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During National Poetry Month (April 2018) Janet Kuypers is HOSTING 3 events in Austin, TX
(she already hosted one at “Community Poetry @ Half Price Books” 4/4/18).




April 28, 2018 (Saturday, 4/28/18 from 12:30-2:30 P.M.)
at “Poetry Aloud”, on the 2nd floor in a room at the Georgetown Public Library (402 W 8th St., Georgetown, Texas 78626)
video
video     At this twice-monthly open mic in Georgetown, “Poetry Aloud” will have one get-together during the 2018 National Poetry Month — and Janet Kuypers is the GUEST HOST for the only “Poetry Aloud” event during National Poetry Month in 2018.
    Like past meetings of “Poetry Aloud”, this open mic will be a round-robin event where multiple poets will have changes to read 3 poems in each round (two or 1 if there is little time at the end of the open mic). And who knows, because people in the past have liked Janet Kuypers singing and John Yotko playing the guitar for performances, they may look for poems to perform as songs throughout this open mic, especially for National Poetry Month.



April 29, 2018 (Sunday, 4/29/18 from 3:30 P.M. until ?)
The Poetry Bomb in Austin, at the Castle Hill/HOPE Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park (11th & Baylor St., Austin, Texas)
Janet Kuypers at graffiti wall
Graffiti Park 2017     This concept started in Chicago years ago, that on the last Sunday of April, starting at 3:30 in the afternoon, poets go to a place where you normally don’t hear poetry — to read poetry to anyone who might hear. Well, this year, Chicago poet Janet Kuypers has decided — specifically because the iconic Graffiti Wall is slated for destruction within a year — to host her installment of the Poetry Bomb in Austin Texas AT the Graffiti Wall, for a truly unique performance during the end of National Poetry Month in 2018.
    In 2017, Janet Kuypers performed for the 2017 Poetry Bomb at Graffiti Park as well; she was considering other places to read poetry this year (because she likes to go to different places every year for the Poetry Bomb), but after hearing of the plans to demolish the HOPE Outdoor Gallery graffiti park, her mind was made up to come here one more time.
    A very specific location along the wall will be advertised on the event listing for this gathering (so people don’t miss each other, like they did in 2017), so stay tuned for an exact location ALONG Castle Hill/HOPE Outdoor Gallery Graffiti Park. (P.S.: If you’re a poet and you cannot make it, keep in mind that the Poetry Bomb is the CONCEPT to go somewhere different and read poetry — anywhere — starting Sunday, 4/29/18 at 3:30 in the afternoon... So if you cannot make it here, then go anywhere and share poetry at this time!)



May 3, 2018 (Wednesday, 5/3/18 from 1:00-3:00 P.M.)
at Half Price Books (5555 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751)
Janet
Janet     In an afternoon with a few featured readers at Half Price Books on Lamar in Austin Texas, Janet Kuypers is the GUEST HOST for the only Half Price Books event during National Poetry Month in 2018. During this round-robin event (where readers have ~10-minutes periods to read) Janet Kuypers will read her poetry from the May 2018 Scars Publications book releases from the cc&d v283 perfect-bound paperback book “About the Arts” (which contains the first half of her poetry show “Who What Where When Why” show that was performed at Austin’s FINAL Expressions evening at the Bahá’í Faith Center 12/2/17) and the Down in the Dirt v157 perfect-bound paperback book “The Church”. Both of these new Scars Publications books be available for sale not at Half Price Books, but (A) directly online through the printers and (B) through amazon throughout the United States, the U.K. and all of Europe.
    If the 1-4 2018 collection books are released,she may read from them (if time permits), otherwise, if there is time in this monthly book reading, she may also read poetry from the Down in the Dirt magazine’s 9-12 2017 issue collection book “the Light in the Sky” and and the cc&d 9-12 2017 issue collection book “Language of Untamed Spirit”.



May 13, 2018 (Sunday, 5/13/18 from 6:00-7:00 P.M. CST)
on the JohnMac Radio Show (www.blogtalkradio.com RapidTalk)
Janet
Janet     In “interviews with interesting people”, Janet Kuypers willhave an hour-long live interview. With an extensive bio and the recent Marathon Interview With Janet Kuypers in the radio show’s belt, this is sure to be an intriguing one-of-a-kind live interview — so check it out!.



Chicago performances:

Poetry at the Gallery Cabaret September 25, 2018 (Tuesday, 9/25/18 after 7:00-9:00 P.M.)
at Poetry t the Gallery Cabaret (7006 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago, Illinois)
Janet
    During her week-long return visit to Chicago, Janet Kuypers is THRILLED to be back at the open mic she hosted in Chicago for over half a decade, to feature and host another night at this iconic stage for poetry in Chicago. The open mic begins ~7:00, and ends at ~9:00 PM, with Janet Kuypers not only hosting but also as the finalé feature for the evening. She won’t be able to bring props for her performance because of her travel, but stay tuned for details on this show, which will contain material for a chapbook that will be one of the latest additions of her upcoming book “Chapter 48” of her performance art show poems read in Chicago from 2009-2018...

 



In One Ear logo September 26, 2018 (Wednesday, 9/26/18 after 10:30 P.M.)
at In One Ear (7006 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago, Illinois)
Janet
    During her week-long return visit to Chicago, Janet Kuypers is THRILLED to have her 2nd feature at In One Ear! The open mic begins ~10:30, and Janet Kuypers will be the finalé for the evening. She won’t be able to bring props for her performance because of her travel, but stay tuned for details on this show, which will contain material for a chapbook that will be the final portion of her upcoming book “Chapter 48” of her performance art show poems read in Chicago from 2009-2018...

 



    Check out Janet Kuypers’ performances at the Café Gallery    
   for past recordings to see Kuypers reading poetry & prose   
at open mics and in poetry shows from 9/03 through 8/15.

Also go to the Scars at Artvilla page for a massive (and always growing) video listing of Kuypers.

Janet Kuypers video, at Scars with Artvilla




Kuypers performing the work of others...
see Kuypers videos of her reading poems from the magazines
she edits, as well as additional additional readings
(from most recent events to oldest recordings) at the

Kuypers reading the works of others page.







Miscellaneous performances...

Janet dancing     On Sunday, August 13th 2017 (8/13/17), at the beginning of Kick Butt Poetry, Thom (with improvisational poetry) was accompanied by people joining him on stage. Kuypers joined them on stage for a humorous haiku challenge, where she said the lines from the theme song for the show “Different Strokes”.

Kuypers with Thom
Kuypers with Thom
    On Sunday, August 14th 2016 (8/14/16), at the beginning of Kick Butt Poetry, Thom, with improvisational poetry accompanied by people joining him on stage. Kuypers and others join him (Kuypers danced for a few minutes of this performance.

Janet dancing     On Sunday, July 31th 2016 (7/31/16), at the beginning of Kick Butt Poetry, Thom, with improvisational poetry accompanied by people joining him on stage. Kuypers was there to share that Tom had an Expressions Peace show that Saturday (and she has a feature in that show).

Kuypers with Thom
Kuypers with Thom
    On Sunday, July 17th 2016 (7/17/16), at the beginning of Kick Butt Poetry, Thom, with improvisational poetry accompanied on acoustic guitar from Magic Jack, asked people to join him on stage. Kuypers and others joined him - Kuypers danced and talked for a bit, and John filmed a few minutes of this performance.

Janet dancing     On Sunday, July 10th 2016 (7/10/16), at the beginning of Kick Butt Poetry, Thom, with improvisational poetry accompanied on acoustic guitar from Magic Jack, asked people to join him on stage. Kuypers) and others join him - Kuypers led a few group dance moves, and John filmed a few minutes of this performance.

Kuypers reading James https://youtu.be/sObbHDIisrs Ulysses restaurant scene
Kuypers reading James Joyce Ulysses flower scene
    On Tuesday, June 16th 2015 (6/16/16, or 20150616), Janet Kuypers read portions from “Ulysses” by James Joyce in Bloomsday in Chicago, including a flower shop scene (left) and a restaurant scene (right).

Janet Kuypers post on Vine     On Sunday, December 7th 2014 (12/7/14), after 3:00 p.m., Janet Kuypers HAD to stop by the Journey Church in Kenosha WI to create a Vine video (a 6 second long video that repeats itself on line) of her singing a Journey tune in front of the church sign.

    On Saturday, February 5th 2011 (2/5/11), starting at 10:00pm), Kuypers attended the Cousin Bones show at Gallery Cabaret (2020 N. Oakley Chicago IL), who had a show with musician Mike Sviokla. Because Cousin Bones was performing live music for Kuypers’ March 5th show in Lake Villa (in the “Visual Nonsense” show letting it all out), Cousin Bones asked Kuypers to start their show with her reading “Death Takes Many Forms”, while Mike Sviokla performed impromptu blues guitar music (and his music sounded great). It is a shame all recorders were in use at Gallery Cabaret that evening, or we would have video from this live impromptu performance to share with you. But the poem “Death Takes Many Forms” is be one of the pieces performed in the 3/5/11 show letting it all out show, so you can check it out there...

CAN TV video stills     On Sunday, January 30th 2011 (01/30/11), from 1 to 3:00 p.m., Kuypers danced at the recording of a Tuesday February 22nd and Wednesday February 23rd episode pof CAN TV’s “Chic-a-Go-Go” for a number of music performers (including Sid Yiddish)...
    If you missed that that live taping of many musicians for the TV show, see Kuypers dancing in the backgrounds during Youtube video of Treehouse Flavors on Chic-A-Go-Go, Youtube video of Sid Yiddish on Chic-A-Go-Go, Youtube video of Percolator on Chic-A-Go-Go, or even Youtube video of Super 8-Bit Brothers on Chic-A-Go-Go...
    If you do not live in Chicago to see the show live (on cable channel 19), check out youtube for video links to all parts of this show. (In the Bay Area you can watch Chic-a-Go-Go on a different schedule than the Chicago schedule, thanks to 9th Floor Radio every Saturday from 11pm-1am on cable station 27 [Berkeley] and 28 [Oakland]. And you can even watch online through www.9thfloorradio.com)
    Kuypers upload a Sid Yiddish raw video shoot from the show to her facebook page, but most videos were dance footage and were used during the intro for backgrond video footage in her 3/5/11 Visual Nonsense show “letting it all out”.

Kuypers reading Andrew Hettinger at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Champaign     On Friday, May 27th 2011 (5/27/11), although this is her original writing, it is not at a reading or show event... Kuypers wrote the poem Andrew Hettinger years ago, and wrote in the poem that should would like to find the gravesite... A friend of his brother found the poem a year ago and contacted Kuypers, and when Kuypers was able to get to the town (May 27th 2011) they met up and went to Andrew Hettinger’s gravesite at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The friend even asked to listen to her reading the poem, so there is now YouTube video of her literally reading the poem Andrew Hettinger to him at his gravesite.

Don’t Cry For Me     On Monday, January 10th 2011 (01/10/11), Kuypers was in the video Don’t Cry No Tears from Universal Slim and the Blues Kangaroos (video produced by Fallen Son Entertainment, which was released on youtube Monday, January 10th 2011, 01/10/11), with Janet Kuypers acting in the female role in this music video (filming for this video was finalized Sunday, October 24th 2010 in Elgin, Illinois).

Let’s Have Some Fun     On Saturday, October 23rd 2010 (10/23/10), afternoon, the day before filming for the video Don’t Cry No Tears was finished, Kuypers sat in for a live performance from the band “Universal Slim and the Blues Kangaroos” of the song “Let’s Have Some Fun” — for filming for their live video performance. Check out release number one from their latest album in this video on youtube!.





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