Weekend Update 10/18/2013

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Friday, October 18th, 2013

Karen Tei Yamashita at the University of Denver

We are very excited to welcome Karen Tei Yamashita to the University of Denver on Friday, October the 18th & Saturday, October the 19th for the following events – – – Please Join us!

Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, and I Hotel, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She recently received a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellowship, is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently the co-holder with Bettina Aptheker of the UC Presidential Chair for Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

What: Karen Tei Yamashita at the University of Denver

Where: University of Denver, Sturm Hall, Room 480

When: Friday, October the 18th / 7 p.m: Reading and Saturday, October the 19th / 4:30 p.m: Public Talk


CRASH 45: Denver Avant-Garde Music Society

CRASH 45 will be hosting The Denver Avant-Garde Music Society on the third Friday of each month, This month’s lineup will be Ryan Fiegl, Arnie Swenson, Matthew Hunzeker / ( Of Earth And Sun) & ANIMAL / object. 9PM start. Donations welcome. See you soon.

What: CRASH 45: Denver Avant-Garde Music Society

Where: Crash 45, 321 E. 45th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80216

When: Friday, October the 18th 9PM


The Dream of the Owl Sisters

A ceremonial performance for listening at the river. Get your map at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street, Denver, starting any time after 5pm. The performance takes place across the street along the South Platte River. These people are in it: Matthew Owens, Jen Rinaldi, HR Hegnauer Joanna Ruocco, Camilla Alexander, Christina Stott, and Jackie Farritor. Oh and me, Joan Dickinson.

What: The Dream of the Owl Sisters

Where: PlatteForum – 1610 Little Raven St Suite 135, Denver, Colorado 80202

When: Friday, October the 18th 5PM


“The Moons of Jupiter”: MFA Performance by Jessica Litwak

Naropa University’s MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance program presents “The Moons of Jupiter,” by Jessica Litwak. A play about Greek mythology, science, the global water shortage, family, space travel, and (like all good plays) love

Directed by Jessica Litwak & Wendell Beavers. Created in collaboration with the MFA Second Year Ensemble: Ana Cantoran Viramontes, Victoria Curtis, Kebrina deJesus, Andrea Dudziak, Molly Kampf, Hrefna Larusdottir, Jamie McKittrick, Jennifer Messner, Nate Speare, Ye Taik, and Jaque Daniel Morrow.

 What: The Moons of Jupiter

Where: Performing Arts Center (PAC) 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302


October 18, 7:30 p.m.

October 19, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

October 25, 7:30 p.m.

October 26, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

*100% of ticket sales will go to flood relief. This benefit is sponsored in part by The Dairy Center for the Arts.
… Direction by Amanda Berg Wilson

Set in a clock shop by the Chicago River in 1928, “Failure: A Love Story” is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs, aspirations, and untimely deaths of the three Fail sisters, and the man who loved them all. Nelly was the first of the Fail girls to die, followed soon after by her sisters, Jenny June and Gerty. As with many unforeseen circumstances in life–blunt objects, disappearances and consumption–they never saw death coming.

Featuring Joan Bruemmer-Holden, Ed Cord, Crystal Eisele Meridith Crosley Grundei, Michelle Hurtubise, Trina Magness, Jeremy Make, Jason Maxwell, Nina Rolle, and Ryan Wuestewald

What: Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

Where: The Catamounts, 1879 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

When:  October 18, 19, 21*, 24, 25, & 26 @ 8pm


Two Jams for the Moon Years

Two years we discovered the moon forty two years after it was stepped on and Plato looked at it 2,400 years ago but today we still have poetry.

Welcome to Lunamopolis.

What: Two Jams for the Moon Years

Where: Morrison Alley. 13th/Pearl.

When:  October 18th, Friday-falling-Saturday. Midnight.


Saturday, October 19th, 2013


junk.tank poetry night @ Amante Baseline

Features include Christopher Shugrue, Jeffrey Spahr-Summers, and SETH. There will also be an open mic!

What: junk.tank poetry night @ Amante Baseline

Where: Amante Coffee Baseline, Boulder, Co

When: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 4-7pm


Pattie McCarthy, Eleni Sikelianos, and Teresa Carmody

On Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. writers Pattie McCarthy, Eleni Sikelianos, and Teresa Carmody will give a reading from their work at Counterpath.

Pattie McCarthy is the author of Marybones, bk of (h)rs, Verso and Table Alphabetical of Hard Words. Her work had appeared recently in many journals, including Colorado Review, Dusie, EOAGH, Fanzine, ixnay reader, Lungfull!, The Poetry Project Newsletter and The Tangent. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University.

Eleni Sikelianos, a California native, longtime New Yorker, and world traveler, lives in Boulder and teaches at Denver University. Among her publications are The Loving Detail of the Living and the Dead (2013), Body Clock (2008), and The California Poem (2004), all from Coffee House Press.

Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem (Les Figues, 2005). She is also the author of I Can Feel (Insert Press, 2012), Eye Hole Adore (PS Books, 2008), and the chapbook Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). She is a co-founding editor of Les Figues Press, and the co-editor of its recent anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women (2012).

What: Pattie McCarthy, Eleni Sikelianos, and Teresa Carmody

Where: Counterpath 613 22nd St., Denver, Colorado 80205

When: Saturday, October 19th, 2013 @ 7pm