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April  2014
Events on April 20, 2014
Events on April 21, 2014
  • Innisfree: David Barsamian- Power Systems: Global Democratic Uprisings & New Challenges to U.S. Empire
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Events on April 22, 2014
  • Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Events on April 23, 2014
  • Innisfree: Spring into Shakespeare - Happy Birthday William!
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Events on April 24, 2014
Events on April 25, 2014
  • Innisfree: “On Translating Russian Poetry: the Early Poems of Lev Loseff,” A Conversation Between Julia Gerhard and Henry Pickford”
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Events on April 27, 2014
Events on April 28, 2014
  • Innisfree: CU Creative Writing Class Reading
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Events on April 29, 2014
  • Innisfree: Weekly Open Poetry Reading
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Events on April 30, 2014
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Innisfree The Week April 14 thru April 21

Innisfree This Week:

Tuesday April 15th at 7PM – Weekly Open Poetry Reading hosted by Asa Lott. Please sign-up by 655PM to read.

Wednesday April 16th at 7PM: Britt Margit

Britt Margit is a Colorado-based singer-songwriter, currently studying vocal performance at CU Boulder College of Music. She has been singing since before she can remember, and writing songs since she was 11. At 14, she also picked up the guitar, having recently added banjo, ukulele, and piano into the mix. Taking inspiration from those like Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, and Adele, Britt writes a blend of folk, country, pop, and rock.

Thursday April 17th at 7PM: Lummox Press II

Karen Douglass, Deborah Kelly, Robert King, Diana Klammer, Kyle Laws, Larry Laverdure, and Jared Smith will read.

Friday April 18th at 7PM: R. Clifton Spargo – Book Launch

R. Clifton Spargo, a Chicago-based fiction writer and cultural critic, is the author of Beautiful Fools, The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is the Provost’s Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction in the Department of English at the University of Iowa for 2013-14.

A past winner of Glimmer Train’s Award for New Writers as well as their Fiction Open Contest, he has published stories in The Antioch Review, FICTION, Glimmer Train, SOMA, and The Kenyon Review, among other places. His essays and reviews on literature, culture, and rock music have been featured in Raritan, Commonweal, The Yale Review, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan, Newcity, and the fashion magazine Glo. And he writes a blog called “The HI/LO,” on the interplay between high and low culture, for The Huffington Post.

He has taught creative writing at Yale University, Marquette University, and the University of Iowa. He created and now regularly teaches “The Stories We Tell,” a first of its kind testimonial writing workshop for survivors of sexual violence and trafficking for the award-winning non-profit The Voices and Faces Project. Spargo also trained as a researcher in the humanities at Edinburgh University, Yale Divinity School, and Yale University, from which he earned his doctorate in literature. He has published two books of criticism with The Johns Hopkins University Press as well as an edited collection with Robert Ehrenreich on Holocaust literature from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Press/ Rutgers University Press.

One of three finalists in 2005 for the inaugural Hiett Prize in the Humanities sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he has held appointments as a visiting associate professor in American literature at Yale University and as a professor in the English Department at Marquette University. He has also been a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, the Pearl Resnick Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellow at the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and an Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Saturday April 19th at 3PM: Jodie Hollander

Jodie Hollander, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was raised in a family of classical musicians. She studied poetry in England and has published her work in England, Australia and the US. She is a Fulbright scholar and a Hawthornden fellow and was most recently poet in residence at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida. Her debut publication, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse (London) in November, 2012.

Sunday April 20th at 130PM: Pace Goodman

Pace Goodman continues the American tradition of marrying blues, folk, jazz and rock. Pace typically plays with the band Holiday Blue, but has a collection of songs more suited for solo performance.

For inspiration he looks towards Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, The Wood Brothers and Justin Townes Earle.

Monday April 21 at 7PM: David Barsamian

One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio -now in its 28th year- and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. Barsamian was deported from India in 2011 due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, the state of journalism, censorship, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. The Boulder Daily Camera, Barsamian’s hometown newspaper, published this feature about David in 2011. As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India in 2011 due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He speaks all over the world.

Innisfree This Week: Thursday April 10 until Sunday April 13

More this week: Thursday April 10th at 7PM - Medieval Poetry Night 2nd annual CU Boulder Medieval Poetry Night, featuring faculty readings, graduate student readings, and undergraduate readings and recitations, in several medieval languages, including Old English, Latin, Middle English, and hwa knows hwaet others! Come get medieval with us! Friday April 11th at 7PM - Music of Brian Otto Kimmel An Indie →

Thursday March 20 at 7PM: Nils Michals & Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

Nils Michals is the author of Come Down to Earth, which won the May Sarton New Hampshire prize and was published by Bauhan Press in 2014. His first collection, Lure, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd award and was published by Pleiades and Louisiana State University Press in 2004. Individual poems have recently been published in Bombay Gin, Theodate, and The →

Innisfree: The Week of March 11 to March 16

Innisfree this Week: Thursday March 13th at 7PM: Martin Balgach & Barbara Ellen Sorensen Martin Balgach's chapbook Too Much Breath was recently published by Main Street Rag. His writing has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Cream City Review, Fogged Clarity, Rain Taxi, and Stirring, among other journals. He holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, works in publishing, →

Innisfree This Week: Monday February 17th thru Saturday February 22nd

Innisfree This Week: Monday February 17th thru Saturday February 22nd Monday February 17th at 7PM at Innisfree: RAP Lab Diversity at CU-Boulder: a public forum with the RAP Lab Please join the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture for a panel and forum to discuss the social and cultural climate of the CU campus, particularly for minority students. Our conversation is meant →

Innisfree This Week: Thru Thursday February 13, 2014

Tuesday February 11 at 7PM - Weekly Open Poetry Reading Wednesday February 12 at 7PM - Book Launch: Emily T. Yeh: Taming Tibet Emily T. Yeh is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Boulder. http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/?GCOI=80140100581500 The violent protests in Lhasa in 2008 against Chinese rule were met by disbelief and anger on the part of Chinese citizens and state authorities, →