Posts Tagged ‘cream city review’

AWP: where you’ll find Ching-In (LitinColor, cream city review, VONA)

April 8, 2015

Dear friendlies attending AWP &/or in Minneapolis,Where I’ll be for the next few days:

Thursday, April 9:

11:15-11:30a Reading for #LitinColor brought to you by Tia Chucha Press, Writ Large Press and KAYA Press — and all about celebrating Writers of Color at Booth 1711 in the Bookfair, alongside many fabulous authors & editors!  Check out for the full schedule & more info: http://kaya.com/2015/04/lit-color-celebrating-writers-color/And send a #LitinColor postcard to anyone you want with the name of your favorite Writer of Color, postage on us!

4:15-5p At the cream city review table at the Bookfair (126)!  Come get special subscription & issue deals & other fun goodies!

Friday, April 10:

9-10:15 At the cream city review table (126)!  Come get special subscription & issue deals & other fun goodies!

12-1:15 p cream city review Celebrates Returning the Gift Native American Writers.
Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level. (Kimberly Blaeser, Janet McAdams, Margaret Noodin, Laura Tohe, b: william bearhart)

In 1992, 500 years after Columbus, more than 300 Native American writers gathered at the first Returning the Gift Festival, bringing together more Native writers than at any other point in history. cream city review celebrated the legacy of this now annual gathering with a special issue entitled “Returning the Gift: Indigenous Futures.” Please join us for our Gathering of Words with a poetry and fiction reading from emerging and established Native American writers published in this issue.  We’ll have Returning the Gift issues at the panel & at the cream city review table (126)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1433771953582670/

7-9pm cream city review, with Devil’s Lake and Linebreak Off-site reading

612Brew – 945 Broadway St, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Kimberly Blaeser, Lo Kwa Mei-En, Rickey Laurentis, Solmaz Sharif, Corey Van Landingham, Ocean Vuong

https://www.facebook.com/events/1596743807210557/

Saturday, April 11:

9-10:15am  At the cream city review table (126)!  Come get special subscription & issue deals & other fun goodies!

12-2pm At the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation Table #1107.  Come visit us to learn about this multi-genre writing workshop for writers of color!

2:45-4:15pm  At the cream city review table (126)!  Come get special subscription & issue deals & other fun goodies!

8pm Reading as part of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation/Generation One reading Saturday night, April 11 at The Loft (1011 Washington Ave, Minneapolis), 8pm with Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adele, Jennifer Derilo, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Grace Lee, M. Evelina Galang, Melissa Sipin, Minal Hajratwala, Tanuja Jagernauth, David Mura, Vanessa Martir, Achy Obejas & Charles Rice Gonzalez.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1386888778282629/

WI Library Association, cream city Friendlies reading, Java Nets writing workshops + November Conversant

November 6, 2014

Dear all,

Here are some upcoming events where you’ll find me:

Thursday, Nov. 6, 4:30-5:15pm:

Thanks to Nick Demske for inviting me, with Dasha Kelly, Marco Jaimez & Evan Maruszewski to represent BONK! Performance Series at the Wisconsin Library Association. We’ll be performing & chatting about “Turning Local Weirdos Into Artistic Powerhouses One Library Program At A Time” on the Collaborations & Innovations track: http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/events-conferences/annual-conference/programs-thursday

 

Friday, Nov. 7, 7pm:

I’ll be emceeing our 1st cream city Friendlies Reading (UWM vs NMU), hosted by cream city review, Fri, 7pm, Union Art Gallery! Midwestern Friendlies is an initiative to build strong community and networks across writers in graduate creative writing programs in the Midwest. This event matches University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee writers Mollie Boutell, Sherri Hoffman & Soham Patelwith Northern Michigan University writers Cory Ferrer, Robin McCarthy &Becky Pelky. Free and open to the public!

 

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10:45am-12pm

I’ll be facilitating a writing workshop as part of Java Scripts, a monthly community writing workshop hosted by Still Waters Collective at CityNet Cafe (306 E. Wisconsin Ave):

Join us every second Saturday for a casual, coffee house writing series to stretch your imagination, exercise your pen and connect you with new neighbors. Whether you’re a committed writer or a never scribe, we  invite you to get inspired this year! A new facilitator will lead a writing prompt and circle discussion each month.

There’s no admission cost, but we insist that everyone supports the venue with the purchase of a beverage or food.

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Also, in editing news, happy to announce that The Conversant‘s November issue is live, featuringAngela Buck‘s selection of Nada Gordon from Leonard Schwartz’s Cross-Cultural Poetics Archive; Celeste Guzman Mendoza on Ai for our Intersecting Lineages series; Rachel B. Glaser w/ Natalie Lyalin; Philip F. Clark w/Francisco Aragón; Omnidawn Publishing‘s Rusty Morrison withJoshua Corey; Metta Sáma‘s Female Aesthetic(s) Symposium (Part 2) w/Racquel Ima-Writer Goodison, Monica Hand, Patricia Spears Jones, Tracy Chiles McGhee & Arisa White; Caleb Beckwith‘s interviews w/F. Gordon Faylor as well as William V. Spanos, The People‘s Mathew Timmons & Ben White w/Janice Lee & Jared Woodland; rob mclennan w/George Stanley;David Koehn w/Jim Daniels; Radio Free Albion’s Tony Trigilio w/ Peter Davis;Mary Cappello w/ Peter Covino; and Sasha Steensen w/ Martin Corless-Smith! Also, a welcome to our new audio/video editor, Cassie Nicholson

Navigating cultural/ethnic & gender in Kitchen for Ms. Fit & cream city LIVE! 4.25

April 20, 2014

Cassie Nicholson & I write about navigating our cultural/ethnic & gender identities in the kitchen for Ms. Fit Magazine: Real World Feminist Fitness! Thanks to our editors Kathie Bergquist & Marian Haas!

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Also, I’ve been helping to organize this cream city LIVE! event for cream city review!  Let your Milwaukee friends know!

cream city live! 

Friday April 25th 7-9pm
Union Art Gallery, UWM Student Union
Free and Open to the Public
 
hosted by cream city review
 

featuring poetry, fiction & non-fiction readings by

Daniel Tyx ~ Cathy Linh Che ~ Sally Wen Mao ~ Natalie Mesnard ~ S.P. MacIntyre

 
 
 
Daniel Tyx (essayist in Best American Travel Writing 2013)
Cathy Linh Che (author of Split)
Sally Wen Mao (author of Mad Honey Symposium)
Natalie Mesnard & S.P. MacIntyre, (Ninth Letter editors)
/cream city review/ presents:

 
Daniel Tyx‘s essays on travel, place, and finding a home on the U.S.-Mexico border have appeared in the anthologies Best American Travel Writing 2013 and 40 Years of CutBank, as well as magazines including cream city review, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, and Blue Mesa Review. He teaches writing at South Texas College in McAllen, where he lives with his wife, Laura, and their two young children.
 
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), winner of the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Kundiman, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
 
Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James, May 2014), the winner of the 2012 Kinereth Gensler Award and aPublishers Weekly Top 10 pick for spring 2014 poetry books. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2013 and is published or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, and Third Coast, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, Bread Loaf Writers Workshop, and Saltonstall Artists Colony, she holds an MFA from Cornell University.
 
Natalie Mesnard is currently a student in the Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Editorial Assistant at Ninth Letter. Her work has appeared in Copper Nickel and Kenyon Review Online. She was also recently named a winner in the 2014 AWP Intro Journals Project, for which her work will appear in a future issue of Tampa Review.
 
S.P. MacIntyre was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He was awarded a BA and MA from California State University, Northridge, where he studied under Katharine Haake.  He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His fiction has appeared inThe Rattling Wall and Cease, Cows; he has two poems forthcoming on Hobart (web).  
 

AWP: where you’ll find Ching-In

February 25, 2014

Dear friendlies attending AWP &/or in Seattle,

Here’s where you can find me! During the daytime, I’ll be helping out at the AWP bookfair.

If you’re not planning on attending the conference, the bookfair is free to the public on Saturday. You can find me at the cream city review table (CC10); the VONA/Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation table to promote the new VONA anthology, Dismantle; and the Conversant/Essay Press table (I’m going to be joining the Conversant as one of the new senior editors!)

I’ll also be participating in two free offsite readings – a Thursday night Poetic Justice reading at Left Bank Books and a Friday night Lambda Fellows reading, celebrating the release of The 25 for 25 anthology, Lambda’s 25th Anniversary e-book anthology (info below).

Hope to see you in Seattle!

Ching-In

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Heading to AWP? Come visit cream city review at our table, CC10, at the bookfair (Thursday, Feb. 27 until Sat, March 1)

We’ll have our most current issues and we’re bringing back last year’s popular back issue bundles for sale. We’ll also have some free swag!

We’re offering three distinct bundles of back issues, each centered around a particular theme.

 

The QUEER bundle showcases work by queer writers in issues 28.1, 29.2 and 33.2, including Jennifer Perrine, Richard Blanco, Lydia Melvin (Metta Sama), Rane Arroyo, Ellen Bass, Elizabeth Bradfield, Qwo-Li Driskill, Rita Mae Reese and many others!

The TERRA bundle, inspired by native writers and writers from various geographies and diasporas, includes issues 27.1, 27.2, and 31.1 and writers such as Allison Hedge Coke, Jaswinder Bolina, Heid E. Erdrich, Allison Joseph, Dilruba Ahmed, Diane Glancy, Esther Lee, Joy Harjo, Mark Turcotte, Gordon Henry and many others!

 

Our RETRO bundle features back-in-the day issues 11.2, 19.2 and 20.1&2 (20th anniversary), celebrating Amiri Baraka, Stuart Dybek, Denise Levertov, Marilyn Hacker, Audre Lorde, Ursula K. Le Guin, Cris Mazza and others!

 

$10 for one, $15 for two, and $20 for three (feel free to mix-and-match!)

Want to have the bundles shipped?

$12 for one, $18 for two, and $25 for three

 

Stop by our table for a visit!

See you in Seattle!
Your friends at cream city review

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AWP Offsite Event: Poetic Justice: An Evening of Radical Poetry

Thursday, February 27, 2014 9-11pm @ Left Bank Books Collective

92 Pike St, Seattle, Washington 98101

Hosted by Ching-In Chen and Victorio Reyes

Featured Readers:
Victorio Reyes, Ching-In Chen, Patricia Killealea, and Tara Betts.

In the words of the late, great June Jordan, “poetry is a political act”. In the spirit of June Jordan, Poetic Justice – an evening of radical poetry, aims to provide a space for the celebration of poetry as a vehicle for social change. History has seen a long and humbling list of poets that have used their writing as a means and conduit for changing minds, revealing truths, and healing wounds. Despite the deep and rich history of radical poetics, there is still a skepticism of such work in some literary circles. Adrienne Rich wrote: “I came out first as a political poet… under the taboo against so-called political poetry in the US”. As we continue the tradition of greats like Jordan and Rich, Poetic Justice, will be one small event to help build a forum for a bright future in radical poetry, one that is cognizant of its great tradition.

The organizers of the event ask that guests join us in making the event more accessible to those wishing to attend who have multiple chemical sensitivities by not carrying fragrances or scents on your clothes, hair, or skin.

For more information:

http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/

http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf

http://vanessahuang.com/fragrance-free

http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html

Bios of the featured readers:

Tara Betts is an author, a Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University, and a Cave Canem fellow. Tara’s poetry and prose has appeared in various journals and anthologies. She has also contributed to interdisciplinary collaborations such as John Sims’ “Recoloration Proclamation” and “Rhythm of Structure” installations, filmmaker Nijla Mu’min, and Peggy Choy Dance Company’s “THE GREATEST: An Afro-Asian Tribute to Muhammad Ali” among others. Her work has a appeared in:Essence, the Steppenwolf Theater production “Words on Fire,” Obsidian III, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, PMS, Bellevue Literary Review, Meridians, Drum Voices Revue, WSQ, Columbia Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, Hanging Loose, and Drunken Boat. See more at:
http://tarabetts.net/

Patricia Killelea is a mixed-heritage Chicana poet, musician, and scholar. She is the author of the poetry collection Other Suns, which is available from Swan Scythe Press (2011), and is currently a Ph.D Candidate in Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. She holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and English, also from UC Davis. Originally from the Bay Area, CA, she has taught the Introduction to Native American Literature course at UC Davis since Fall 2009, and she also teaches Creative Writing at Solano College. A former artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Patricia has recently completed her second manuscript, titled Counterglow, and is currently producing experimental video poems. Find out more about her work at www.patriciakillelea.com

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi/Red Hen Press, 2009) and a multi-genre, border-crossing writer. Child of Chinese immigrants, they are a Kundiman, Lambda and Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow and a member of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundations writing communities. A community organizer, they have worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston. Chen is also the co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press, 2011) and Here Is a Pen: an Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets (Achiote Press, 2009). In Milwaukee, they are cream city review’s editor-in-chief. www.chinginchen.com

Victorio Reyes is an activist and artist. Reyes was featured in the anthology of emerging writers: Chorus, published by MTV Books and edited by Saul Williams. His poems are forthcoming or have been published in the Acentos Review, Mobius, and Word Riot. He holds an MFA degree from The Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches poetry classes at Siena College. Reyes will serve on a panel entitled “Uncovering Hip Hop Poetry” at the upcoming AWP Conference. He was a member of the Hip Hop group, Broadcast Live; the group’s most recent release, Boomerang Metropolis, reached #25 on the College Music Journal Hip Hop Charts. Blending his writing and activism, Reyes has also been the executive director of The Social Justice Center of Albany (SJC) for the past 8 years.

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25 for 25 Lambda Fellows Reading

Friday, February 28, 2014, 6-9pm, R Place Bar and Gril

619 E Pine St, Seattle, Washington 98122

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The Lambda Literary Foundation presents the 25 for 25 Lambda Fellows Reading and Reunion.

Featured readers include:
Ames Hawkins
Brandy Wilson
Monica Carter
Cooper Lee Bombardier
Ching-In Chen
Meg Day
Tommy Theollyn

The 25 for 25 anthology, celebrates LLF’s 25th Anniversary. The E-Book features works by some of our community’s leading authors and original introductions by emerging writers they’ve influenced, many from the Lambda’s Emerging Voices Retreats.

Join us for this extraordinary reading and stay to meet some of Lambda’s Fellows.

 

Lantern Review poetry giveaway, cream city review & Ninth Letter reading in Champaign + UWM library reading for National Poetry Month!

April 11, 2013

Dear lovelies,

In honor of poetry month, Lantern Review is running a poetry giveaway on the blog where you’ll be entered to win a 1-year subscription to Asian American Literary Review and copies of Nicky Schildkraut’s collection Magnetic Refrain and Henry’s chapbook, Paradise Hunger, when you leave a comment with the name of at least one Asian American poet you love or think others should know about & you’ll be enter to The first 10 people to enter each also get a gift (a bundle of “poetry starter packs” containing prompts and snippets of ekphrastic/found inspiration). I’ve also contributed my own two picks for Asian American poet to read.

Also, catch Jewel Marie Bush’s National Poetry Month blog post for Uptown Messenger! A great list of Gil Scott-Heron’s work and shoutouts to Kundiman alumni Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Tarfia Faizullah & me, among others!

In other recent news, I’ll be doing these upcoming readings here:

1) cream city review & Ninth Letter reading

Saturday, April 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Mike ‘n Molly’s, 105 N Market, Champaign, Illinois 61820


As part of the annual 
Boneyard Arts Festival, the University of Illinois will hold its first Visiting Writers Reading, featuring students from the PhD in Creative Writing program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and special guest Frank Montesonti, as well as students from UIUC’s MFA in Creative Writing program.

Please join us on April 13th at 5:30PM for this special event, to be held at Mike ‘n Molly’s in downtown Champaign. Learn more about our readers here:

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press) and co-editor ofThe Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (South End Press). A Kundiman and Lambda Fellow, Ching-In is part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities, and has been a participant in Sharon Bridgforth’s Theatrical Jazz Institute. Ching-In attends the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is Cream City Review’s editor-in-chief.

Loretta McCormick is a native Angelino and creative writing PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she studies and writes about freakery, disability and death. She is a fiction editor for Cream City Review, and her work has appeared in The Northridge Review. 

Khaleel Gheba is an MFA candidate in Poetry, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in Maryland. He once used a poem to lift a burning car off of a baby. He’s very tired. Please don’t wake him.

Natalie Mesnard is a student in the Creative Writing program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work is forthcoming in Copper Nickel and Kenyon Review Online.

Greg Rodgers is an author and Choctaw storyteller who appears at schools, libraries, universities, museums, and tribal events throughout the country. He has written two books, The Ghost of Mingo Creek and One Dark Night in Oklahoma. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for the graphic-anthology, Trickster, an ALA Children’s Notable Book for 2011. Greg is listed as an official Smithsonian Associate and is currently a Graduate Assistant in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kara Van de Graaf is a doctoral student in creative writing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a miniature silverware enthusiast. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the anthology Best New Poets, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, Alaska Quarterly Review and other journals. She is a poetry editor for Cream City Review.  Her favorite animal is the goat.

Special guest Frank Montesonti is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2011 Barrow Street Book Prize chosen by D.A. Powell, and the book of erasure, Hope Tree (How To Prune Fruit Trees) by Black Lawrence Press. He is also author of the chapbook, A Civic Pageant, also from Black Lawrence Press. His poems have appeared in journals such as Tin House, AQR, Black Warrior Review, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. A longtime resident of Indiana, he now lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing at National University.

 

2) UWM Poets Read at Library in Celebration of National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week (April 14-20) and National Poetry Month, the UWM Libraries are hosting a poetry reading by UWM creative writing professor Susan Firer, graduate students Ching-In Chen and Elisa Karbin, and undergraduate Skyer Osborne in the Golda Meir Library’s Grind area on Tuesday, April 16 at noon.

The reading, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UWM Libraries, Department of English, and School of Information Studies.