Cristin & old friend Taylor Mali to perform in Sheen Center’s “The Art of the Duo” series (Oct 6)

Posted on August 29th,2016

From The Sheen Center website: “Two veteran performance poets go back and forth, poem for poem, in celebration of their longtime friendship. When Taylor Mali and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz first met at a poetry slam in Chelsea in 1998, he was middle school teacher who wrote poetry on the side and she was a 19-year-old NYU screenwriting student. Neither would have guessed it would be the beginning of a nearly two-decade long friendship or that that between them they would write nine books of poetry, three books of nonfiction, win four National Poetry Slam championships, perform their work in venues around the globe, and amass over 20 million views on YouTube for their poetry. On Oct 6th, Mali and Aptowicz will celebrate their long fruitful partnership with an evening of poetry.” For more information (and to snag tickets while they last), please visit The Sheen Center website by clicking HERE.

Cristin, Derrick Brown & Anis Mojgani perform at Serenbe (Sept 24)

Posted on August 29th,2016

Marking the halfway point in their two week residency at Serenbe, Cristin, Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown (collectively known as The Gentleman Bosses) will give a performance at The Oak Room at The Inn at Serenbe
(10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268). The event, which is open to the public, will take place on
Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 8:00pm 10:00pm. For more information, click here.

Anis Mojgani, Derrick Brown & Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz to Perform at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA (Sept 21)

Posted on August 29th,2016

Cristin teams up again with her pals Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown for a very special evening of poetry and performances at Eddie’s Attic (515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030) on September 21. The show will start at 7:30pm and feature an eclectic array of poetic mischief spawned by the trio known as The Gentleman Bosses. For more information, please see the Eddie’s Attic’s website here:

The Gentleman Bosses (Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani & Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz) Granted Two Week Artist Residency at Serenbe (Sept 18 – Oct 2)

Posted on August 29th,2016

From the SERENBE website: “The Gentlemen Bosses is a writing collective formed in 2012 and consisting of writers Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown, a trio of award-winning, internationally touring poets who are joined in their commitment to creating engaging, freshly modern work that is powerful on the stage as well as on the page. AIR Serenbe is pleased to support the Gentlemen Bosses for a 2016 Project Residency: two weeks of time and space to collaborate, experiment, and share new work with new audiences.” AIR Serenbe is a unit of The Serenbe Institute. We seek to fuse art and cultural content to further The Serenbe Institute’s mission to explore, embrace and expand the connection between nature, culture and the art of living. Since 2007, AIR Serenbe has championed the creative process by providing artists with uninterrupted time and space and a welcoming community in which to create. To learn more, please visit the Serenbe website here:

Cristin Interviewed for KTEP’s PERSPECTIVES

Posted on August 29th,2016

From the KTEP website: “Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter was born at a time doctors rarely washed their hands or used anesthesia. In the bestselling book DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz explores the previously untold life story of this young, handsome and ambitiously brilliant surgeon whose talents in the operating room and lectures halls were unrivaled in his lifetime. Aired Aug. 28, 2016.” To listen to the interviews, click here:

Cristin To Headline Texas Medical Center Library Benefit (Sept 9)

Posted on June 20th,2016

Cristin is thrilled the keynote talk of The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library’s annual book and author fundraising event on Friday, September 9, at the TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd. From the event website: “The event will take place from 7:00 until 9:30 pm and will feature an illustrated lecture by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, author of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels. Ms. Aptowicz will shine a spotlight on the good, the bad and grotesque of 19th century medicine and on the life of Thomas Dent Mütter, a brilliant, flamboyant surgeon who specialized in performing radical reconstructive surgery of the severely deformed in a time before anesthesia. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels made seven national “Best Books of 2014” lists. Also an accomplished poet, Ms. Aptowicz performs and lectures internationally and nationally, including performances at Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College and the Universities of Australia. We are delighted that she will appear at our fundraiser.Katherine Whaley, ABC Channel 13 Traffic Anchor, will emcee this event. A native Houstonian, Katherine is an award-winning journalist, traffic guru, and food writer. She joined ABC 13 in October of 2014 as a Traffic Anchor. She graduated from Rice University with a degree in History. Ms. Whaley is a gem and we are thrilled she will be part of this occasion.Fabulous food and wine will be served, and there will be a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Friends Fund for Staff Development.For more information, please contact Sarah Keith 713-799-7108 or” For more information, click the link here.

Cristin Marries Longtime Friend Ernest Cline

Posted on June 18th,2016

On June 18, 2016, Cristin wed her longtime friend, the novelist / screenwriter, Ernie Cline, in her hometown of Philadelphia. Their officiant was Write Bloody Publishing founder & poet, Derrick Brown, and both Cline family DeLoreans — ECTO-88 and EOD-88 — were in attendance. To read the official wedding announcement in The New York Times, click here.

Cristin’s book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS, is Selected as Shady Side Academy’s All School Read

Posted on June 15th,2016

Cristin is thrilled & honored that her latest nonfiction book, the New York Times Best Seller Dr Mutter’s Marvels, has been selected by Shady Side Academy as its all school read. Shady Side Academy, located near Pittsburgh, PA, is the alma mater of one of Cristin’s literary heroes, historian David McCullough, and Cristin has served as the school’s visiting writer for several years. However, with the school’s selection of Dr Mutter’s Marvels as an all-school read, all SSA students and staff will read the book, and Cristin will be visiting with numerous classes, across numerous disciplines. For more information on this program, please visit the SSA Reading Website here.

Cristin will be Keynote Speaker at Philadelphia Writer’s Conference

Posted on June 2nd,2016

Cristin is honored to being giving the keynote speech at this year’s Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, which is America’s longest running writers’ conference. The conference will take place from June 10th – 12th, and the Keynote Banquet will take place on Saturday Night June 11th. For more information on the conference, including how to join the festivities, please visit there website:

Cristin’s Book Named one of “7 Books That Perfectly Capture The Spirit Of Philadelphia” by Bustle

Posted on May 28th,2016

Cristin is very proud that Bustle named Dr Mutter’s Marvels as one of “7 Books That Perfectly Capture The Spirit Of Philadelphia.” Writer Amy Sachs wrote: “Most pieces of Philadelphia history are taught to us in our high school history classes: the American Revolution, The Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross, the list goes on and on. For a Hamilton fan like myself, I love all that stuff now more than ever. But the medical history of the city is so often overlooked, it makes books like Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s Dr. Mutter’s Marvels more important than ever. This work of nonfiction focuses on the important medical work and research done in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century.” To read the whole list, please click here.