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Get your Personalized Copy of DR MUTTER’S MARVELS for the Holidays!

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Austin’s incredible independent bookstore, BookPeople, is allowing fans of DR MUTTER’S MARVELS to snag a signed and/or personalized copy of DR MUTTER’S MARVELS just in time for the holidays. Now you can get a signed copy dedicated to your history-loving mom, your oddity-loving nephew or your fantastic personal physician! Just click here & order before Dec 11! Happy Holidays!

Cristin to Make TV & Bookstore Appearances in Philly on Dec 18th

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Cristin is thrilled to be coming back to her home town just before the holidays! On Thurs Dec 18th, she will be chatting with NBC 10′s News Today at 11am about Dr Mütter’s Marvels, and afterwards, she will be doing a signing at the Rittenhouse Barnes & Noble at 5pm. Click here more information on this event, and come on out!

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
EIGHTH WEEK

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Nov 7, 2014
The Hootenanny featuring Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin is pumped to
WHERE: Glittering Gables, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 7pm
DOOR: Free, “but please bring $$$ to support the artists and buy their work!”

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
SEVENTH WEEK

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Tues Oct 14, 2014
THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES Storytelling Show
Cristin is thrilled that Minneapolis’s most badass storytellers will be coming out to sharing stories of their times of “No Mistakes.” Cristin will be joining them reading from her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES and sharing some of her own stories too!
WHERE: Kieran’s, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 8pm

Weds Oct 15, 2014
Workshop & Performance at The Loft Literary Center
Cristin is honored to be performing a solo poetry show (and leading an earlier workshop!) and Minneapolis’s famed LOFT LITERARY CENTER. Special guests and opening poets will be announced as we get closer!
WHERE: 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
WHEN: Workshop at 5pm; Event at 8pm

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Nov 7, 2014
The Hootenanny featuring Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin is pumped to
WHERE: Glittering Gables, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 7pm
DOOR: Free, “but please bring $$$ to support the artists and buy their work!”

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
SIXTH WEEK

Thur Oct 9, 2014
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
Cristin is so so SO excited that the brains, hearts & sharp tongues behind The Encyclopedia Show are putting together a special event for new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! A verbal encyclopedia full of poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, trained animals, and more, this show will present the myriad stories and exhibits from the Mütter Museum as outlined in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book. Cristin will read from her book and the live literary cast will present original art inspired by it. Afterwards, Cristin will be available for book sales and signing.
WHERE: STAGE 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
WHEN: 7:30pm, ALL AGES
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/931576863523176/

Sat Oct 10, 2014
The Poetry House Presents: An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin will be performing at St Olaf College for the first time ever!
WHERE: The Poetry House (Mohn House) of St Olaf College, 1208 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057.
WHEN: 8:30pm

Sat Oct 11, 2014
The Encyclopedia Show: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
An entire Encyclopedia Show dedicated to Thomas Dent Mütter? It’s true! Come see Minneapolis’s best performers tackle topics & ideas raised in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: The Fox Egg, 3730 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407
WHEN: 7pm

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Tues Oct 14, 2014
THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES Storytelling Show
Cristin is thrilled that Minneapolis’s most badass storytellers will be coming out to sharing stories of their times of “No Mistakes.” Cristin will be joining them reading from her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES and sharing some of her own stories too!
WHERE: Kieran’s, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 8pm

Weds Oct 15, 2014
Workshop & Performance at The Loft Literary Center
Cristin is honored to be performing a solo poetry show (and leading an earlier workshop!) and Minneapolis’s famed LOFT LITERARY CENTER. Special guests and opening poets will be announced as we get closer!
WHERE: 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
WHEN: Workshop at 5pm; Event at 8pm

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Nov 7, 2014
The Hootenanny featuring Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin is pumped to
WHERE: Glittering Gables, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 7pm
DOOR: Free, “but please bring $$$ to support the artists and buy their work!”

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

Posted on

Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
FIFTH WEEK

Tues Sept 30, 2014
Cristin features at the Bloomington (IN) Poetry Slam
Cristin is excited to be making her Bloomington (IN) Poetry Slam debut!
WHERE: The Bishop, 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
WHEN: 8pm
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/340988829400674/

Weds Oct 1, 2014
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS event at Indy Reads Bookstore
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Indianapolis’s raddest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
WHEN: 5pm
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561459974075788/?source=1&sid_create=1027824996

Sat Oct 4, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Quimbys in Chicago
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to one of her favorite bookstores on EARTH to give a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! There will be all sorts of fun & surprises at the event, and Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Quimbys Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443373532610162/

Sun Oct 5, 2014
Cristin to feature at Green Mill’s Uptown Poetry Slam
Cristin is humbled to be featuring at the birthplace of the Poetry Slam movement, Chicago’s Green Mill! Show up early to sign up for the slam, hosted by the poetry slam creator & “slam papi” Marc Smith.
WHERE: Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
WHEN: 7pm

Thur Oct 9, 2014
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
Cristin is so so SO excited that the brains, hearts & sharp tongues behind The Encyclopedia Show are putting together a special event for new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! A verbal encyclopedia full of poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, trained animals, and more, this show will present the myriad stories and exhibits from the Mütter Museum as outlined in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book. Cristin will read from her book and the live literary cast will present original art inspired by it. Afterwards, Cristin will be available for book sales and signing.
WHERE: STAGE 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
WHEN: 7:30pm, ALL AGES
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/931576863523176/

Sat Oct 10, 2014
The Poetry House Presents: An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin will be performing at St Olaf College for the first time ever!
WHERE: The Poetry House (Mohn House) of St Olaf College, 1208 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057.
WHEN: 8:30pm

Sat Oct 11, 2014
The Encyclopedia Show: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
An entire Encyclopedia Show dedicated to Thomas Dent Mütter? It’s true! Come see Minneapolis’s best performers tackle topics & ideas raised in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: The Fox Egg, 3730 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407
WHEN: 7pm

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Tues Oct 14, 2014
THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES Storytelling Show
Cristin is thrilled that Minneapolis’s most badass storytellers will be coming out to sharing stories of their times of “No Mistakes.” Cristin will be joining them reading from her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES and sharing some of her own stories too!
WHERE: Kieran’s, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 8pm

Weds Oct 15, 2014
Workshop & Performance at The Loft Literary Center
Cristin is honored to be performing a solo poetry show (and leading an earlier workshop!) and Minneapolis’s famed LOFT LITERARY CENTER. Special guests and opening poets will be announced as we get closer!
WHERE: 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
WHEN: Workshop at 5pm; Event at 8pm

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Nov 7, 2014
The Hootenanny featuring Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin is pumped to
WHERE: Glittering Gables, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 7pm
DOOR: Free, “but please bring $$$ to support the artists and buy their work!”

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
FOURTH WEEK

Weds Sept 24, 2014
Writer’s Block Poetry Slam in Columbus
Cristin is pumped to be making her Writer Block’s Poetry Slam debut, the series run by one of her favorite poets, Scott Woods! Cristin will be performing a feature set of poems, old & new! Come early to sign up for the open mic or slam!
WHERE: Kafe Kerouac 2250 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Sept 26, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at the Book Loft in Columbus
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in this beloved Columbus indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: 631 South Third Street, Columbus Ohio 43206
WHEN: 6pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570503026393792/?source=1

Sun Sept 28, 2014 (AFTERNOON)
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Ann Arbor’s sweetest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48103
WHEN: 3pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633698486728556

Sun Sept 28, 2014 (EVENING)
Cristin features at the Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
Cristin is excited to be making her Ann Arbor Poetry Slam debut!
WHERE: SILVIO’S ORGANIC, 715 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 214-6666
WHEN: 7pm

Tues Sept 30, 2014
Cristin features at the Bloomington (IN) Poetry Slam
Cristin is excited to be making her Bloomington (IN) Poetry Slam debut!
WHERE: The Bishop, 123 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
WHEN: 8pm
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/340988829400674/

Weds Oct 1, 2014
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS event at Indy Reads Bookstore
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Indianapolis’s raddest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Indy Reads Books, 911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
WHEN: 5pm
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561459974075788/?source=1&sid_create=1027824996

Sat Oct 4, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Quimbys in Chicago
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to one of her favorite bookstores on EARTH to give a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! There will be all sorts of fun & surprises at the event, and Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Quimbys Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443373532610162/

Sun Oct 5, 2014
Cristin to feature at Green Mill’s Uptown Poetry Slam
Cristin is humbled to be featuring at the birthplace of the Poetry Slam movement, Chicago’s Green Mill! Show up early to sign up for the slam, hosted by the poetry slam creator & “slam papi” Marc Smith.
WHERE: Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
WHEN: 7pm

Thur Oct 9, 2014
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
Cristin is so so SO excited that the brains, hearts & sharp tongues behind The Encyclopedia Show are putting together a special event for new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! A verbal encyclopedia full of poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, trained animals, and more, this show will present the myriad stories and exhibits from the Mütter Museum as outlined in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book. Cristin will read from her book and the live literary cast will present original art inspired by it. Afterwards, Cristin will be available for book sales and signing.
WHERE: STAGE 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
WHEN: 7:30pm, ALL AGES
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/931576863523176/

Sat Oct 10, 2014
The Poetry House Presents: An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin will be performing at St Olaf College for the first time ever!
WHERE: The Poetry House (Mohn House) of St Olaf College, 1208 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057.
WHEN: 8:30pm

Sat Oct 11, 2014
The Encyclopedia Show: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
An entire Encyclopedia Show dedicated to Thomas Dent Mütter? It’s true! Come see Minneapolis’s best performers tackle topics & ideas raised in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: The Fox Egg, 3730 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407
WHEN: 7pm

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Tues Oct 14, 2014
THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES Storytelling Show
Cristin is thrilled that Minneapolis’s most badass storytellers will be coming out to sharing stories of their times of “No Mistakes.” Cristin will be joining them reading from her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES and sharing some of her own stories too!
WHERE: Kieran’s, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 8pm

Weds Oct 15, 2014
Workshop & Performance at The Loft Literary Center
Cristin is honored to be performing a solo poetry show (and leading an earlier workshop!) and Minneapolis’s famed LOFT LITERARY CENTER. Special guests and opening poets will be announced as we get closer!
WHERE: 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
WHEN: Workshop at 5pm; Event at 8pm

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Nov 7, 2014
The Hootenanny featuring Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin is pumped to
WHERE: Glittering Gables, 911 24th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 7pm
DOOR: Free, “but please bring $$$ to support the artists and buy their work!”

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
THIRD WEEK

Mon Sept 15, 2014
COA AMA on Reddit
Cristin will be answering any & all questions during her first ever REDDIT AMA!
WHEN: 1pm – 3pm EST

Tues Sept 16, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Cristin is honored to be doing a book event with the Free Library of Philadelphia. She will in conversation with F. Michael Angelo, M.A., University Archivist and Head of Historic Collections, Thomas Jefferson University, about her book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS. Granted unprecedented access to Philadelphia’s famous museum of medical oddities, specimens, and antique medical equipment, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has penned an in-depth and revelatory biography of its eccentric and brilliant founder, Thomas Dent Mütter. Once described as the “P.T. Barnum of the surgery room,” the flamboyant and forward-thinking Mütter helped established Philadelphia as the epicenter for global medical innovation.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When: 7:30pm
Website: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/index.cfm?ID=46937&type=2
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706937516038701/

Fri Sept 19, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at BookPeople in Austin
Cristin returns to her adopted hometown of Austin, TX, to talk about her latest book, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” 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
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/294555440723352/

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour

Posted on

Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR
SECOND WEEK

Mon Septemeber 8, 2014
Craft Talk at the Kelly Writer House (University of Pennsylvania)

Cristin will be giving a craft talk about her year as the 2010-2011 ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Where: The Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
When: 6pm
Website: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0914.php

Tues September 9, 2014
Feature at the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam in NYC
Cristin thrilled to be returning to her home venue of NYC-Urbana, which Cristin founded when she was 19-year-old. There will be an open mike, Cristin’s feature (15-20 minutes) and then the first open slam of their season!
Where: Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009
When: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/269466659903593/

Weds September 10, 2014
Craft Talk at Mercer College
Cristin will be delivering a noon-time talk at the Mercer College, where she “will share her tips and strategies for pursuing a career in the arts while still working a 9-5. Using stories from her life, and sharing some of her work, Aptowicz will show how you can turn your passion for creating into a career without ever having to sacrifice the job that puts food on your table… until, that is, you are ready to make that leap.”
Where: Mercer College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ
When: Noon

Weds September 10, 2014
Book Talk at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn
Cristin will be delivering a talk at the newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn about the story of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter (1811-1859), the man behind Philadelphia’s iconic Mütter Museum. Brilliant, ambitious, and so flamboyantly outspoken that a student once described him as the “[P.T.] Barnum of the surgery room,” Mütter was a revolutionary figure whose compassion-based philosophies and passion for helping the severely deformed clashed with the constraints of his time.
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
When: 8pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/886268898067152/

Fri Sept 12, 2014
An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick Brown at the Columbus Theater
Long time friends and touring partners are so thrilled to be meeting up on our book tours for one special night in Providence, RI. Come see an electric night of poetry with these two sweet pals in the gorgeous recently re-opened Columbus Theater in Providence, RI.
WHERE: Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
WHEN: Doors at 8pm, Event at 9pm
TIX: $10 pre-order, $12 at door.

Sat Sept 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS themed KISS! PUNCH! POEM! at the Magnet Theater
Cristin is excited about returning to perform at the improv meets poetry show KISS! PUNCH! POEM! for the third time, and this time it will be a special themed show, where all piece read will be excerpts from Cristin’s latest book of nonfiction DR MUTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, NY, NY 10001
WHEN: 9pm

Cristin’s Fall 2014 / Dr Mütter’s Marvels Book Tour Dates Announced

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be hitting the road for most of Fall 2014, and giving performances / readings in Philadelphia, NYC, Austin, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver among other places! 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 August 17th)

COA FALL 2014 TOUR

Thurs September 4, 2014
DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Celebration at the Mütter Museum
Apologies! This event is private! But if you are in the Philly area, please come out to the Free Library event on Tues Sept 16th (see info below!).

Fri September 5, 2014
Write Bloody Publishing’s Poetry Extravaganza & Dance Party
Five of the Write Bloody Publishing’s best loved poets – Derrick Brown Party Page (Strange Light), Sarah Kay (No Matter the Wreckage), Anis Mojgani (Songs from Under the River), Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (The Year of No Mistakes) and Taylor Mali (the poet) (Last Time As We Are) – will all be performing together under one roof in Philadelphia for the first time! Come for the poetry, buy all the books & stick around for the dancing!
Where: Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
When: 7pm
FaceBook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/348206015329271/?context=create&source=49

Mon Septemeber 8, 2014
Craft Talk at the Kelly Writer House (University of Pennsylvania)

Cristin will be giving a craft talk about her year as the 2010-2011 ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Where: The Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
When: 6pm
Website: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0914.php

Tues September 9, 2014
Feature at the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam in NYC
Cristin thrilled to be returning to her home venue of NYC-Urbana, which Cristin founded when she was 19-year-old. There will be an open mike, Cristin’s feature (15-20 minutes) and then the first open slam of their season!
Where: Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009
When: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/269466659903593/

Weds September 10, 2014
Craft Talk at Mercer College
Cristin will be delivering a noon-time talk at the Mercer College, where she “will share her tips and strategies for pursuing a career in the arts while still working a 9-5. Using stories from her life, and sharing some of her work, Aptowicz will show how you can turn your passion for creating into a career without ever having to sacrifice the job that puts food on your table… until, that is, you are ready to make that leap.”
Where: Mercer College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ
When: Noon

Weds September 10, 2014
Book Talk at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn
Cristin will be delivering a talk at the newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn about the story of Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter (1811-1859), the man behind Philadelphia’s iconic Mütter Museum. Brilliant, ambitious, and so flamboyantly outspoken that a student once described him as the “[P.T.] Barnum of the surgery room,” Mütter was a revolutionary figure whose compassion-based philosophies and passion for helping the severely deformed clashed with the constraints of his time.
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
When: 8pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/886268898067152/

Fri Sept 12, 2014
An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Derrick Brown at the Columbus Theater
Long time friends and touring partners are so thrilled to be meeting up on our book tours for one special night in Providence, RI. Come see an electric night of poetry with these two sweet pals in the gorgeous recently re-opened Columbus Theater in Providence, RI.
WHERE: Columbus Theater, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI
WHEN: Doors at 8pm, Event at 9pm
TIX: $10 pre-order, $12 at door.

Sat Sept 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS themed KISS! PUNCH! POEM! at the Magnet Theater
Cristin is excited about returning to perform at the improv meets poetry show KISS! PUNCH! POEM! for the third time, and this time it will be a special themed show, where all piece read will be excerpts from Cristin’s latest book of nonfiction DR MUTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, NY, NY 10001
WHEN: 9pm

Mon Sept 15, 2014
COA AMA on Reddit
Cristin will be answering any & all questions during her first ever REDDIT AMA!
WHEN: 1pm – 3pm EST

Tues Sept 16, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Cristin is honored to be doing a book event with the Free Library of Philadelphia. She will in conversation with F. Michael Angelo, M.A., University Archivist and Head of Historic Collections, Thomas Jefferson University, about her book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS. Granted unprecedented access to Philadelphia’s famous museum of medical oddities, specimens, and antique medical equipment, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has penned an in-depth and revelatory biography of its eccentric and brilliant founder, Thomas Dent Mütter. Once described as the “P.T. Barnum of the surgery room,” the flamboyant and forward-thinking Mütter helped established Philadelphia as the epicenter for global medical innovation.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
When: 7:30pm
Website: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/index.cfm?ID=46937&type=2
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/706937516038701/

Tues Sept 16, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS Event at BookPeople in Austin
Cristin returns to her adopted hometown of Austin, TX, to talk about her latest book, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” 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
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/294555440723352/

Weds Sept 24, 2014
Writer’s Block Poetry Slam in Columbus
Cristin is pumped to be making her Writer Block’s Poetry Slam debut, the series run by one of her favorite poets, Scott Woods! Cristin will be performing a feature set of poems, old & new! Come early to sign up for the open mic or slam!
WHERE: Kafe Kerouac 2250 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
WHEN: 8pm

Fri Sept 26, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at the Book Loft in Columbus
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in this beloved Columbus indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: 631 South Third Street, Columbus Ohio 43206
WHEN: 6pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/570503026393792/?source=1

Sun Sept 28, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, in Ann Arbor’s sweetest indie bookstore! After the reading will be a Q&A and signing!
WHERE: Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48103
WHEN: 3pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633698486728556

Sat Oct 4, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Quimbys in Chicago
Cristin is thrilled to be returning to one of her favorite bookstores on EARTH to give a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! There will be all sorts of fun & surprises at the event, and Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Quimbys Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443373532610162/

Sun Oct 5, 2014
Cristin to feature at Green Mill’s Uptown Poetry Slam
Cristin is humbled to be featuring at the birthplace of the Poetry Slam movement, Chicago’s Green Mill! Show up early to sign up for the slam, hosted by the poetry slam creator & “slam papi” Marc Smith.
WHERE: Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
WHEN: 7pm

Tue Oct 7, 2014
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
Cristin is so so SO excited that the brains, hearts & sharp tongues behind The Encyclopedia Show are putting together a special event for new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! A verbal encyclopedia full of poets, storytellers, comedians, musicians, trained animals, and more, this show will present the myriad stories and exhibits from the Mütter Museum as outlined in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new book. Cristin will read from her book and the live literary cast will present original art inspired by it. Afterwards, Cristin will be available for book sales and signing.
WHERE: STAGE 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
WHEN: 7:30pm, ALL AGES

Sat Oct 10, 2014
The Poetry House Presents: An Evening with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin will be performing at St Olaf College for the first time ever!
WHERE: The Poetry House (Mohn House) of St Olaf College, 1208 St. Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057.
WHEN: 8:30pm

Sat Oct 11, 2014
The Encyclopedia Show: DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS
An entire Encyclopedia Show dedicated to Thomas Dent Mütter? It’s true! Come see Minneapolis’s best performers tackle topics & ideas raised in Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS.
WHERE: The Fox Egg, 3730 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407
WHEN: 7pm

Mon Oct 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis
Cristin is thrilled to be giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! In her write-up of the book in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Ann Mayhew from Magers & Quinn wrote:“Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s new biography, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is set in Philadelphia in the middle of the 19th century. You’re going into labor, or perhaps you accidentally sliced your leg open. The doctor gives you wine to calm your nerves. His fingers are covered with earlier patients’ blood. This was the world Dr. Thomas Mütter entered …Mütter did not just establish a museum of “marvels”—specimens, wax figures, and other educational pieces he collected; he was a marvel himself. He was an excellent professor and a caring doctor. Aptowicz approaches her subject with passion and finesse, so that the book to reads more like fiction than nonfiction, ensuring that it will appeal to a wide audience.” Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55408
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489614517950366

Tues Oct 14, 2014
THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES Storytelling Show
Cristin is thrilled that Minneapolis’s most badass storytellers will be coming out to sharing stories of their times of “No Mistakes.” Cristin will be joining them reading from her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES and sharing some of her own stories too!
WHERE: Kieran’s, 85 6th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
WHEN: 8pm

Weds Oct 15, 2014
Workshop & Performance at The Loft Literary Center
Cristin is honored to be performing a solo poetry show (and leading an earlier workshop!) and Minneapolis’s famed LOFT LITERARY CENTER. Special guests and opening poets will be announced as we get closer!
WHERE: 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
WHEN: Workshop at 5pm; Event at 8pm

Sat Oct 18, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at The BookWorm in Omaha
Cristin is excited to be making her Omaha debut by giving a talk & reading from her new book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS! Q&A and signing will follow!
WHERE: The BookWorm, 8702 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114
WHEN: 1pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/835294926505433

Mon Oct 20, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Omaha
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Prairie Lights! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: 15 South Dubuque, Iowa City, IA 52240
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/249076518636770/

Mon Nov 3, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Powell’s City of Books
Cristin is humbled to finally be making a pilgrimage to Portland’s own Powell’s City of Books! It will be the first time that Cristin’s performed in Portland EVER! In its starred review for DR MÜTTER’S MARVEL, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
WHEN: 7:30pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449099868701403/

Tues Nov 4, 2014
Poetry Feature at the Seattle Poetry Slam
The last time Cristin featured at the Seattle Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Re-Bar, 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
WHEN: 7pm

Weds Nov 5, 2014
Poetry Feature at Rain City Poetry Slam

Cristin is proud to be making her Rainy City Poetry Slam debut with a poetry feature which will blend together new & old work! Come early to sign up for open mike & slam!
WHERE: Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
WHEN: 8pm

Sat Nov 8, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle
Cristin is honored to be giving a talk & reading at one of the best known & most beloved indie bookstores in the country, Elliott Bay Book Company! In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Cristin will be bringing some interesting Mütter artifacts from her own collection, as well as some other surprises! Q & A to follow!
WHERE: Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
WHEN: 7pm
FaceBook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749049085157152/

Weds Nov 12, 2014
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The last time Cristin featured at the Vancouver Poetry Slam was 2001! Cristin is thrilled to be making her return 13 years later! Come early to sign up for open mic & slam!
WHERE: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada
WHEN: 8pm pm

Thurs Nov 13, 2014
DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS event at Vancouver Book Warehouse in Vancouver
Cristin is excited to be giving a talk about her latest book, DR MÜTTER’S MARVELS, at Vancouver’s own Book Warehouse. In its starred review for the book, KIRKUS REVIEW wrote “In her deftly crafted narrative, the author provides an absorbing account of the charismatic surgeon’s life and career as well as a vivid look at the medical practices and prejudices of his time. His students adored him, and the disfigured flocked to him… His life story will move many readers.” Q & A & Signing to follow!
WHERE: Vancouver Book Warehouse, 4118 Main Street Vancouver, BC
WHEN: 7pm
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676662379092340/

Sun Nov 16, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Portland Poetry Slam
Cristin will be making her Portland Poetry Slam debut (finally!) with a feature set during their first Women of the World Poetry Slam qualifying slam.
WHERE: Portland Poetry Slam at Glyph, 804 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
WHEN: 7pm, all ages, $5 suggested donation

Tues Nov 18, 2014
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz Features at Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College’s slam poetry club Apocalips will be featuring Cristin for her first ever performance at the college The event is FREE & open to the public! This is the final date of Cristin’s Fall Tour! So come on out & celebrate!
WHERE: Lewis & Clark Student Co-Op, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219
WHEN: 8pm

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