Filling in the Gaps!

So much has happened. So much is going on. So. Why not fill in all those gaps, shall we?

I will hosting the Seattle Poetry Slam Finals this Saturday May 2nd in Seattle at Town Hall

I had the honored and privilege of being interviewed by Theatrical Mustang which you can listen HERE!

I’ve written a lot of new pieces for FRANK151. Oh yeah. A lot of shit talking that I think you might enjoy. A piece about mid-education of music, BuzzFeed, JCole’s Puppy Love, and sadly the LAST Tinder Tale.

But as always you can still keep up with me in “real time” via facebook, Instagram, twitter and the good old tumblr.

Come See Rose Read!

Oh boy! Do I have some fun and exciting future plans lined up. August and September are gonna be fun!

August 19th, 26th and September 2nd
Co-hosting and guest DJing for Seattle Poetry Slam
Re-Bar

August 20th 
Hosting at Rain City Slam
@Scratch Deli

August 28th
Teaching writer’s workshop: Skeletons & Skin
@Whatcom Community College

August 31st
Introducing and reading with Tom Robbins at Bumbershoot
@The Words & Ideas Stage

September 1st
Hosting The Battle of the Words Poetry Slam at bumbershoot
@The Words & Ideas Stage

 

***This of course being the TIP of the ice berg. Please stay tune for more updates, play along with my facebook, follow along with my twitter, and look along with my Instagram. Also you hear the new remix of “Flawless”? If not you should!

Storytellers & Education

EDLAB STORYTELLERS

Last night I had the pleasure of MCing a event in partner with Seattle Times and the Education Lab where 5 different wonderful people from 5 extremely different backgrounds talked about their journeys getting and going to college. It was so moving and utterly inspiring. Afterwards there were resources and programs that the audience could take advantage of asking questions about education and college. For more info check out the two pieces the Seattle Times wrote.

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April = Poetry Month = 30/30

It’s that time of year again! Where poets and writers create one poem a day for the whole month of April. I am off to a good start, seeing as it’s only the 2nd day and I have written two poems already. I will post my poems here on the blog but every week so not to make the posts look messy.

I also proud to announce that I am working with my favorite slam collective Rain City Slam by doing a workshop writing feature tonight at scratch deli instead of their normal feature and slam. This is a way to help poets who are taking part in 30/30. Giving up advice, tips, and creative ways at looking at each day as a way to advance yourself as a writers and not seeing it as a challenge or a chore.

For daily writing prompts check in with their tumblr here and for more details about tonight’s event check out here.

As for my 30/30 – check out here or my facebook!

Things you should put on your calendar!

I hate that with this blog you can’t really see links. But anything BOLD is a link, so go on click. Watch what magical places it will take you!

TONIGHT (meaning 03/18/2014) I’ll be hosting at ReBar with feature poet (and best friend) Ela Barton

TOMORROW (meaning 03/19/2014) I’ll be hosting at Scratch Deli for Rain City Poetry slam’s last semifinal

March 30th co-hosting Rain City Poetry Championship Slam
but tickets HERE

In June I will be taking part and teaching a workshop at the Chuckanut Writers Conference! I am so excited and utterly honored. So please check back for more details as we get closer and closer to the day.

Upcoming Unicorn Events

I know, I know, easy. But I truly love unicorns! So with that said here are some up coming events I will taking part in:

March 7th – Hosting Youth Speaks Seattle WILD Card Slam
Youth Speaks Seattle Twitter HERE
Facebook event HERE

March 16th – Special Guest at Hedgebrook Equivox 2014
Hedgebrook Twitter HERE
Website info HERE

March 16th (evening) – Palladium Show
*Details coming soon*

March 30th – co-hosting Rain City Slam Finals
Rain City Twitter HERE
Facebook events info HERE

 

Side note my blog “The Intern Archives” is turning five years old on March 8th! CRAZY

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First off – Happy Holidays AND Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great time. I know this time of year is super magical and amazing but also overwhelming. But guess what you got through it. Now write about. Write as much as you can. Now – NEWS

Guess who is going to Google? THIS POET.

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I am so excited and honored. I have the absolute pleasure of doing a Google Talk on the campus on February 13th! I am working out what brilliant mistakes I will be presetting the lovely people of Google. But I promise you it will be entertaining as hell! There will be poetry, laughs, awkward pauses, and I promise to wear a pair of great leggings.

So people of Google or Bay area friends – Help Spread the word! More information soon.

Also – make sure to keep updated on my adventures: (Links below)

Queen of The Guttersnipes
Twitter
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My family at Rain City Slam

Let me tell you about the ONLY all ages slam in Seattle: Rain City Slam

Rain City is an amazing poetry community, safe space, collective started by two of my dearest friend Ela Barten and Maya Hersh. It happens EVERY Wednesday at Scratch Deli. Sign ups for the open mic or slam are at 7:30 PM and the show starts 8:00 PM. I usually host but tonight I got on the mic to read a poem.

For those who know me and my slam poetry career know I’ve been competing for ten years and as of slam year I “retired.” I don’t know if I’ll ever pull a Jordan or Jay Z and come back. But for now I am happy hosting (and now know I enjoy jumping on the open mic if I feel like it)

BUT THE POINT IS Rain City is a great place for first timers. Come, kick it, listen, don’t share, or share. For more info, links below

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Facebook 

Website

 

 

reVERB Presents: Second Qualifying Slam Ft. Rose McAleese

Hello People! I am sorry I suck at updating this blog, I am going to work on that. In the mean time check out either my:

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ALSO – People of Boston I have a show there on October 22! I am super excited and can’t wait to get back to Boston. It’s becoming a fast 2nd home to me.

BOSTON – Monday, October 22
7:30 PM – It’s a SLAM and Feature
921 Boylston St, 3rd Floor, The Loft

For information about the show click here! To check out it’s facebook invite.

2-4/30

After a great feature at Rain City Slam yesterday, I have been able to sit down and get some much needed writing and e-mailing done. Please keep in mind the Hedgebrook show at Town Hall is April 9th. For more info please go here.

Now; on too the poetry. As you know it’s national poetry month and I am taking part in the 30/30 challenge. I’ve been posting the poems on my facebook page.

Here is April 2rd and here is April 3rd. And todays…

4/30 2013
dear future self,

It rained today.

After days of spring and sun, it rained. You didn’t mind. In fact, you loved it. You got to wear a sweater that has been hanging in your closet like a stood up prom date. A cafe colored piece of work that you bought second hand. Pulled it over your head and it smelled of rain.

You also saw Liz today.

She told you that being frustrated right now is OK. In fact, it’s a great thing. It means you just want more in your life and there is nothing wrong with wanting more in your life. She also told you that fear can be mobilizing. It doesn’t have to be a road block or an excuse. Liz hates it when you use your fear as an excuse.

I am pretty use everyone around you is fed up with you using fear as an excuse.

You did admit to Liz that you have put childish dreams to rest. This news made her sad and she didn’t understand why you would do that. She thinks you should keep at it.

That you are only frustrated.

Sincerely,
Rose 2013

p.s.
Roger Ebert died today.
When you got the news you for a moment questioned the weather. You, for a moment, didn’t believe you could ever truly love the smell of rain. Maybe it was a trick you learned from a film.
You wanted to hid in your sweater again. Pull it over you and make rest of this fabric. Call it home for the time being.

The news of his death, really took a strange toll on you.
Like it was a death in the immediate family.

It wasn’t like the passing of John Hughes or Etta James,
where you took to your bed for days.
But you learned a lesson, the youngest part of you got really really
really scared for a moment.

Idols die too.

Heroes can crumble.

That after the credit rolls, there always that eery silences in a movie theater. That we all have to leave this place. That we all have to carry on.
That for two hours, we were whisked away to live someone else’s life.
Burn ourselves in someone else’s skin.
You’ve always loved playing pretend. You’ve always loved being an actress.
You’ve always been so scare to play yourself,
a role you were born too.

Roger Ebert wasn’t a guy who watch film.
He was film.
You fear the death of film. That everyone is a critic
but there was only one Robert Ebert.

He is a empty movie theater.
A strange little boy who was always just trying to get away.
Lived a remarkable life watching overs live it. You’ve always wanted to be one of those people.
You want your name in Times New Roman Font,
you’ve always wanted movie credits.
You always wanted to roll.

The sunset was the best supporting role, you will never get to play.
The way the salon door swings when our cowboy walks in.
The sound the curtain makes to revel all that stands behind it.
Roger Ebert was the movies.

You always wanted to be the movies.
So you began to write.
Write parts that could become phantom limbs.

Today it rained. And your wrote yourself a letter, to try to make sense of it all.
You could laugh at this later or edit it to make a more understandable statement.
But for now, you are just living,
in a moment.

Currently,
the only moment.