#phobia, Cracked Walnut Literary Festival April 25th

Lisa will be reading new poems at one of the 25(!) Cracked Walnut 2014 Festival readings taking place in the Twin Cities for National Poetry Month.

Curated by Satish P. Jayaraj,

Featured Writers:

Leslie Adrienne Miller,
Karen Youso
Paul Canada,
Sarah Hayes,
Lisa Marie Brimmer
Jean Larson
Clarence White

When:

Friday, April 25, 2014

6:45pm

Where: Hillside Crematory and Funeral Home.  At this reading, writers will confront the meaning of fear through creative poetry and prose.

NEW ADDRESS:

1838 E Minnehaha Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55407

For more information check out Cracked Walnut’s Facebook page and the #phobia invite.

Spirit Reach: A Twin Cities Tribute To Amiri Baraka

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Spirit Reach is a community event curated by the Baraka Lives United (BLU) Coalition and represents the impact poet, playwright, fiction writer, essayist, educator and activist Leroi Jones/Imamu Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) has had on the Twin Cities literary and performing arts communities.

Print: Ta-Coumba Aiken's live art from Feb 2014 Baraka's Blues Room Event with High Society at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar. © 2013 Bernadette Pollard, www.BernadettePollard.com

Print: Ta-Coumba Aiken’s live art from Feb 2014 Baraka’s Blues Room Event with High Society at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar.
© 2013 Bernadette Pollard, www.BernadettePollard.com

Hosted by author Alexs Pate and arts community leader Arleta Little.

  Saturday, April 12, 2014

The event will be PRECEDED by a catered reception thanks to the McKnight Foundation at 1:00pm.

SHOW is from 2-4pm.

Capri Theater:

2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Connect with Baraka Lives United on Facebook for more information about events throughout 2014!

FACEBOOK EVENT

Twitter: #spiritreach

2nd Annual One-Minute Play Festival

February 15 at 8:00pm until February 16 at 8:00pm

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and Mixed Blood Theatre Present
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THE 2ND ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL 

(Above link is FB Invite)

TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY, SATURDAY, FEB 15th, SUNDAY FEB 16th, & BOTH AT 8PM

At:

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street

Tickets are $15 and available here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/554898

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by:
Trista Baldwin, David Grant, John Heimbuch, Dominic Taylor, Ricardo Vazquez, Janaki Ranpura, Joe Waechter, Mire Regulus, Aditi Kapil, Gemma Irish, Jessica Huang, May Lee-Yang, Layla

Heidi, Lisa, Mooks outside Mixed Blood Theater March 2012

Heidi, Lisa, Mooks outside Mixed Blood Theater March 2012

Dowlatshahi, Kim Hines, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Rhiana Yazzie, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Keli Garrett, Aamera Sidiqqui, Theo Goodell, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Shira Naharit, Stanton Wood, Khary Jackson, Eliza Rasheed, Sarah Myers, Ki Seung Rhee, Jamil Jude, Ruth Virkus, Rachael Brogan Flanery, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Joseph Scrimshaw, Levi Weinhagen, Ben San Del, philip andrew bennet lowe, Katherine Glover, Laurie Flanagan Hegge, Matthew Everett, Matt Sciple, Eli Effinger-Weintraub, Debra Berger & Tyler Mills, Tim Wick, Danika Ragnhild, Amber Bjork, Jon Ferguson, Derek Miller , Suzy Messerole, & Paige Collette

 
Directed by:

Lisa Channer, Harry Waters Jr., Scotty Gunderson, Chris Garza, Meghan Gunderson, Anya Kremenetsky, Rhiana Yazzie, Meredith Larson, & more!

Curated by:

Dominic D’Andrea

MIGRATIONS February 22nd presented in conjunction with Land of Gazillion Adoptees and Poetry for Thought

An exciting line-up of Twin Cities poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, performance artists, and a pottery maker will come together and share work around the theme of Migration. Each artist will read a fellow artist’s work, creating a dialogue between shared experiences, hopes, dreams, and struggles.  In this age of unprecedented movement, what does it mean to leave one’s home or land?  Does the word “home” still hold meaning?  What is lost in the journey, and what is discovered?

Featuring Lisa Brimmer, Chava Gabrielle, Shannon Gibney, IBé, Satish Jayaraj, Hei Kyong Kim, Marc LeMaire, Eva Song Margolis, Sun Yung Shin, Eric Sharp, Chaun Webster

Saturday, February 22, 7 p.m.
(followed by ping pong and karaoke)

The Third Place Gallery
3730 Chicago Avenue S, Studio B
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Suggested donation: $5 – 10

More information about the participants, HERE, at Wing Young Huie’s website.
Gazillion Voices, the online magazine of Land of Gazillion Adoptees (LGA), is a platform for adoptees and their allies to bring topics important to the adoption community to life through rich, compelling, and thought-provoking content.

Poetry for Thought is a Twin Cities organization committed to the arts, social justice, leadership, and community organizing. Through performances, workshops, and dialogue sessions, Poetry for Thought provides a safe space for unsafe ideas where we can create & discuss art, our lives, what we want our community to look like, and how we can work social justice in our communities.

Friends of Noam Chomsky with High Society at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

Listening Room Session #1

After a terrific experience with Friends of Noam Chomsky (Andrew Foreman) at Cause last month. We are back at it next week.

Cause Sound Bar, Minneapolis, MN.  December 18th during Stacy K residency.

Cause Sound Bar, Minneapolis, MN.
December 18th during Stacy K residency.

Friends of Noam Chomsky
Andrew Foreman, bass
Thomas Nordlund, guitar
Zach Schmidt, drums
Max Corcoran, sax
Two Sets starting at 7:30.

Original compositions and improvised space.

Original poetry created for this event.

$0

Come listen and let us know what you think. . . talk to us about the ideas happening. Or not. Just be.

308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

December 18th Stacy K’s Wednesday Residency with Friends of Noam Chomsky

Looking very much forward to sitting in with the guys from “Friends of Noam Chomsky” including my art brother Andrew Foreman (bass), Thomas Nordlund (guitar), Zach Schmidt (Drums) and Max Corcoran (Saxophone).

Andrew Foreman and Lisa Brimmer at Blackdog Cafe 11/20/2013  Photograph (C) Mandy Jones 2013

Andrew Foreman and Lisa Brimmer at Blackdog Cafe 11/20/2013
Photograph (C) Mandy Jones 2013

Wednesday, December 18 Wednesday Residency w/ Stacy K + Friends of Noam Chomsky
9pm | 21+ | No Cover

For more information about Cause head here.

The Unit Collective, November Madness at the Playwrights’ Center 11/25 7:30 pm

 

The Unit Collective is a diverse community of Under-Represented Theatre professionals who nurture, develop, advocate and produce new work(s).

Their “Minneapolis Madness” is a monthly new play testing ground at the Playwrights’ Center.

This Month I will be a contributing playwright.

Six playwrights will take on Chimeras created by their financial backers from Give to the Max Day.

Chi·me·ra also Chi·mae·ra  (k-mîr, k-)

n.

1. Greek Mythology A fire-breathing she-monster usually represented as a composite of a lion, goat, and serpent.
2. An imaginary monster made up of grotesquely disparate parts.

With responses to the following madlib: Head of a ____, body of a _____ and spirit of a _______ playwrights will be assigned a beast to battle (for example a creature with the head of a lion, body of a toaster, spirit of a deck of cards) and create 10 minute plays for the Madness performance with live actors and under the guidance of directors for the evening.

DATE: 

November 25, 2013

TIME:

7:30 pm

PLACE:

2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For more information on the fundraiser or to contribute, click here: http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Unit-Collective

I AM WATER at Form + Content Gallery Friday 11/22 6-8pm

As part of an installation at Form + Content Gallery, my mentor, David Lawrence Grant has invited a few of us to read work along with poet Paula Cisewski responding to themes of Water and Environmental justice and, in doing so, take part in the collaboration.

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READING

WHEN

6-8pm Friday November 22, 2013

WHERE

Form + Content Gallery
Whitney Square Building
210 North 2nd Street, Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Metered street parking until 10:00 pm

ONGOING IN THE GALLERY

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 pm (and by appointment TBD)

Ta-coumba Aiken, work TBA
Sharon Day, ceremonial drums and images from Mississippi River Nibi (Water) Walk
Camille Gage, I AM WATER work in progress with ripple-making station and info kiosk
Mike Hoyt, work TBA
Kara Faye Gregory with Camille Gage – I AM WATER prints
Overpass Light Brigade, images of prior illuminated actions.
Students for Design Activism – Lower Course, reprising 2013 Northern Spark interactive
sculpture
Joan Vorderbruggen/images from Artists in Storefronts & MADE HERE

For More Information: Star Tribune

Chicago Avenue Project: Take the Cake at Pillsbury House Theater 11/18,11/19

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Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents TAKE THE CAKE.

(click on link for Facebook Invite)

TAKE THE CAKE features eight original, short plays written by neighborhood youth in partnership with professional dramaturgs, and performed and directed by some of the Twin Cities’ top theatre artists!

November 18 and 19, 2013
Monday at 7:00 pm
Tuesday at 4:00 and 7:00 pm

at Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis

Admission is free —just show up! All ages welcome.

More info: http://pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org/youth/chicago-avenue-project/

Poetry For Thought: November 1

 

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Poetry for Thought  – Inspiration for dialogue, connection and local action 

 

 

Groundswell Coffee 7-9:30pm

 

 

Lisa will be one of the evening’s guests on November 1, 2013. Check out FB page for more information on coming show feat. Mankwe Ndosi and Crystal Ruiz/ “Azteka”. (FB INVITE)