CRI Hosts Discussion On The Transformative Power Of The Arts In Vienna

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THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF THE ARTS. Joy Sawyer from Denver’s Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop talks expounds on the power of poetry at the Donauhof renovation project last Friday evening in Vienna. Her presentation was part of a special CRI conversation among writers, musicians, and visual artists (both American and Austrian) entitled “The Arts in Action”. How […]

Taking Back Literature – Can Authors, Publishers, and Booksellers Mobilize Against the Corporatocracy’s Hostile Takeover of the Industry?

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Denver, Colorado Sunday, July 23 7-9:30 p.m. The Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St. Denver, CO 80206 Donations appreciated. Map With novelist Nick Arvin, nonfiction author Tad DeLay, poet and Counterpath publisher Julie Carr, Conundrum Press publisher Caleb Seeling, and BookBar owner Nicole Sullivan We are all writers now. Whether through traditional industry […]

Crisis Cafe “Live” Is Coming In August

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If you’ve been to either of our first two “critical community conversations” you’ve heard quite a bit about “critical theory.” But just what does that term mean, exactly? Perhaps you’d like to further pursue your curiosity by participating in a serious reading group–one that will explore key critical theory texts and “big ideas” that directly […]

The Arts In Action

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Wien, Österreich (Vienna, Austria)  Fr., June 30 19:00-22:00  Donauhof, Engerthstraße 141, 1020 Wien Spende von € 7 kommt dem Bauprojekt Donauhof zugute RSVP <u.A.w.g.> Karte <Map> In den 1950er Jahren schrieb der amerikanische Kunstkritiker Harold Rosenberg Folgendes: “Die Kunst muss den Willen haben, die Welt zu verändern”. Diesen Schwung spürte Rosenberg in der Nachkriegs-Avantgarde-Bewegung in der Malerei, der […]

Kickoff CRI Event Has Packed House

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The kickoff event for CRI (entitled “Something’s Happening Here: The Summer of Love and the Birth of the Counterculture”) at the Deer Pile in Denver yesterday afternoon was awesome. The room was full, and we had almost three hours of lively, focused, energizing, and at times brilliant conversation about the meaning of the Sixties both […]

The Midrashic Unconscious – Unearthing The Jewish Literary Voice Through Critical Theory

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Denver, Colorado Saturday, May 20 7-9 pm Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St. Denver, CO 80206 RSVP.  Donations appreciated. Map “Critical theory”—a broad intellectual movement dating back to 1920s Europe—profoundly helped shape the last generation’s progressive thought. What Frederic Jameson termed the “political unconscious” is now staging a major comeback amidst our current cultural climate.  And we […]

“Something’s Happening Here” – The Summer of Love and the Birth of the Counterculture Commemorated 50 Years Later

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Denver, Colorado Sunday, April 30 3:30-6:30 pm The Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 RSVP.  Donations welcome.   50  years ago this spring a collection of about 25 motley personalities representing different facets and community interests of the thriving Bohemian culture in San Francisco came together and formed what came to be known rather tendentiously as The […]

What Is Cri Hub?

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We are at a pivotal moment of crisis. Amidst so many tremors in the democratic fault lines—our flailing neoliberal management, the rise of populism and protest, the permeation of social media into our every waking moment. . . . . .as well as the specter of terrorism sparring with the desire for pluralism, our awakening […]