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Deep Carnivale 2010

When
7:30pm
Friday Sept. 10, 2010
10am to 6pm
Saturday Sept. 11, 2010
1pm to 5pm
Sunday Sept. 12, 2010
Where
The Performing Arts Building
Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus
Tampa Florida
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What
Readings by authors and poets, songs sung by songwriters, child-friendly performances, games, activites, food and non-alcoholic beverages
Who
Children and families, teens, adults and tribal elders
Admission
Free and open to the public
More Information
Contact Festival Director David Audet at daudet@hccfl.edu or 813-253-7000 x5179

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2010 Authors, Writers, Poets, Songwriters and Artists

Alley Cat Players

Alley Cat Players
Allery Cat Players

The Alley Cat Players will perform poems by Jorge Luis Borges, in English and the original Spanish. The Alley Cat Players are a literary performance art troupe, characterized by strong female roles, scripts with literary merit, mythic elements and magic realism, collaboration across artistic disciplines, and an ambition to create innovative, unusual performances.
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Kristy Anderson

Kristy Anderson
Kristy Anderson

Kristy Anderson is filmmaker who lives and works in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her production company is Bay Bottom News. She’s currently working on "Tampa/Havana: Two Cities / One Memory, a feature-length documentary exploring the relationship that flourished between Tampa, Florida and Havana, Cuba during the 1950s.
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Keith Arsenault

Keith Arsenault has been active as a producer, manager, director and designer for presentations in North and South America. His experience includes opera, ballet, rock concerts, nightclubs, Broadway shows, theme parks, circus, motion pictures and television production. He currently is theater manager at Hillsborough Community College in Ybor City.
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Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre

Puppet
Bits 'N Pieces

Tampa Bay’s oldest children's theatre, Bits 'N Pieces is dedicated to influencing the world of tomorrow by enchanting the children of today. Through the theatrical retelling of classic children's stories, each with its own unique life lesson and moral, Bits ‘N Pieces brings to life the magical wonderment of children's fantasy and reinforces the core values long told and emphasized by great storytellers.
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Blake High School

Students from the Blake High School Creative Writing Program will present their work: Langston Epps, Chase Shiftlet, Curtis Davis, Lysette Echevarria, Marcus Carter, Wayne Price, Victoria Brodie, Natalie Krass.
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Vanessa Blakeslee

Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee

Vanessa Blakeslee is a graduate of the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, New York Quarterly, The Bellingham Review, Southern Poetry Review and has been recognized by grants and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, and the United Arts of Central Florida.
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Kimberly A. Buchheit

Kimberly A. Buchheit
Kimberly A. Buchheit

Kimberly A. Buchheit has been an undiagnosed artist and writer since her pre-school years in Buffalo, New York. Still undiscovered well into mid-life, she dabbles with creative hobbies to offset her technical existence as a Land Surveyor and business owner in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
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John Capouya

John Capouya
John Capouya

John Capouya is a professor of journalism and writing at the University of Tampa. He was formerly an editor at Newsweek, The New York Times, SmartMoney magazine and New York Newsday, among other publications. Though he has also been a sports writer, covering pro basketball, he knew nothing of wrestling and didn't see his first pro match until he became intrigued by the story of Gorgeous George. That interest led to Capouya's book Gorgeous George, released in September 2008. Capouya's previous book was Real Men Do Yoga (HCI Books, 2003), and his most recent magazine work appeared in Sports Illustrated — an essay about Gorgeous George's enduring impact on today's athletes.
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Community Stepping Stones Poets

Student
Art Student

Community Stepping Stones is a program dedicated to saving children, youth, and community lives through the arts and gardening. Their mission is directed at the quality of life in neighborhoods, provides mentoring to children and adolescents and enhancement of the community economics.
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Silvia Curbelo

Silvia Curbelo
Silvia Curbelo

Silvia Curbelo's poetry collections include Ambush (Main Street Rag), and The Secret History of Water, available from Anhinga Press. She has received poetry fellowships from the NEA, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Writer's Voice. New work appears in American Poetry Review, Crab Orchard Review and New Madrid, and in the anthologies Never Before (Four Way Books) and Snakebird: Thirty Years of Anhinga Poets.
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Michael Dalton

Michael Dalton
Michael Dalton

Michael Dalton presents a lecture about the abilities of one talking bird and is intended to be a resource for potential bird owners, anyone interested in speech perception, people who are interested in the development of language in non-humans, and bird keepers who wish to share information about their talking birds.
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Scott Deitche

Scott Deitche
Scott Deitche

Scott Deitche was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Fords, NJ. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his family. He is an environmental scientist by profession. His books include: "Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century and "Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld".
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Richard Di Pietra

St. Petersburg, Florida, actor Richard DiPietra's new one-man play, "I Am a Cuban Sandwich", which he wrote with his wife, Mary Ellen, is an intimate look at Ybor City, the historic district of Tampa, Florida. Richard grew up in Ybor City, an Ybor City that doesn't really exist anymore.
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David Durney

David Durney
David Durney

David Durney: With seven years on the Spoken Word scene, this poet has built a bit of a reputation for himself: having lectured in high schools on the history/current state of Spoken Word, several ESL classes at St. Pete College about dialect and slang, performed across Tampa Bay at various venues, as well as taken the reins, alongside another esteemed poet, of one of Florida's largest and most well-known open mike venues. David has grown into his stage presence. A St Petersburg resident originally from Long Island, NY, this poet can be seen around town almost everywhere.
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Ronny Elliott

Ronny Elliott
Ronny Elliott

Ronny Elliott is a singer, song writer, recording artist and general gadfly. Known for his intellectual, high-flalutin' lyrics, he probably can even explain what a gadfly is. In his own words: "Ronny Elliott is a good eater. He is grumpy but harmless. He plays guitar sorta and writes songs that he sometimes sings if he can remember the words. He sings songs even when he doesn't remember the words. He thinks his hair is still brown."
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Melissa Fair

Image by Melissa Fair
Image by Melissa Fair

Melissa Fair is the author of a chapbook, "Tornadoes, Love and Other Natural Disasters". Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, GulfStream Review, Apalachee Quarterly, Bitter Oleander and other journals.
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Bill Gaston

Bill Gaston
Bill Gaston

It is Canadian author Bill Gaston's mention of Deep Carnivale in his short story "The Kite Trick" that provided the namesake anchor for this festival. Gaston will speak to the audience Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, from his home in Victoria, British Columbia via Skype.
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Paul Guzzo

Paul Guzzo
Paul Guzzo

Along with his brother Pete Guzzo, Paul Guzzo co-founded Tampa Film Reviews, which sponsored free monthly film events that showcased the films of Florida independent filmmakers. Paul has produced four independent films.
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Aleshea Harris

Spoken word artist and actress Aleshea Harris waxes poetic on "everything from love and hope to war and breasts".

Fay Hart

Fay Hart
Fay Hart

Fay Hart was born in Macclesfield, England, first stopping-off point on her family's immigration route from Ireland. She lived in Chicago, then Indiana and finally Florida, from where she made her way to California. She lived in London for many years, raising a family with the enigmatic Steve Nieve and developing as a poet under the tutelage of Hugo Williams.
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Doreen Horn

Doreen Horn is a visual artist that creates sculptures, installations and art objects concerning contemporary political and social issues. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Richard J

Richard J
Richard J

Richard J can best be described as a jack of all trades. His interests and skills range from acting, stand-up comedy, play writing and spoken word poetry. As a slam poet Richard J has been around the block, both in Arizona, where he started while in the Air Force, and in the Tampa Bay area, where he eventually landed.
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Rachel Leona Kapitan

Rachel Leona Kapitan
Rachel Leona Kapitan

Rachel Leona Kapitan is a self-taught writer living in Orlando, Florida. Her fiction addresses social and ethical issues with emotive, innovative narrative techniques. She has a passion for the spoken word, performing both fiction and poetry throughout the Southeast, and frequently contributes on local radio. She also provides freelance writing and editorial services.
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Lori Karpay

A native of Tampa, Lori Karpay decided to start blurting and babbling her wildest thoughts in public, finding the right venues to avoid being nabbed and thrown into a room with padded walls. Now, she can voice her thoughts and opinions via creative words with no boundaries and nobody to stop her. Her spoken word CDs include "The Poet Lori Ate" and "Chanting on Deaf Ears" with the most current, soon to be released, "Three or Four Cuckoos".

Manny Leto

Manny Leto
Manny Leto

Manny Leto is managing editor of Cigar City Magazine, a local history publication focusing on Ybor City and the Tampa Bay Area. He also is a contributing writer to the "Political Whore", a column in the Tampa Creative Loafing weekly newspaper.
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Mary Jo Melone and Art Keeble

Baseball Was My Life
"Baseball Was My Life"

Tampa Bay History Center says: Mary Jo Melone and Art Keeble have written a fantastic and comprehensive book on baseball in West Tampa, from the Little League to the Major Leagues. They note that baseball has deep roots in Tampa, dating back to the 1870s, and point out that Tampa has produced more Major League players than any other city in America.
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Adrienne Nadeau

Adrienne Nadeau
Adrienne Nadeau

Adrienne Nadeau is an internationally known spoken word artist based in the Tampa Bay area. Since discovering performance poetry six years ago, Adrienne has produced two poetry CDs, traveled on a national tour and lectured at The University of Tampa.
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Ferdie Pacheco

Ferdie Pacheco
Ferdie Pacheco

Painter, author, physician and Ybor City favorite son Ferdie Pacheco will discuss his new books "Tales From the 5th Street Gym" and "Blood In My Coffee" at 10am on the Mainstage at the HCC Performing Arts Building.
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Shana Perkins

Shana Perkins
Shana Perkins

Shana Perkins is a Tampa choreographer, teacher and dancer working with All Out Repertory and other theater companies in the Tampa Bay area.

Summer Rodman

Summer Rodman
Summer Rodman

Summer Rodman is a graduate of the MFA in Writing and Poetics program at Naropa University's "Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics" in Boulder, Colorado. She is also, coincidentally, a long-time board member of the "Kerouac Project of Orlando", bringing four writers a year to central Florida.
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T.M. Shine

Cover of Nothing Happens
Cover of "Nothing Happens"

Terry M. Shine's new book is "Nothing Happens Until It Happens to You: A Novel Without Pay, Perks, or Privileges" (HarperCollins September 7, 2010). Terry also has published several books based on his award-winning weekly column, "Timeline", which first appeared in XS/City Link Magazine in South Florida.
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Enid Shomer

Enid Shomer
Enid Shomer

A widely published writer nearly as well known for her fiction as for her poetry, Enid Shomer is the author of four collections of poetry: "Stars at Noon: Poems from the Life of Jacqueline Cochran" (University of Arkansas Press, 2001), "Black Drum" (Arkansas, 1997), "This Close to the Earth" (Arkansas, 1992) and "Stalking the Florida Panther" (The Word Works), which won the Washington Prize.
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James E. Tokley, Sr.

James E Tokley Sr
James E. Tokley, Sr.

James E. Tokley, Sr. is the City of Tampa's first official Poet Laureate and has also been cited by former National Urban League president, John E. Jacob, as the unofficial Poet Laureate of the National Urban League. Tokley's poem Song of the Hillsborough was chosen to represent Hillsborough County, Florida, and is part of the White House Millennium traveling exhibit. Tokley released his debut CD, Urban Griot, to positive public and critical acclaim.
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David "DeTyme" Tolliver

Mac Wellman

Scene from Anything's Dream
"Anything's Dream"

The Alley Cat Players of Tampa, Florida, will present the "Lowest Part of Anything's Dream", or the "Clue With Which We Wind Up Thread", adapted from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by one William Shopkeeper, and possibly by Mac Wellman, under the Power of Certain Nefarious Elves.
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Exquisite Corpse

A crowd favorite of each Deep Carnivale festival is the Exquisite Corpse, a work of writing that is produced serially by participants, each creating a segment based on the last words of the previous poet's work.

Here are the poets producing the 2010 Exquisite Corpse: Diana Ferguson, Melissa Fair, Adrienne Nadeau, Linda Alexander, David Durney, John Meats, Enid Shomer, Summer Rodman, Doreen Horn, Kim Buchheit, Silvia Curbelo, David Audet.

Deep Carnivale Flyer

Flyer

You too can have your very own personal copy of the 2010 Deep Carnivale Full Color One-Page Flyer. But wait, there's more! It's available in Spanish, as well as English!

The Deep Carnivale staff thanks the ever versatile Peggy Conde for the Spanish translation. Click to download the Spanish or the English version.

TampaBay.com Likes Pacheco Book

Cover

"Lots of color and raucous humor," is how reviewer Craig Pittman of the St. Petersburg Times describes "Tales From the 5th Street Gym, a newly published book by Deep Carnivale featured presenter Ferdie Pacheco.

Pacheco, born and reared in Ybor City, the historic district of Tampa, Florida, will talk about his book (and whatever else the irrepressible story teller wants to talk about) at 10am Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, on the Mainstage in the HCC Performing Arts Building.

You can read more of Pittman's review at TampaBay.com.

Another TampaBay.com Mention

Kim Buchheit Artwork

Colette Bancroft, the St. Petersburg Times' book editor, penned a great preview of the Deep Carnivale festival at "Deep Carnivale celebrates words".

"The family-friendly festival offers plenty of performances, games and activities for children all day Saturday", Bancroft wrote. "As a special treat for kids, the Children's Future Hillsborough program will present author and illustrator Eric Carle reading from a selection of his books, including "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

Intelligence Respected

Editor David Warner of Creative Loafing said some kind and encouraging words on page 26 of the August 26, 2009, issue. Partial quote, "At a moment when ignorance is being aggressively defended, Deep Carnivale still respects our intelligence. Imagine that."

A Different Sort of Ybor Celebration

Esther Martinez, in a story at The Florida Book Review" says she knows "Deep Carnivale will be 'A Celebration of Words' and not a Bourbon Street bacchanal."

"But logophile that I am, I reason I'll get drunk on language. With over 70 writers and artists scheduled [for the 2008 Carnivale] to perform or read from their works, my beaded necklaces will be strung with verse. I imagine haiku shooters..."

"It is just before 10am when I arrive at the corner of Palm Avenue and 14th StreetDeep Carnivale ground zero. About a dozen vendor tables are lined up around the Hillsborough Community College courtyard where a band of teenagers [Next Exit] are setting up their instruments.

"The vendor tables sell books by local writers, HCC publications and baked goods. I grab a Cuban favorite, papa rellena, a potato stuffed with savory ground beef. Belly satisfied, I cross the street and enter the historic Circulo Cubano. A nearly 100 year old neo-classical building of ionic columns and marble staircases, it served as the Cuban Social Club and remains the oldest building of its kind in the country."

Comments From Our Fans

"When I look back over 2008, my visit to the second edition of Deep Carnivale was a highlight. You and your staff did a great job and I loved being part of it, again. I am sure there will be bigger festivals to come. But maybe not better!!!"
Darrell House, children's book author and 2008 Deep Carnivale presenter.