JANUARY 2006

January 1-4, 2006 in Rotterdam, Netherlands

January 11, 2006 in Wiestling Student Center on the Main Stage at Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, 8:30pm

January 12, 2006 in the Community Arts Center Theater at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, 10pm

January 20, 2006 invitational Slam at San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA, 5:30pm

January 22, 2006 showcase, Trianon Rendezvous Room, New York City, NY, 9-9:15 pm and 10:45-11pm

January 30, 2006 at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, 22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, open to the public, $5, 7:30pm

FEBRUARY 2006

February 1, 2006 Do not forget your mother’s birthday.

February 2-4, 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Finals, Charlotte, NC

February 7, 2006 at The Seattle Slam in The Mirabeau Room, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

February 9, 2006 Interview on KUAC public radio, Fairbanks, AK, 8:50am

February 10, 2006 University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Q&A, 1-2pm

February 10, 2006 University of Alaska, Fairbanks, workshop, 4pm-5:30pm

February 11, 2006 with Sage Francis at University of Alaska, Fairbanks in Davis Concert Hall

February 12, 2006 with Sage Francis at Rumrunners, 415 E. Street, Anchorage AK, (907) 278 4493

February 13, 2006 surprise show at Noble’s Diner with Sage Francis for the underage crowd, Anchorage, AK, 8pm

February 15, 2006 a day of 3 high schools: Lathrop (7:50-11am), CEC (11:30-12:30), NPC (1:15-2:15), Fairbanks, AK

February 16, 2006 at Evergreen High School, Seattle, WA, 12:15-2:15pm, private workshop

February 16, 2006 in The HUB at University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 11pm

February 19, 2006 “Smoking Mirrors” radio show in The Forum, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA, 5pm

February 19, 2006 in The Forum, Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA, 7pm

February 22, 2006 at University of North Florida , Lazzara Theater, Fine Arts Center, building 45 with Mayda Del Valle, Sekou Tha Misfit and Steve Connell in Jacksonville, FL, 8pm

February 23, 2006 at University of Michigan Union U-Club, 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 8pm

February 24, 2006 at Illinois Wesleyan University in the Hansen Student Center, 300 Beecher Street, Bloomington, IL with Robbie Q, 9pm

February 25, 2006 Attending cage fights near Chicago where poet Tim Stafford is refereeing.

February 26, 2006 at The Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL, 773.878.5552, 7pm

February 27, 2006 Fremd High School, Palatine, IL, www.d211.org

February 27, 2006 at Mental Graffiti with Joel Chmara in the Funky Buddha Lounge, 728 W. Grand, Chicago, IL, 8pm

February 27, 2006 at WEEDS in Chicago, IL, 10:30pm

February 28, 2006 Papa Pete’s, 502 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI, 8pm

MARCH 2006

March 1, 2006 at University of California at Santa Cruz, Porter College, CA, 8PM

March 3, 2006 at Fire in Kalamazoo, MI, 1249 Portage St, 269-344-6659, 8pm

March 4, 2006 at Nomad Book House, 229 S. Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI, 7:30

March 6, 2006 Colon High School, Colon, MI, 2pm

March 7 at Fowlerville Jr. High, 700 North Grand Avenue, Fowlerville, MI, 7:15am

March 7, 2006 at The Heidelberg, 215 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 7:30pm

March 8, 2006 Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI

March 8, 2006 at The Meta Cafe, Sturgis, MI, 103 W. Chicago Rd., 269-651-3600, 7pm

March 14, 2006 in the Student Union Building back at North Idaho College! Workshop at noon, performance at 7pm, Coeur D Alene, ID

March 25, 2006 representing at the Slam for GiRL FeST Bay Area with Rachel Kann and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, www.girlfestbayarea.org, at The Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 9pm

March 26, 2006 with Andrea Gibson, Studio Z, 314 11th Street at Folsom, San Francisco, CA, representing for the GiRL FeST Bay Area Slam, www.girlfestbayarea.org, 8:30pm

March 27, 2006 at Britannia Arms with Andrea Gibson, 173 West Santa Clara, San Jose, CA, 8pm

March 28, 2006 at Coffee Cartel, 1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, CA, 8pm

March 29, 2006 at The Ugly Mug, 261 North Glassel, Orange, CA, 7:30pm

March 30, 2006 with Eitan Kadosh’s Creative Writing class, Cal State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA, private

March 31, 2006 at Lompoc High School, Lompoc, CA, 515 W. College Dr., 7:45am private

March 31, 2006 with Rachel Kann and Mindy Nettifee at The Found Theater, 599 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 8pm

APRIL 2006

April 2, 2006 at Miyagi’s, 8225 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 8pm

April 3, 2006 “Green” at The Palmer Room in back of Cucina Paradiso, 3387 Motor Avenue, Culver City, CA, 9pm

April 4, 2006 Bishop Diego High School, 4000 La Colina Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 8-2:30

April 4, 2006 at Da’ Poetry Lounge, 544 N. Fairfax Ave one block south of Melrose inside the Greenway Court Theater, Hollywood, CA, 8:45pm-midnight

April 5, 2006 SLO Deliverance Culture Fusion, Linnaea’s Cafe 1110 Garden St. San Luis Obispo, CA

April 6, 2006 Another Type of Groove, Phillips Hall, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

Aptil 7, 2006 Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, CA

April 7, 2006 in Chico, CA, 8pm

April 8, 2006 in the Bay to celebrate the marriage of Joe Kowalke and Stephen Bowden!

April 11, 2006 at The Seattle Slam

April 15, 2006 BENT Writing Institute workshop, open to public, 1115 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA, 1-3pm, $10.

April 17, 2006 at Cafe Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, 9pm

April 18, 2006 Featured at The Seattle Slam in The Mirabeau Room on Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

April 25, 2006 in the Triangle Lounge of Commons Building at Corning Community College, Corning, NY, 12:30pm

April 27, 2006 in the Radisson with Corning Rotary Club (you bet), Corning, NY, private, 1pm

April 27, 2006 in Brezinsky Room at Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY, 9:30pm

MAY 2006

May 2, 2006 Seattle Wild Card Slam, The Mirabeau Room in Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

May 5, 2006 at Neumo’s on Capitol Hill for The Seattle Slam Finals with CR Avery, 8pm

May 6, 2006 at Nova Poetry Festival, Seattle, WA, 12:30-4pm

May 9, 2006 at Sam’s, 330 E Grayson @ Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 9:30pm

May 10, 2006 at Ego’s in Austin, TX, 510 South Congress, 7:30-10pm

May 11, 2006 at the Black Dog Tavern, 2903 Crocket street, Ft. Worth, TX, (817) 937-8301, 8:30-10:30pm

May 12, 2006 sister graduates college, Huntsville, Texas! 6pm

May 18, 2006 at Tower II, 735 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 8PM

May 19, 2006 Atlanta Horizons School, 1900 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, Ga, 11-12:30

May 20, 2006 Soul Release Poetry at Boomtown Subterreana, 140 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL, 7:30pm

May 21, 2006 at Sunday Sessions, 44 Bull and Broughton Street, Savannah, GA, 9pm

May 23, 2006 at DADA, 52 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, 10:30pm

May 24, 2006 at Will’s Pub, 1850 N. Mills Ave in Orlando, FL, 9:30pm

May 25, 2006 at Stardust, 1842 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL, 9:30pm

JUNE 2006

June 2, 2006 presiding over the marriage of friend and college roommate David Marshall and his bride, Michelle Osborne.

June 4, 2006 You know what I like for my birthday: butterscotch cookie variations and gifts from independently wealthy people. Please be prompt. There was some slacking last year.

June 13, 2006 Lyric Slam at The Seattle Slam in The Mirabeau Room, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

June 14, 2006 at The Center School Arts Showcase, Seattle, WA, Room 460, 12:45-1:45

June 14, 2006 premier of documentary based on The Seattle Slam scene at On The House, 1205 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA, 7:30pm

June 20, 2006 at The Seattle Slam, 8:30pm

June 29-30, 2006 teaching workshops for “Slam Camp” at SUNY Oneonta, NY

JULY 2006

July 1, 2006 with Alix Olson, Marc Smith and Michael Salinger at SUNY Oneonta, NY, 8pm

July 7, 2006 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 7pm

July 24-25, 2006 with C.R. Avery for The Blank Canvas Collaboration Project at The Seymour Art Gallery, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver, B.C., 8pm

July 31, 2006 at Cafe Deux Soliel for The Salmon Slam, Vancouver, BC, 9pm

AUGUST 2006

August 1, 2006 pre-nationals showcase with Team Seattle (Anis Mojgani, Ryler Dustin, Tia Fields and Buddy Wakefield) at The Seattle Slam in The Mirabeau Room, 8:30pm

August 9, 2006 at Ruta Maya, National Poetry Slam Prelims [bout #9] with Providence, Berkeley, St. Louis and Delray Beach in Austin, TX, 9pm www.austinslam.com/nps06

August 10, 2006 at The Hideout Theater, National Poetry Slam Prelims [bout #19] with Colorado Springs, Sacramento, Corvalis and Hawaii in Austin, TX, 7pm

August 11, 2006 National Poetry Slam, Team Semi-Finals (venue TBA), 7pm

August 11, 2006 Individual Finals at Paramount Theater, 9pm

August 11, 2006 CD RELEASE PARTY for “RUN ON ANYTHING.” It’s finally finished.
Strange Famous Records show with Sage Francis, Jared Paul and Grand Buffet at Emo’s, 603 Red River Street, Austin, TX. Please get yer tickets in advance on this one. Time tba.

August 12, 2006 National Poetry Slam Finals, The Palmer Events Theater, Austin, TX, 7pm

SEPTEMBER 2006

September 9, 2006 Colorscapes Arts Festival in Norwich, NY, noon

September 10, 2006 at Guernsey Memorial Library in Norwich, NY, 2pm

September 12, 2006 at The Seattle Slam at Tost (NEW VENUE!) in Fremont, 8:30pm

September 15, 2006 with Ani DiFranco in the John Van Duzer Theater at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, doors at 7pm, I go on at 8

September 18, 2006 with Ani DiFranco at Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce, Saratoga, CA, doors at 5:30pm, I go on at 7:40

September 19, 2006 with Ani DiFranco, Hawkins Ampitheater at Bartley Ranch, Reno, NV, doors at 5:30pm, I go on at 7:10

September 22, 2006 with Ani DiFranco, Copley Symphony Hall, 1245 7th Ave, San Diego, CA, doors at 7pm, I go on at 8

September 23, 2006 with Ani DiFranco, Orpheum Theatre, 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, doors at 7, I go on at 8

September 28, 2006 in Langsdale Auditorium, University of Baltimore, showcase for Performance Arts Exchange, Baltimore, MD, 10:20-10:35pm

OCTOBER 2006

October 3, 2006 at The Seattle Slam in its new venue TOST (in Fremont), 8:30pm

October 10, 2006 at The Seattle Slam, 8:30pm

October 11, 2006 with Ryler Dustin in Syre Auditorium at Whatcom Community College, 11am

October 11, 2006 with Ryler Dustin and Randy Shinn at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 7pm

October 13, 2006 at Anthony Seeger Performance Hall, Harrisonburg, VA, 7:30pm

October 14, 2006 Greenville, SC, 8pm www.witsendpoetry.com

October 15, 2006 at Wine UP, 3306 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC, 8pm

October 16, 2006 at Enka High School, Candler, NC, 11am, private

October 16, 2006 at the BoBo Gallery, 22 Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC, 8pm

October 17, 2006 at Shorty’s, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 8pm

October 18, 2006 with Ani DiFranco at Stubbs, 801 Red River, Austin, TX, 8pm

October 20 2006 with Ani DiFranco at Grant Street Dancehall, 113 West Grant Street, Layfayette, LA

October 22, 2006 with Ani DiFranco at House of Blues, 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

October 24, 2006 in The Tiger’s Den at Salem International University, Salem, WV, 7pm

October 25-31, 2006 at Vipassana (unable to be reached during this time) www.dhamma.org

NOVEMBER 2006

November 1-5, 2006 at Vipassana (unable to be reached during this time) www.dhamma.org

Novemebr 7, 2006 at The Atrium, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Superior, WI, 12:30pm

November 8, 2006 Center for the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Platteville-Arts, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI, 8pm

November 14, 2006 fartin’ around at The Seattle Slam in Fremont at TOST, 8:30pm

November 19, 2006 with Youth Speaks at Cafe Allegro, U-District, Seattle, WA, 7pm

November 22-23, 2006 at Vipassana (unable to be reached during this time) www.dhamma.org

November 27, 2006 at Bar 13, 35 E. 13th St., Union Square, New York City, NY, 7:30pm

November 28, 2006 at Urbana in the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (just south of Bleecker, across from CBGBs), New York City, NY, 7pm

November 29, 2006 at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ, 8pm

November 30, 2006 back at Mohawk Valley Community College! Alumni College Center Room 116, Utica, NY, 7pm

DECEMBER 2006

December 1, 2006 Western Sullivan Public Library, Tusten-Cochecton Branch, 198 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY, 7pm

December 2, 2006 with Patricia Smith in the Ballroom at West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 8pm

December 5, 2006 in The Coffeehouse at New England College, Henniker, NH, 8pm

December 7, 2006 at The Hawaii Slam on Oahu, 410 Atkinson Drive (ground level in the Ala Moana Hotel), 8:30pm

December 12, 2006 with Youth Speaks Hawaii, 4pm