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Cristin to Perform at Urbana’s Seven Year Anniversary Show

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Can you believe it has been seven years since Cristin, Beau Sia, Patrick Anderson and Amanda Nazario founded the little series that could, NYC-Urbana, in the basement of the Gene Frankel Theatre? Now seven years later (and four venue changes later!), Urbana is celebrating its birthday at the Bowery Poetry Club. Urbanites old and new are scheduled to perform, including Cristin who was only 19 when she founded the series and is now a 26-year-old geezer!
For more info, see the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin to Lecture and Perform at Hastings College in Nebraska

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Cristin has been asked to lecture as a part of an ongoing series of speakers on Terrorism in America being held by Hastings College. Other speakers include Bill Sneas, Liz Porter, Barry Penn-Hollar and Brian Birdwell. On Thursday, Oct 20th, Cristin will speak and perform at the campus chapel on the effect of Terrorism and 9/11 on NYC’s Lower East Side arts community. She will be reading both original poems and poems written by other New Yorkers during this hour long program. On Friday, Oct 21, Cristin will perform an hour long solo performance in a local coffeehouse. More information on time and exact locations forthcoming.

Cristin to participate in the Sloan Film Summit

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Thanks for the 2004 HIFF Sloan Fellowship awarded to Cristin’s screenplay, Mütter, Cristin has been invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Sloan Film Summit, which is being hosted this year by the acclaimed Tribeca Film Institute. The Sloan Film Summit will bring together grant recipients for several days of screenings, readings and networking.

Cristin to Attend Gala Opening of MütterMuseum’s Gretchen Worden Gallery

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The world lost a wonderful lady and Cristin lost a great friend when Mutter Museum Director Gretchen Worden passed away in August of 2004. Gretchen devoted her entire professional career to revitalizing the Mutter Museum and was instrumental in the creation of the Mütter, Cristin’s award-winning screenplay based on the life of the Mutter Museum founder, Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter. This September, the Mutter Museum will honor Gretchen’s memory with a new Gallery named in her honor and a wonderful new exhibition titled, “A Body of Parts.” Cristin will be in attendance for this gala opening as well as the silent auction of “Gretchenalia,” and encourages all people who live or will travel through Philadelphia to visit this exhibition and celebrate Gretchen’s amazing spirit. For more information on the Mutter Museum, please click here.

“Poems From the Big Muddy,” the National Poetry Anthology which Cristin co-edited, is Released

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Following the tradition of the two previous NPS Anthologies, Poetry Slam, Inc (the governing body of the American Poetry Slam) chose from its current community of writers Cristin and playwright / comedian / NPS commentator Jeremy Richards as editors for the annual anthology from its current community of writers. The anthology brings together the best work of the 2004 National Poetry Slam, and includes pieces by Mike Henry, Roger Bonair-Agard, Corbet Dean, Ed Mabrey, Morris Stegasaurus and many, many others. To purchase a copy of the book (all proceed benefit Poetry Slam, Inc, which is a non-profit organization), please check the Poetry Slam, Inc on-line store, found here.

Cristin’s Screenplay Joob is Announced as a Semi-Finalist in PAGE AWARDS

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Cristin’s first screenplay Joob finished as a semi-finalist for the PAGE International Screenwriting Award. This year the PAGE Awards received 1,904 entries in this year’s PAGE Awards competition from 48 states and 33 foreign countries, and Joob was chosen as one of 25 semi-finalists for the Family Film Catergory.

Cristin to Compete on TEAM RIVES in NYC-Urbana Grudge Match

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Cristin will join fellow TEAM RIVES poets Rives, Bassey Ikpi and Susan B. Anthony Somers-Willet in challenging legimate teams from Boston Cantab, Cental Jersey as well as the home team of NYC Urbana. And Grandmaster Shap will be seving at your host! So come on down to the BPC at 7pm for all the action! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin and Shappy to perform at Serenade hosted and curated by Ishle Yi Park

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Cristin and Shappy are the featured performers at this unforgettable evening where you read poems or sing songs of love to unassuming partner / family or friend. Poet Laureaute of Queens Ishle Yi Park will host and performer. Come on by La Lanterne at 129 MacDougal Street in NYC. For more information, please check out Ishle’s website here.

Cristin’s “Snips for Tips” Returns at Shappy’s VIEWMASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Show

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Cristin will be chopping heads at Shappy’s Rock ‘n’ Roll show entitled VIEWMASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, which will feature the Trattenberg Family Players, Nick Jones of Jollyship the Whizbang, Matt Lydon, Andy Friedman plus SHAPPY AND THE FAMILY SHAP! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin to perform at the 2nd Annual Nerd Show / Nerd Slam in NYC

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Following up last year’s nerd-filled bash, Shaptowicz (aka Cristin and her beau Shappy) are at it again curating and hosting an entire night celebrating the almighty nerd. Special guests and poet-filled bands galore will be on hand for this celebration, which will take place on opening night of “Revenge of the Sith.” Plus, for those scruffy nerds out there looking for a clean-up, Cristin will be setting up her “Snips for Tips” stand, doling out rock and roll haircuts for cheap! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

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