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A READING SERIES IN BLOOMINGTON INDIANA

 

 
 Communion: a multimedia event @  Hopscotch Coffee Roastery & To-Go  June 10, 2018 6pm $7 + featuring: readings by Maya Martinez, Marcy Hannemann, Molly Soda, A. Bowden, music by Blood Club, JJ Offline, Static Rats, & visual art by Kate Schneider.

Communion: a multimedia event
Hopscotch Coffee Roastery & To-Go
June 10, 2018
6pm
$7
+ featuring: readings by Maya Martinez, Marcy Hannemann, Molly Soda, A. Bowden, music by Blood Club, JJ Offline, Static Rats, & visual art by Kate Schneider.

10 JUNE 2018

 
 

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.


PAST MONSTER HOUSE PRESENTS

 

 20 May 2018, doors 7pm @ I FELL Gallery 415 W. 4th St., Bloomington, Ind.   Jasper Bernes,  presenting his new essay,  The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism.   With  Adrian Matejka (poetry,) James Payne (poetry), Theo Cornetta (fiber arts), Ben Lumsdaine (drums).  This event raised  $100  for  Kheprw Institute's Growing Good In The Hood Project  &  $100  for  The Bloomington Community Orchard .   Attendees received a three pack of kale, tomato, and parsley starts, grown from seed by hand at Hart Farm in Solsberry, Indiana (while supplies last).

20 May 2018, doors 7pm
@ I FELL Gallery
415 W. 4th St., Bloomington, Ind.

Jasper Bernes, presenting his new essay, The Belly of the Revolution: Agriculture, Energy, and the Future of Communism. With Adrian Matejka (poetry,) James Payne (poetry), Theo Cornetta (fiber arts), Ben Lumsdaine (drums).

This event raised $100 for Kheprw Institute's Growing Good In The Hood Project & $100 for The Bloomington Community Orchard.

Attendees received a three pack of kale, tomato, and parsley starts, grown from seed by hand at Hart Farm in Solsberry, Indiana (while supplies last).

  Monster House Presents #8   Book release for   Metabolize, If Able  by Clay AD . With Casper Heinemann, Miles Grimmer, Chelsea Sherman & Jessica Ferguson of Windfall Dancers, Francesca Hanson, A Bowden, & Jasper Wirtshafter.  This event raised  $200  for  the Black Sex Workers Collective  &  The Sex Workers Project .

Monster House Presents #8

Book release for Metabolize, If Able by Clay AD. With Casper Heinemann, Miles Grimmer, Chelsea Sherman & Jessica Ferguson of Windfall Dancers, Francesca Hanson, A Bowden, & Jasper Wirtshafter.

This event raised $200 for the Black Sex Workers Collective & The Sex Workers Project.

  Monster House Presents #7   Pamphlet release for Nicolette Polek, featuring Alex Mussawir, Alex Swartzentruber, Michael Barton, Soo Jin Lee, Yalla Stockings, Kira Scerbin, & Miles Grimmer.  This event raised  $100  for Exodus Refugee.

Monster House Presents #7

Pamphlet release for Nicolette Polek, featuring Alex Mussawir, Alex Swartzentruber, Michael Barton, Soo Jin Lee, Yalla Stockings, Kira Scerbin, & Miles Grimmer.

This event raised $100 for Exodus Refugee.

  Monster House Presents #6   Teen Open Mic/Malikah Briah/Jo Jordan  This is the final event in the teen workshop series! Teens that participated in the workshops are welcome to come read anything that they worked on in/after the workshops, as well as other pieces they'd like to read. In addition to this, the open mic extends to anyone else in the community that would like to read their poetry/short fiction, with priority given to teens!  There is a $3-5 suggested donation for this event and is a benefit for Rhino's Youth Center.  The two featured poets that will kick off the event are  Jo Jordan  and Malikah Briah.

Monster House Presents #6

Teen Open Mic/Malikah Briah/Jo Jordan

This is the final event in the teen workshop series! Teens that participated in the workshops are welcome to come read anything that they worked on in/after the workshops, as well as other pieces they'd like to read. In addition to this, the open mic extends to anyone else in the community that would like to read their poetry/short fiction, with priority given to teens!

There is a $3-5 suggested donation for this event and is a benefit for Rhino's Youth Center.

The two featured poets that will kick off the event are Jo Jordan and Malikah Briah.

  Monster House Presents #5  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 was a benefit for  Hope Academy  & raised  $1550  from donations & proceeds from the sales of  a limited edition broadside by Kaveh Akbar .

Monster House Presents #5

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 was a benefit for Hope Academy & raised $1550 from donations & proceeds from the sales of a limited edition broadside by Kaveh Akbar.

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.

The event raised $50 for Appalachia Resist! & $25 for Rural Action.

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 www.asbadasthey.live & we continue to take donations for Courage To Change.