The Website of Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin is very excited to be attending the 2014 AWP conference. She is one of the readers at the official AWP event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Write Bloody Publishing, alongside Write Bloody founder & chief, Derrick Brown, as well as other WB authors: Jon Sands, Brendan Constantine and Mindy Nettifee (Saturday Morning, 9am). She will also be in THREE evening performances: the WRITE BLOODY SHOWCASE on Thursday evening (Feb 27; Re-Bar 7pm); the LITERARY DEATH MATCH on Friday evening (Feb 28; Lucid Bar, 9:30pm); and the SARAH KAY & CRISTIN O’KEEFE APTOWICZ BOOK RELEASE (March 1; St Mark’s Cathedral BLOEDEL HALL; 1245 10th Avenue East 8pm) Here latest book, The Year of No Mistakes, will be available so please come on by & visit her!
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to our old hometown for New York City for several special gigs. First up, on Weds Jan 22nd, The Year of No Mistakes will be enjoying its first official book release at Brooklyn’s Greenlight bookstore. Cristin will be reading alongside Aziza Barnes, Cynthia Lowen, and Kamilah Aisha Moon in this free series curated by the amazing Angel Nafis. For more information, click here. Then on Friday, Jan 24, Cristin will be featuring at the New York City’s first home for poetry slam, the iconic Nuyorican Poets Cafe. For more information, click here.
Cristin will be celebrating Friday the 13th at the Write Bloody Store in Austin, TX, with her publisher and pal, Derrick Brown. It’s a FREE EVENT and will be running from 4pm – 6pm! Here’s more info from the event page: “What could possibly be a BETTER WAY to spend your Friday the 13th early evening the earning some GOOD LUCK at the Write Bloody Publishing store in Austin! Special guests Derrick Brown Party Page & Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will be SIGNING copies of their books, PERFORMING their poetry (if you ask nicely!) & DRAWING portraits of YOU (mostly Cristin doing that!) AND IT’S FREE! (But buying some sweet WB stuff at sweet DISCOUNTED prices would be super rad!) NOTE: This will be the *** LAST CHANCE *** to buy COA’s books in the store! She’s cleaning us out! So if you want a signed COA book for Christmas, COME ON DOWN! Friday the 13th, 4-6pm, Write Bloody Store on Cesar Chavez (in the parking lot of Juan in a Million). It’s FINAL WEEK of the WB store! DON’T BE THE CHUMP WHO NEVER WENT! OR THE HEARTBREAKER WHO NEVER SAID GOOD BYE! SEE YOU THEN!”
For more information or to RVSP / spread the word on Facebook, click here.
Cristin is super excited to be reading at Austin’s own feminist indie bookstore, BookWoman, alongside Laurie Filipelli (author of Elseplace) and Laurie Saurborn Young (author of Carnavoria and the forthcoming Industry of Brief Distraction. The event is FREE, starts at 7pm and is being held on Dec 5th at BookWoman (5501 N Lamar Blvd, #A-105, Austin, Texas 78751-1029). For more information, or to RSVP on FB, please click here.
“In The Year of No Mistakes, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz writes poetry with a stark honesty that comes along with having to rebuild a life,” BookSlut reviewer Rebecca Silber writes in her glowing review of Cristin’s sixth book of poetry. “She wrote this collection after shedding boyfriend, city, and any notion of future security that she may have grown accustomed to. However, you will not be required to read this curled up in your bed with a box of Kleenex — this is not a high school breakup sad, sulky book of poems. The Year of No Mistakes is Aptowicz’s sixth book of poetry and she brings a knowing maturity to her writing.” To read the full review, click here.
Cristin is deeply honored that Write Bloody Publishing, which publishes all six of Cristin’s poetry books, has nominated her poem, “Your Wife,” from her recently released book, The Year of No Mistakes for a Pushcart Prize. Big thanks to Derrick Brown & the rest of the Write Bloody team for shining the spotlight!
It’s been precisely one year since the launch of CAP magazine, and they are celebrating with a big reading at Frito Pie Cuntry, Friday, November 22nd. Show starts at 8pm & it’s BYOB. There will be readings by Cristin, as well as Write Bloody Founder Derrick Brown , Amy Saul-Zerby and Josh Boyd as well as live music by Harvest Thieves and Carpetbagger, among others. For more information, or to RVSP & spread the word on Facebook, click here.
Cristin is pumped to jumping lit icon AM Homes and NY-Times best-selling author Jacob Tomsky as judges for the Literary Death Match being held at the Texas Book Fair. Competitors include Jonathan Lethem, Sasha West, Chris L. Terry and Nina McConigley. The show is FREE and starts at 10am at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. For more information, please visit the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/418065078298639/
Cristin is honored to be performing alongside Write Bloody founder Derrick Brown, Timbermouse founder Kevin Burke and other fantastic Austin poets at the Voices for a Cause benefit to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, please visit the Facebook Event page here.
Cristin is thrilled to be appearing the 10th issue of iO Poetry. Both poems, “Married Men” and “Triptych: August” also appear in her forthcoming book, The Year of No Mistakes, which is being released this Fall. To read the poems, please click here.← Older posts Newer posts →