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Thursday, December 16, 2010

river mates: Vowell & Whitesides will be premiering their new short film “SCANNED.”

Please join us in NOLA.


PRESS RELEASE:


Join local directors Jason Vowell & Wylie Whitesides for night of independent short films Friday December 17th, 2010 at the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.


Vowell & Whitesides will be premiering their new short film “SCANNED.”(trailer here)


Synopsis:


David Jensen (Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, The Mist) and Clay Chamberlin (I Love You Phillip Morris) star in this airport security sci-fi drama from New Orleans directors Jason Vowell and Wylie Whitesides.

Computer Engineer Peter Norton (Chamberlin) is on a routine business trip to Cleveland when he is randomly selected by the TSA for a terrorist screening. Things soon begin to spiral out of control as he is interrogated by an inspector (Jensen) intent on proving he is a threat to homeland security,

This timely short film deals with the issues faced by all of us in todays world. How far will the government go to protect us from the threat of terrorism?


*Also screening:


“WHITE OTHER.” Starring Tom Felton (Harry Potter) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake). Directed by Dan Hartley.


“The Price of Flowers” Directed by local filmmaker Ashley Charbonnet. Starring Lance Nichols and Justin Scalise.


“THE SHED” Directed by Jason Vowell. Starring Chris Welcker and Jason Vowell.


“Cell Phone Psycho” Directed by David S. White. Starring Billy Slaughter and the Noisician Coalition. Winner of the 2010 New Orleans Film Festival. Official Selection of the 2010 Big Easy International Film Festival.


A special sneak peak at the New Orleans Documentary “Murder Through the Eyes of a Child.” Directed by John Richie.


New locally shot and produced music videos from Ben Labat and the Happy Devil, Lovey Dovies, and The Generationals.


Many of the directors and actors will be in attendance.


*These films will be followed by a TSA themed Burlesque act by members of the FLUER DE TEASE burlesque troop.



Monday, November 29, 2010

founderivers


we cordially invite you to join the group that river'd it all:

Vincent A. Cellucci

Eric Elliott

Ben Lowenkron

Christopher Shipman


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Sunday, November 7, 2010

novemberiver


outta oct.--enormous novemberivers

returning, the river requested :

alison barker

and 2 first rivers from local writers:

joey carbo

and

kim vodicka

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

highland river combo thursday (10.21)



Oct. 21 7pm at Highland Coffees (3350 Highland Road)
Highland Reading Series and River Writers Combo Reading
readings by:

Cara Blue Adams (Managing Editor of The Southern Review)
Mel Coyle (LSU MFA)
Ava Haymon (local poet published by LSU Press)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

augustus river




insisting the river exudes youth and vital in the midst of violence

highland reading series guest
readers and freestylists:

ben cockfield

robert frank

layth sihan

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Red Stick Writers Tell 100 Stories



A few dozen Red Stick Writers read sudden fiction, narrative poems, brief memoirs, excerpts...and it all adds up to exactly 100 stories. Generously hosted by the Southern Review.


Friday, October 8 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Old President's House, LSU (at Highland and Raphael Semmes)

Monday, September 27, 2010

river is yours



9.28.10

benjamin haas
(finally a full river performance)

sam oliver
(a reading from baton rouge's most omnipresent literature supporter and aficionado)

angus woodward
(br writer whose collection is titled "down at the end of the river")

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Monday, September 20, 2010


Two nights of Creole Arabesque & Transylvanian-Moldavian Fascination
Wednesday, September 22, 8:00 p.m.
GOLD MINE SALOON, NOLA

featuring guest writers & poets Ruxandra Cesereanu, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Bogdan Odagescu, Marius Conkan, Bill Lavender, R. Moose Jackson, James Nolan and DeWitt Brinson

EVENT PROLOGUE: Sheherezade, the medieval storyteller, told stories for 1001 nights in order to save her life from the cruel sultan Sharyar, who married a virgin every night and had her killed next morning. Only Sheherezade’s stories could stop him from his murderous insanity. The 1001 Nights Storytelling Festival and its participants are out to prove that the 21st century is the new Oral Century. They believe that New Orleans and Transylvania are the places where Sheherezade 2 is going to offer a new model for survival through storytelling. The events will center entirely on the human voice and imagination.

The Transylvanians will unveil sequels to the 1001 Nights in English translation, some of them interpreted by New Orleans actors, surprise musicians and dancers, while the New Orleanians will unveil accounts of unmerciful fabulosity.

Also featured in this festival — A meeting of Two-Continent Imaginations: Corin Braga, founder of The Center For Imagination Studies from Cluj, Transylvania, and Confessor Emeritus of Abomination and founder of The New Orleans School for the Imagination Dave Brinks joined by collaborateurs Andrei Codrescu and Bill Lavender.

text taken from: http://nola.humidbeings.com/events/detail/3881/1001-NIGHTS-NEW-ORLEANS-STORYTELLING-FESTIVAL-2010-09-22

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

embarking on 3 yearivers



the river returns for another annual series in br
with two new riverers and one from the beginning
diving first on 9.14.10:

My Nguyen
Chris Tusa
Afton Wilky

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lagniappe and preview readings from benjamin hass & ben cockfield:

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

some old river press & new river news

forgot to post this spring

http://www.2theadvocate.com/entertainment/90155092.html

followed the river south for summer and back for fall--

stay tuned for up coming events; the river returns

Monday, June 21, 2010

ever river



special river tomorrow night
(briefly breaking for eddies of summer)

river immortalizes two of it's most inspired river dwellers
(as they follow the current may they be ever river):

Debangana Banerjee

Jordan Soyka

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Monday, June 14, 2010

thoughtcrime readings (houston)





New Monthly Spoken Word Showcase In Midtown/Montrose
Houston, TX 06/17/2010

June 17th Performances by

Micheal Hoerman, a visiting scholar from southwest Missouri
John Gray, poignant poet, hilarious comedian
Ken Jones, creative writing teacher at AIH
Salvador Macias, an alarmingly talented poet in the shade of Denis Johnson
Noel Johnson, host at the Taft Street Coffee open mic

What:
ThoughtCrime, a monthly poetry showcase and Q&A session with Houston’s top poets

Where:
Khon’s Bar
A relaxed, hip, Midtown/Montrose wine bar.
http://khonsbar.com/
2808 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-7775

When:
Thursday, June 17th, 2010 9pm – 11pm
Performances will start promptly at 9pm.
ThoughtCrime will proceed monthly on the third Thursday of every month.

Why:
The majority of poetry shows in Houston are either open mic oriented or are focused around an occasion or event. Houston needs a monthly performance where the best poets of our city are showcased in a manner that allows them to gain greater national exposure.

How:
15 minute featured spoken word performances with host-lead question and answer sessions after each performance. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout. Some performances will be recorded and posted on the web. Also photo coverage is encouraged.

For additional information including performer bios or promotional materials, Contact:
Stephen Gros
832.894.1558
gaugedanger@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/stephen.gros