poetry

Where: Cynwyd Station Cafe and Tea Room

375 Conshohocken State Rd, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004

The Tea Room, along with The Spiral Bookcase, is so pleased to present a poetry reading, discussion, and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe. Come have some tea with us.

Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is author of the forthcoming nonfiction book, DR MUTTER’S MARVELS: A TRUE STORY OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE, which will be released by Penguin’s Gotham Books in Fall 2014. A exhibition based on the book will open at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum the same day. She is also the author of six books of poetry — THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES (2013), EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007), WORKING CLASS REPRESENT (2004), HOT TEEN SLUT (2001) and DEAR FUTURE BOYFRIEND (2000), which are currently available on Write Bloody Publishing — as well as second book of nonfiction: WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins wrote “leaves no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature” Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011) and the Amy Clampitt Residency (2013). She lives in Austin, TX, with her two eccentric rescue dachshunds, Max & Alvy.

For more information — including tour dates, videos of performances and links to her work — please visit her website at www.aptowicz.com.

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