The Website of Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin is thrilled to be doing HOW TO LOVE THE EMPTY AIR events in three of her favorite East Coast cities with three of her favorite poets! Check it out, and come on out:
APRIL 2: STRAND BOOKSTORE (NYC) with SARAH KAY
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to one of her favorite bookstores on the planet, The Strand in New York City. Cristin will be debuting new poets from her book HOW TO LOVE THE EMPTY EMPTY and will be sharing the stage with old friend & brilliant poet Sarah Kay who will be reading poems from her various collections, including the just released ALL OUR WILD WONDER. For more information, please visit The Strand website here.
APRIL 3: PHILAMOCA (Philadelphia) with SARAH KAY, ANIS MOJGANI & DERRICK BROWN
A Write Bloody LIVE Event where Cristin will be sharing the stage with Sarah Kay (All Our Wild Wonder), Anis Mojgani (In the Pockets of Small Gods) and Derrick Brown (Hello. It Doesn’t Matter). See these wonders perform, and then stick around to snag copies of their brand new book. For more information, visit the PhilaMoca website here.
APRIL 4: UNION STAGE (Washington DC) with SARAH KAY, ANIS MOJGANI & DERRICK BROWN
A Write Bloody LIVE Event where Cristin will be sharing the stage with Sarah Kay (All Our Wild Wonder), Anis Mojgani (In the Pockets of Small Gods) and Derrick Brown (Hello. It Doesn’t Matter). See these wonders perform, and then stick around to snag copies of their brand new book. For more information, visit the Union Stage website here.
Cristin’s seventh collection of poetry, How to Love the Empty Air, is being released March 20th, and Cristin will be celebrating with a week of book events with her friend, publisher & fellow poet Derrick C. Brown (whose latest collection, Hello. It Doesn’t Matter., will be released on March 20th too!
Book Release Celebration @ Chevalier’s Books in Los Angeles, CA
March 20 @ 7:30 pm
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick C. Brown will be reading from their brand new books of poetry for the first time! Come snag a copy of their books on the day they come out! With special guests Jessica Abughattas and Write Bloody’s Jackson Burgess! Free show!
For more information, please visit the website here: https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/calendar
LIVE @ Gatsby Books in Long Beach, CA
March 21 @ 8:00 pm
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick C. Brown reading from their brand new books of poetry! With special guest, poet Micah Bournes! Free show!
For more information, please visit the website here: http://gatsbybooks.com/artists/#/gentlemen-boss-poetry-tour-weds-march-21-7pm/
LIVE @ Stories Books & Café in Los Angeles, CA
March 22 @ 8:00 pm
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick C. Brown will be reading from their brand new books of poetry. With special guests, poets Bethany Toews and Tonya Ingram! Free show!
For more information, please visit the website here: https://storiesla.com/blogs/events
LIVE at 1888 Center in Orange, CA
March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick C. Brown will not only be reading from their brand new books of poetry and discussing the inspiration behind their works, but this event will be recorded for the 1888 Center’s podcast “Writers Block Live!” which will be available at 1888 Center’s website 2-3 weeks following the event. Free show!
For more information, please visit the website here: http://1888.center/events/writers-block-live-cristin-okeefe-aptowicz-and-derrick-c-brown/
HELLO. IT DOESN’T MATTER. BOOK RELEASE SHOW @ Hatchery Press in Los Angeles, CA
March 24 @ 8:00 pm
Cristin is thrilled to be performing at Derrick C. Brown’s official release extravaganza for his new book of poetry Hello. It Doesn’t Matter. This event will feature Derrick, as well Jacqueline Suskin, and sharer of a great name: poet Derek D. Brown. Musical guests Cardioid and Jimmy Von Eps will also perform. This event includes a complimentary beer tasting / home brewer’s competition, featuring five home brewers competing for the title of Brewmaster. Also, there will probably be a dance party. Just because.
For more information (& TO BUY TICKETS! Just $5!), please visit the website here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3348922
Cristin is thrilled to making her Kansas debut this October. On October 24th, she’ll be the keynote speaker at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Jager Club, a club formed to honor Dr. Thor Jager’s legacy and “to provide a focus for discussions focused on medical history.” The event is open to all Wichita doctors; for more information, click here. The next day, on Oct 25th, Cristin will be giving a talk on the life & times of Dr Thomas Dent Mutter to the student body of the University of Wichita School of Medicine. The details are still being finalized, so please click here for the latest updates.
Cristin is thrilled to be joining old friends Buddy Wakefield and Derrick Brown, along with emerging poets Yesika Salgado and Edwin Bodney in an evening of poetry & performance at LA’s Art Share performance space (801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013). The show starts 7pm and the door is just $5. Buying tickets in advance is strongly recommended! For more information, and to snag tickets, please click here.
Cristin is honored to have been invited by Major Jackson, editor of The Harvard Review to add a verse to their long form, multi-poet “Renga for Obama.” Cristin was thrilled to be paired with the legendary Patricia Smith, and their collaborative verse was added to the poem on March 11th. To see Cristin’s verse, as well as the full poem, click here.
From The Sheen Center website: “Two veteran performance poets go back and forth, poem for poem, in celebration of their longtime friendship. When Taylor Mali and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz first met at a poetry slam in Chelsea in 1998, he was middle school teacher who wrote poetry on the side and she was a 19-year-old NYU screenwriting student. Neither would have guessed it would be the beginning of a nearly two-decade long friendship or that that between them they would write nine books of poetry, three books of nonfiction, win four National Poetry Slam championships, perform their work in venues around the globe, and amass over 20 million views on YouTube for their poetry. On Oct 6th, Mali and Aptowicz will celebrate their long fruitful partnership with an evening of poetry.” For more information (and to snag tickets while they last), please visit The Sheen Center website by clicking HERE.
Marking the halfway point in their two week residency at Serenbe, Cristin, Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown (collectively known as The Gentleman Bosses) will give a performance at The Oak Room at The Inn at Serenbe
(10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268). The event, which is open to the public, will take place on
Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 8:00pm 10:00pm. For more information, click here.
Cristin teams up again with her pals Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown for a very special evening of poetry and performances at Eddie’s Attic (515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030) on September 21. The show will start at 7:30pm and feature an eclectic array of poetic mischief spawned by the trio known as The Gentleman Bosses. For more information, please see the Eddie’s Attic’s website here: http://eddiesattic.com/
From the SERENBE website: “The Gentlemen Bosses is a writing collective formed in 2012 and consisting of writers Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown, a trio of award-winning, internationally touring poets who are joined in their commitment to creating engaging, freshly modern work that is powerful on the stage as well as on the page. AIR Serenbe is pleased to support the Gentlemen Bosses for a 2016 Project Residency: two weeks of time and space to collaborate, experiment, and share new work with new audiences.” AIR Serenbe is a unit of The Serenbe Institute. We seek to fuse art and cultural content to further The Serenbe Institute’s mission to explore, embrace and expand the connection between nature, culture and the art of living. Since 2007, AIR Serenbe has championed the creative process by providing artists with uninterrupted time and space and a welcoming community in which to create. To learn more, please visit the Serenbe website here: http://www.airserenbe.com/
From the KTEP website: “Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter was born at a time doctors rarely washed their hands or used anesthesia. In the bestselling book DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz explores the previously untold life story of this young, handsome and ambitiously brilliant surgeon whose talents in the operating room and lectures halls were unrivaled in his lifetime. Aired Aug. 28, 2016.” To listen to the interviews, click here: http://ktep.org/post/perspectives-dr-m-tters-marvels.← Older posts