Oct
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Set to Music a Wildfire Book Launch Party

934 Gallery
934 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Friends, my wild little book is here! Or will be here by the time this event rolls around. This book would not be possible without the love and guidance of so many, many wonderful people in my life, so come meet them. And celebrate with me. And get some book stuff and soul fuel. 

We will be joined by special guest and National Treasure Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, because this night is going to be magic. Just saying.

Rough Timeline of Events
7:30: Cocktails & mingling (enjoy the art!)
8:30: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib reads
9:00: Ruth reads and does not cry, not even once
9:25 onward: Book signing & more eating

Food and some drinks will be provided, but feel free to BYOB if you're fancy.

Special thanks to Kelly Gilreath for her help planning this puppy. ♥

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Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hello Emerson Album Release + CRIS Benefit

Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

$5 cover

Hello Emerson releases their debut album, "Above the Floorboards" on August, 25th. Preorder at www.helloemerson.com

Several things are special about this show.

13-PIECE BAND: We'll perform the whole album with full instrumentation, including pedal steel, string trio, brass quartet, synths, and more.

HALF OF THE DOOR GOES TO CRIS: Talk to a CRIS representative at the show, and learn more about Commuinty Rerugee and Immigration Services at www.crisohio.com to support folks settling in Columbus.

BAKED GOODS: There will be free homemade desserts and stuff.

~~OPENING ACTS INCLUDE~~

RUTH AWAD: award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming in 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and she is the assistant poetry editor at Atticus Review and the blog editor at Agape Editions. She writes and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two Pomeranians, and two ungrateful bunnies.www.ruthawadpoetry.com

SAM CRAIGHEAD: A favorite Columbus songwriter will perform songs from his new and less-new albums the way I first met him - karaoke style with backing tracks. www.samcraighead.com

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Jan
5
to Jan 6

Meter, Metaphor | Measure, Melody

A night of spoken word and intimate music from a few accomplished and talented performers. A poet will read and then a songwriter will perform. The works should complement each other, teasing out the relationship between the two art forms. 

Admission is $5.

Poets: 

Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming in 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and is a winner of the 2012 and 2013 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest, and was a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship.

Keith Leonard's first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in April 2016. He is also the author of a chapbook, Still, the Shore, published by YesYes Books. Keith is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Indiana University.

Songwriters:

Field Sleeper
https://fieldsleeper.bandcamp.com/

Teenage Aviation
http://teenageaviation.com/

Adam Remnant
https://adamremnant.bandcamp.com/

Counterfeit Madison
https://counterfeitmadison.bandcamp.com/

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