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Bas Bleu Quarterly Reading Series & Wolverine Farm Publishing
presents the Radio Noir Production
a radio play adapted from new book of poetry by Bill Tremblay
The turbulent life of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, soldier and revolutionary artist in both Mexico and Spain unfolds in this production with many voices, music, sound effects, archival photographs and slides of Siqueiros’ paintings and murals.
Monday May 6th 7:30 PM
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine Street
Fort Collins, Colorado
Tickets $10.00 Bas Bleu Theatre Box Office (970) 498-8949
or online basbleu.org
BY ARTISTS, FOR THE ARTS
The cast and crew are giving their time and talents to bring Siqueiro’s life and art to the stage. Their labor will support fiction and poetry events of the Bas Bleu Quarterly Reading Series. This is an independent event supported by the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority, which has made available the Bas Bleu Theatre.
Every so often here at Wolverine Farm, someone will send us an unsolicited manuscript. Recently, we received one by Amanda Broz of Fort Collins, a children’s story about the water cycle entitled The Hydrological Cycle: A Journey From Africa to Colorado. It’s a unique story about a personified drop of water that tells its remarkable journey–starting from being part of a boy’s meal and ending as a snowflake. Broz’s inspiration came from a snowflake that landed on her in 2008 while she was working on her PhD in Horticulture at Colorado State University. When asked, Broz said that “I imagined how those bits of water had traveled through time and space – just to manifest as a little snowflake that landed right on me! It reminded me how very amazing it is that this world we live in is so connected.” She then began writing and illustrating her own story for kids. The water droplet goes through many endeavors, from condensation, nurturing plants, and even being part of poo. Along with the water droplet’s adventures are creative hand drawn pictures in crayon and marker. Broz elaborated that, “When I went to college I really got hooked on science. I continued … Read More »
Joe Carducci will be reading from his new book LIFE AGAINST DEMENTIA at Wolverine Farm Bookstore in Fort Collins on Thursday, Dec. 6, 7pm.
Carducci has just returned from book events in New York and Philadelphia. He’s written/published 4 books on his imprint, Redoubt Press, in Centennial, Wyoming:
Life Against Dementia – Essays, Reviews, Interviews 1975-2011
Enter Naomi – SST, L.A. and All That…
Rock and the Pop Narcotic – Testament for the Electric Church
Wyoming Stories – Yeung Girl, The Winter Hand, Homo Vampyrus
In the late 1970s Carducci was instrumental in the development of independent record distribution at Systematic in Portland and Berkeley, and in 1981 joined Black Flag’s SST label in Los Angeles. He ran the office and produced records by Minutemen, Saint Vitus, and others.
In 1986 Carducci left the music business and wrote his first book, ROCK AND THE POP NARCOTIC, which James Parker called “The Moby Dick of rock crit,” in the UK mag The Idler. R&TPN, now in its third printing, has become the standard history and aesthetic defense of rock and roll. ENTER NAOMI is Carducci’s memoir of his years in Los Angeles working with the bands and the late music photographer Naomi Petersen. WYOMING STORIES is a collection … Read More »
Join Laura Resau and María Virginia Farinango for an informal conversation (in a mix of Spanish and English) about The Queen of Water— the highly acclaimed novel based closely on Maria Virginia’s girlhood in the Ecuadorian Andes. This unique experience will be most meaningful if you’ve read the book (or at least started it) beforehand.
Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7 pm,
Wolverine Farm Bookstore/ The Bean Cycle Coffee Shop
144 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO
In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly praises The Queen of Water: “Narrating in a singular, authentic voice, Virginia dreams of escape [from her oppressors], but her broken identity leaves her directionless. Along the way, though, she employs her imagination, persistence, and hard-won wisdom to recover her strength and freedom. The authors’ candid narrative richly depicts Virginia’s passage from a childhood filled with demoralization to a young woman who sees her life through new eyes.”
Loved by teens and adults alike, The Queen of Water is currently a Colorado Book Award finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2011, an Américas Award Honor Book, a Bank Street Best Book of Outstanding Merit, and an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. For more about the book and authors, … Read More »