Wendy Brown-Baez - Events/Appearances
Wendy Brown-Baez - words to light our way
Appearances
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            photos courtesy of Orlando Diaz, Monica Del Castillo and Ned Haggard
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My performances cross the boundaries between cultures, between emotional
and transcendent states, between the spiritual and the sensual, and
between poetry and theater. In the Bay Area Express, Natasha Nargis wrote:
"She works the room with maximum theatricality, drawing those who are
transfixed on the drama before them into her vivid, vibrant world." 
My style has been described by Stefen, a Berkeley muralist, as "more like a dance" 
as I unfold my heart to show the world a reflection of its own beauty.
My hope is that we realize we are not alone, though solitary....and my inner landscape affirms 
that when I perform.
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 Cuba and Jerusalem, bursting with life and history and humanity, seemed to erupt into the room. Others, about pain and grief and loss, sunk their hooks into us, touched something deep inside. The energy and empathy of her poems was infectious, and it got us all. --Gabrielle Santiago, Patrick's Cabaret


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Upcoming readings

BOOK LAUNCH! 
Check out Catch a Dream page for details

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Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
555 Reading Series hosted by Nneka Onwuzurike
and Michael Lee-Wolf, AP Looze, Victoria Blanco and Karen Gu
5 Watt Coffee 3745 Nicollet Ave S. Mpls

Jan 28: 2:00 pm
Blue Harbor  Center for the Arts
Literary Lights Latinx Reading hosted by Donna Isaac
 Lupe Castillo, David Mendez, Diego Vazquez, Jr., Marion Gomez, and Reynaldo Lara
559 Humboldt Ave St Paul

Jan 26: 6:30 pm
Cracked Walnut release party for Thresholds anthology
my poem Thresholds chosen as the title poem
edited by and hosted by Jeanne Lutz
Artista Bottega
937 7th Street West, St Paul

Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm
University Club Readings by Writers
hosted by Danny Klecko
420 Summit Ave St Paul
with Margot Fortunato Galt, Steve Mueske, Rebecca Paradis, and Thomas Redshaw

Dec 20 @ 7:00 PM
Poets & Pints
Sisyphus Brewing Co
712 Ontario Ave W Mpls
with Isela Xitlali Gomez,Mary Moore Easter, Clair Dunlap and open mic

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  Presenting Cultivating Resiliency at
  The Celebration of Santa Fe
  A Spiritual Community Honoring All Paths
 To hear my podcast: thecelebration
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Patrick Hansel, Francie Tolf & Chrisma at Eat My Words Bookstore


Healing energy and love at 2016 POP UP readings with some of my favorite local poets and flutist Chrisma
Ros Holmes and Sagirah Shaheed at Boneshaker Books
Julia Klatt Singer, Dara Syrkin, Cary Waterman at Walker LIbrary









Jen Walls, Rebecca Ramsden, Didi Koka at The Coffeeshop NE
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Holy Cow! Press published an anthology on the theme of Home and  I am honored that my personal essay Seeking Sanctuary is included: 

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home

This beautiful collection  includes poetry and prose from local writers that I know personally such as Margaret Hasse, Cary Waterman, Ethna McKiernan, Jill Breckenridge,  Mary Kay Rummel, and writers I have yet to meet: Karen Herseth Wee, Miriam Weinstein, James Cihlar, Alice Owen Duggan, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Linda Kantner, Julie Landsman, Amy Nash, and Ellen Shriner, and writers that I admire such as Marge Piercy and Naomi Shihab Nye. 

Available at www.holycowpress.org and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, this collection makes an excellent Christmas present. The work ranges from nostalgia to escape, from roots to homelessness, from where we feel a sense of belonging to where we can spread our wings and fly.  



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         Venus Rising with Marcia Starck 2004





                                       
 
                




Word Dancers Southwest Literary Center
                         2009













MPLS: Publication party February 27th 2009 with Nadia Giordana



                                


at Altered Aesthetics Gallery Exhibition
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
2008 
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