RT-and-AWP

RAIN TAXI @ AWP

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference
April 9-11, 2015

Join us for these amazing happenings both inside the conference (for attendees) and around the Twin Cities (all welcome)! Rain Taxi is proud to be an AWP Literary Partner.

IN THE CONFERENCE:

Panel: The Ethics of Book Reviewing
Friday April 10th, 9 am - 10:15 am, Auditorium Room 1, Level 1

Featured Event: Literature and Hip Hop: An Investigation
Friday April 10th, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm, Main Auditorium, Level 1

Rain Taxi Booth Specials — Booth 701
Subscriptions, Chapbooks, Giveaways, Raffles, and our new "brain cozy," plus these great in-booth appearances:

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
10:30am – noon: Tunes & Talk with Brian Laidlaw
1:30pm – 3:00 pm: Poetry Tarot with Paula Cisewski

FRIDAY, April 10
10:30 – 11:15am: Stephen Burt chapbook signing
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Dessa and P.O.S. signing

SATURDAY, April 11
10:30am – noon: Poetry Tarot with Dara Wier

OFFSITE EVENTS:

thursday | friday | saturday

Thursday, April 9th, 5:00 - 11:00 pm
rt@20: Rain Taxi 20th Anniversary Bash!
Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Join us as we celebrate our 20th year with special events throughout the Walker Art Center. See links in the following schedule for details:

  • 5-9 pm: Free Gallery Admission throughout the Walker Art Center, plus a 15% discount in the Walker Shop—show your AWP badge!
  • 5-9 pm:  Screenings of Basil King: Mirage, every half hour, Lecture Room, Free. Basil King will appear and sign books at 5:30.
    MORE INFO HERE
  • 6:30 pm:  Minnesota Expatriates Poetry Reading, Walker Cinema, Free. The poets will sign books in Bazinet Lobby at 7:20.
    MORE INFO HERE
  • 8:00 pm:  Free Verse “Greatest Hits” Poetry Reading, Walker Cinema, Tickets $10 ($8 Walker members); book signing to follow.
    MORE INFO HERE
  • 9-11 pm:  Rain Taxi's 20th Anniversary Drinks Party, all welcome! Cargill Lounge, Free.
    MORE INFO HERE

Friday, April 10th, 9:00 - 11:00 pm
RAIN TAXI PRESENTS: A LITERARY TRIBUTE TO GRANT HART AND HÜSKER DÜ
Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S., Minneapolis
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Join us as writers from near and far pay tribute to Minneapolis-based songwriter Grant Hart and seminal band Hüsker Dü. (See link above for list of participating writers.) Then we’ll have a short conversation with Grant Hart about his critically acclaimed concept album The Argument, which is based on William S. Burroughs’s treatment of Paradise Lost. The evening will conclude with a set of music by Grant Hart; local brews, snacks, and swag will be on hand throughout for this special, not to be missed event!
(with support from Pabst Blue Ribbon)

Tickets for this event are $10. Advance ticket sales online have concluded, but you may purchase tickets at the Rain Taxi Booth (701) in the AWP Book Fair, or at the door.

Saturday, April 11th, 8:00 - 11:00 pm
Copper Canyon Press, Third Man Books, and Rain Taxi present:
FREEDOM, REVOLT, & LOVE: A FRANK STANFORD CELEBRATION

Grumpy’s Bar, 1111 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis
MORE INFO HERE
Join us for a Book Release Party like no other, celebrating Frank Stanford's What About This: Collected Poems (Copper Canyon Press) and a special edition of Stanfordiana titled Hidden Water (Third Man Books). All-star readers TBA, plus music by Merge recording artist William Tyler and DJ Ben Swank (co-founder of Third Man Records). Close down your AWP experience with a night to remember!