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AAC Poetry Series: Reading #1

10/05/15, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Art Academy of Cincinnati welcomes fiction writer and filmmaker Nicholas Rombes and poet and AAC Alum Sam McCormick for a free public reading of their work at 7:00PM on Monday, October 5th at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. This is the first reading of the 2015-16 AAC Reading Series. The series is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department, Student Services and the AAC Chapter of Poems While You Wait. See bios and links for both authors below.

Immediately following the reading, there will be a short OPEN MIC for anyone who’d like to share his or her work. As always, coffee and fresh-baked pieces of the cutting-room floor will be available to take the edge off.

Hope to see you at the reading!

Who: Art Academy of Cincinnati Liberal Arts Department present Nicholas Rombes and Sam McCormick
What: Poetry Reading
When: Monday October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Where: Art Academy of Cincinnati room S466

About the the artists:
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Nicholas Rombes is author of the novel The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing and writer and director of the film The Removals, due out in 2016. His work has appeared in The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, and other places. He is a professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, in west Detroit.

View Rombes’ work below:
Trailer for The Removals. Nicholas Rombes’ web page, The Blank Engine. “The Blue Velvet Project” at Filmmaker Magazine.


Sam McCormick i
s a highly combustible bit of human matter. She is a poet, an artist, and a recent graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 2012 she started a poetry journal named Trigger and in 2014 launched the start of TheGreenhouse Poetry Reading Series. You can find her work in various places, like the mighty journals H_NGM_N and Forklift, OH. When she isn’t haphazardly running Trigger or TheGreenhouse you can find her hiding in a dark room with a mirror, turning on and off the lights, so that she can see her pupils working.

View McCormick’s work below:
Video of Sam reading “Drawing (for Ken Henson)”. Three Poems in Hidden City Quarterly.



3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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