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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 10

Virtual Poetry Reading: Marilyn Chin

film & video
April 17

Virtual Film Screening: The Collection

readings & workshops
April 19 - May 10

Intergenerational Self-Collaboration: A Multi-Arts Workshop with Paul McComas

readings & workshops
April 24

Virtual Poetry Reading: Krystal Languell + Jennifer Nelson + Ae Hee Lee

film & video
April 25

Virtual Film Screening: Immortal Cupboard: In Search of Lorine Niedecker 

readings & workshops
April 29

Virtual Poetry Reading: Raquel Salas Rivera + Lara Mimosa Montes

Xav Leplae

Xav Leplae is a video-artist, image-maker, performance artist, and proprietor of Riverwest Film & Video. He has directed numerous films including the Sundance short, "I'm Bobby," —a Romeo and Juliet film recreated in Bollywood style by street children, child laborers, and school kids. Before that, he co-directed the narrative feature film, The Foreigners. Since 2011 he has been the progenitor & one of the facilitators of Riverwest Radio, a free, live-streaming radio station in Milwaukee, WI. It is a living, breathing, community-run installation, in the storefront window.

Selected Poems

Night Club Poem

poem cont'
I'm done being
insecure.
I should always
write in clubs!
The candle flickers.
The hat lays
on and on and on
The hat snickers

A good thing
has a direction
> tonight's DJ is
[deleted]
Let's turn off the
albums and all get

Light and dark
splashes of

> Splashes of
green.
Do I think for
meself or is
I a copycat?
Neons purr.
Little alley-
ways in sunny coastal
villages.