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Courtesy of Gloria Shanstrom with the Colorado Theatre Guild:
The Association for Writers and Writer’s Programs
Wednesday - Saturday, April 7 – 10
Events are free or by donation.
Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver.
Additional information/full schedule at www.awpwriter.org
Contact: Marilyn Megenity
"The Mercury Café hosts the Association for Writes and Writer’s Programs from Wednesday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. Since 1967, AWP has supported writers & writing programs around the world. They now support over 34,000 writers at over 500 member colleges & universities & 100 writers' conferences & centers. Additional information/full schedule at www.awpwriter.org."
Wednesday April 7.
8:00 p.m. Cave Canem and Kundiman Families Reading & Salon, featured readers and open mic.
8:00 p.m. Naugatuck River Review Reading, featured poets.
Thursday April 8.
3:00 p.m. Bat City Review and Gulf Coast
5:30 p.m. Shadowbox
5:30 p.m. Colorado Writers Reading
Readers include: Eleni Sikelianos, Noah Eli Gordon, Julie Carr, Michael Friedman, Maureen Owen, John-Michael Rivera, Tim Roberts, Sara Veglahn, Eric Baus, Steve Katz, Arda Collins, and others
6:30 p.m. "Historic Falcon" Poets read from the printings of six small presses.
7:00 p.m. Vermin on the Mount
7:30 p.m. Publication Party and Reading for the anthology It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Break Up.
9:30 p.m. Typewriter Girls Poetry Cabaret.
Friday April 9.
4:00 p.m. failbetter.com celebrates its 10th anniversary with a cocktail party and reading, featuring Sherman Alexie, Michael Martone, Terese Svoboda.
"Sherman Alexie is a National Book Award winning author, poet, and filmmaker. He is one of the most well known and beloved literary writers of his generation, with works such as The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservation Blues and has received numerous awards and citations, including : the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award."
"Michael Martone is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Blue Guide to Indiana and Michael Martone: two collections of fiction. The Flatness and other Landscapes and Unconventions: Attempting the Art of craft and the craft of Art: and an Anthology. Double-wide (IUP, 2007): and editor of six volumes."
"Terese Svoboda s the author of ten books of prose and poetry, including her recent poetry collection, Weapons Grade, and her non fiction work, Black Glasses like Clark Kent (Winner of the Greywolf nonfiction prize). Her Honors in poetry include the Iowa poetry prize and two prizes from the Poetry Society of America, The Lucille Medwick Award, and Cecil Hemley Award. She has also won an O’ Henry prize for the Short Story, the Bobst Prize for fiction, a Pushcart prize for an essay, and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in translation. Her Opera WET premièred at Los Angeles Disney Hall in 2005."
Friday April 9 (continued)
6:00 p.m. Counterpath Press and Letter Machine Editions Reading
6:30 p.m. Mayapple Press Reading
9:30 p.m. Dance Hall – Tango Dancing with Triumval.
10:00 pm. Jungle Room – Mercury café open poetry reading.
10:00 p.m. Rose Room – Nexus Jazz.
Saturday April 10.
1:00 p.m. Word Girls poetry reading (featuring Barbara Crooker, Kim Garcia, Meredith Davies Hadaway, and Erin Murphy)
5:00 p.m. An Evening with The Sun. Editor and publisher Sy Safransky and Sun authors Lee Martin, Laura Pritchett, Ruth Schwartz, and Heather Sellers
7:00 p.m. Naropa/Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Reading at the Mercury Café
8:00 p.m. Cracked Slab Books, University of Tulsa graduates, & other Midwestern Friends - a reading of poetry and prose.
10:00 p.m. Songwriter Joshua Novak.