lit + film

Brooksfest – A Centennial Celebration

Topeka is honored to be the birthplace of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize. She also was poetry consultant to the Library of Congress—the first black woman to hold the position...

American Winter comes to Topeka

HBO's American Winter | Community Screening at the downtown Ramada, 6th & Madison | Thursday, July 18, 7-10p | hosted by the Kansas Association of Community Action Programs KACAP is proud to host a special...
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cyclotrope cinema animates downtown Topeka

Cyclotrope Cinema is a project created by artists Andrea Steudel and Karl Fundenberger that utilizes basic video animation and repurposed bicycle parts as a unique platform for learning and exhibiting animation...
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bump in the night: ghost stories

"Where’s The Ghost? The Trials and Tribulations of Ghost Hunting!” By Cathy Ramirez Book signing | Jan. 24, 5-7p | 3 Flower’s Metaphysical Treasures, 733 S Kansas Avenue Ghoulies and ghosties are not all that...
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alive on the Earth: interview with Patricia Traxler

seveneightfive poetry editor Dennis Etzel, Jr., had the special honor to interview Patricia Traxler, one of the first poets he read. She is known for her environmental, feminist poetry and work. Two poems, "Art...
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silent film festival serves up rare films

The Kansas Silent Film Festival will take place on Friday, February 24th starting at 7:00pm and Saturday,  February 25th from 10am to 10pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner). The Festival will be held at White ...
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poetry hootenanny

Join local poet and frequent seveneightfive contributor Matthew Porubsky and friends for a, "Poetry Hootenanny," at Blue Planet Cafe on Friday, November 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This event celebrates th...
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slash + bash

The Fall Slash + Bash Film Festival is here and promises a goolish good time. The Annual Horror and Sci-Fi film festival kicks off Thursday, October 6 with the viewing of the original PSYCHO at Gizmo Pictures....
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read a banned book

As seveneightfive children start a new school year, teachers are inevitably sending out their lists of required readings and parents are purchasing and gathering books.  In some cases, classics like "The Advent...
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prepare to scream

Topeka’s Slash + Bash Festival back and bigger than ever. Slash + Bash Film Fest Schd: Friday, 6/24 On the outdoor screen 9:00 pm – Lawrence Filmmaker Patrick Rea Presents two short films with Q&A ...