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DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS receives Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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After receiving a KIRKUS starred review earlier in the month, Cristin is absolutely floored & honored to have received a PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review for her forthcoming nonfiction book, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS. In it, the reviewer praised there book, saying “Performance poet Aptowicz turns her attention to the birth of modern American Medicine, and the atonishing degree that it was influenced by one man, in this moving and delicately crafted biography… Aptowicz shows Müt­ter, beloved by his students, evolving from a mischievous, impatient young doctor to an increasingly spiritual man beset by premature illness, and her writing is as full of life as her subject.” A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review is one of the most prestigious designations in the book industry, used to help readers “discover books of exceptional merit.” To read the full review, click here.

DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS Cross Country Tour to Begin Sept 2014

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Cristin is thrilled to be touring for several months in celebration of the release of her nonfiction book, Dr Mütter’s Marvels. Cristin will be giving talks at Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum (9/10), Austin’s BookPeople (9/19), Columbus, OH’s Book Loft (9/26), Ann Arbor’s Nicola’s Books (9/28), Chicago’s Quimby’s Bookstore (10/4), Omaha’s The Bookworm (10/18), Iowa City’s Prairie Lights (10/20), Portland’s Powell’s City of Books (11/3), Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company (11/8) and Vancouver’s Book Warehouse (11/13), among other amazing events! Stay tuned as Cristin will be announcing her full tour schedule in the next few weeks.

DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS receives Kirkus Starred Review

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled that her forthcoming nonfiction book, DR. MÜTTER’S MARVELS, has received a prestigious starred review from Kirkus Reviews, “long considered the book industry’s most ferocious trade publication” (Washington Post). The review raved, “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… Aptowicz draws nicely on Mütter’s speeches and lectures to reveal the depth of his empathetic philosophies and humanist approach… Mütter’s healing work inspired former students, from the celebrated Civil War surgeon Jonathan Letterman to the pharmaceutical manufacturer E.R. Squibb. His life story will move many readers.” The Kirkus Star is one of the most prestigious designations in the book industry, used to help readers “discover books of exceptional merit.” To read the full review, click here.

NPR’s STATE OF THE RE:UNION show does a segment on Cristin’s Latest Book

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Cristin is honored and thrilled to her book, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES be the inspiration for a gorgeously produced segment of Al Letson’s NPS show, STATE OF THE RE:UNION, including audio clip cameos from some of her favorite NYC poets, including Beau Sia, Taylor Mali and Evert Eden, as well as selections of Cristin’s own poems. To here the segment in its entirety, click here.

Cristin to Return to Shady Side Academy

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Cristin is thrilled to returning to Shady Side Academy from April 9 thru 11th for another series of workshops, performances and slam just in time for National Poetry Month. It is her fifth time returning to the renown prep school.

THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES is reviewed in BUST

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Poet and actress Amber Tamblyn reviewed Cristin’s latest poetry book, The Year of No Mistakes, in the April / May 2014 issue of BUST Magazine. In her review, Tamblyn writes, “Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz leaves no nerve unturned with her latest collection, The Year of No Mistakes, an impressive saga of growth and transformation. Her poems follow a long-term relationship through its many geographical, physical and emotional incarnations until a new romance blossoms in its place… The Year of No Mistakes doesn’t just take you from pot of gold to pot of gold–it lets you lick every layer of color that arches high in between.” To read the full review, snag the latest issue of BUST with Amy Schumer on the cover!

Cristin to Host Sarah Kay Book Releases at Joe’s Pub (March 15)

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Cristin is absolutely thrilled to be flying to New York City for one night only to host the amazing NO MATTER THE WRECKAGE book release parties at Joe’s Pub for her friend, the amazing poet, Sarah Kay. This is Sarah’s debut collection of poetry, since her work went viral — thanks in large part to her incredible TED Talk — and she is so honored & excited to be hosting this book’s incredible debut. For more information, please visit Sarah’s website here.

Cristin To Be Performing Several Times During AWP 2014

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Cristin is very excited to be attending the 2014 AWP conference. She is one of the readers at the official AWP event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Write Bloody Publishing, alongside Write Bloody founder & chief, Derrick Brown, as well as other WB authors: Jon Sands, Brendan Constantine and Mindy Nettifee (Saturday Morning, 9am). She will also be in THREE evening performances: the WRITE BLOODY SHOWCASE on Thursday evening (Feb 27; Re-Bar 7pm); the LITERARY DEATH MATCH on Friday evening (Feb 28; Lucid Bar, 9:30pm); and the SARAH KAY & CRISTIN O’KEEFE APTOWICZ BOOK RELEASE (March 1; St Mark’s Cathedral BLOEDEL HALL; 1245 10th Avenue East 8pm) Here latest book, The Year of No Mistakes, will be available so please come on by & visit her!

Cristin to be Keynote Performer at Southeast Missouri State University’s biannual Wordsfair

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Cristin is honored to be invited as the Keynote Performer at Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau campus)’s biannual Wordsfair: Celebration of the Arts. The Wordsfair is free, and Cristin will be giving her hourlong keynote performance and Q&A on Friday February 14, 2014. For more information, please visit the SEMO website here.

Cristin to Perform in NYC

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Cristin is thrilled to be returning to our old hometown for New York City for several special gigs. First up, on Weds Jan 22nd, The Year of No Mistakes will be enjoying its first official book release at Brooklyn’s Greenlight bookstore. Cristin will be reading alongside Aziza Barnes, Cynthia Lowen, and Kamilah Aisha Moon in this free series curated by the amazing Angel Nafis. For more information, click here. Then on Friday, Jan 24, Cristin will be featuring at the New York City’s first home for poetry slam, the iconic Nuyorican Poets Cafe. For more information, click here.

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