Progressive Calendar 06.06.13 /3
From: David Shove (
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 12:19:26 -0700 (PDT)

1 Bradley Manning 6.06 5pm

2. Midstream Readings 6.06 &:30pm

3. Ffunch 6.07 11:30am


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1. Bradlay Manning 6.06 5pm

 Solidarity Event to Free Bradley Manning

Thursday, June 6th from 5-7pm @ the Federal Courthouse, 300 S 4th St,
Minneapolis, MN

As part of the Week of Action for Bradley Manning, we'll be hosting a local
event on Thursday, June 6th. Please join us to raise awareness and show
support for Pfc. Manning during the first week of the court martial! If you
weren’t able to make it out to Ft. Meade for the June 1st rally, this is
another great way to show support and kick off a summer of action to Free
Bradley Manning!  Bring your signs!!! We’ll have stickers and literature to
share with passerbys. Please spread the word and invite your friends!  FFI:
freebradmpls [at],

twitter: @freebradmpls, fb:


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Midstream Reading Series
When: Thursday June 6, 7:30–8:30pm.
Where: Blue Moon building,  corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake.
Upstairs.  Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house; up the stairs
and to the left. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street parking.
  Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from
the Blue Moon, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. And, the
venue will easily hold about 30; after that, standing or floor-sitting room
only. The early bird gets the seat. Please occupy the up-front seats first.

Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:
Bill Cavanaugh
Kate Hallett Dayton
Dana Elkun
Lon Otto

Bill Cavanaugh retired after a long career teaching 19th and 20th century
literature.  He published  a textbook (Introduction to poetry) and his
poems have appeared in American, Canadian and British journals.

Kate Hallett Dayton. In 2004 Pudding House Publications released her
chapbook, Missing. Previously, she received an Award of Merit in the ByLine
Press Chapbook Competition and ten poems from Missing earned her a finalist
position for the Nimrod International Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize.Two poems
from Salt Heart appeared in Nimrod's Awards issue in 2012. She has also
received a Nolte-Miller Scholarship in fiction from the Split Rock Arts
Program at the University of Minnesota and an Art in the Wild fiftion
fellowship from University of California, Davis. She traveled to Belgium on
a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant to do research on her novel,
Parallax. She has taught writing for COMPAS, the Loft Literary Center,
Hamline University, Normandale Community College, and Century College.

Dana Elkun received her MFA from University of Washington and was a
national finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship in 2003.  Her poems
have appeared in many literary journals, including Bellingham Review,
Beloit Poetry Journal, MARGIE, Poetry Northwest, Puerto del Sol, and
VerseDaily.  Her chapbook, Black Box Theater as Abandoned Zoo, won the
Concrete Wolf Poetry Prize in 2009.
Dana has taught previously at The Loft, University of Washington,
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Arizona Poetry Center, and
Lighthouse Writers Workshop.  She has also offered workshops at a juvenile
detention center and a women's jail.

Lon Otto has published two collections of stories—A Nest of Hooks
(University of Iowa Press), winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for
Short Fiction, and Cover Me (Coffee House Press). His fiction has appeared
in magazines such as Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Great River
Review,  American Fiction, and Water-Stone Review, is in a number of
anthologies, including Flash Fiction and Flash Fiction Forward  (W.W.
Norton), Blink and Blink Again (Spout Press) and Not Normal, Illinois
(Indiana University Press), and has been broadcast on NPR’s Selected Shorts
and All Things Considered. He is a Professor of English at the University
of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Before and after: The Blue Moon, downstairs, has coffee, sandwiches,
desserts. Merlin’s Rest, a bar/restaurant 3 blocks west, has a full bar,
good food, a late hours kitchen, some outside seating

For further information:
David Shove shove001 [at]     651-636-5672

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First Friday Lunch (FFUNCH) for progressives.
Informal political talk and hanging out.
Day By Day Cafe 477 W 7th Av St Paul.
Meet on the far south side.

Day By Day has soups, salads, sandwiches, and dangerous
apple pie; is close to downtown St Paul & on major bus lines

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