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Cristin to Perform at CAP Anniversary Party

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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.

New Poetry by Cristin Appears in The Legendary

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Four new poems by Cristin — all of which appear in her forthcoming book, The Year of No Mistakes — have been published in the latest issue of The Legendary. Click here to read the poems.

Cristin Returns to NYC w/ FOUR Awesome Events! (Sept 14 – 18)

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Cristin is thrilled to be returning to her old stomping grounds, NYC, with four completely awesome poetry events. On Saturday, Sept 14th, Cristin will be performing in the killer KISS! PUNCH! POEM! show 9pm at the Magnet Theater. On Monday, Sept 16th, Crisin will be performing at the amazing Write Bloody Big Ass Poetry Showcase at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery) alongside incredible poets like Derrick Brown, Sarah Kay, Jeanann Verlee, Taylor Mali, Jeremy Radin, Jon Sands & more! On Tuesday, Sept 17th, Cristin will be featuring at the venue she founded 15 years ago: NYC-Urbana! The show starts at 7pm at the Sidewalk Cafe at the Lower East Side. And finally, on Weds Sept 17th, Cristin will be hosting the Page Meets Stage show featuring Taylor Mali & Faith Shearin. The show starts at 7pm at the DL Lounge (95 Delancey St. at Ludlow). Come out to one or all! See you then!

Cristin to be Poet-in-Residence at the 2013 WordXWord Festival

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Cristin is thrilled to be invited back to participate in the Fifth Annual WordXWord Festival, which will present an unprecedented array of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, workshops and word-related activities August 11 – 17, 2013 at locations throughout the Upstreet Cultural District of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The festival will be anchored by the week long residency of four dynamic, nationally acclaimed poet/spoken word artists: Jon Sands, Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holman and Cristin. Sands and Telfer will share hosting/emceeing duties for the week-long festival, while Aptowicz and Holman will serve as resident personalities, popping up and chiming in throughout the week’s events. In addition, all four will present their own work as part of the Feature Night and Finale programs. The festival schedule includes poetry performances and readings by both local and national artists; the finale of the WordXWord Story Slam series; the popular WXW Poetry Slam; an iPhone Poetry festival-within-a-festival; the Amazing Poetry Race, pitting teams of two against each other as they unravel clues to move from location to location and face a variety of challenges involving words, mental and physical challenges; Feature Night, a gathering spotlighting some of the most significant poets and spoken word artists on the national scene including the four poets-in-residence; the Encyclopedia Show, a variety extravaganza in which artists and experts from multiple disciplines use their talents to present a verbal and musical encyclopedia entry, with the mission to “chafe against logic and proof and find meaning in obfuscation”; and the Grand Finale destined to top last year’s Poetry Olympics in spectacle. For more more information on how to be a part of this FREE poetry event, please click here.

Live in the Amy Clampitt House Series Continues

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Cristin is continuing her LIVE AT THE AMY CLAMPITT HOUSE series on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Podcast with a series of five shows focusing on local poets who are a part of the Word X Word Festival Family. This most recent batch of shows features poetry by Word X Word founder Jim Benson, Melissa Quirk, Seth Brown, Curtis Asch and James Burden (click their name to be taken to the show). The Word X Word Festival is an annual festival held in Pittsfield, Mass, though they have also begun holding year round events as well. For more information on Word X Word, please click here.

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