrating, and book signing.

The Panel:
David J. Daniels, Breakfast in the Suburbs
Peter Stenson, Fiend: A Novel
Joanna Ruocco, Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych
David Rothman, Part of the Darkness and The Book of Catapults

What: Writer’s Buzz: Story of a Book, 4.0
Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race Street, Denver, Colorado 80206
When: Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

Leon Reading Series

After a February detour, the Leon Reading Series is back at Leon! Barely avoiding sequestration, the reading series brought to Frankenstein life by Derrick Mund, supported by the good people at Leon, and limpingly surviving in my hosting arms, is back. With people! Reading! Come by, have a drink, sit down somewhere, not there, there, right there, a little to the right. Good night.

Sommer Browning is the author of the collection of poems and comics, Either Way I’m Celebrating (Birds, LLC; 2011), various chapbooks, and most recently a book of jokes and comics called The Presidents (and Other Jokes) from Future Tense Press. With Tony Mancus, she founded the handmade poetry chapbook press, Flying Guillotine, and with Julia Cohen she curates The Bad Shadow Affair, a monthly reading series. She works as a librarian in Denver and is roommates with the poet Noah Eli Gordon and the baby Georgia Browning.

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of REVENGE FOR REVENGE, Coconut Books 2012. She is the recent recipient of a Poets & Writers Amy Award and she co-curates TOTEM, a poetry, film and performance series. Christie Ann lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing in a middle school.

Alexis Smith is a first year poet in the University of Colorado’s MFA program.

Kyle Schlesinger is a poet and scholar who writes and lectures on typography and artists’ books. Recent titles include Bad Words to the Radio and Other Poems (Least Weasel, 2011); What You Will (NewLightsPress, 2011); Picture Day (Electio Editions, 2012); and forthcoming from Chax Press, Parts of Speech. He is proprietor of Cuneiform Press and Assistant Professor of Publishing at UHV.

What: Leon Reading Series
Where: Leon, 1112 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80218
When: Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 7:00pm until 9:00pm.