On April 23rd, 2017, people got together at the weekly Austin poetry/comedy/music open mic at Kick Butt: Spoken and Heard, and Janet Kuypers was the feature performance that night, where she chose to perform her short story “Crazy”. (The video playlist below shows not only the 4 videos of the performance in 2017 but also teaser video where Kuypers read portions of the story at open mics around Austin TX to advertise the show, as well as two video sections of the first time she ever performed that show, in Chicago.
"Crazy," part 2 of the Janet Kuypers short story feature show 10/20/09 in Chicago
Before the show started she also released a chapbook of the short story, and this chapbook “Crazy” is still available online even during her reading, so anyone could (and can) download as the chapbook as a PDF file for free any time.
Below are writing links, video links and images from a March 4th 2017 (3/4/17, or 20170304) poetry performance of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through “Spring Awakenings” live at the Bahá’í Faith Center in Austin Texas.
Janet Kuypers' 2 original spring poems for "Poetry Aloud", Georgetown Public Library 3/11/17 CpsSX60
The theme of the night with other features was about spring (ergo the “Spring Awakenings” title), so Janet Kuypers’ show “Exploring Spring” was also accompanied by recently recorded sounds of birds chirping outside, accompanying music by “Hotel Music” from the HA!Man of South Africa (Francois Le Roux, with “entering the ruines” from his “Hotel Music”), where she also had video of him playing his cello on a small screen joining her on stage.
Before the show started she also released copies of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show (in the order they were performed), and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Exploring Spring” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.
Below are writing links and video links from March 1st 2017 (3/1/17, or 20170301) poetry reading in Austin at Half Price Books.
Video only recorded the fist few minutes of the show (cutting off the first poem, “Vanishing Scars”), but after the reading she did come back to the podium to read a poem slated as the final poem in her show “Exploring spring” at “Spring Awakenings” in Austin at the Bahá’í Faith Center, “Original Snowbirds”.
Janet Kuypers reads her poem "Original Snowbirds" at "Half Price Books" 3/1/17 (CpsSX60).