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Cristin to be a part of Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s Shannon Leigh Tribute

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Cristin will join Joanna Hoffman, Mahogany Brown and other notable poets in celebrating the life of Austin poet Shannon Leigh. A portion of the proceeds for this evening will go to the family of Shannon Leigh. For more information on the Shannon Leigh, please visit this website. For more information on the reading, please check out the Nuyorican website here.

Cristin to be a part NYC-Urbana Send-Off Party

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Come join Cristin and other notable NYC poets Taylor Mali and Shappy Seasholtz as we celebrate the 2008 NYC-Urbana Team on the last Tuesday before they leave for the National Poetry Slam. The team will perform group pieces, awesome items will be auctioned off to support the teams, and some of the best poets who have graced Urbana’s stage will kick a piece or two. Show starts at 7pm at the Bowery Poetry Club! For more information on the reading, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Review of Words In Your Face in latest Issue of Galatea Resurrects

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In his review of WIYF, Michael Layne Heath writes “A longtime mainstay of NYC’s slam community, Aptowicz has constructed an objective yet passionate account of Slam’s impact on New York’s long reknown status as a prime energy center for poets… Aptowicz has done a most admirable job of getting NY Slam pathfinders, cheerleaders and exponents alike to talk candidly and honestly about about their experiences, and where they see it all headed in future. WORDS IN YOUR FACE may not inspire the detractors to check out their local Slam night, but for its equally legion fans, it is a vital window into that world, and as such, a perfect update and companion to 1996′s masterful documentary SLAM NATION.” To read his full review of it in Galatea Resurrects, click here.

Cristin to be a part of the 5th Annual NYC Nerd Slam

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Cristin will join the humble nerd masses vying for the Nerd Slam crown at this annual event hosted by the hilarious Shappy Seasholtz. Show starts at 7pm! For more information on the reading, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin named MSU Mankato’s Nadine B. Andreas Public Scholar for 2008

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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). Additionally, Cristin will be sharing working with speech communication students, visiting classes, and participate in an informal brownbag lunch with students and faculty members. For more information about these events will be forthcoming.

Cristin to perform at the Bowery Poetry Club

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Cristin will join the hilarious Shappy Seasholtz, the unstoppable former Queens Laureate Ishle Yi Park and New Zealand’s own Penny Ashton at this eclectic show of poetry happening where else but at the BPC. Show starts at 8pm! For more information on the reading, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Cristin to be a part of the “Verbs on Asphalt” Release Party

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Cristin will be one of a throng of poets and poetry-supporters who will be celebrating the work of Clare Ultimo, whose multi-media progect, “Verbs on Asphalt: A History of the New York City Poetry Slam,” will be enjoying its raucous debut. For more information, please check out the Nuyorican Poets Cafe website here.

Cristin to be a Presenter at this year’s O’Debbie Awards

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The O’Debbie Awards shine a spotlight on the best of the best of the Lower East Side arts scene giving silly awards to deserving people in the context of a kick ass show! Cristin will be presenting an award, as well as cutting hair via Snips for Tips. However, if previous year’s award ceremonies have proven anything, it’s that these people don’t need any help looking good! Among the masses are Corn Mo, Rev Jen, Murray Hill, Gato Loco Low End, and SHOW & TELL’S house band, A Brief View of the Hudson. Come early to play so bingo! Stay late for the awards! Show starts at 10pm. For more information on the reading, please check out the Bowery Poetry Club website here.

Review of Words In Your Face in latest Issue of Library Journal magazine

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In her review of WIYF, Nedra Crowe-Evers writes “Her captivating history reveals a highly charged, creative genre… These accounts strive to answer that key question—Why slam?—by testifying to the immediate gratification slammers feel in getting their words out and the strong sense of community they experience through their performances.” To read her full review of it in Library Journal, click here.

Cristin’s Cartoon is published on the Best American Poetry Blog

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In honor of her pal (and Words In Your Face‘s editor) Daniel Nester’s last day as a Best American Poetry Blogger, Cristin was asked to draw a cartoon in commeration. To check it the cartoon in all its vain-gloriousness, click here.

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