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Back for a short visit to the old stomping grounds and very excited to be returning to one of my favorite venues for an evening of poetry and spoken word. We'll open and close the show with an open mic as well. I hope to see many old and new friends at Bemo's Bar, 701 S. Madison in Bay City. Monday, December 29; 7 pm. No cover.
A round-robin poetry reading at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts in Livingston, Montana, featuring Marc Beaudin, Michael Earl Craig, Greg Keeler, Tami Haaland (Montana poet laureate) and others, as part of the How It Happens Festival, June 20 and 21. Other festival events include readings and discussions with Tom McGuane, David Quammen, William "Gatz" Hjortsberg, Annick Smith, Tim Cahill, Scott McMillion; artwork by Clyde Aspevig, music by Phil Aaberg and Wylie and the Wild West; and a special screening of the feature film "Winter in the Blood." Details and registration: http://howithappensmt.com/
Bloomsday Celebration at Elk River Books James Joyce fans the world over mark each June 16 as Bloomsday, honoring the day the groundbreaking novel Ulysses takes place, chronicling the Dublin-wide odyssey of its central character, Leopold Bloom. Livingston’s Elk River Books joins the celebration with a performance of live theatre by the Caldera Theatre Company at the bookstore’s new home, 120 N. Main St., on Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The evening features the annual performance of Nighttown Suidae, Marc Beaudin’s adaption from an excerpt of the novel. The comedic play comes from the Circe episode, where Bloom follows Stephen Dedalus and his drinking companion, Lynch, to Dublin’s red light district. It’s a surreal revelry of poetic language and wild imagery. The reading runs roughly one hour and contains adult language and sexual references. With the audience calling out lines spoken by hallucinatory characters such as bedsprings, chickens and bars of soap, the play becomes a sort of Rocky Horror for the literary-minded. The cast for this year’s show includes Caldera members Marc Beaudin, Bret Kinslow, Sherry Pikul and Aaron Schuerr, and is rounded out by ZuZu Feder and Francis Wendt. The Mint Bar will provide a cash bar, serving the traditional Guinness as well as other Irish favorites. Admission to the performance is free, although donations for the cast are greatly appreciated. Elk River Books and the Wheatgrass Saloon (sharing the Main Street space) offer readings, book signings and other arts events, as well as a curated collection of used and new books, juices, smoothies, vegetarian lunches, cards, maps, journals, gifts and fair trade items. For more information call 333-2330 or visit ElkRiverBooks.com. More information on the Caldera Theatre Company can be found at calderatheatre.com.
I'll be grabbing a set at Sean Devine's Soup & Song Sundays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Whiskey Creek. 110 N. Main Street, now famous as ground zero of "The Baby Rattler Incident." Someone ought to write a poem about that ...
[Description] In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Livingston Friends of the Library and Deadrock Writers Group will host a poetry performance and discussion by Marc Beaudin on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm in the Bev Steveson Room of the Livingston-Park County Public Library, 228 W. Callender. The event is free and open to the public. For the first half of the event, Marc will discuss the craft and practice of writing poetry within a performance of his recent works. Following this, those interested are invited to join the Deadrock Writers for an intimate discussion of the possibilities and pitfalls of getting published. Marc is the poetry editor of CounterPunch Magazine and the author of several collections of poetry. His poems have been published in several journals and featured in numerous radio programs and podcasts. He is also the co-owner of Elk River Books in Livingston. More information can be found at CrowVoice.com.
Bio: Marc Beaudin's occasional poetry band is Remington Streamliner featuring Kevin Toll on guitar and sometimes Lenny America Woodward on drums, with poems of the road, rail, trail and barstool set to jazz-infused blues and rock. Beaudin is also the poetry editor of CounterPunch and the author of The...See Full Bio
Marc Beaudin has a show on 12/29/2014 at 07:00 PM @ Bemo's Bar in Bay City, MI http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5fvs7j #concert
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