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 Writersâ€™ Workshop, he is the Provostâ€™s Postgraduate Visiting Writer in Fiction in the Department of English at the University of Iowa for 2013-14.
A past winner of Glimmer Trainâ€™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 â€śThe HI/LO,â€ť 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 â€śThe Stories We Tell,â€ť 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 Writersâ€™ 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.