Weekend Update 1/24/2014

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Friday, January 24th, 2014

 innovation and contemplation event

Innovation & Contemplation: JKS student, faculty, staff, alumni reading + Open mic!

Join JKS tonight at Bookbar for an evening of experimental readings sponsored by Naropa Admissions.

Thinking of applying to the Jack Kerouac School? Bring your questions and experience a taste of what JKS has to offer!

What: Innovation & Contemplation: JKS student, faculty, staff, alumni reading + Open mic!

Where: Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver

When: Friday, January 24, 2014 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Birkensnake at Counterpathbirkensnake

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. Counterpath will host a launch to celebrate the seven-headed Birkensnake.  A night of readings with Birkensnake 6 editors Carol Samson and J.A. Tyler, Birkensnake contributors Kolby Harvey, Sara Schantz, and various others.

Last year, Birkensnake’s founders, Brian Conn and Joanna Ruocco, invited seven pairs of writers, strangers to each other until they signed on to the project, to guest edit their own versions of Birkensnake 6. The resulting seven versions of the issue are filled with strange and fabulous writing, and they’re remarkable objects, some bound, some boxed, some made of fish breath and bird spit and the skins of dried dates.

The Birkensnake launch will coincide with the opening of Danielle Rosen’s “An Encyclopedia” exhibit.

What: Birkensnake at Counterpath

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

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 7 p.m.


Dan Magers, Ella Longpre, Christopher Rosales, and Alexis Renee Smith at Leon

Dan Magers’s first book of poems, Partyknife, is published by Birds, LLC. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal, founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.

Christopher Rosales is a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee and his work has appeared in Versal, 5280, and Danse Macabre. He was the Writing Fellow at the National Archives at Philadelphia and a Writer in Residence at the Center for the Book. In 2010 he won the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. Rosales was raised in Paramount, CA; he currently lives in Denver, where he is working on a new novel. He has two novels forthcoming from Mixer Publishing.

Ella Longpre is a writer and musician from the MidWest and both Coasts. She is the author of the chapbook, The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone (Monkey Puzzle Press 2013), and currently curates poetry at the Fanzine. Her work has previously appeared in elimae, Summer Stock, Dinosaur Bees, NOÖ Journal, and Everyday Genius. Ella Longpre is the 2013-14 Anne Waldman Fellow at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, where she is an entering MFA in Writing & Poetics candidate.

Alexis Smith lives in Boulder, CO where she teaches Creative Writing at the University of Colorado, and is an MFA candidate. She also works as a poetry reader for Timber, a literary journal, and has interned for CU’s Subito Press. She has two small dogs named Gretel and Arthur.

What: Dan Magers, Ella Longpre, Christopher Rosales, and Alexis Renee Smith at Leon

Where: Leon, 1112 17th St. Denver CO 80218

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 8 p.m.