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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.

DR MUTTER’S MARVELS makes New York Times Best Seller List for Third Month!

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Cristin is thrilled & overwhelmed with the news that her nonfiction book, Dr Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, has made The New York Times Best Seller List for a third month. And in its third month on the list, Dr Mutter’s Marvels had its highest ranking yet: coming in at #6 for Books on Health for Decemeber. For the complete list, please click here. And HUGE THANKS to everyone who bought the book in December: for the themselves, for their book club or for people they love (or want to creep out!) on their holiday list!

DR MUTTER’S MARVELS Makes Seven “BEST OF 2014″ Lists

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Cristin is humbled & honored the seven different publications named Dr Mütter’s Marvels as one of their “Best Books of 2014.” Amazon.com named it as one of their Best Science Books of 2014, as did NPR’s Science Friday, US trade publication Library Journal and the UK newspaper The Guardian. The Onion’s AV Club named it one of their best books of 2014, noting “The book is ceaselessly interesting but not showy, and Aptowicz expertly paints the scenes with broad brushstrokes and tiny details. It’s a nearly perfect piece of non-fiction.” School Library Journal named it one of 2014′s Best Adult Books 4 Teens, noting, “Dr. Mütter’s larger-than-life, showman’s personality and incredible medical advancements pair thrillingly with Aptowicz’s enthusiastic writing to deliver many unbelievable facts that readers will need to share with friends.” And lastly, NJ’s own Asbury Park Press named it the Best Book of the Year, noting “A truly Philadelphian saga deftly told by City of Brotherly Love native Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is a comprehensive and engaging biography of 19th-century surgeon, teacher and author Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter. Best known these days as the founding force behind the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Mütter was essential at shaping the course of medicine in innumerable ways, and Aptowicz navigates his too-short and highly influential life expertly.”

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