Events

Andrei Codrescu  

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10/27/14 - 11/01/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Andrei Codrescu in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca A World Heritage Site, Oaxaca Mexico
U.S. poets in Mexico, “Reading Poetry Every day to Prepare for Death,” a discussion about the terror offered the reader by poetry, and its usefulness for a good death. We will read and range from Blake’s “Energy is Eternal Delight” through Rilke’s “There is nothing that does not see you/ You Must Change Your Life,” to the latest in genuine verse-apprehension of mortality. A unique offering by the editor of “Exquisite Corpse” for the Dias de los Muertes. Also a writing workshop: “Writing the Exquisite Corpse: Paper and Flesh Varieties,” a collective experience.

Andy Sturdevant  

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09/06/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Andy Sturdevant in Nashville, TN Seed Space United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1209 4th Ave. S.. Same deal as Chicago, but instead, it’ll be Nashvillians arguing about whether or not Miami is better than Detroit. More information
09/10/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Andy Sturdevant in St. Paul, MN Padelford River Boat United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10-15. Age restrictions: All Ages. We can’t present a program about purity without also taking on filth. This River City Revue aboard the Jonathan Padelford will invite participants to a seedier side of the Mississippi. Guest artists, scientists, and historians will share performances, participatory games, and short illustrated talks on some of the filthy, debaucherous, and unseemly aspects of life on the Mississippi. Buy tickets More information

Anne Waldman  

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11/05/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/06/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopthe-iovis-trilogy/ Anne Waldman in New York, NY The Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 131 E. 10th Street. Jack Kerouac School 40th Anniversary Reading Related post. More information

Ben Lerner  

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09/17/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/07/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopleaving-the-atocha-station/ Ben Lerner in Toronto, ON Fleck Dance Theatre Canada
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: C$10/Free for Students, youth, and supporters of the Harbourfront Centre. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 416-973-4000. Address: 207 Queens Quay W. Venue phone: 416-973-4000. Acclaimed authors Ben Lerner and Ian McEwan read from and discuss their latest novels. Related post. Buy tickets More information

Bill Berkson  

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10/01/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bill Berkson in New York The Poetry Project United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 131 E. 10th Street. More information
10/23/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/08/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopexpect-delays-2/ Bill Berkson in San Francisco, CA Gallery Paule Anglim United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 14 Geary Street. Venue phone: 415.433.2710. Bill Berkson and Cedar Sigo read from their latest collections of poetry Related post.
11/11/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bill Berkson in New York City, NY DIA Art Foundation United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $6 GA, $3 for members. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor. More information
12/02/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/08/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopexpect-delays/ Bill Berkson in San Francisco, CA City Lights Books United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 261 Columbus Avenue. Venue phone: (415) 362-8193. Bill Berkson reads from his newest collection of poetry, Expect Delays. Related post. More information

Brad Zellar  

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10/18/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Madison, WI Madison Public Library United States
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 West Mifflin Street. As part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, Brad Zellar will talk about the unusual genesis of House of Coates, his relationship with the book’s reclusive protagonist, and how a full-immersion study of lonely men and isolation eventually inspired the LBM Dispatch team to go out into America in search of social life and community. More information
10/19/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Madison, WI Madison Public Library United States
Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 West Mifflin Street. The Wisconsin Book Festival presents a workshop with author Brad Zellar: “How Many Words is a Picture Really Worth? Writing from Photographs.” More information

Ed Bok Lee  

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09/19/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Ed Bok Lee in Minneapolis, MN JoyFace Poetry and Arts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave. NE. A public reading by 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grantees in poetry Sarah Fox, Dobby Gibson, Ed Bok Lee and Matt Rasmussen. This event is made possible by an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More information

Eimear McBride  

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10/21/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/07/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopa-girl-is-a-half-formed-thing/ Eimear McBride in Vancouver, BC Studio 1398, Festival House, Vancouver Writer’s Festival Canada
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: C$26. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 604-629-8849. Address: 1398 Cartwright St. Venue phone: 604-681-6330. “When Eimear McBride read James Joyce, everything changed. “Everything I have written is just preparation for where I want to go next.” Where she went next is the success story that every aspiring writer with a drawer full of rejection slips hopes for. McBride’s debut novel, written in six months when she was 27, took nine years to find a publisher. When it did, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for “fiction at its most novel” and the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize. It stretches the possibilities of language as it deals with themes of God, sex, death, religion, shame and a young woman’s complex relationship with her family. Come and meet one of Ireland’s newest and most innovative voices. This event is sponsored by Simon & Schuster Canada.” Related post. Buy tickets More information
10/21/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/07/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopa-girl-is-a-half-formed-thing/ Eimear McBride in Vancouver, BC Waterfront Theatre Canada
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: C$20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 604-629-8849. Address: 1412 Cartwright Street. Venue phone: 604-681-6330. “Writing in the risk zone of the unconventional often comes with a personal cost—and sometimes results in a great reward. Charles Foran, whose biography of Mordecai Richler won several major awards, rejects convention with his new novel, told in the language of social media. For almost 50 pages straight, he writes in pure “net” talk. Karl Ove Knausgaard, after trying for four years, left behind traditional plot and character to say what he really wanted to say, in a raw and unembellished way. The result? “Like being tumble- dried through another person’s brain,” writes one ecstatic reviewer. Eimear McBride dared to represent experience “at the moment just before language becomes formatted thought.” Her award-winning novel is a staccato stream of consciousness without commas or quotation marks. Unique and provocative, these are pioneers arriving triumphantly in new literary lands.” Related post. Buy tickets More information

Elaine Equi  

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01/17/15 http://coffeehousepress.org Elaine Equi in New York, NY Poets House United States
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $390. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 River Terrace. Venue phone: (212) 431-7920. Elaine Equi’s recent books include Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, and Click and Clone. A new collection, Sentences and Rain, is forthcoming in 2015. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program at The New School. Master Class Application Guidelines In a single attachment, email three poems accompanied by a cover sheet with your name, address, email address, phone number, and the name of class for which you are applying to classes@poetshouse.org. Poems must arrive by the designated deadline. No names or addresses should appear on the poems themselves. More information

Eleni Sikelianos  

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09/23/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Eleni Sikelianos in New York, NY Poets House United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 River Terrace. Venue phone: (212) 431-7920. Our earliest writers combined forms naturally: Herodotus wrote stories about what he saw or heard and called it history; Sappho wrote songs we call poetry. In this talk, Eleni Sikelianos, poet and memoirist, whose newest book is the mixed-genre You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek), discusses how she and other writers are reviving the flow of genetic material between forms to reflect our complicated minds and lives. More information
09/27/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Eleni Sikelianos in Portland, OR Literary Arts United States
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 925 SW Washington St.. Venue phone: 503.227.2583. This is an advanced class, limited to 10 students. Registration is by permission only. To apply for this class, please submit no more than 3 poems (not to exceed 4 pages). Send poems to susan@literary-arts.org. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 15th. Admitted students can register here . Buy tickets More information
10/02/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Eleni Sikelianos in Big Sur, CA Henry Miller Library United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 48603 Highway One. Venue phone: 831-667-2574. Cibo Matto featuring Nels Cline w/ special guest Elini Sikelianos in a benefit concert for the Henry Miller Memorial Library. Buy tickets More information

Karen Tei Yamashita  

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09/22/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Karen Tei Yamashita in Salzburg, Austria Salzburg Global Seminar United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Schloss Leopoldskron, Leopoldskronstraße 56-58, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. Venue phone: +43 662 839830. Salzburg Global Seminar will welcome approximately 50 participants from 25 countries around the world to the symposium. The majority of the participants will be university professors of American Studies, specifically those teaching and conducting research on American literature and American cultural studies themes. We will also welcome academics and practitioners interested in the current challenges faced by the publishing industry, as forms of writing and publishing are being transformed. Participants will examine the impact of these changes on literary expression and cultural liveliness in America today. More information

Lightsey Darst  

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03/19/15 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/07/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopdance/ Lightsey Darst in Portland, OR Literary Arts United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 925 SW Washington St.. Venue phone: 503.227.2583. Lightsey Darst will read from several selected works. Related post. More information

Quincy Troupe  

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09/25/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/07/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshoperrancities/ Quincy Troupe in Harrisonburg, VA James Madison University United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 800 S Main St. Venue phone: 540.568.6211. Sonia Sanchez moderates S.O.S. Calling All Black People: Honoring the Memory of Amiri Baraka with poetry readings by Tony Medina, Jessica Care Moore, Evie Shockley, Quincy Troupe, and Eugene Redmond. Related post. More information

Saeed Jones  

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10/23/14 - 10/27/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Saeed Jones in Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 Center St. Venue phone: (973) 642-8989. Saeed Jones will participate as festival poet at the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.
02/06/15 - 02/07/15 http://coffeehousepress.org Saeed Jones in Incline Village, NV Sierra Nevada College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 999 Tahoe Boulevard. Reading on Friday evening, 7 – 9 p.m. is free. Workshop on Saturday morning, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., is free to students, $50 for non-students. More information

Sarah Fox  

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09/19/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Sarah Fox in Minneapolis, MN JoyFace Poetry and Arts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave. NE. A public reading by 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grantees in poetry Sarah Fox, Dobby Gibson, Ed Bok Lee and Matt Rasmussen. This event is made possible by an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. More information

Sun Yung Shin  

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09/12/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/06/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshoprough-and-savage/ Sun Yung Shin in St. Paul, MN Common Good Books United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 38 S Snelling Ave. Venue phone: 651.225.8989. Sun Yung Shin will perform at a poetry reading for Pretend the World, a new project by Kate Kysar in both book and CD format. Related post.
09/20/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/06/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshoprough-and-savage/ Sun Yung Shin in St. Anthony, MN Silverwood Park United States
Time: 10:00am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2500 County Road E. Venue phone: 763.964.7707. Sun Yung Shin will collaborate with the SIlverwood Park Arts Educators, MNartist.org, and Crafty Planet to produce day-long event centered around her recent work intended to educate people about the natural world through the arts. The event, entitled Field Trip, is open to the public, and Sun Yung Shin’s reading will be a part of a larger program. Related post. More information

Valeria Luiselli  

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09/04/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Valeria Luiselli in New York, New York Madison Square Park United Kingdom
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Madison Avenue and 23rd Street. More information
09/18/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Valeria Luiselli in Brooklyn, NY Vineapple United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 71 Pineapple St. The Brooklyn Quarterly is celebrating its first birthday as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival! Join us for readings by four of the writers from TBQ’s first year in publication, Valeria Luiselli, Amitava Kumar, Idra Novey, and Karen Emmerich — covering everything from the emptiness of cities, to the need for arguments in fiction, to the state of literary translation, to when language itself is complicated by war. RSVP here on this page, and we’ll see you there! More information
09/21/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/2014/06/httpcoffeehousepress-orgshopfaces-in-the-crowd/ Valeria Luiselli in Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Book Festival United States
Time: 10:00am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Valeria Luiselli will read from Faces in the Crowd and sign books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Related post. More information
10/23/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Valeria Luiselli in Houston, TX Brazos Book Store United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2421 Bissonnet St. Venue phone: 713.523.0701. More information

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