Small Dream Ada presents a series of Colorado performances on:
Artwork by Joey Irizarry
On June 10th, 2011, Small Dream Ada will present an evening of poetry, fiction, and new music at Muse Gallery during Longmont’s Second Friday Art Walk. The performance will be in honor of Small Dream Ada’s award of Longmont Council of Art’s 2010 artist’s mini-grant.
June 10th @ Muse Gallery
356 Main St.
On June 11th, 2011 at Plus + Gallery, Small Dream Ada Presents! reading series will feature guest authors Danielle Vogel, Greg Howard, Sara Veghlan, and Roxanne Carter. The evening will conclude with music from their album, Golden Propeller (funded by the Longmont Council of the Arts).
June 11th @ Plus + Gallery
Plus + Gallery
2501 Larimer St.
“Greg Howard is a fiction writer whose work has been featured in Birkensnake, Tarpaulin Sky, Trickhouse and Elimae, among other places. He received his M.A. at Illinois State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Denver and has studied with writers David Foster Wallace and Laird Hunt. He currently an assistant professor at the University of Maine.”
“Danielle Vogel is the author of the chapbooks, lit, and the forthcoming, Incest Survivors’ After Effects Checklist. Her writing has most recently appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky, Trickhouse, and Caketrain. She received her MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Denver where, in addition to teaching literature, creative writing, and book arts classes, she is investigating divinatory poetics, nest architectures, and somatic trauma therapies in relation to syntactical structures.”
“Sara Veghlan is a poet who was raised in the American Midwest. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Sleepingfish, Octopus, Fence, 26, Trickhouse, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere, and anthologized in Poets on Painters (Edited by Katie Geha & Travis Nichols, Ulrich Museum of Art, 2007). She is the author of three chapbooks: Closed Histories (Noemi Press, 2008); Falling Forward (Braincase Press, 2003); and Another Random Heart, recently republished by Letter Machine Editions (2009), and is co-author of the chapbook That We Come to a Consensus (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006), a collaboration with poet Noah Eli Gordon. She served as the Associate Editor for the Denver Quarterly 2007-2009 and has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Naropa University and the University of Denver, where she recently completed her doctorate.”
“Roxanne Carter is a contemporary fiction writer. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2008, and her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver in 2011. Her work has been featured in Tarpaulin Sky, Fact-Simile, Drunken Boat, La Petite Zine, and Sidebrow. Her book, Glamorous Freak: How I Taught My Dress to Act, will be published by Jaded Ibis Press in Spring 2012. She currently resides in Ohio.”
“Plus + Gallery is owned by Ivar and Karen Zeile. The gallery was started in 2001 and today is considered one of the leading contemporary galleries in the region.”
On June 12th, 2011 at The Laughing Goat in Boulder, Colorado, Small Dream Ada will be presenting a poetry reading by Thuggery and Grace Magazine: poets Anne Waldman, Erik Anderson, and Richard Froude. Following the reading will be guest artist Donna Wickham with Art Lande. The evening will conclude with a performance by Small Dream Ada.
June 12th @ The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse
The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse
1709 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
“Anne Waldman is a poet, professor, performer, and cultural activist is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including most recentlyManatee/Humanity and the anthologyBeats at Naropa, co-edited with Laura Wright. Other titles include Fast Speaking Woman, IOVIS (I&II), Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews and Manifestos,Marriage: A Sentence, In the Room of Never Grieve,Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, Outrider,Red Noir and Martyrdom. She also edited The Beat Book, and is co-editor of Disembodied Poetics: Annals of the Jack Kerouac School, The Angel Hair Anthology, and Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action. Her numerous CDs include The Eye of the Falcon andMatching Half (with Akilah Oliver), with music and production by Ambrose Bye. She has performed her work on stages across the American continent and abroad, collaborating with Douglas Dunn and dancers and musicians on the performance “Tanks Under Trees” in Houston and Manhattan, and with artists Donna Dennis and Pat Steir on recent book projects. She has participated in conferences and festivals in Beijing, Berlin, Vienna, Nicaragua and Prague and has taught recent practicums at the Zen Mountain Monastery and Naropa University. She works with writer/director Ed Bowes on a number of video/movie projects.”
“Erik Anderson is a poet whose work as been featured in Ellipsis, Rain Taxi, Denver Quarterly, Jacket, Bombay Gin, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Cranky, and others. He is the author of two chapbooks and lives in Denver, Colorado. With Anne Waldman, he edits the magazine Thuggery & Grace.”
“Richard Froude is a poet who was born in London in 1979. He grew up in Bristol and came to the US in 2002. He has since lived in Boulder, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, and currently Denver, CO. He is the author of FABRIC (Horse Less Press, 2011) and The Passenger (Skylight Press, 2012) – and a book of translation – Tarnished Mirrors: Translations of Charles Baudelaire (Muffled Cry Editions, 2004). Writing has also appeared in print and online at Conjunctions, Witness, Tarpaulin Sky, Diagram, Bombay Gin and elsewhere. With Anne Waldman and Erik Anderson, he compiles and edits the mail-art journal Thuggery & Grace. He has read and performed his work widely – including appearances on public radio in California, Oregon and Colorado. He is the recipient of the 2004 Ted Berrigan Award from Naropa University and the 2010/11 Evan Frankel Fellowship from the University of Denver. An associate of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, he works with palliative care and hospice patients. He lives in Capitol Hill with his wife, Rohini.”
“Donna Wickham is a composer, vocalist and instructor. She is the head of the Vocal Jazz program at the Lamont School of Music, and teaches music history courses for Colorado Community Colleges Online. Her diverse professional activities include work as a jazz composer, arranger and performer, conductor, keyboardist and electric bass player, in genres that range from early music to rock, jazz and avant-garde. Donna’s performance credits include work with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The Playground, Colorado Music Festival, Santa Fe New Music, the Denver Concert Band, and the Colorado Art Rock Society. She recently released 2 albums over the course of one month. Her classical quartet named Firesign released an album featuring the world premiere recording of Terry Schlenker’s Mass for Four Voices, along with William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices. She followed that with a jazz album featuring her own compostions, entitled Myth and Memory.”
“Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others.”
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