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OCTOBER EVENTS AT MINAS

 

WORDS

Publication Party for Hot Sonnets

Saturday, October 1 / 5pm /Free

A celebration of sexy sonnets featuring readings by many of the great and famous represented in the book. The compilation includes works by many fine poets, present and past, including Moira Egan, ee cummings, Clarinda Harris, Edna St, Vincent Millay, and Michael Salcman.  Clarinda Harriss hosts.

 

 

WORDS

Love Triangle: Poetry by Jenny Keith, Barrett Warner, and Leslie F. Miller

Sunday, October 2 / 4pm / Free

These three Baltimore poets are still bringing sexy—and dangerous—back to poetry after years of performing live and in private trysts.  Jenny Keith’s writing has appeared in City Paper, The Pearl, Sewanee Theological Review, and The Nebraska Review. She just completed a novel, which she will be publishing online in October. Barrett Warner’s story, “Get Away,” was the runner-up in the 2011 F. Scott Fitzgerald fiction prize. His reading will include some love poems he wrote to Leslie 30 years ago. Leslie Miller is the author of Let me Eat Cake (Simon & Schuster, 2009). She is overcoming her poetry writer’s block with the help of Facebook.  For more information contact Leslie at dogfaceboy@gmail.com or go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247787765264837

PERFORMANCE

Boîte: Show & Tell

Friday, October 7 / 8pm / Free; donations welcome and appreciated

Boîte (rhymes with kumquat) is a series of intimate performances coinciding with Hampden’s monthly first Friday celebration. This month, Lauren Bender hosts an open mic show & tell.  Bring your objects, stories, or imaginary friends for a 3-5 minute presentation. Or just sit back in the audience and enjoy.  Come sip a glass of wine and be amazed! For more information contact Lauren at lauren.bender@gmail.com

 

 

POETRY

October Earth with Marcus Colasurdo

Saturday, October 8 / 5pm / $5.00

Marcus Colasurdo reads from his works and makes occasional music. Featured works include Where we Worship, a collaboration with French Photographer Olivier Girard and the underground classic, Angel City Taxi, a Los Angeles cabdriver journal. Expect some surprises as well. $5.00 admission benefits Gimme Shelter Productions, which supports homeless programs in Baltimore City. For more information, contact Marcus at raintheatre@gmail.com.

 

POETRY

Essential Sundays Poetry: Rachel Elise

Sunday, October 9 / 4pm / $3.00

Rachel Elise is a musician, artist, & poet/writer who currently lives in Baltimore and shares introspective, darkly evocative, honest piano-centered songs. Her music has been called indie-acoustic gothic poetic alternative folk. Sponsored by the group Poetry in Baltimore. An open reading starts the event. Julie Fisher hosts. For more information contact Julie at Julie@poetryinbaltimore.com

WORDS

Baltimore Free Fall Event: Persona Workshop with Baltimore Review

Saturday, October 15 / 1:00 – 3:30 / Free

This Free Fall, feel free to be–anyone else! Join Baltimore Review editors and friends for an afternoon of tips, tricks, improvisation, writing exercises and performance. The Persona Workshop is about incorporating the art of the dramatic monologue into your fiction and poems. The workshop is free, but space is limited so register soon. Reserve your workshop spot by emailing editor@baltimorereview.org. Still a few spots left!

FICTION

510 Readings

Saturday, October 15 / 5pm / Free

Baltimore’s first and most beloved fiction series. Local and national writers read from their work. This month it’s Mark Cugini, Laura Ellen Scott, John Rowell, Jackie Wang. Michael Kimball and Jen Michalski host. Afterwards, everyone is invited down the block to Frazier’s for drinks and cheap eats. http://510readings.blogspot.com/.

OPEN MIC

Town Square Open Mic

Sunday, October 16 / 4:00 pm / Free

Poetry / performance / stand-up comedy / acoustic music / fiction / mime / monologues / sleight-of-hand / puppetry / oratory / mimicry. If you can read it, perform it, sing it, or say it with little or no amplification, then bring it on! Sarah Jane Miller hosts. For more information contact Sarah Jane at smiller@bcpl.net.

WORDS

Michael Fallon with Special Guests Dorit Carroll and William Rivera

Saturday, October 22 / 5 pm / Free

Michael Fallon reads from his latest book along with special guests poets Doritt Caroll and William Rivera. Fallon is a poet and essayist who has long endured the sorrows and joys of living in his native Baltimore and is the author of two other books of poetry; A History of the Color Black (Dophin-Moon Press, 1991), and Since You Have No Body (2011), winner of the Plan B Press Poetry Chapbook Competition and. His new book, The Great Before and After, is a comic inquiry into how we all got here in the first place, what we might be doing here, and what might happen when and if all the lights go out.  Doritt Caroll is a native of Washington DC, and earns her living as an attorney.  Her book In Caves was published by BrickHouse Books in 2010 and was recently the subject of an interview with Jane Crown on Poetry Radio. New Orleans-born W.M. Rivera’s recent book Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (Brickhouse Books 2011) is a collection of tautly disciplined, passionate, virile poems. Grace Cavalieri described it as ”intelligently delicious poetry.” Clarinda Harriss hosts. For more information contact Clarinda at CHarriss@towson.edu

 

DANCE

Belly Dancing

Sunday, October 23/ 5:00 PM / $5.00

Meridian Belly Dance holds a hafleh, a performance showcasing a variety of belly dancing styles. http://www.meridiandance.com/.

MUSIC

Color Light Theory: Acoustic Autumn Show

Saturday, October 29 / 5:00 pm / Admission: $8.00

Color Light Theory is Richard Crafton, Marion Stanley, Noah stone and Jamie Wilson. The group draws its inspiration from diverse sources, including Renaissance music, classical Celtic, 30-50s- jazz standards, modern folk, and funk. You will find yourself moving your body to a music you can not only listen to, but one you will hear…a message.  Richard Crafton plays guitar and banjo, writes lyrics an sings.  Marion Stanley plays bass and  guitar, sings and composes. Noah Stone plays violin and sings. Jamie Wilson plays percussion and sings. For more information, go to www.colorlighttheory.com or contact Jamie at birdhousestudios@mac.com

 

 

FINE ART

Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta

Through November 27

Artist, author, and filmmaker Scott Philip Goergens (aka S. Philip G.) has developed a body of work which suggests a remarkable, highly imaginative representation of the fauna which may very well live among us.  Exhibit runs through November 27.

 

 

YOGA

Thursday mornings through October 27 / 7:00 am – 8:15 am

$90 series, $12 drop-in

Regina Armenta teaches an Anusara-inspired yoga class for all levels.  This series of nine classes focuses on developing a strong, healthy back. Bring a mat if you have one. If you have questions or would like to reserve a space, please contact Regina at 614-205-7663 / yogaonwheels@yahoo.com / www.yogaonwheels.org

 

Minás Gallery & Boutique

815 W. 36th Street

Baltimore, MD 21211

410-732-4258

www.minasgalleryandboutique.com

Hours: 11 – 6 / closed Tuesdays

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