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Cristin to Perform and Workshop at Dartmouth College

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Cristin and the other poets of the Junkyard Ghost Revival (Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mogjani) will be spending two days at the Darthmouth campus, hosting workshops, meeting with students and holding an evening performance. For more information on the venue and time, please visit the Junkyard Ghost Revival website here.

Cristin to Perform at The White House (in Jamaica Plain, MA)

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Cristin will be joining the wonderful poets of the Junkyard Ghost Revival (Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mogjani) at this all ages show held at 9pm at The White House (10 seaverns ave, Jamaica Plain, MA). For more information on the venue and time, please visit the Junkyard Ghost Revival website here.

Cristin to Perform at Brandeis University

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Cristin will be joining the wonderful poets of the Junkyard Ghost Revival (Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mogjani) for several of their East Coast dates. Her third performance with them will be at Massachusett’s Brandeis University. For more information on the venue and time, please visit the Junkyard Ghost Revival website here.

Cristin to Perform at Husson University

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Cristin will be joining the wonderful poets of the Junkyard Ghost Revival (Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mogjani) for several of their East Coast dates. Her second performance with them will be at Maine’s Husson University. For more information on the venue and time, please visit the Junkyard Ghost Revival website here.

Cristin to Perform at Brown University

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Cristin will be joining the wonderful poets of the Junkyard Ghost Revival (Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield and Anis Mogjani) for several of their East Coast dates. Her first performance with them will be at Brown University. For more information on the venue and time, please visit the Junkyard Ghost Revival website here.

Cristin to Perform & Workshop at MSU Mankato as their 2008 Nadine B. Andreas Public Scholar

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Cristin was named the 2008 Nadine B. Andreas Public Scholar for Speech Communication. She will be visiting the MSU, Mankato, campus from September 29 to Oct 1, and will hold a public presentation/performance that Monday (9/29) at 7pm at MSU Mankato’s Ostander Auditorium in the Centennial Student Union. Additionally, Cristin will be sharing working with speech communication students, visiting classes, and participate in an informal brownbag lunch with students and faculty members. More information about these events should be forthcoming on the MSU Mankato site here.

Cristin to Perform at Common Good Books

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Cristin is thrilled to be holding a reading at Minneapolis’s own Common Good Books, which is owned and operated by Garrison Keillor. Joining Cristin will be some of Minneapolis’s best slam poets, including Cynthia French and Thadra Sheridan. Show starts at 7:30pm at Nina’s Cafe in Common Good Books (165 Western Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55102). For more information on the reading, please check out Common Good’s website here.

Feature on Cristin in Mankato Free Press

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In her article, “Award-winning slam poet to visit MSU,” Amanda Dyslin writes, “What becomes of a girl born into a family of government employees and scientists? She grows up to be a poet, of course. And not just any poet. A New York-based author of five books, founder and host of the three-time National Poetry Slam Championship venue, and an award- winning screenwriter… [Cristin] enjoys studying how people develop through art. Her poetry changes as her mood changes, from serious, funny, ranting, thoughtful or manic, she says. Her style is straight-forward, and she tries to convey her life as she lives it through poetry…” To read her article in Mankato Free Press, click here.

Feature on Cristin on Writing Forward

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In her featured write-up of Cristin titled “Slam Poetry’s Wonder Woman”, Melissa Donovan writes, “[Cristin]‘s got all the ingredients — talent, spunk, and a penchant for performing. Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is to slam poetry what Wonder Woman is to the Justice League. She can get down and dirty like a porn star and just as easily, she can wax literary about love…” To read her article on Writing Forward, click here.

Review of Words In Your Face in latest issue of City Limits

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In his review of Words In Your Face for City Limits, Curtis Stephen writes, “Words In Your Face combines rich oral history — slam champion Saul Williams articulates the motivations that ultimately drive the performers — with solid reporting to trace the genre’s humble origin at the Green Mill Tavern in Chicago to its later prominence in New York City during the early 1990s… Aptowicz is as a witty, if not dispassionate, guide who accomplishes the challenging task of appealing both to regular slam attendees and those who have never been to a session…” To read his full review of it in City Limits, click here.

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