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Janet Kuypers “Crazy” 4/23/17 short story feature

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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 short story chapbook

    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.

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Janet Kuypers’ April 2017 Book Release Reading at Half Price Books 4/5/17

    April 1st marked a book release reading of new books from Scars Publications, which saw the release of the books “the Statue” from cc&d magazine and “Waterlogged” from Down in the Dirt magazine. So on April 5th 2017, Janet Kuypers was asked to read material from these new books plus additional cc&d and Down in the Dirt book releases in the National Poetry Month Community Poetry reading at Half Price Books in Austin.

    The first reading at Half Price Books included “Viewing the Woman in a 19th Century Photograph” from the Statue, “I’m Really Going This Time” from Give What You Can, “Human Construct of Time” from Sea Drift, “White Knuckled” from Forever Bound, “Entire Town’s Baseball Team” from Suggested Torture, “Jabbed in an Open Nerve” from Idea, “Observing Theories of the Universe” from Idea, and “Entering the Lake of Fire” from Nighttime City. The second reading for Austin’s National Poetry Month Community Poetry at Half Price Books, including “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)” from “Waterlogged”, and “Story Telling” from “Spiraling”.

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