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Cristin to be Embarassed at Cristin’s Roast and Toast

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FROM SHAPPY (Host of the Cristin Roast and Toast): “After SIX long years of running Urbana (starting when she was just 19!), Cristin is officially retiring as Urbana’s Slammaster. And since Cristin gave up her entire youth our running dopey series, we at Urbana are planning on sending her off with a great big show filled with all her friends embarassing the crap out of her! The party / show will be taking place at the BPC on Thursday, December 30th from 7pm til 10pm. BE THERE!” For more info, please see the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin’s Mom’s Book “What Fresh Hell Is This?” is Released!

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FROM WORDSMITH PRESS (the publisher of “What Fresh Hell is This?”): “This book started life as a gift of blog space to Maureen from her daughter, Cristin. Later Cristin collected the best of the Blog into this edition. It shows two stories: the progress of a writer and thinker from general observations on her own life, to the political observations of a once-liberal now-less-liberal boomer mother of three, and the story of a special relationship between a mother and a daughter. It’s a good story and a good journey.” The book is available for purchase for just $10 at the Wordsmith Press website found here.

Cristin’s Screenplay Joob Finishes as a Semi-Finalist in “Expose It!” Comedy Screenplay Competition

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After living in the shadow of his big brother, Mutter, Cristin’s first screenplay Joob has finally won its own accolades, finishing in as a semi-finalist in the “Expose It!” Comedy Screenplay Competition. The competition, founded by Michael Ades, is designed to give exposure undiscovered comedy writers.

Cristin interview with Miranda July appears in December Issue of Bust Magazine

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Check out the “Holiday Issue” of Bust Magazine with Rosie Perez on the cover, and read Cristin’s interview with DIY goddess, Miranda July!

Cristin Helps NYC Edge out London in “Best Poetry Cafe” Competiton

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When the UK-based “My Village” websiter decided to pit New York vs. London to see which city is truly better, they used such rubrics as “Best Parks,” “Best Taxis” and “Best Fashion.” When it came to “Best Poetry Cafe”, Cristin help edge out a victory according to this article.

Cristin in latest issue of “Scene Missing Magazine”

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Cristin is tickled to join other pop culture netizens such as David Cross, Louis CK and Chuck Klosterman, in the latest online version of “Scene Missing Magazine” found here. The print version due out by Athens,GA-based art project is due out by the end of the year.

Cristin to Participate on Writer’s Panel at Hamptons International Film Festival

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In association with her involvement with the HIFF Screenwriters Conference, Cristin will be participating on the Writer’s Panel at the Hampton’s Film International Festival. She will be joining such writers as Theresa Rebeck and Astoria’s own Tony Spiridakis.

Cristin Performs Live in Vegas!

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Cristin has been an invited to peform in Las Vegas (Oct 14 – Oct 16) as a part of the Las Vegas Book Expo. The three night engagement includes two evening performances, as well as a Saturday afternoon panel discussion. Fellow performers include her boyfriend Shappy as well Jerry Quickley, Derrick Brown, and Patricia Smith, among others. For information on the shows themselves, please see the City of Las Vegas press release, found here.

Cristin to host 2nd Annual National Nerd Slam

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Filling in her beau, Shappy’s huge nerdy shoes, Cristin will host this annual event which celebrates all things geek. Wizards, Dungeon Masters, Scientists, Comic Book Junkies and Muppet lovers are all welcome. For more information, please check out the National Poetry Slam website here.

Cristin Chosen as Sloan Fellow for the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Conference

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Cristin has been an invited to parciptate in the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Conference (Sept 9 – Sept 12), which is a 4-Day private conference held in East Hampton for 5 selected writers to receive one-on-one script development with produced writer/ mentors. The Sloan Foundation, which specializes in promoting films about science and technology, is underwriting Cristin’s participation at the conference after she submitted Mütter for consideration. In additional to the weeklong conference, alumni writers benefit from programs at the festival like the International Forum and Special Panels, as well as the Screenwriters Alumni Series, where past conference participants get an opportunity to showcase their work at quarterly events such as table reads, networking events, workshops and, ultimately, screenings of their completed work.

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