Write Bloody store opening party

Write Bloody store opening party

Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Holly Lorka, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Shappy Seasholz

Sun, December 2, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX

Free

This event is all ages

Come out for one unforgettable showcase night of poets who soar on the page as well as the stage. Write Bloody Publishing unleashes 6 hilarious and moving poets for short mini sets to be concluded by a dance party and all night give aways. For book nerds, fans of poetry and folks who thought they hated poetry. FREE! Anis Mojgani Shappy Seasholtz Holly Lorka Cristin Okeefe Aptowicz Derrick Brown and more! For poetry lovers and folks who can't stand poetry.

Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown is an American storyteller, poet and publisher who most recently won the Texas Book of The Year for Poetry for his collection, Strange Light. [1] He was born February 7, 1973 in San Francisco, CA. His Father, Cliff Brown, is an Irish, German, Choctaw and Cherokee native of Texas. His Father was a former Air Force Butcher in San Francisco, CA. Cliff Brown is a retired Emu farmer, Naval dockworker/gasketmaker that worked in Long Beach, CA and now lives in Splendora, Texas. His Mother, Nancy Counts is a church counselor from San Francisco, now living in Cypress, California. His parents are divorced.[2] He has a sister and a step-father.
Brown graduated from Pacifica High School in 1991 and became a highly decorated paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina for three years from 1991-1993.[3] He was also trained in combat arms as an Airborne Artilleryman, expert M203 Grenadier, expert Humvee Driver and expert M60 marksman. He is a disabled veteran due to hearing loss from artillery while being enlisted during the First Gulf War. He studied Speech and Debate (Forensics), Playwriting and Broadcast Journalism at Cypress College, Palomar College and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff Arizona.[4] Prior to beginning his career as a poet and publisher, Brown held numerous odd jobs, including a weatherman (Flagstaff Arizona, 1997),[5] a magician (Knotts Berry Farm, 1988 to 1990) , a singing gondolier (Naples, CA from 2000 to 2004)[6] and a writer and director for a children's show called Kidmo/Invision (1998- 2007).[7]
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702
http://ndvenue.com/