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Cristin to Co-Edit 2004 NPS Anthology

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Following the tradition of the two previous NPS Anthologies, Poetry Slam, Inc (the governing body of the American Poetry Slam) chooses two editors for its annual anthology from its current community of writers. This year, Cristin was chosen as one of the two editors of the 2004 Anthology. The other editor will be playwright, comedian and NPS commentator Jeremy Richards, for whom Cristin is a huge fan! The release date for the December 2004. Please check the Poetry Slam, Inc on-line store, found here, for more the book when it is released.

Cristin will tape for NPR Poetry Show pilot

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Curated and hosted by Bob Holman, Cristin will perform in the final of three live shows which will be edited down for the NPR pilot. For those of you wanting to come out for the live show, please be aware that her more randy work has been requested!For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin to host National Individual Poetry Championships

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This will be Cristin’s second time hosting the lauded annual event, having first done so in 2002. This time around, he will co-host with slam legend Michael Salinger. For more information, please check out the National Poetry Slam website here.

Cristin to attend the 2004 National Poetry Slam

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Cristin will accompany the 2004 NYC Urbana Team as the make their way through the 2004 National Poetry Slam, held this year in St. Louis. This is Cristin’s 6th trip the National Poetry Slam, and the team’s trip will be filmed for the “Slam Planet” documentary. For more on the documentary, please check out the Slam Channel website here.

Cristin’s Script “Mutter” Finishes in the Top 10% of the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

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Mutter,” which previously won the 2003 Philadelphia Film Festival Screenplay compeition, finished in the top 10% of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, an international competition sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picutres which rewards new screenwriters, as well as in the top 10% at the Austin Film Festivals Annual Screenwriting Competition.

Cristin to host Annual Urbana Grudge Match

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Cristin will helm an evening of slamming which will see her team, NYC Urbana, face off against a rough-and-tumble team from the Bronx as well as the amazing team from Austin, TX. The documentary film crew will be in attendance, so if you are coming through, look sharp and feel free to chant Cristin’s name for no reason at all! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Shaptowicz to host and perform at the Nerd Show / Nerd Slam in NYC

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Shaptowicz (aka Cristin and her beau Shappy) will be curating and hosting an entire night celebrating the almighty nerd. Special guests galore, including awkward poet icon, Matt Cook, will be on hand for this celebration. It will be taped and important people will be in the audience, cough cough. That means you should come out and support! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Shaptowicz to perform at Nerd Poetry DVD taping in Austin

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Shaptowicz (aka Cristin and her beau Shappy) will be performing at the Confessions Multimedia Nerd Poetry DVD taping. Cristin will co-host with Austin Slammaster Mike Henry, while Shappy will performing a showcase of his nerdiest work! For more information, please check out the Confessions Multimedia / Slam Channel website here.

Cristin to perform at Dartmouth College

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Cristin will be performing new and old works, as well as host the first slam ever at Dartmouth. For more information, please check out the Dartmouth website here.

Cristin to host Urbana Finals

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Come one, come all to the NYC-Urbana Finals hosted by Cristin (who founded the series in 1998 at the age of 19). Slated to compete are some of the country’s best performance poets and as an added bonus, the entire evening will be filmed by Confessions Multimedia for a documentary film that will follow both the Urbana and Austin Teams on their roads to the 2004 National Poetry Slam. The show starts at 7:15pm, but show up early for good seats. For more information on the Finals, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

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