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Racine – The next event held by the BONK! performance series will take place on Saturday, December 14, beginning at 6p.m. This month’s BONK! will feature Philadelphia-based poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Milwaukee-based poet Soham Patel and Racine-based hip-hop artist, Kevin Getzen.
Created to expose the public to both local and nationally recognized artistic talents, the BONK! series showcases poets, writers, musicians, film makers and all sorts of talents in between. Founded in fall of 2008, the BONK! series has been running with an event every month for over 5 years now. A completely free program, BONK! is held at The Racine Arts Council at 316 6th Street. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with seating available on a first come/first served basis. Each BONK! event features a short question and answer session with the artists at the end of the program.
SUEYEYN JULIETTE LEE is a graduate candidate at Temple University researching avant-garde Asian American poetry and social space. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at Richard Stockton College, and language craft for the College of Art Media and Design at the University of the Arts. Her third full-length collection, SOLAR MAXIMUM, is forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2014. She is the founder of COROLLARY PRESS, a chapbook series dedicated to innovative multi-ethnic writing; she reviews contemporary poetry for The Constant Critic and helps curate poetry for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s digital magazine, The Margins. Read more about Sueyeun on her website: silentbroadcast.com
SOHAM PATEL’S first chapbook, AND NEVER MIND THE STORM, came out from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs in 2013. Her work has been included in Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, the Volta, and various other journals. She is studying creative writing in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin and lives in Bay View with her little white dog. Learn more about her book at: yoyolabs.com/patel.html
KEVIN GETZEN is a hiphop artist from Racine, Wisconsin. Originally Kevin Brown, the name “Getzen” is a tribute to the type of trumpet that he and his father both played. After following his father in studying trumpet, It wasn’t until Getzen tapped into a talent he credits to his mother, writing poetry, that he first started to write lyrics and listen to rap and hip hop. Now having performed on numerous occasions as well as opening for artists Add-2, Curren$y, Jason Derulo and Far East Movement, Kevin continues to just thank God for the support and blessings that he is given. Learn more about Kevin at: kevingetzen.com/features/
BONK! is made possible by the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, the Friends of the Racine Public Library, The Racine Arts Council and the Artseed grant program, Olde Madrid restaurant, Pink Magnolia restaurant and The Urban League of Racine and Kenosha.
For more information or to view video of past BONK! performances please visit http://bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.com. You may also contact Nick Demske at the Racine Public Library: 262.619.2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive monthly e-mail updates about the BONK! series, please send a blank e-mail to the address above with the subject heading “BONK! e-mail.”
Racine – The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., is beginning to recruit teams of students in grades 4 – 5 for its annual Battle of the Books competition. Teams can register online from now until December 13. The battles will be held in late winter / early spring of 2014.
Students form teams of up to four members and each team reads the same list of 40 titles, according to youth services librarian Anne Chapman Callaghan. She said teams prepare for battle in their own ways and come together between late February and early April for team-on-team meets.
The Battle of the Books program is aimed at students who truly enjoy reading and are team players. Contact the library’s youth services department at 262-636-9245 or email@example.com for more information.
Teachers or team coaches can register online at http://www.racinelibrary.info/wordpress/?page_id=139. Registration will only be accepted online.