Readings by Norbert Krapf

 

Norbert Krapf reads from "Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet’s Journal of Healing," 04/12/2014 7:00 pm

 

Photo gallery of all Norbert Krapf appearances (readings, performances, etc.) as Indiana Poet Laureate

(full list of jazz & poetry performances)


NORBERT KRAPF READINGS/SIGNINGS. SPRING & SUMMER 2008

Sat., July 12, 1:30 p.m., memoir reading and signing, Bookmamas, 9 S. Johnson St., Irvington, across from the Lazy Daze Coffee House, free and open to the public. 317.375.3715

Wed., July 2, 6:00 p.m., poetry reading,  the Brick Street Inn, 175 Main St., Zionsville, in the new series Poetry on Brick Street, free and open to the public, http://www.brickstreetinn.com/. For information send an email to poetryonbrickstreet@cyberroad.com.

Thurs., June 26, Indianapolis Museum of Art, reading of a passage from Kerouac’s On the Road, with David Amram, Frank Smith, and Kenny Phelps providing musical backing,  for the opening  of the exhibit of the origjnal scroll MS of the novel owned by Jim Irsay, Indy Colts owner, and photos by Robert Frank. Others will read additional passages, free and open to the public. http://www.imamuseum.org/calendar/calendar/ontheroadagain

Wed., June 18, 12:00 noon, Multipurpose Room, canal level, Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indy, Reading Life Series, a reading from The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood, free, 317.232.1882.

Wed., June 11, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indy, Max Kade Room, reading from The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood, monthly Stammtisch Series of Indiana German Heritage, open to public, free, optional meal at 6:30 downstairs in small room on left, 317.636.4169.

Wed., May 14, 11:30-1:00, luncheon reading from Invisible Presence in Soul Food series at Center for Congregations, 303 N. Alabama St., Indy,  , $10 for lunch, reading, and copy of the coffee-table book of photos and poems, 317.237.7795, mostly sold out: www.centerforcongregations.org/blogs/education_events/archive/2008/01/01/Soul-Food.aspx.   

Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m., Dubois County Museum, 2407 Newton St., Jasper, IN, reading from The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood, free, 812.634.7733.

Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., Indy Arts Center, 820 E. 67thth St., sponsored by the Writers’ Center of Indiana, first reading from new prose memoir, The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood (Indiana Historical Society Pr.), no charge, 317.255.0710. For memoir info: http://krapfpoetry.com/memoir.html.

Sun., April 20, 2 p.m., a reading of nature poems for Earth Day, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 25O North 5th  St., Zionsville, IN, 317. 873.3149  X12400 to register.  Free, informational flyer


NORBERT KRAPF READINGS/SIGNINGS SUMMER, FALL, 2006
Invisible Presence: A Walk through Indiana in Photographs and Poems,
a collaboration with Darryl Jones (DJ present only where noted)

POETRY READINGS AND SIGNINGS

Fri., Nov. 24
, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Words of Wisdom, 1201 N. Main Street,  Jasper, IN 812.634.7323.

Sat., Dec. 2, 12:00-4:00, signing Invisible Presence and other titles with many Indiana authors at the Holiday Author Fair, Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, 317.234.3161.

Sun, Dec. 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m., The Chatterbox Jazz Tavern, 435 Mass. Ave, Indy, "Tribute to Etheridge Knight," our great Indy poet, on the 15th anniversary of his death by a dozen area poets and a jazz trio performing together.  No cover, and the venue will be smoke free for the duration of this event only, 317.636.0584.
 


PAST READINGS SPRING - FALL 2006

Thurs., May 25, 2006 6:00 p.m., featured reader at a ASeniors= Coffee@ at The Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, but the focus is not on Invisible Presence. For details, phone Stacy Wright, 812.631.4999.

Sat. June 10, 2:00-5:00 p.m., signing with Darryl Jones and reading, Wandering Turtle Art Gallery & Gifts, 224 North College Ave.,
Bloomington, IN, tel. 812.330.1990.

Tues., June 13, 6:30 p.m., Dubois County Museum, 2407 Newton St., Jasper, IN, tel. 812.634.7733.

Thurs., June 15, 6:00 p.m., evening conversation with collaborator Darryl Jones and reading, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indy, 317.920.2660.

Fri., June 30, 7:30, Out Word Bound Books, 625 N. East St., Indy, 317.951.9100.

Mon., July 3, The Book Loft, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville, IN, 1:00-3:00 p.m. signing, 812.988.0202. Reading that evening, 7:30, on theme of immigration, to Brown County Historical Society, Brown County Historical Bldg., 1934 Hwy 135 North.

Fri., July 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m., signing with Darryl Jones, Downtown Cord Camera, 317 N. Delaware St. (near intersection with Mass. Ave.), Indianapolis, 317.972.4169.

Fri., Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. reading, Dubois County Museum (see June 13).  See Jasper Strassenfest booklet and www.jasperstrassenfest.org  for info on signings at Words of Wisdom, Flower Stall Hearth & Home, and DCM Aug. 4 & 5.

Wed., Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Max Kade Seminar Room, Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indy., Indiana German Heritage Society monthly Stammtisch presentation., 317.636.0396.

Wed., Sept. 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., AReading Life@ series, downstairs near Stardust Café, 317.234.3161.

Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:00 p.m., Beech Grove Library, Indianapolis.

Fri., Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m, Carnegie Center, 301 North Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, In., tel. (219) 866-5ART. Images and poems from Invisible Presence. Co-sponsored by St. Joseph's College and The Prairie Arts Council.

Fri. Nov. 10, 4:30-6:00  p.m. signing with Darryl Jones and other IUP authors at the Holiday Book Fair, Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana Univ., Bloomington.

Sat., Nov. 11, 1:00 p.m., reading and slide show with Darryl Jones from Invisible Presence as part of the Spirit & Place Festival, Peace Learning Center, Eagle Creek Park,    6040 DeLong Road, Indianapolis. Park admission fee ($4.00) required. For detailed topic description and other info: www.spiritandplace.org/EventDetails.aspx?EventScheduleID=304  or 317.327.7144. 
 


NORBERT KRAPF READINGS, APPEARANCES FALL, 2005   
                                        

Sun., Dec. 4, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, 317-234-3161, annual  Holiday Authors Fair, with 89 other Indiana authors: book signings.

Guest on Ingrid Cummings' "Rubicon Crossing," WICR, 88.7, some Saturday, date presently unknown, 5:30-6:00 p.m., taping Oct. 4.

Sat., Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m., "Generations of Immigrant Experiences: A Reading and Walking Tour," part of Spirit & Place festival, The Athenaeum, 415 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, 317-274-2330. For full description of event, see www.spiritandplace.org/details/events/85.asp.

Thurs., Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m., Out Word Bound Books, 625 N. East St., next to Vic's Espresso Bar and just north of Massachusetts Ave., 317-951-9100. Karen Kovacik will also read from her fine new Metropolis Burning. Please support independent local book stores like Out Word Bound Books.

Sun., Oct. 16, 12:30-1:40 p.m., Portico, Indianapolis Art Center, 812 W. 67th St., Indy, 317-255-0710, a collaboration of poems and songs with singer-songwriters Kriss Luckett and Greg Ziesemer, part of first annual Indiana Poetry Festival. For other festival details, see http://www.indianawriters.org/ or call 317-255.0710. Suggested adult donation for the entire day: $8.00.

Sat., Oct. 15, Sharon Gamble's "The Art of the Matter," a 15-minute segment of her weekly program that airs 4:00-5:00 p.m, WFYI, 90.1 FM. Interview about The Country I Come From and reading of poem(s). The program will be available for listening as of noon the next Monday at www.wfyi.org.

Wed., Oct. 5, 1200:-1:00 p.m, Indiana History Center, Cole Porter Room, 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, German-American Day Minus One reading in "Creatively Speaking" series.

Sat., Oct. 1, 3:00-6:00, 10-15 minute readings beginnning about 4:00 as part of Etheridge Knight Festival "Octoberfest." Eat and enjoy poetry, storytelling, dance, open mike, music and drumming. $10.00 admission includes food. Indy Parks & Recreation Brookside Family Center, 3500 Brookside Pkway South Drive, 317-524-6951.


2005 READINGS/SIGNINGS/INTERVIEWS: LOOKING FOR GOD'S COUNTRY

Wed., July 13, July 13, 7:15 p.m., Max Kade Seminar Room, Athenaeum, 315 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, reading as monthly Stammtisch of Indiana German Heritage Society. Optional dinner at 6:00 in Rathskeller, (317) 636-0396.

Sat., June 11, 8:00 p.m., Americana Music Series hosted by Tim Grimm, performance by The Kossoy Sisters, UU Congregation of Columbus, IN, 7850 West Goeller Rd., Columbus, IN, (812) 376-3465, , admission $10. NK will read before the concert begins and again at the end of the intermission.

Sun., June 5, 3:00 p.m, Vic's Espresso Bar, 627 N. East St. (near intersection with Mass. Ave.), Indianapolis, IN., admission free, (317) 951-0335. Audience members who already know Looking for God's Country may request to hear a poem.

Wed., Oct. 5, 12:00 p.m., part of "Creatively Speaking" series, Cole Porter Room, Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN, (317) 234-3161.



Thurs., March 24, 4:15 p.m., Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. Call German Dept.(765-361-6100) for location.

Thurs., March 31, 7:30 p.m., Dubois County Museum, 2704 Newton St., Jasper, IN, (812) 634-7733. Anyone who would like to attend the Dubois County Historical Society dinner at 6:30 should call John Fierst, (812) 482-3074, to make a reservation. N.K. will also appear as Karen Dorrell's guest on WITZ at 10:05 a.m.

Fri., April 1, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., book-signing at Flower Stall Hearth & Home, Southgate Shopping Center, Jasper, IN, (812) 482-1213.

Tues., April 5, 7:00 p.m, Carnegie Center, 301 North Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, In., tel. (219) 866-5ART. Co-sponsored by St. Joseph's College and The Prairie Arts Council.

Sun., April 10, 2:00 p.m., Writers' Center of Indiana, 812 E. 67th, Indianapolis, IN, (317) 255-0710, next to the Indianapolis Art Center, set back from street.

Thurs., April 14, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, Admin. Bldg., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island Univ., 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY, 39th annual Poetry Awards Night, (516) 299-2391


2004 READINGS

2004 FALL READINGS

Sat., Nov. 13, 10:00 a.m., Peace Learning Center, Eagle Creek Park, 7840 W. 56 St., Indianapolis, IN, but another entrance is near 71st St. exit from I-65. This reading of nature poems, part of the Spirit & Place civic festival (the theme this year is "building and belonging") will be followed by a free catered lunch and a nature walk led by the PLC. Weekend park admission fee per automobile: $4.00. RSVP for lunch: (317) 327-0101, leave message. Co-sponsor: Max Kade German-American Center, IUPUI.

Wed., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., German-American Day banquet of the German Club at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, Jasper, IN. This reading will follow the banquet as part of an awards ceremony. Questions: Patti Goepfrich, 812-482-4821.

Wed, Sept. 22, 3:45 p.m., Lecture Hall, Hillwood Commons, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island Univ., Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY. Reading of a few poems as part of an all-campus meeting beginning at 3:00 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Other presentations on the agenda. See link to Campus Meditations, a collection of 11 new anniversary poems. Questions: (516) 299-2333.

2004 SPRING/SUMMER READINGS

Wed., Aug. 11, 7:15 p.m., Athenaeum, Max Kade Seminar Room, 315 West Michigan St., Indianapolis. "Why I Moved Back to Indiana" reading/presentation as monthly Stammtisch of the Indiana German Heritage Society. No admission fee. Dinner begins at 6:00 in Rathskeller.

Sun., April 25, 2:00 p.m., Cedarmere, Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, L.I., "farewell" reading with Susan Astor, Strefanie Lipsey, Robin Supraner, and Max Wheat.


2003 FALL READINGS

Tues., Nov. 4, 1:00 p.m., Nassau Community College, Uniondale, LI, CCB 252-253, co-sponsored by Creative Writing Project, Jewish Studies, Catholic Studies. No admission fee.

Fri, Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m., Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, part of annual city-wide Spirit & Place festival, theme of which this year is remembering & reconciling. (317) 232-1882. No admission fee.

Wed., Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, downstairs lounge, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island Univ., 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY. Co-sponsored by C.W. Post Poetry Center, Newman Club, and participation of Hillel. (516) 299-2391. No admission fee.


JASPER, INDIANA STRASSENFEST 2003 APPEARANCES

Jasper Strassenfest Website

Fri., Aug. 1, Radio interview, WITZ, Jasper 10:05 a.m

Fri., Aug. 1, 6:00 p.m., Jasper (Ind.) Strassenfest Reading (German roots poems), Dubois County Museum, 1103 Main St. (812) 634-6910 or 634-7733, signing to follow.

Sat., Aug. 3, Flower Stall Hearth & Home (Southgate), 11:30-1:30, (812) 482-1213; Dubois County Museum, 2:30-4:30.


WINTER 2003 READINGS/SIGNINGS/INTERVIEWS:

Sun., Feb. 16, 2:00 p.m., Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley, New York, 516-671-1837 (admission free).

Tues., Feb. 18, 8:00 p.m., The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington, L.I.,631-271-1442, Dorene Evans also reads (admission free).

Fri., March 21, 8;00 p.m., Conklin Barn, corner of New York Ave. and High Street, Annabelle Moseley also reads ($5 cover charge includes refreshmens).

Fri., Jan. 10, 8:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1201 Third Street Promenade (at Wiltshire), Santa Monica, CA. B. H. Fairchild will also read. Admission is free.

FALL 2002 READINGS/SIGNINGS/INTERVIEWS:
The Country I Come From

Sat., November 2, 2:00 p.m., Six Dogs Gifts & Books, 1060 Virginia Ave. (Fountain Square), Indianapolis, IN, (317) 916-1305, (317) 685-2500, will sign books until 4:00 p.m.

Fri., November 1, 9:00 a.m., guest on Paul Irwin's "Indiana Today," WICR (88.7 FM); 7:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2323 Sagamore Parkway, Lafayette, IN, (765) 449-4330

Thurs., October 31, 7:30 p.m., University Library, Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN. (317) 274-9831


Thurs., Oct. 10, 7:00 p.m., The Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, (516) 621-2240, www.nassaulibrary.org/bryant

Fri., Sept. 27, 8:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030, (516) 365-6723

Sat., Oct., 26, 6:00 p.m., Canios Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, 631/725-4926, caniosbooks@hamptons.com


JASPER, INDIANA STRASSENFEST 2002 APPEARANCES

Jasper Strassenfest Website

Radio interviews: WITZ, Jasper, Fri., Aug. 2, 10:05 a.m.; WBDC, Huntingburg, Sat., Aug. 3, 9:00 a.m.

Sat, Aug. 10, 1:00 p.m. Reading (St. Joseph's College and Prairie Arts Council), White House on (805) Park Avenue, Rensselaer, (Ind), (219) 866-6428

Sun., Aug. 18, 3:00 p.m. Reading, Cedarmere, W. C. Bryant Estate, (Friends for Long Island Heritage),Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, L.I. (516) 571-8130 for directions

TV interview: WJTS (TV27), Jasper, Ind., Mon., Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 4, 2:00 p.m. Reading, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Ind., 3:00-4:00, signing, (317) 232-1882

Sat., Aug. 3, Flower Stall Hearth & Home (Southgate), 11:00-2:00, (812) 482-1213; Dubois County Museum, 3:00-5:00

Fri., Aug. 2, 3:00-5:00, Dubois County Museum

Fri., Aug. 2, 6:00 p.m., Jasper (Ind.) Strassenfest Reading, Dubois County Museum, 1103 Main St. (812) 634-6910 or 634-7733


2002 READINGS

March 10, 1:30 a.m., Walt Whitman Birthplace, admission $3, $2 WWBA members (house & exhibit tour included), 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, South Huntington, NY, tel. (631) 427-5240.


JASPER, INDIANA STRASSENFEST 2001 APPEARANCES

August 3, 10:05 a.m., interview/reading with Karen Dorrell, WITZ 104.7 FM.

August 4, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., book signing, especially for Bittersweet Along the Expressway, at Flower Stall Hearth & Home, Southgate Shopping Center, tel. (812) 482-1213.

August 4, 7:00 p.m., short reading at Jasper High School class of 1961 reunion, Sultan's Run Country Club.


April 12, 12:00 p.m., Lincoln Library, Springfield, IL. Free and open to the public.

April 12, 7:00 p.m. Public Affairs Center, University of Illinois Springfield. Free and open to the public.

April 29, 3:00 p.m., Cedarmere, the William Cullen Bryant Museum, Bryant Avenue, Roslyn Harbor, L.I. No charge. This reading from Bittersweet Along the Expressway in Bryant's 18th-century Quaker farmhouse will focus on poems about Roslyn, Bryant, and Whitman. For information and directions, phone (516) 571-8130.

April 24, 6:30 p.m., The Book Mark Cafe, 1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, L.I. DONALD EVERETT AXINN will also read; a sit-down dinner (optional) will follow at 7:30. This reading (not the dinner) in celebration of National Poetry Month is free and open to the public. For information and dinner reservations, call (516) 922-0036.

Metro Channel, which is available on all of Long Island (channels 16 and 18), New York City (Time Warner), and parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, has been showing a well-edited 15-minute segment of a longer Norbert Krapf reading from Bittersweet Along the Expressway since early 2001.

There is a website (www.msgmetro.com, click on SHOWS and then "The Unblinking Eye," the name of the series) which lists a schedule; but the information is not always up to date. Usually, during the week such programs are shown several times during the day (ch.16) and again at night (ch.18), for an extended period of time.

Feb. 16, 8:00 p.m., The Conklin Barn, corner of High Streets and New York Ave. (Rte. 110), Huntington, L.I., suggested $5.00 contribution covers refreshments. SUSAN ASTOR will also read and KATE NAMMACK DONOHUE will perform music. Tel. 631-261-6506

Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m., The Book Revue, 133 New York Ave., Huntington, L.I. AYME TURNBULL will also read. No charge.


BITTERSWEET ALONG THE EXPRESSWAY READINGS

Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m., Writers Talk Series, Duke Lecture Hall, Southampton College, Southampton, Long Island. (631) 283-8424. Free and open to the public.

Nov. 29, 4:00 p.m., Hutton House Lectures, Lorber Hall, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island Univ., (516) 299- 2580, reception and signing to follow. No charge, but reservation necessary; seating limited.

Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, Admn. Bldg., C. W. Post Campus, Long Island Univ., (516) 299-2391. Sponsored by Honors/ Merit Program. No charge.

Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m., Mid Island Y, 45 Manetto Hill road, Plainview, (516) 822-3535/www.miyjcc.org. $3.00 donation for non-members.

Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m., Bryant Library, Roslyn Pond Park (Paper Mill Rd.), Roslyn (516) 621-2240, with exhibit of the work of Henry R. Diamond, whose 1932 woodcut of Roslyn Village is on the cover of the book. Reception and signing sponsored by the Friends of the Bryant Library to follow. No charge.

Oct. 19, 8:00 p.m., Mills Pond House, 660 Rt.25A, St. James (631)-862-6575. No charge.

Sept. 23, 6:00 p.m., Canio's Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor (631) 725-4296. Vince Clemente will also read. No charge.

August 23, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Carnegie Center, 301 North Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, In., tel. (219) 866-5ART.

August 17, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Jasper Public Library, 116 Main St., Jasper, In., tel. (812) 482-2712.


GERMANY READINGS: JUNE 2000

June 22, 9:00 a.m., Ernst Moritz Arndt Univ., Greifswald, Room 24, Steinbecker Str. 15, Institute f|r Amerikanistik/Anglistik. Contact: Prof. Hartmut Lutz,

June 20, 14:00, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Room 319, Free Univ. Berlin. Contact: Prof. Heinz Ickstadt,

June 19, 18:00, Humboldt-Univ. Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Bibliothek Raum 3002. Contact: Dorothea Loebbermann,

June 16, 14:00, Bremerhaven, Columbusbahnhof II, a reading of poems about immigration, "The Germans Came Flying Like Snowflakes,"annual conference of the Society for German-American Studies, http://www-lib.iupui.edu/kade/sgas2000pgm.html

June 7, 20:00 Hvchberg (near W|rzburg), Museumsraum, former israelitischen Prdparandenschule, Sonnemannstra_e Nr. 15; Dr. Roland Flade will read the poems first in German translation.

June 6, morning reading, Hvchstadt/Aisch Gymnasium. Contact: Dr. Helmut Haberkamm, tel. (09131) 503789.

June 5, 20:00 Buchhandlung Ex Libris, Bismarckstr. 9/Lorlebergplatz, Erlangen. Co-sponsors: Lehrstuhl f|r Amerikanistik, Univ. Erlangen, and Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut /Amerika Haus N|rnberg.


PAST READINGS 1999

October 20, 1999, 7:00 p.m., Writers Talk Series, Duke Lecture Hall, Chancellor's Hall, Southampton College, Southampton, Long Island. (516) 283-8424. Free and open to the public.

Aug. 19, 1999, 7:00 p.m., Dubois County Museum (Gutzweiler-Gramelspacher House, Main St.), Jasper, Indiana. A reading of selected poems and passages from Finding the Grain. Author's books available in Gift Shop.


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