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19 OCTOBER 2017


MHPresents #4

Ryan J. Eilbeck
[My Woods Pamphlet Release] w/ readings & performances from Alex Swartzentruber, Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., an art installation by Miles Grimmer, + music from Daisy Chain. @ Noise One Gallery [605 N Fairview St.] Doors 7p, Show 7:30p. A benefit for Appalachia Resist! & Rural Action, two groups resisting the destruction of forests by capital in the Midwest.



Kaveh Akbar, Anni Liu, Yalie Kamara, & Alessandra Lynch

Kaveh's reading will be backed by visualizations of his poems by artists Emily Gable, Tanner Standridge, Benjamin Blevins, Jenny Ollikainen, Emily Timm, BrainTwins, Miles Grimmer, & Morgan Eldridge.

@ The Void [1607 S. Rogers St.], Doors at 7:30p, show at 8p.

Donation-based entry. This reading is a benefit for Hope Academy.



MONSTER HOUSE PRESENTS is a monthly reading series in Bloomington, Indiana, curated by Monster House Press, showcasing emerging and established poets, writers, & artists from across the US. Each event will feature writers, musicians, and visual artists, reimagine the format of traditional poetry readings, & strive to engage diverse audiences, all in a committed effort to improve public access to literature, strengthen collaboration between literature and other expressions of art, and foster the reputation of Bloomington as an exciting hub for the literature + arts in the Midwest and beyond.

This project is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission's Arts Project Grant Program & the BUEA Zone Arts Grant.


Monster House Presents #3

Anaïs Duplan
’s Mount Carmel & The Blood Of Parnassus [Book Release] w/ Clint Breeze, Essence London, & Bree Jo'ann.

Monster House Presents #2

A reading by Marlin M. Jenkins, with support from malikah briah, Bre Robinson, Dan "Sully" Sullivan, & music by Chelsea Jean.

The reading raised $100 for the Charlottesville chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Monster House Presents #1

As Bad As They :: a play by Bella Bravo

Performed on 30 June 2017 in Bloomington, IN & simulcast online, with screenings in cities across the US.

The play sold out, raising over $700 for Courage to Change, a peer-operated, sober-living, and low-barrier halfway house in Bloomington, IN.

The entirety of the play is available to watch online at & we continue to take donations for Courage To Change.