Posted by Christine On October 8, 2019
The frozen hair. The hair bands. (Stadium Rock not Goody. OK, those hair bands, too.) The Molly Ringwald movies. Sneaking into a bar underage by carrying a drum set. Ahhh, the 80s. How we miss them. Join me and five other brave souls willing to share pieces of their 80s past, when we knew better, but did stupid stuff anyway.
ON NOVEMBER 4TH UCONN BARNES & NOBLE
Special! 80s Reading
at 7 PM
Posted by Christine On September 29, 2019
so looking forward to this!
october 5, 2019 10 AM- 6 PM at Real Art Ways
The first annual Connecticut Literary Festival will be a full day for writers & readers, with panel discussions, all-day readings, and a marketplace. I’ll be there wearing two hats: representing PAGE, a Connecticut-based literary magazine where I am a contributing editor and providing information for the Connecticut Poetry Society.
see you there!
Posted by Christine On September 22, 2019
The accomplishments of these six Connecticut poets are extra-ordinary. I’m thrilled to emcee. Open mic and all donations benefit TEEG. Don’t miss it!
Posted by Christine On June 4, 2019
I’m so excited about this!
In March I contacted my friend Maria Sangiolo, a musician, folk singer, and song writer. I wanted to collaborate with her but my ideas were completely unstructured. This was unusual for me. Usually, I work alone and to say that I am a planner is a casual term for how I walk around this planet. To my surprise and delight, Maria agreed to work with me.
This Friday, June 7th is the result of her talent and my leap into the unknown. Hope to see you!
Posted by Christine On April 19, 2019
this is so cool
An all-girl improv troupe of high schoolers will dance in front of a live audience while I read a personal essay about lying to get into a ballet audition when I was sixteen years old.
Don’t miss it!
Tickets are $10 and available HERE
Posted by Christine On March 3, 2019
To find out more or to register, click HERE!
Posted by Christine On January 28, 2019
Prose and Poetry
February 16th 7:30 PM
Published Writers + Open Mic*
Emcee: Christine Kalafus
Suggested Donation of $10 to Benefit TEEG
*Sign-up sheet first come, first served
Posted by Christine On October 26, 2018
i’m honored that my poem Horses is a pushcart prize nominee and featured in the fall 2018 TNG Volume VII.
My prose poem “Horses,” featured in the issue, was selected the 2017 winner of their Knightville Poetry contest and now available for purchase HERE. I am in very talented company: the Machigonne Fiction Contest winner is Maureen Connolly with Featured Authors, Grace Carpenter and Eamon Murphy. Judges were Mark Doty (poetry) and Chris Abani (fiction). The letters section theme is “Letters to Aliens.” Contributors include Claudia Manley, Jessica Lipnack, Lyndsie Manusos, Naomi Ulsted and more.
The cover artist is Abraham Danso.
Posted by Christine On August 14, 2018
I’m honored that an excerpt from my memoir
Blueprint for Daylight
has been published in: