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Cristin’s Fall 2015 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Paperback Book Tour Dates Announced

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2015 in support of the paperback release of her New York Times Best Selling book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS. She will be giving talks and readings in Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, Newark, Brooklyn, Boston, Columbus (OH), Atlanta, Portland, Seattle, Cleveland and Austin, among others! If you are in the area, please come on out!

(Please note: this schedule will be updated frequently, so please check back! The latest update for this posting was Aug 24th)

COA FALL 2015 TOUR

Tues September 8, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Official Paperback Release at the Mütter Museum
Where else to launch the paperback book than at the museum where it all began: The Mutter Museum! Aptowicz will be in conversation with Thomas Jefferson University head archivist F. Michael Angelo about Mütter’s role as an outlier and game-changer in early 19th century medicine. This lively presentation will include numerous illustrations and specimens—both from the Mutter Museum’s own collection and from the archive of Thomas Jefferson University, where Mutter taught and served as Chair of Surgery for a decade and half. Wine & Chesse will be served, and the event will be followed by a signing!
Where: Mutter Museum, 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When: 6:30pm
To snag YOUR ticket, click here: here.

Thurs September 10, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at the International Museum of Surgical Science
Cristin is excited to have a DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Chicago’s fantastic International Museum of Surgical Science! Come on out for a talk, Q&A and signing!
Where: International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
When: 7pm
Museum website: www.imss.org

Sun Septemeber 13, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Cristin is honored that her book was selected as the Book of the Month by the West Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Book Club, Books in the Boneyard. Come join Cristin for a talk and Q&A at one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful and storied cemeteries… and maybe visit the graves of some of the people featured in the book!
Where: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
When: 2pm
Website: http://www.forever-care.com/events.php?item=444

Tues September 15, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble located on the campus of the legendary medical school, Johns Hopkins! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: Johns Hopkins B&N, 3330 St. Paul Street #2391, Baltimore, MD 21218
When: 7pm
Event Page: http://johns-hopkins.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/BNCBcalendarEventListView?eventYear=2015&showStoreId=18053&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=18053&eventMonth=8
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/931785586867313/

Weds September 16, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Catholic University Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble at Catholic University! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: Barnes & Noble at Catholic University, 625 Monroe St. NE A3-A6
When: 6pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/109837096034877/

Weds September 23, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at WORD Books in Jersey City
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at the Barnes & Noble at Catholic University! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: WORD Books, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
When: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1758162244410506/

Thurs Sept 24, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Paranormal Books & Curiosities
What could be cooler than doing a book event at NJ’s famed Paranormal Books & Curiosities? Being in conversation with NJ’s own Alex Biese. Talk to be followed by Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Paranormal Books & Curiosities, 627 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/945876512151087/

Mon Sept 28, 2015
Terrifying Beauty: Dr Mütter’s Marvels’ Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz in Conversation with Dark Sparkler’s Amber Tamblyn at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
In celebration of the paperback release of the New York Times best selling nonfiction book Dr Mütter’s Marvels, author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz returns to the Morbid Anatomy Museum for a conversation about life, death and writing with writer / director / actress Amber Tamblyn, author of the recently released Dark Sparkler. Aptowicz and Tamblyn will discuss the good, the bad and the unsettling of researching and writing about suffering, illness and death, and what lessons they have learned — as writers and as human beings — in writing and releasing their books. The conversation will be followed by a brief Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
WHEN: 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/752887558172338/

Tues September 29, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Penn Barnes & Noble
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about Thomas Dent Mutter at the home of the very medical school where Mutter earned his degree: the University of Pennsylvnia! Cristin will be in conversation with Joshua Meyer, the head archivist at the University of Pennsylvania. The talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: UPenn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
When: 6pm

Weds September 30, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Harvard Coop
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter for the Harvard Coop Bookstore! There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
WHERE: The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
WHEN: 7pm
FACE BOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/113358005680744/

Sun Oct 4, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event in Columbus OH
Cristin is excited to giving a book talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter in Columbus, OH! The Book Loft bookstore is organizing the event, which will be held in association with a local library. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: TBA
When: 7pm

Tues Oct 6, 2015
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at Margaret Mitchell House
Cristin is honored to be doing a book talk at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, GA, in association with the Atlanta History Center. Cristin will be giving a talk about the good, the bad and the grotesque of the life and time of Thomas Dent Mutter. Talk to be followed by Q&A and signing.
WHERE: Margaret Mitchell House,990 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
WHEN: 7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/467660393409622/

Mon Oct 12, 2015
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at BookPeople in Austin
Cristin is thrilled to be celebrating her paperback release inher adopted hometown of Austin, TX! Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703
WHEN: 7pm

Thurs Oct 15, 2015
“Live and Let Learn” Event at Katz JCC
Come out early for this “Nosh and Knowledge” event Doors open at 10am to allow people to mingle/eat. Talk around 10:45, followed by signing.
WHERE: Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
WHEN: 10am

Thurs Oct 22, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Powells
Cristin is thrilled to be coming back to Powells for the DR MUTTER’S MARVELS paperback event. Cristin will give a talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter at one of her favorite bookstores in the country. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
When: 7:30pm

Fri Oct 23, 2015
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS book event at Seattle University Bookstore
Cristin is thrilled to be coming back to Seattle for the DR MUTTER’S MARVELS paperback event. Cristin will give a talk about the good, the bad & the grotesque of the life of Thomas Dent Mutter.. There will be a slideshow of images, and the talk will be followed by at Q&A And signing!
Where: University Bookstore, 823 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
When: 7pm

Cristin to Join the Armada! (Book Tour!)

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Cristin is so thrilled & delighted to be supporting Ernie Cline on a two week leg of his book tour for his latest novel, ARMADA, which has receiving rave reviews, including starred reviews in BOOKLIST and LIBRARY JOURNAL which wrote, “…Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut, READY PLAYER ONE.” I will NOT be reading or giving any talks myself during this tour, but I will be in the following bookstores supporting Ernie! So feel free to come out, snag a copy of ARMADA, and I’ll happily sign any books of mine in stock for you as well:
Mon, July 13th / Copperfield’s Bookstore (140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA, 7pm)
Tue, July 14th / Kepler’s Bookstore (1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, 7:30pm)
Wed, July 15th / Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR, 12:30pm)
Wed, July 15th / Powell’s at Cedar Hills (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR, 7pm)
Thu, July 16th / University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA, NOON)
Thu, July 16th / Whatcom Community College, Heiner Center, 237 W Kellogg Street, Bellingham, WA, 7pm)
Mon, July 20th / Weyerhaeuser Chapel @ Macalester College (1600 Grand Ave., Saint Paul, MN 7pm)
Tue, July 21st / Wentz Concert Hall (171 East Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL, 7pm)
Wed, July 22nd / The Book Loft (631 S. 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43206) 6pm
Thu, July 23rd / Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 7pm)

Cristin to Speak about Thomas Dent Mutter for the American Association of University Women

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Cristin is honored to be lecturing about Thomas Dent Mutter for the American Association for University Women, an organization which claims her own mother, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, as a member. The event is on Tuesday May 12th, is FREE and open to the public! And will take place at the Brandywine Senior Living at the Gables (515 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick NJ 08724; 732-836-1400). The doors will open for the event at 6:30pm, and refreshments are being provided!

Cristin to Perform at Washington and Lee University

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Cristin is thrilled to be making her debut at Washington and Lee Univerity! She will be hosting a workshop on publishing in the afternoon, and then will be performing her poetry live in the evening! The publishing workshop is closed (alas!), but the performance is FREE and open to the public! 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Elrod Commons Living Room! For more information, click here.

Cristin to Perform on Double Decker Poetry Bus Tour in LA

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From the FB event page: “Come join Amber Tamblyn, Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Cristin Okeefe Aptowicz, Jeremy Radin and special surprise guests as we take over the streets of Long Beach on a booze filled double decker bus journey. The event kicks off at 6pm sharp at the brass lamp, across from beachwood bbq downtown long beach, next door to the new bookshop known as Open. You may bring your own beer or booze but mai tai’s and some beer will be provided. 21 and up. We will be making stops at a secret lifeguard tower, the brass lamp book bar, a pub crash and the historic queen mary, and returning to the brass lamp around 930 pm for a dance party! The party happened Sunday May 3rd. Doors at 530. Showcase at 6pm. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt. Bring booze if you like. Meet at the new book bar called the brass lamp across from beachwood bbq at 530pm. stay later for the dance party if you dare!”

Cristin to Perform at The Getty Center in LA

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From the FB Event Page: “The Write Now Poetry Society presents an evening of poetry, music, magic and art at The Getty Center in Los Angeles in celebration of the new exhibit J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free. Contemporary poetry heartthrobs Anis Mojgani, Amber Tamblyn, Derrick Brown, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Idris Goodwin and Mindy Nettifee perform new work inspired by the art of J.M.W. Turner, whose visually stunning, heart-pounding exploration of the struggle with darkness came out of mastering light. Musical performance by Nick Thorburn (Islands) and magic performed by the incomparable Rob Zabrecky. FREE with ticket reservation. The event is May 2, 2015. Reservations officially open on April 21st, but 200 tickets will be released on April 14th just for Write Now Poetry Society fans ! https://tickets.getty.edu/ or call the Getty events line at (310) 440-7300.”

Cristin to give Mutter talk at Dartmouth

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Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk on Thomas Dent Mutter at Dartmouth on Thurs April 16th, sponsored by the Dartmouth Ethics Institute, The Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Geisel School of Medicine. The event, which is FREE, will be at 4:30pm in the Filene Auditorium at the Moore Building. Books will be available for sale at the talk, and Q&A and signing will follow. For more information, please see event flier here.

Cristin Storms AWP Conference with Thurs & Fri night performances!

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Cristin is thrilled to be returning to AWP conference, this year being held in Minneapolis (MN). During the day, Cristin will be manning the Write Bloody table in the Book Fair! And she has two INCREDIBLE evening events: on Thurs April 9th, Cristin will be performing at the AWP WRITE BLOODY SUPER POETRY PARTY alongside such incredible poets as Sarah Kay, Derrick Brown, Franny Choi and Taylor Mali, among others! You can guy tickets for that event by clicking here. Then on Friday night, Cristin is honored to be performing at the BUST Magazine reading alongside such badass writers as Roxane Gay, Patricia Smith, Amber Tamblyn, xTx and Franny Choi, and hosted by none other than Margaret Cho! It’s a FREE event, so arrive early for seats! Here’s the link for more info.

Cristin lecturing about Thomas Dent Mutter at West Chester University

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Cristin will be lecturing & reading about Thomas Dent Mutter at West Chester University on February 12, 2015. She will be having a “craft talk” with students and faculty at 3:20, and the reading will be at 7PM, but at Phillips Autograph Library.

Cristin lecturing on Thomas Dent Mutter at Haverford

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From Haverford website: “Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, celebrated poet and author, has made her mark again as a New York Times best-selling author with her second non-fiction book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. A Philadelphia native, in 2010 she was awarded the ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania to spend a year doing research for a biography of Thomas Dent Mutter, the humane and innovative nineteenth-century surgeon at Thomas Jefferson who founded Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum. Drawn to her subject from her early years visiting the Mutter Museum as student at Central High, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz spins an engrossing tale that is hard to stop reading.” Lecture & reading will take place on February 11, 4:30PM–6:00PM, at the Stokes Auditorium at Haverford. For more information, click here.

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