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A READING SERIES IN BLOOMINGTON INDIANA

 

 

17 FEBRUARY 2018

Monster House Presents: 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. The two featured poets that will kick off the event are Jo Jordan and Malikah Briah. malikah briah is a black identity extremist poet and creator / since their debut collection of poetry, Lazy Dog Sunday (self-published last spring), they’ve been committed to healing through word-play, form, sound, and community engagement / some of their work can be found at afeministthread.com, and they can be followed at https://tinyletter.con/malikahbriah .

Monster House Presents: 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.

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

malikah briah is a black identity extremist poet and creator / since their debut collection of poetry, Lazy Dog Sunday (self-published last spring), they’ve been committed to healing through word-play, form, sound, and community engagement / some of their work can be found at afeministthread.com, and they can be followed at https://tinyletter.con/malikahbriah .


23 MARCH 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
 

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.