JANUARY 2005

Januray 12, 2005 at The Seattle Slam

January 22, 2005 in the Student Union at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, 9pm (BLIZZARD CANCELLATION, to be rescheduled)

January 28, 2005 in The Meow Meow (that’s right, kitty) – 527 SE Pine Street, Portland Community College-Sylvania, Portland, OR, 7pm

January 29, 2005 in Crow’s Nest – Campus Center at Connecticut College in New London, CT, 9pm

FEBRUARY 2005

February 2, 2005 The Seattle Slam Semi-Finals for team competition

February 8, 2005 at Lyndon State College, Vermont

February 10-12, 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Finals in Worcester, MA

February 13, 2005 at The Poet’s Asylum in Worcester, MA (15th Anniversary!)

February 15, 2005 State College of New York, Oneonta

February 16, 2005 at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 8pm

February 17, 2005 at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC, 212.614.1224, 6pm

February 18, 2005 in The Den at Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, NY, 9pm

February 24, 2005 at Plymouth State College, NH in The HUB Fireplace Lounge, 8pm

February 26, 2005 with Sage Francis, Jared Paul, C.R. Avery and Soliloquists of Sound at The Showbox, Seattle, 8pm

MARCH 2005

March 2, 2005 Featured at The Seattle Slam

March 3, 2005 at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

March 9-12, 2005 San Diego, CA

March 15, 2005 at North Idaho College, Coeur D Alene, ID

March 16, 2005 at Berzerkeley Slam in the Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, 9:30pm

March 18, 2005 at The Terrace, Keuka College, Keuka Park, NY, 9:30pm

March 19-26 in Oakland, CA to finish new CD.

March 30, 2005 in Boomers at University of Pittsburgh in Titusville, PA, 8:30pm

APRIL 2005

April 1, 2005 in Philadelphia, PA for APCA

April 4, 2005 in The Marketplace at University of Maine, Orono, 9pm

April 5, 2005 in McGovern Hall at St. Joseph’s University, West Hartford, CT, 8pm

April 6, 2005 with appearance by Tom Inhaler and Sage Francis in Harborside Recreation Center at Johnson and Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island, 9pm

April 7, 2005 The Hill at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA, 7pm

April 8, 2005 at Roger Williams University in New London, CT

April 9, 2005 at University of New Hampshire in The Memorial Union, Durham, NH

April 12, 2005 with Corrina Bain in Main Lounge at College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, 8pm

April 13, 2005 with Corrina Bain in BACCHUS Theater, Perkins Student Center, University of Delaware, Newark, 7:30pm

April 15, 2005 in the Alumni Lounge at Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, 8pm

April 21, 2005 with Individual World Poetry Slam Finalists Andy Buck(Ausitn) and Jaoquin Zihuatanejo(Dallas) at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 7pm in The Twilight Ballroom

April 22, 2005 at the Bluebonnet Slam in Conroe, TX

April 23, 2005 supporting National Youth Slam Finals in San Francisco

April 27, 2005 at The Starry Plough in Berkeley, CA

April 29, 2005 to speak at dinner honoring Sam Hamill, founder of Poets Against the War, for Lifetime Achievemnet Award, Whidbey Island, WA

April 30, 2005 at Burning Word Festival on Whidbey Island, WA

April 30, 2005 Seattle Grand Slam at The Catwalk, 172 S. Washington St. in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA, 8pm

MAY 2005

May 3, 2005 at The Seattle Slam

May 6-7, 2005 at Col Poly San Luis Obispo

May 12, 2005 Sedona, AZ

May 16, 2005 at UCLA with Ratpack Slim, UCLA students only, outdoor concert, Noon

May 26, 2005 in the Jewel Box Theater at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, 8pm, for David C. La Terre’s book release

JUNE 2005

June 3, 2005 Benefit show for Teen Link and Youth Speaks Seattle

June 4, 2005 Send butterscotch birthday cookies and large checks on the double.

June 9-21, 2005 in Rotterdam

JULY 2005

July 2, 2005 in St. Ignace, Michigan to preside over the marriage of Danielle Plunkett and Tim Johnson

July 3, 2005 in St. Ignace, Michigan to preside over the marriage of Cathy Bliss and Ben Stiltner

July 7, 2005 at The Oakland Metro for Tourette’s Without Regrets in Oakland, CA, 8:45pm

July 8-10, 2005 in Oakland finishing new CD

July 11-15, 2005 (dates blocked) Vancouver Folk Music Festival (rehearsal), Vancouver, B.C.

July 16, 2005 performing with Allison Russell (of Po’ Girl; vox, clarinet), Doug Cox (wiesenborn), Aditya Verma (sarod), Trevor Chan (of No Luck Club; laptop beats), Tarun Nayar (tablas, producer) at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, B.C., 12:30pm

July 16, 2005 with Ivan Coyote, Shane Koyczan and Mike McGee for “Kitchen Table Stories” at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, 1:45pm

July 17, 2005 performing with Utah Phillips, Mike McGee, Doug Cox, Veda Hille (piano, vox), MC E-Hawk, Adel Awad (percussion) at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, B.C., 12:30pm

July 17, 2005 with Ivan Coyote and T.O.F.U. on the poetry stage at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, 4:15pm

July 22-31, 2005 at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

AUGUST 2005

August 10, 2005 Round 1, Bout #17, 7pm, in Puccini’s against France, New York City (Louder Arts), Oneonta, Albuquerque and Milwaukee at The National Poetry Slam Finals in Albuquerque, NM

August 11, 2005 Round 2, Bout #12, 9pm, in Flying Star against Chicago (MG), Orlando, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Bowling Green at The National Poetry Slam Finals in Albuquerque, NM

August 13, 2005 Finals Night in Kiva Auditorium/Convention Center at The National Poetry Slam, Albuquerque, NM

August 20, 2005 Ranier Valley Spoken Word Festival, WA

August 25, 2005 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, 7pm

August 30, 2005 at The Seattle Slam, Seattle, WA, 8pm

SEPTEMBER 2005

September 1-4, 2005 at Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA

September 5, 2005 in Bagley Wright Theater at Bumbershoot Arts Festival for invitatinal Slam with Beau Sia, Roger Bonair-Agard, Sonya Renee and Youth Speaks, Seattle, WA, 8:15pm

September 7, 2005 in The Bog at University Center, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, 8:30pm

September 8, 2005 at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC, 212.614.1224

September 10, 2005 invitational Slam in Howard Johnson’s Ballroom as part of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Norwich, NY

September 11, 2005 at Guernsey Library, Norwich, NY, 2pm

September 12, 2005 in Mills Theater at Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA, 8:30pm

September 13, 2005 at University of Maine, Farmington, 9pm

September 14, 2005 in the Uxbridge High School Auditorium, Uxbridge, MA, 7:30pm

September 15, 2005 in Campus Center Carroll Room at Smith College in Northhampton, MA, 8pm

September 16, 2005 in Worcester, MA for Worcester Youth Slam

September 17, 2005 at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, 9pm

September 18, 2005 at Java Hut in Worcester, MA

September 20, 2005 at The Seattle Slam in the Mirabeau Room, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

September 21, 2005 with Jack McCarthy, benefit for Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center at Arntzen 100 in Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 7pm

September 23, 2005 for Words of Resistance Pro-Peace movement at Mr. Spots Chai House in Ballard, Seattle, WA, 8pm

September 27, 2005 at The Seattle Slam in The Mirabeau Room for Karen Finneyfrock’s farewell show, Seattle, WA, 8pm

September 28, 2005 first day of class for Randy Shinn’s creative writing students in Mary Gates Hall at University of Washington, 4pm, private class

OCTOBER 2005

October 5, 2005 back at St. Joseph’s University, West Hartford, CT!

October 7, 2005 at Broadway Performance Hall with Tara Hardy for BENT Writing Institute, BENT Mentor Showcase, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA, 7:30pm doors

October 9, 2005 workshop for BENT at LGBT Center in Capitol Hill on Pike between 11th & 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, 12-1:30pm, 206.253.8607 for info on attending

October 19-30, 2005 Vipassana, Ethel, WA

NOVEMBER 2005

November 2, 2005 at Capitol Hill Arts Center, Seattle, WA, in support of city-wide student walk-out protesting the war, 4:30pm

November 4, 2005 at The Center School, Seattle, WA, private class

November 8, 2005 at The Seattle Slam, Seattle, WA, 8pm

November 14, 2005 in the Babylon Student Center at Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY, 11am (MC’ing the Slam; 5pm performing)

November 15, 2005 workshop in Macfarlane Auditorium, Deperno Hall, Utica College, NY, 1:30pm

November 15, 2005 in Strebel Auditorium in the Strebel Student Center, Utica College, Utica, NY, 7pm

November 16, 2005 in the SLC K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge at Pennsylvania State University, Worthington/Scranton, 7:30pm

November 17, 2005 in the Student Community Center at Pennsylvania State University, McKeesport, 6:30pm

November 18, 2005 at Bruno’s in Reed Campus Center, Pennsylvania State University, Behrend in Erie, PA, 9pm

November 19-25, 2005 in Texas for Turkey Day with Mom

November 29, 2005 Shorecrest High School, Shoreline, WA, private workshop

November 29, 2005 to slam at The Seattle Slam, The Mirabeau Room in Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

DECEMBER 2005

December 1-31, 2005 in Rotterdam, Netherlands