Cristin’s book THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES is reviewed on BookSlut
“In The Year of No Mistakes, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz writes poetry with a stark honesty that comes along with having to rebuild a life,” BookSlut reviewer Rebecca Silber writes in her glowing review of Cristin’s sixth book of poetry. “She wrote this collection after shedding boyfriend, city, and any notion of future security that she may have grown accustomed to. However, you will not be required to read this curled up in your bed with a box of Kleenex — this is not a high school breakup sad, sulky book of poems. The Year of No Mistakes is Aptowicz’s sixth book of poetry and she brings a knowing maturity to her writing.” To read the full review, click here.
Cristin Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Cristin is deeply honored that Write Bloody Publishing, which publishes all six of Cristin’s poetry books, has nominated her poem, “Your Wife,” from her recently released book, The Year of No Mistakes for a Pushcart Prize. Big thanks to Derrick Brown & the rest of the Write Bloody team for shining the spotlight!
Cristin to Perform at BookWoman (Dec 5)
Cristin is super excited to be reading at Austin’s own feminist indie bookstore, BookWoman, alongside Laurie Filipelli (author of Elseplace) and Laurie Saurborn Young (author of Carnavoria and the forthcoming Industry of Brief Distraction. The event is FREE, starts at 7pm and is being held on Dec 5th at BookWoman (5501 N Lamar Blvd, #A-105, Austin, Texas 78751-1029). For more information, or to RSVP on FB, please click here.
Cristin to Perform at CAP Anniversary Party (Nov 22)
It’s been precisely one year since the launch of CAP magazine, and they are celebrating with a big reading at Frito Pie Cuntry, Friday, November 22nd. Show starts at 8pm & it’s BYOB. There will be readings by Cristin, as well as Write Bloody Founder Derrick Brown , Amy Saul-Zerby and Josh Boyd as well as live music by Harvest Thieves and Carpetbagger, among others. For more information, or to RVSP & spread the word on Facebook, click here.
Cristin to be Judge at the Texas Book Fest’s Literary Death Match
Cristin is pumped to jumping lit icon AM Homes and NY-Times best-selling author Jacob Tomsky as judges for the Literary Death Match being held at the Texas Book Fair. Competitors include Jonathan Lethem, Sasha West, Chris L. Terry and Nina McConigley. The show is FREE and starts at 10am at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. For more information, please visit the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/418065078298639/
Cristin’s Sixth Book of Poetry, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES, Officially Release
Cristin is deeply honored & thrilled that Write Bloody Publishing be releasing her sixth book of poetry, The Year of No Mistakes. The book contains many of Cristin’s best known work written in the last few years including Op-Ed for the Sad Sack Review, December, Not Doing Something Wrong Isn’t the Same as Doing Something Right, Brooklyn and more! The book is the product of both her ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania and her Amy Clampitt House residency as well as her Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Please pick up the book at your favorite online or brick-and-mortar bookshop and keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming tour dates!
Cristin to Perform at Voices for a Cause Benefit (9/29)
Cristin is honored to be performing alongside Write Bloody founder Derrick Brown, Timbermouse founder Kevin Burke and other fantastic Austin poets at the Voices for a Cause benefit to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, please visit the Facebook Event page here.
New Poetry By Cristin Appears in iO Magazine
Cristin is thrilled to be appearing the 10th issue of iO Poetry. Both poems, “Married Men” and “Triptych: August” also appear in her forthcoming book, The Year of No Mistakes, which is being released this Fall. To read the poems, please click here.
Cristin to Perform and Host Workshops at the Berkshire WordFest (Sept 19 – 20)
Cristin is thrilled be invited to participate in the Third Annual Berkshire WordFest (Sept 19 – 20), which is organized by The Mount, the historical home of American powerhouse writer, Edith Wharton. On Friday, Sept 19th, she will be participating the festival’s first ever Literary Death Match along with Jim Shepard, Jason Diamond, Rachel Shukert, Brando Skyhorse and one of Cristin’s favorite writers, Steve Almond. On Saturday, Sept 20th, she will be hosting a workshop for the high school winners of the Edith Wharton Poetry Prize. For more information, please visit The Mount website here.