Cristin’s “Curiosity” Bought By Gotham Books / Penguin
From Publishers Weekly: “Poet and 2011 NEA Fellowship recipient Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz sold a book about a man considered one of the fathers of modern medicine, Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter, to Charlie Conrad at Gotham. Foundry Literary + Media’s Yfat Reiss Gendell sold world rights to the book, called Curiosity, at auction. Mütter, who died in 1859, was a renowned surgeon and lecturer, and his vast collection of medical specimens, which he donated to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (CPP) in 1856, today makes up Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum of medical oddities. Aptowicz, whose previous books include 2008’s Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam (Soft Skull Press), wrote a screenplay about Mütter that, in 2004, earned her a Sloan Foundation Fellowship from the Hampton International Film Festival. (The screenplay remains unproduced.) The Mütter Museum, Foundry noted, is the country’s most popular science museum among those between the ages of 25–35.”
Cristin’s Clampitt Residency written up in The Rogovoy Report
The Berkshire Taconic Art Council’s press release announce the two 2013 residents for Amy Clampitt House was published in its entirety in local Berkshire’s art blog, The Rogovy Report. In it, Cristin is quoted as saying she said, “I am deeply honored and humbled to have the opportunity to live and work at the Amy Clampitt House as its 2013 writer-in-residence. I am in the process of finishing two manuscripts — one poetry and one nonfiction — and I am grateful everyday for the extraordinary gift of time, focus and space that Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is granting me with this residency. Amy’s incredible presence and her bright energy can be felt in every room of her namesake house, and her books — often with her handwritten notes, receipts and various other ephemera found tucked inside — have already inspired my work to move in new directions. What more could a writer ask for?” To read the full release, please click here.
Cristin to be Visiting Writer at Miss Hall’s School
Cristin is thrilled to be visiting with the wonderful students of Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Cristin will be giving a school-wider performance, and then working with students in individual classes / workshops. Alas, this event is closed to the public.
Cristin to Perform in Write Bloody Showcase at In.Gredients
Cristin is thrilled to be performing alongside Write Bloody Publishing’s own Derrick Brown, Jason Bayani and Anis Mojgani at East Austin’s In.Gredients (2610 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722). The show is slated to start at 7pm and will be FREE! Come out for a lovely night of poetry & hugging! To RSVP or spread the word via Facebook, please click here for the event page.
Cristin to Perform at Foxing Quarterly Showcase in Austin
Cristin is excited to be performing alongside fellow Write Bloody authors Derrick Brown & Anis Mojgani in an evening celebrating Austin’s own Foxing Quarterly. Joining us poets are incredible local bands Good Field, The Loblolly Boy and The Hereticks. The FREE (!!) event will be at the Parish Theatre (214 E. 6TH ST. AUSTIN, TX 78701) in the evening. To RSVP or spread the word on Facebook, click here for the event page.
New Poetry by Cristin Published in latest issue of Dressing Room Poetry Journal
Cristin is excited to have a new poem, “The Telling,” in the latest issue of the Dressing Room Poetry Journal, alongside Bloof Books’s Danielle Pafunda & Sibling Rivalry Press’s Megan Volpert, among others! Click here to read Cristin’s poem, which will also appear in her forthcoming book of poetry, The Year of No Mistakes.
Cristin to Perform at the 2013 AWP Conference
For the third year in a row, Cristin will be attending and performing at the AWP Conference, which is being held this year in Boston. Cristin is honored to be on of four poets spotlighted in Taylor Mali’s PAGE MEETS STAGE reading. Cristin joins Martín Espada, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Reginald Gibson at this unique show, which will be held in Room 306, Level 3 of the conference on Friday March 8th at 10:30am (for more information, please click here). Cristin will give a book signing at the Write Bloody Publishing table at the AWP Book Fair directly the reading at 12:30pm. Also on Friday, Cristin will be a featured reader at the Gulf Coast/Bat City Review event at the David Friend Recital Hall on Friday the 8th at 8:30pm, alongside some amazing poets, such as Jeffrey McDaniel, Matt Hart, Darcie Dennigan and Timothy Donnelly, among others. On Saturuday, Cristin will be co-hosting (with WB founder, Derrick Brown) and performing at the Write Bloody Publishing showcase on Saturday March 9th at 8pm. The show is being held at the Community Church of Boston, which includes such powerhouse WB poets a Buddy Wakefield, Anis Mojgani, Taylor Mali, Jeanann Verlee and Mindy Nettifee among others! For more info (or to spread the word on FB), please click on the FB event link here. Please stay tuned for more details on this & other AWP-related readings which Cristin will be participating in!
Cristin to feature at the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam
Cristin is honored & excited to be returning to the venue she founded at age 19: the NYC-Urbana Poery Slam! Cristin will be performing a feature set on Tuesday March 5th, which is a semifinals night for Urbana. The show will begin at 7pm with an open mic, then Cristin will feature, and then a sure-to-be electrifying slam will follow! Please come early for good seats at NYC-Urbana’s new venue, SubCulture @ the Bleeker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker, NY NY 10012. For more information, please visit the NYC-Urbana FB page here.
Cristin will be featured speaker at the Mutter Museum 150th Anniversary Celebration
Cristin is thrilled to be invited to be a part of the Mutter Museum’s kick-off event for a year of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Mutter Museum. Events will kick off at 10am at the museum, and Cristin will be giving a forty-five talk about the life & times of Thomas Dent Mutter at 1pm. For more information, please visit the Mutter Museum website by clicking here.
Cristin to Feature at the Y Bar
Cristin is honored to be returning to the famous Y Bar (391 north street, Pittsfield, Mass) in Pittfield, Massachusetts for a feature poetry set — her first local feature since becoming the writer-in-residence at the Amy Clampitt House. Stay tuned for more details on what will be a great night of poetry, food & drinks. For more info on the Y Bar, click here.← Older posts Newer posts →