(L)INK: The Write Disability is Coming May 10-12

I’m really pleased to announce that very soon we will be celebrating a unique convergence of writers in (L)INK: The Write Disability which runs from May 10-12th, 2012.



LPG & OUTspoken Present:

Kenny Fries, Aaron Ambrose, David Andrew Rubalcava Talamantes on Relationships

Includes the famous GLBTQ Open Mic/Slam

at the Cell Theater 701-First St. NW

Time TBA (6 or 7 pm)

Pass the Hat


Friday May 11th

Beauty is a Verb: Poetry and Prose by Writers with Disabilities

Featuring Denise Leto (San Francisco), Natalie Illum (DC), Kenny Fries (Toronto), Mary McGinnis (Santa Fe), Lisa Gill (Albuquerque),  and Emily Rapp (Santa Fe)

7:30 pm @ the Outpost Performance Space

$15/10 members and students


Saturday May 12, 2012


Writing to Heal and Writing for Joy

with Lisa Gill, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, and Mary McGinnis

9:00 – 10:15 am

at the Tricklock Performance Laboratory

110 Gold SW across from train station




From the United Nations to the Bar: About performance with Kenny Fries and Natalie Illum

(with a bonus feature on multimedia work with Denise Leto)

10:30am — 12:00 noon

Tricklock Performance Laboratory

110 Gold SW




Keynote Speakers Kenny Fries, Mary McGinnis, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke

and Q/A session with other LINK Participants

2:00–3:30 pm

at the Main Library Auditorium

Downtown 6th and Copper




Community Open Mic Hosted by Rich Boucher

Plus Final Comments with (L)INK features Kenny Fries, Natalie Illum, Denise Leto, Mary McGinnis, Aaron Ambrose, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Lisa Gill

at the Main Library

Downtown at 6th and Copper


(Everyone welcome to read on any theme. Disabled or able-bodied.)


More details and bios forthcoming. This is an exciting convergence and we hope you’ll mark your calendar and attend as much as you can. Many events will also be interpreted into sign and ALL venues meet ADA guidelines. For more information, keep watch here or write to Lisa Gill at nearartexperience at yahoo or localpoetsguild (@) yahoo (.) com.

THANK YOUs: This event is made possible by support from the McCune Charitable Foundation, the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Special gratitude also goes to Tom Guralnick of the Outpost Performance Space, Bryan Konefsky at Basement Films, Fusion Theater Company and the Cell, Tricklock Theater Company and their brand new Laboratory, plus the Downtown Main Library, and Erin Northern of OUTspoken.