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Melinda Mueller at WordsWest

By | Readings

Melinda Mueller C&P Coffeehouse WordsWest

A wonderfully attentive crowd for WordsWest and a particularly nice evening to find that the C & P Coffeehouse has been saved from development by neighbors pitching in to buy it.

Dianne Aprile and Melinda Mueller braided their readings on the theme of “Who Tells Her Story?”. I’ll be looking forward to Dianne’s memoir she was reading from being published.

We managed to get two short snippets of Melinda reading from Mary’s Dust. The first is Mary Easty and the second is Anna Maria dal Violin, which you can read in Poetry Northwest (as well as hear some of Lori Goldston’s music).

And we’ll also add in our film on the book by Christian Anderson, in the event you have not seen it.

A sweet night at Margin Shift

By | Readings

Goldston and Mueller Margin Shift Seattle

Lori Goldston and Melinda Mueller tried a new format for reading at this month’s Margin Shift, with Lori playing and Melinda reading over, through and around Lori’s compositions. It was an invigorating interpretation of their work together in Mary’s Dust.

Thanks to Common Area Maintenance for hosting. It makes me so happy that spaces like this still exist in Belltown.

Ellensburg Poetry Prowl

By | Fests and Book Events

Ellensburg Poetry Prowl 2018

Two Entre Ríos authors will be participating in the Ellensburg Poetry Prowl. Maya Jewell Zeller and Melinda Mueller will be speaking on the same panel on Saturday, April 7th. There’s a great line up all day in one of our favorite Washington towns— except for that incessant wind! So leave your hat at home and mark this one on your calendar.

Schedule is not released yet, but you can take a look at the many readers on their event website site >>> https://www.inlandpoetry.com

Syrinx Effect: “positive role models for young, aspiring female musicians”

By | Music

A swell article about our friends, Syrinx Effect, in this month’s Earshot Jazz. Paul Rauch writes, “The intersection of saxophone, trombone, and an unexplored electronic canvas has provided an abstract poetic base to pursue textural and melodic outbursts, influenced by the ambient sounds of the world around them.”

The new album! The new album! A Sky You Could Strike a Match On. Here’s the link: http://www.syrinxeffect.com/bandcamp/

I think the best thing in this article was this bit, “Beyond breaking down genre barriers, Olson and Siegel are clearly seen as positive role models for young, aspiring female musicians, in a time when gender barriers appear to be falling in the jazz community.”

Check out our audio page to download the Syrinx Effect’s “Song for Dead Sparrow” written in response to Melinda Mueller’s poemThe After.

Sarah Lintakoon: 2018 Emerging Vision Filmmaker

By | Film

Sarah Lintakoon 2018 ERB Emerging Visions Filmmaker AwardWe are excited to announce our 2018 Emerging Vision Filmmaker, Sarah Lintakoon.
Sarah is a sophomore at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington. She’s studying digital animation and is quite a talented artist, which you can check out on her Instagram account, @strato_cat

Sarah will be responding to the questions posed in our forthcoming (and first) play, Vicinity/Memoryall, by Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall. What is an appropriate memorial? How are public memorials to both large scale and personal violence different or similar? How would you want to be memorialized? We’ll be sharing Sarah’s film later this fall and you’ll have a chance to talk to her about the film at the premiere of the play.

Sarah is just our second award winner. Learn more about the award here, and see our first award-winner, Rebecca Starkey‘s, film here.

Alchemy for Cells at Spokane Art School

By | Fests and Book Events

For the first time, Carrie DeBacker will be showing some of original art in Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts, along with poems and a reading by Maya Jewell Zeller.

I’m too dang nervous to take our old van up and over the pass for this, but the pictures look great! This ought to be a fun Friday night and I know Maya is a great reader, so go!

Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts : When Women Collaborate Maya Zeller and Carrie DeBaker

March 2 – April 27, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 2018 5-8PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/156604971662541/

PLUS: A workshop with Maya on Saturday, March 10, check this: https://www.facebook.com/events/152714712058357/

Five months on SPD Bestseller list!

By | Thoughts

January 2018 SPD Poetry Best Seller List

We want to thank all the readers finding our books and sharing them with other passionate readers of poetry!

It was a great surprise and delight to find that five months after publication, we still have books on our distributor’s best seller list!

Check out the list and the other fantastic books and publishers here: SPD Best Seller List.