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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.

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

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
02/10/15 http://coffeehousepress.org Bill Berkson in Philadelphia, PA Kelly Writers House United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3805 Locust Walk. Venue phone: 215-746-POEM.

Bob Holman  

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09/28/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bob Holman in Bethlehem, PA ArtsQuest United States
Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. NYC Bowery Arts Poets, including documentary film collaborators Bob Holman & Nikhil Melnechuk, and poets Quincy Troupe, Margaret Porter Troupe and Tahani Salah. Screening of Documentary Film, “Witness Downtown Rising Renga,” Directed by Nikhil Melnechuk The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema. More information
10/11/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bob Holman in Sydney, Nova Scotia Singing Storytellers Festival Canada
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cape Breton University. Sing this One Back to Me: Bob Holman in the Contemporary Bardic Tradition / Mark Silverberg and Emma Russell, Cape Breton University Buy tickets More information
10/11/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bob Holman in Sydney, Nova Scotia Singing Storytellers Festival Canada
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cape Breton University. veryone knows about Pocahontas, but few are aware that shortly before Capt. John Smith first sailed for Virginia, he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean where he fought the Ottoman Turks, was captured and sold as a slave. This play is a comedy/musical/historical epic-in-an hour with 3 characters created by poet Bob Holman, performance artist Susan Hwang, Ukrainian musician Julian Kytasty and director Virlana Tkacz (Yara Arts Group, New York). It deals with Smith’s adventures in Eastern Europe circa 1603, where he first met “other” people and gained experience that helped him prepare for dealing with Native Americans as founder of Jamestown. Buy tickets
10/17/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Bob Holman in New York, NY Academy of American Poets United States
Time: 2:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor. “Of the 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, only half will make it to the next century,” says poet Bob Holman. Ammiel Alcalay, editor of Lost & Found, The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, and Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, examine the state of endangered languages and poetic texts. Buy tickets More information

Brad Zellar  

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10/04/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Minneapolis, MN The Loft Literary Center United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1011 Washington Ave S. Venue phone: 612-215-2575. October is just around the color, I mean the leaves, I mean fall brings its own kind of renewal, sloughing off what’s brittle and lighting up the sky. In the spirit of autumn renewal, I’ll be presenting a very exciting night at The Loft, interrogating MN’s founding literary text, Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha” from a contemporary perspective. Or perspectives, I should say. Joining me will be Heid Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, Brad Zellar, Brian Laidlaw, Sarah Fox, Joe Horton, and Bridget Mendel. Each one will slaughter Longfellow’s tumbling trochees in unique fashion. Witness how these local luminaries rethink, revise, and rewrite Hiawatha in poetry, prose, and song. The work I present will be available for the first time in chapbook form, thanks to Coffee House Press and my multi-talented wife, Mary Austin Speaker, who designed and produced it. Please help me spread the word wide, far, long and loud. I look forward to seeing you there! In Other Words, Chris Martin Buy tickets
10/06/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Minneapolis, MN Find Furnish United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 13th 5th Street NE. Venue phone: (612) 730-3389. Coffee House Press invites you to celebrate the publication of HOUSE OF COATES by Brad Zellar and Alec Soth. This will be a lo-fi affair including an overhead projector, battery-powered turntable, and artifacts from the House of Coates. Join Brad and Alec as we raise a glass to Lester B. Morrison. Afterparty to follow at Red Stag Supperclub! More information
10/10/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Madison, WI Wisconsin Book Festival (Overture Center for the Arts) United States
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 State Street. Venue phone: (608)258-4141. BRAD ZELLAR is an American author and journalist. Zellar’s writing often is accompanied by photographs; he has collaborated several times with photographer Alec Soth. The Coen brothers film A Serious Man, nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, took some inspiration for the visuals based off Zellar’s book Suburban World: The Norling Photos. His book Conductors of the Moving World was named in TIME’s “Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved,” and the recipient of the 2012 Photography for Design Professional Award from D & AD (British Design & Art Direction. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State Street MMoCA event: Free admission to all. Buy tickets
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
10/29/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Madison, WI Wisconsin Book Festival (Overture Center for the Arts) United States
Time: 11:30am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 State Street. Venue phone: (608)258-4141. MADISON AREA NETWORK FOR INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION (MANIAC) LUNCHTIME TALK WITH ALEC SOTH AND BRAD ZELLAR Buy tickets
10/29/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Brad Zellar in Madison, WI Wisconsin Book Festival (Overture Center for the Arts) United States
Time: 11:30am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 State Street. Venue phone: (608)258-4141. BRAD ZELLAR is an American author and journalist. Zellar’s writing often is accompanied by photographs; he has collaborated several times with photographer Alec Soth. The Coen brothers film A Serious Man, nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture, took some inspiration for the visuals based off Zellar’s book Suburban World: The Norling Photos. His book Conductors of the Moving World was named in TIME’s “Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved,” and the recipient of the 2012 Photography for Design Professional Award from D & AD (British Design & Art Direction. Buy tickets

Chris Martin  

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10/04/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Chris Martin in Minneapolis, MN The Loft Literary Center United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1011 Washington Ave S. Venue phone: 612-215-2575. October is just around the color, I mean the leaves, I mean fall brings its own kind of renewal, sloughing off what’s brittle and lighting up the sky. In the spirit of autumn renewal, I’ll be presenting a very exciting night at The Loft, interrogating MN’s founding literary text, Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha” from a contemporary perspective. Or perspectives, I should say. Joining me will be Heid Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, Brad Zellar, Brian Laidlaw, Sarah Fox, Joe Horton, and Bridget Mendel. Each one will slaughter Longfellow’s tumbling trochees in unique fashion. Witness how these local luminaries rethink, revise, and rewrite Hiawatha in poetry, prose, and song. The work I present will be available for the first time in chapbook form, thanks to Coffee House Press and my multi-talented wife, Mary Austin Speaker, who designed and produced it. Please help me spread the word wide, far, long and loud. I look forward to seeing you there! In Other Words, Chris Martin Buy tickets

Dan Beachy-Quick  

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10/07/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Dan Beachy-Quick in Denton, TX University of North Texas United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (940) 565-3509. Address: Reading Room A117, Life Sciences Complex, 1510 Chestnut Street. Venue phone: 940-369-5981.. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, the Visiting Writers Series brings approximately six nationally and internationally renowned writers to campus during the academic year to give free public readings of their work. 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
10/22/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Eimear McBride in San Francisco, CA Green Apple Books United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 506 Clement St. 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
09/27/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/you-animal-machine-the-golden-greek/ Eleni Sikelianos in Portland, OR Literary Arts United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 925 SW Washington St.. Venue phone: 503.227.2583. Poetry Reading: Endi Bogue Hartigan and Eleni Sikelianos Endi Bogue Hartigan‘s second book Pool [5 choruses] was selected by Cole Swensen for the Omnidawn Open Prize and was released in April 2014 from Omnidawn publishing. Her first book One Sun Storm was selected for the 2008 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including New American Writing, Verse, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades, VOLT, Free Verse, Peep/ Show, LVNG, Jack London is Dead, and Tinfish, as well as a collaborative chapbook, out of the flowering ribs, created with Portland visual artist Linda Hutchins. In recent years, she developed collaborative work as a member of 13 Hats, an artist writer collective, and with a collective of poets, helped curate the Spare Room reading series. A graduate of Reed College and the IowaWriters’ Workshop, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Patrick and son Jackson, and works for public higher education. More info on her work is at www.endiboguehartigan.com. Eleni Sikelianos is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Loving Detail of the Living and the Dead, a Library Journal Best Books of 2013, and The California Poem, as well as a hybrid memoir, The Book of Jon, which was a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year. She has been the happy recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Foundation, The National Poetry Series, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others, and of Princeton University’s Seeger Fellowship and two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative American Writing. Sikelianos’s work has been widely anthologized, in two Norton anthologies (Postmodern American Poetry and American Hybrid) as well as Tin House’s Satellite Convulsions, A Best of Fence, and The Arcadia Project. She has collaborated with filmmakers, visual artists, composers, and musicians, including Philip Glass and Ed Bowes. At present, she teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at The University of Denver and teaches for Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. She shares her days with the novelist Laird Hunt and their daughter Eva Grace. Related post. 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

Laura Damon-Moore and Andy Adams  

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10/18/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Laura Damon-Moore and Andy Adams in Madison, WI Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 201 West Mifflin Street. The publisher of FlakPhoto, Andy Adams teams up with the BUBBLER at the Madison Public Library to present a FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show held in the Diane Endres Ballweg gallery on the third floor. Laura Damon-Moore and the Library as Incubator Porject present Art in the Library: an Indoor Picnic and The Wall of Words. Sample a variety of drop-in art exercises for adults that use library materials as the starting point, based on our book The Artist’s Library: a Field Guide from the Library as Incubator Project.

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 http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/prelude-to-bruise/ Saeed Jones in Newark, New Jersey Dodge Poetry Festival United States
Time: 9:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Related post. Buy tickets More information
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.
10/26/14 http://coffeehousepress.org/shop/prelude-to-bruise/ Saeed Jones in Newark, New Jersey Dodge Poetry Festival United States
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Festival Poet Readings. Featuring Saeed Jones, Rachel McKibbens, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and C. Dale Young. Related post. Buy tickets More information
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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10/04/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Sarah Fox in Minneapolis, MN The Loft Literary Center United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1011 Washington Ave S. Venue phone: 612-215-2575. October is just around the color, I mean the leaves, I mean fall brings its own kind of renewal, sloughing off what’s brittle and lighting up the sky. In the spirit of autumn renewal, I’ll be presenting a very exciting night at The Loft, interrogating MN’s founding literary text, Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha” from a contemporary perspective. Or perspectives, I should say. Joining me will be Heid Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, Brad Zellar, Brian Laidlaw, Sarah Fox, Joe Horton, and Bridget Mendel. Each one will slaughter Longfellow’s tumbling trochees in unique fashion. Witness how these local luminaries rethink, revise, and rewrite Hiawatha in poetry, prose, and song. The work I present will be available for the first time in chapbook form, thanks to Coffee House Press and my multi-talented wife, Mary Austin Speaker, who designed and produced it. Please help me spread the word wide, far, long and loud. I look forward to seeing you there! In Other Words, Chris Martin Buy tickets

Valeria Luiselli  

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10/18/14 http://coffeehousepress.org Valeria Luiselli in Chicago, IL Co-Prosperity Sphere United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15 suggested donation ($50 VIP ticket). Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3221 S. Morgan. Multi-disciplinary, multilingual, audio/visual, interactive, integrated performances will bring an issue of MAKE alive on stage and showcase collaborations between writers and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City. This event will move between Spanish and English and through the theme, “Archive,” explore the historical contexts in which both Chicago and Mexico City exist, as well as how we document our lives and culture in a digital age.
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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