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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
September 12 - Oct 3

Exhibition: Diana Barrie and Pamela Barrie

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

readings & workshops
October 3

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

readings & workshops
October 6

Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

exhibitions
October 6 - Sep 28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 7

Alternating Currents Live: Tandem Trio

readings & workshops
October 7

Writing in the Fold: A Bookmaking & Writing Workshop with Matvei Yankelevich

readings & workshops
October 10

Community Reading: An Evening with the Wednesday Writers

readings & workshops
October 11

Poetry Reading: Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser

readings & workshops
October 12

Alms for the Bored Book Release + Cheap Wine Potluck

readings & workshops
October 14

Poetry Reading: Ken Taylor and J. Peter Moore

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived readings & workshops
Oct 5 Thursday, October 5
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Join us to celebrate Feliz Lucia Molina’s chapbook Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary, 2016).

This reading is part of the Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Reading Series organized by Soham Patel.

 

ABOUT CRYSTAL MARYS


 

 

 

 

 

Written from the impassive surface of the Internet and the high desert of Southern California, Crystal Marys is a field study of social-media fatigue, suburban youth, Filipino immigrancy, a denim day job in LA’s garment district, and other sites of crystallized dis/enchantment. Molina traces life’s “beautiful unreliable narrative logic” by the devotional images of our times—the Virgin Mary, emoji, family photos, profile pics, etc.

 

Saddle-stitched binding and silk-screened covers. Art by Emily Pauline Fanny Dart-McLean Harris, Shola Wynne Lawson, and Feliz Lucia Molina. Edition of 129.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT FELIZ LUCIA MOLINA


 

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, to Filipino immigrant parents who ran crisis heterotopias from the early 1980s to mid 2000s. During this time, she lived in various houses converted into board-and-care facilities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.

 

She holds a BA in Writing & Literature and minor in Religious Studies from Naropa University and MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos, and UC San Diego.

 

Her books are Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press, 2013 & 2016) and The Wes Letters (Outpost19, 2014). Her chapbooks are An Essay Of Things About Someone I First Met and Spent Time With For One Day in Tokyo (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014) and Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press, 2016). Her generative poetry book, Roulette, is forthcoming from Make Now Books. She is working on a second poetry collection, Thundercastle, and an autobiographical screenplay about board-and-care facilities. Her work has appeared in PEN America, Jacket2, Open Space, Fence, among others.  


Based in Chicago with Ben Segal, she makes chapbooks for Museum Of Expensive Things, is a poetry editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, contributor to HTML GIANT, and a co-organizer of Desert Poetry. In the Fall of 2017 she will be a candidate in the School of Social Work Administration supported by a Dean's Distinguished Leadership scholarship at The University of Chicago.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE SERIES


Woodland Pattern Book Center and Kundiman present a reading and discussion series featuring chapbooks by Kundiman fellows currently hailing from the midwest. The events will celebrate new work and examine the role of the chapbook in small press publishing.

 

Saturday, November 11 - Franny Choi

Death by Sex Machine

Sibling Rivalry Press

 

Thursday, February 15 - Noel Pabillo Mariano

Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom

Hyacinth Girl Press

 

Wednesday, March 14 - Suman Chhabra

Demons Off

Meekling Press

 

Saturday, April 14 – Lo Kwa Mei-en

Two Tales

Bloom Books