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Cristin Perform at the Purnell School

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Cristin will be performing a set of old and new poems at this prestigious all girls school. She will follow-up her short set by hosting the school’s first ever poetry slam. Cristin is delighted to witness firsthand what the next generation has to say! Doors will be closed to non-students, but for more information on this wonderful school, click here.

Cristin Hosts Sexiest White Male Poet Reading

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Cristin hosts the “Sexiest White Male Writer ALIVE! Reading,” a tongue-in-cheek riff off of the Cute Boy Slam which Urbana hosts annually. The event has a startlingly good line-up, including performances by Derrick Brown, Jeffrey McDaniel, Michael Cirelli, Sweet D and Rives, all vying for the “title.” Doors open at the BPC at 7pm. For more info, click here.

Cristin Co-Hosts 7th Annual Urbana Cute Boy Slam

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It was August 1998 when God gave Amanda Nazario the idea of the Cute Boy Slam, the popular annual competition which challenges cute boys to read cute poems in a cute way or ELSE, and this year Cristin and Amanda will host the 2006 incarnation. Drop by the Bowery Poetry Club on Thursday, April 13, at 7pm to soak in all the adorable goodness as well as catch two-time National Slam Champion feature poet, Mike McGee. Celebrity judges, celebrity poets and a Cute or Not Cute gong: could you ask for anything more? For more info, click here.

Cristin’s Article on the Sloan Film Summit is Published on the Museum of the Moving Image’s Sloan Science Cinematheque site

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Last October, Cristin participated in the Sloan Film Summit brought together Sloan Fellows (Cristin script Mutter won a Sloan Fellowship in 2004 at the Hampton’s International Film Festival) for several days of screenings, readings and networking. Later in the year, the Museum of the Moving Image commissioned Cristin to write an article about her experiences at the Summit, and the end product can be found on the Sloan Science Cinematheque site here. Click on the articles catergory to find Cristin’s article.

Cristin’s Work Showcased on Indiefeed Podcast

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“Lit” (from the book, Dear Future Boyfriend) one of Cristin’s most popular poems, is featured on today’s spoken word Indiefeed podcast, along side great work by poets such as Taylor Mali, Steve Marsh, Jared Paul and Cin Salach, among many others. Check it here, and check back often as more of Cristin’s poems are scheduled to be uploaded.

Cristin’s “Snips for Tips” Returns for the BPC’s “Pisces Party” / Shappy’s B-day Party

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Cristin will be chopping heads at the BPC’s “Pisces Party,” which celebrates the many Feb and March birthdays of the BPC Staff — of which, Shappy is one (2/28)! The show will most likely feature the Brief View of the Hudson, the New York Howl, Matt Lydon, Andy Friedman plus SHAPPY AND THE FAMILY SHAP! Plus, excellent new haircuts by Cristin herself! For more information, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin Interviewed for the Angry Poet website

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In January 2005, Cristin was approached The Angry Poet Co-Founder Kristyn Sherman Brown to see if she would grant her website an interview in exchange for a tee-shirt and a lawn gnome. The answer, of course, was yes, and the interview is featured on the The Angry Poet wesbite this month, along with one of the thuggiest pictures of Cristin ever taken. Check it here.

A Film Short of Cristin Performing Poetry Uploaded onto Aptowicz.com

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In 2004, Cristin and her Nerd Thug pal Aaron Myers traveled to Dartmouth College to host that school’s first ever Poetry Slam. Aaron, fresh from his work on the Edwards Presidential campaign and about to accept a position with Kerry campaign, decided to film their trip. An almost finished film short of the trip has recently uploaded onto Cristin’s Poetry section. Check it out, and see Cristin performing her piece, “To Whom It May Cocern,” by clicking here. here.

Cristin to host 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Championship Finals

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This will be Cristin’s third time hosting a National Poetry Slam Finals, but her first time hosting the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS), being held this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. Asked for keep her hosting gig as a secret, Cristin flew in early Saturday morning, and joined an all female Finals staff — a first in Poetry Slam history! For more information on iWPS and NPS, please check out the National Poetry Slam website here.

Cristin’s Sestina Finds Home at McSweeney’s

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Cristin’s poem, “Sestina For Shappy, Who Doesn’t Get Enough Love Poems” has been published at the online poetry section of the acclaimed literary journal, McSweeney’s. To read the poem, here. Special thanks goes to Daniel Nester, who encouraged Cristin to tackle this sestina in the first place.

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