Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 23: "Fixed and Free" reading

from Billy Brown (401-8139, to the Poetry Community of Albuquerque & New Mexico, via post to Abq Slams' yahoo groups mailing list

Details for
February "Fixed and Free" reading:
  • Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
  • Time: 6:30 pm sign-up, open mic readings 7–8:45. Feature at approximately 7:45 pm
  • Featured Poet & Visual Artist: Marilyn Stablein
  • Suggested (but optional) Focus: Love Poems & Erotic Poems
  • Place: F Gallery, (part of the Fixed and Free Bike Shop); 114 Tulane SE, Nob Hill, behind (south of) Starbucks at 3400 Central Avenue. Double Chocolate Biscotti available for sale. MANY THANKS to Fixed and Free for use of their space!
This month's reading features Marilyn Stablein, author of eight books including Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir; Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination (personal essays); Night Travels to Tibet (prose poems); The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India and Nepal (short fiction & prose poems), and Vermin: A Bestiary.

Marilyn's awards include two Yaddo artist residencies, a Houston Brazos fiction prize, a University of Houston Cullen Fellowship, the Southwest Writers Poetry Prize & grants from the NEA, the Seattle and King County Arts Commissions and the NY Foundation for the Arts. Also a visual artist, her assemblages, collages and artist’s books have been exhibited internationally. Recent assemblages were included in the Originals 2007, Harwood Museum, Taos, and the Arte de Descartes VII recycle show, Stables Gallery. She and husband Gary Wilkie own Acequia Booksellers on 4th Street in Albuquerque’s North Valley. Marilyn may bring some of her visual art pieces to Monday's reading
My Hindi Primer
book art by Marilyn Stablein
, Santa Fe Book Arts Group

2009 "Fixed & Free" Dates & Features - every 4th Monday of the month:
March 23 - Rich Boucher
April 27 - Deb Brody
May 25 - Jason Yurcic
June 22 - Dale Harris
July 27 - Sa l Treppiedi
August 24 - Hakim Bellamy
September 28 - Richard Wolfson
October 26 - Merimee Moffitt
November 23 - Kenneth Gurney
December 28 - Bill Nevins
Please come and enjoy poetry at “Fixed and Free!” Comments & Suggestions: welcomed (along with questions & offers of help).
  • Host(s): Billy Brown, and others TBD; Please contact Billy if interested in sharing host duties: email welbert53@aol. com or call 401-8139.
  • Features: Please contact Billy if interested in being a featured poet in 2010
  • Rules: There ARE no rules … JK … J; 5 minute limit on the open mic
  • Admission: Free. Donations are welcome (to help cover costs)
  • Food/drink: Some pastries for sale at site; LOTS nearby (Starbucks, Flying Star, Satellite, etc.)

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