Bedfellows · Issue 9 Launch Party & Reading
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Bedfellows · Issue 9 Launch Party & Reading

  • 448 North 10th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)
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It’s us, your summer lovers! Join bedfellows magazine contributors & editors in the brand new RadioKISMET performance space for the launch of ISSUE 9, SUMMER 2019.

There will be drinks & copies of the issue available for purchase (ft. stunning cover art by William Lukas.)

FEATURING READINGS FROM:
Rax King
Carson Lee
Meg Pendoley
Priyanka Padidam
Catherine Fatima
Autumn Konopka
Emily Holland
Kat Stanshine
Eve Kenneally
C. Bain

About us: bedfellows (est. 2013) is a thematic, Philadelphia-based literary magazine that seeks to catalog contemporary discussions of desire & intimacy (including their lack), with a focus on underrepresented & marginalized voices. We publish work that subverts or confronts the stigmas that are often attached to writing about sex & the body. www.bedfellowsmagazine.com

xoxo
Jack, Alina, Laura, & Cecily

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Breadcrumbs Reading at Sisters
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Breadcrumbs Reading at Sisters

  • 900 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
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Join us on Wednesday, July 31st for our next Brooklyn reading! ♥

Poetry and fiction performers are:
Liz Kelso
Thomas Fucaloro
Rax King
José Roldan Jr.
Rachel Aydt
Jennifer Fernandez
Chloe Crawford La Vada
Erica Schreiner
Brian Birnbaum
Dan Toy

SISTERS BKLYN, 900 Fulton St
Near Atlantic Terminal

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Breadcrumbs Mag is an online literary & arts blog that acts as an exercise in motivation and shared inspiration, a chance to create when otherwise your professional life might not give you reason to, an outlet to plant the seeds of an idea and watch where they can go — through your own mind or someone else's.

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Dear Ocean Reading Series
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Dear Ocean Reading Series

  • 240 Division Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)
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Join our Artist-in-Residence Kwame Opoku-Duku and the Unbnd Collective for the climate-inspired poetry reading series "Dear Ocean". This series centers around themes of climate change and the environment! This event will also feature poets Ariel Francisco, Bernard Ferguson, Catherine Chen, Rax King, Nicodemus Nicoludis and Glynnis Eldridge

This event will take place at the Human Impacts Institute Hub at the Brooklyn Public Library in Willamsburg

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Retreat for Survival and Healing
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Retreat for Survival and Healing

  • 114 Newridge Road Oak Ridge, TN, 37830 United States (map)
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Sundress Academy for the Arts is hosting its third annual generative writing retreat celebrating survival and healing on July 6-7, 2019. This two-day retreat for sexual assault survivors will be held in Oak Ridge, TN and will be a safe space for creativity, generative writing exercises, discussions on ways to write trauma, advice on publishing, and more. Come join us in mutual support for a weekend of writing time for healing, safety, and comfort.

A weekend pass includes one-on-one and group instruction, writing supplies, meals, drinks, and all on-site amenities for $75.

The event will be open to writers of all backgrounds and provide an opportunity to work with many talented, published fiction writers and poets from around the country, including Beth Couture, Rax King, Krista Cox, and Macy French.

Beth Couture is the author of Women Born with Fur (Jaded Ibis Press, 2014) and has published fiction in various journals and anthologies. She holds a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master's in Social Service from Bryn Mawr College, and works as a therapist in the Counseling Center at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is a licensed social worker (LSW) in the state of Pennsylvania and is beginning training as a registered biblio/poetry therapist. Her approach to therapy is person-centered, psychodynamic, and feminist, and she frequently uses expressive writing and journaling with her clients. She has extensive experience working with college-age students, survivors of sexual trauma, and the trans and LGBTQ communities.

Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes poetry and works as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She is the author of the collection The People's Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Barrelhouse, Peach Mag, and Glass Poetry.

For money, Krista Cox is a paralegal. For joy, she’s an associate poetry editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection, a member of the board of the Feminist Humanist Alliance, and Executive Director of Lit Literary Collective, a nonprofit serving her local literary community. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, The Humanist, and elsewhere. There's more fascinating information about Krista to be found at http://kristacox.me.

Macy French is poet from East Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Connotation Press, DASH Literary Journal, Gravel Magazine and others. She is a graduate of Tusculum University with a bachelor's degree in English and is currently working toward her M.Ed. in Elementary Education.

We have two full scholarships available for the retreat as well as limited 20% scholarships for those with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, send a packet of no more than (8) pages of creative writing along with a brief statement on why you would like to attend this workshop to Erin Elizabeth Smith at erin@sundresspublications.com no later than May 1st, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced in late May.

Space at this workshop is limited to 14 writers, so reserve your place today at:
https://squareup.com/store/sundress-publications/item/retreat-for-survival-and-healing

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West Vine Press At KGB
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

West Vine Press At KGB

Join Andrew Kuharevicz founding editor at West Vine Press along with Kenning JP García, author of the no(t)vel OF and poets/writers Jorge De Leon, Rax King, Cornelia Barber, Cooper Wilhelm, Michael Seidlinger, Patrick Trotti, Bennie Herron, Josh Boardman, and more to be announced.

Meet at 6:30. Reading starts at 7.

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Strange Cuts - Fieldings Pasko King Hsiung and More
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Strange Cuts - Fieldings Pasko King Hsiung and More

Music by:
Fieldings
Caitlin Pasko

Poetry by:
Rax King
Valerie Hsiung

+ more of both TBA

Strange Cuts

[words edition 4/20]

Strange Cuts is a sporadic, interdisciplinary event featuring music, art, poetry and other things people make. We're compelled by the experience of different art communities coalescing, so we put on shows where that happens. We’ve held events in both Brooklyn and Sydney, stretching back to 2015.

For Strange Cuts [words edition 4/20], our care and attention is directed towards ... words. If you’re a lyrics person, or a poetry nerd, this is for you. Join us for quiet, close listening at The Owl Music Parlor, from 7pm Saturday 4/20.

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Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx !
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx !

I LOVE ART & SO ARE YOU !

LISA CARVER 's new book is "I Love Art" - tonight she will show you how.

there will be "theater" ! there will be banging on things ! there will be reading ! there will be pantslessness ! there will be interpretive (dance) !

there will be : LISA CARVER herself ! GOD IS MY CO-PILOT ! BOB BERT ! blaire (BLYRE CPANX) hamilton ! JEFF (arab on radar) SCHNEIDER ! there will be BRIAN MORAN ! there will be RAX KING ! there will be a fabulous garden ! there will be delightful art !

and there will be YOU there !

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Offsite NYC: Poetry and Kinship
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Offsite NYC: Poetry and Kinship

We're not going to AWP, but we want to chaotically poet together, too. So we're celebrating each other with a beautifully messy reading at Grill on the Hill in Harlem. If you're in the city, come spend some intentional writer time with us. Let's share some joy.


Readings from Gaby Garcia, Eve Kenneally, Rax King, George Kovalenko, Meher Manda, Nicodemus Nicoludis, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Karisma Price, Hannah Rego, and Cooper Wilhelm.


This is event is hosted and organized by Devin Kelly, a beautiful facebookless baby who gets all the credit for putting this together.

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