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\ 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 /

Anaïs Duplan’s Mount Carmel & The Blood Of Parnassus [Book Release]
w/ Clint Breeze + more

\ 3 NOVEMBER 2017 /

Kaveh Akbar


MONSTER HOUSE PRESENTS is a monthly reading series in Bloomington, Indiana, 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, and strive to engage diverse audiences, all in a committed effort to improve public access to poetry, strengthen collaboration between poetry and other expressions of art, and foster the reputation of Bloomington as an exciting hub for the arts in the Midwest and beyond.

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


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 was sold out & raised over $700 locally 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.

Monster House Presents #2

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