September 12, 2008

Avoiding the Slush Pile
Publishing Workshop 10:00 UNM upstairs SUB
Chris Wrenn and Kyle Churney, Editors of Blue Mesa Review, will discuss how literary magazines make their selections and offer tips for getting published.

Embracing the Stage
Performance Workshop 11:00 UNM upstairs SUB
Jessica Helen Lopez and Damien Flores, veterans of the slam scene, will lead an experiential workshop about how to make the most of a poem by focusing on the voice, rhythm, and all the aspects of performance. Bring poems to workshop.

Vena Cava
Brownbag Reading12:00 UNM SUB atrium
Bring your lunch, or buy lunch in the SUB, and enjoy a performance by the Lobo Slam team. Participants include Jessica Helen Lopez, Damien Flores, and Lee Francis

Voyage to Community
Roundtable Discussion 2:00 UNM upstairs SUB
Alex Traube leads a discussion about teaching poetry in community settings with panelists Carlos Contreras, Joan Logghe, Mikaela Jae Renz, Levi Romero and Miriam Sagan.

Blue Book
Graduate Student Reading 4:00 UNM Humanities 108
Blue Mesa Review editor Chris Wrenn hosts a reading to feature poetry editor Kyle Churney, fiction editor Melanie Unruh, and MFA students Christina Yovovich, Erika Sanchez, Emily Morelli and Samantha Tetangco.

Breaking Ground
Youth Event 4:00 UNM upstairs SUB
Hosted by Sal Treppiedi

Women’s Showcase 6:00 UNM upstairs SUB
Christina Yovovich hosts a reading featuring Amy Beeder, Mary Oishi, Miriam Sagan, Maria Leyba, Diane Thiel, Maisha Baton, Joan Logghe. West Mesa High School student Sirena Rayes will open.

Performance Poetry 8:00 UNM SUB Ballroom
Where words can be danced to. Where music can cause bodies to sit perfectly still and absorb. Where the poet is an instrument played by the universe. Where media, movement and music write poets into works of art. Hakim Bellamy hosts this showcase which includes DJ Diles, Jessica Lopez, Tracey, James Altimirano, Carlos Contreras, Sun, Catherine Kidd, Basement Films and more.

Regie Cabico’s One Man Show 10:00 UNM Arts Lab
Tracing his orbit from his Catholic Family roots and dreams of Broadway musicals to the spoken word slam scene and back again, performance poet and comedian Regie Cabico unleashes a night of raw talent. Attendance includes opening rotations in mini-dome to see 10 minutes of poetry videos made for the planetarium.

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