Weekend Update 10/25/13

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Friday, October 25th, 2013

Fifteen Strange Seconds: An Evening of Phantom Poems, Murder Ballads and Communion with the Haunted Optic

A reception for Belly Optic. Performers Include but may not be limited to: Georgia Van Gunten,  Jade Lascelles, Max Davies and Toni Oswald, Ella Longpre, and Bradley Spann. Georgia Van Gunten’s art show will be hanging at the Beautiful Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe.

What: Fifteen Strange Seconds: An Evening of Phantom Poems, Murder Ballads and Communion with the Haunted Optic

Where: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe Store & Cafe at 1203 13th St. Boulder, CO 80302

When: Friday October 25th at 7PM


“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

When: October 25, 7:30 p.m. and October 26, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Jessica Baran and Della Watson at Counterpath

What: Jessica Baran and Della Watson at Counterpath

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

When:  Fri, October 25, 12am – Sat, October 26, 12am


Saturday, October 26th, 2013


Bad Shadow Affair: Karen Weiser + TBA

Where: Lost Lake 3602 E Colfax, Denver

When:  Sat, October 26, 7pm – 9pm



Sunday, October 27th, 2013


Free NaNoWriMo Prep Workshop

National Novel Writing Month has become a treasured tradition for aspiring novelists, who race to write a 50,000-word (or longer) novel during the month of November. Though you can’t enter prose you’ve already written, you can map out a plan. In this workshop, you’ll how to prep for NaNoWriMo–including how to do plot points and character sketches–as well as strategies that will help you write with more focus.

About the Instructor: Lori is the founder of the Boulder Writers’ Workshop and works as an independent writing teacher and coach. One of her short stories was top-25 finalist for a Glimmer Train Fiction Open Contest. Her essays on writing have been published in Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts, Keep It Real: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Research and Writing Creative Nonfiction and A Million Little Choices: The ABCs of CNF. She has had more than a thousand articles and essays published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including The Bellevue Literary Review, The New York Times, Arizona Highways, Working Woman, America West Airlines Magazine, Black Enterprise, PHOENIX Magazine and more.

Attend the workshop and become an official winner for NaNoWriMo and win a free hour of coaching with Lori.  You must follow the NaNoWriMo rules and be validated as a winner.  You need not be writing fiction.

Preregistration required:



What: Free NaNoWriMo Prep Workshop

Where: Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder

When:  Sunday, October 27, 2013 3 to 5 p.m.