Past BONK! Events

Sat. March 25 @ Preservation Hall

The March BONK! event will be a TED talk-style program called “15 minutes of Fame” in collaboration with artist Deb Marrett and her portrait series, “FAMOUS.”  Speakers will include BONK! Poobah Nick Demske, Racine poet Travis DuPriest and Internationally-acclaimed poet and writer Naomi Shihab Nye.  For full event info, see the Facebook invite here.

Sat Feb 25th @ Old Racine Arts Council Building

Kenzie Allen

Gint Aras

Koku Gonza

BONK! 100th Sat Jan 21 @Racine Public Library

Mexico City Is Sinking

Sat Dec 3rd (@ Hot Shop Glass)

Tyehimba Jess

John Murillo

Auralai

Sat Nov 19th @ 6th Street Theatre

Matt Hart

Roberta Hill

B-Free

Sat Oct 22nd (@ Gallery on 16th)

Brent Mitchell (current Poet Laureate of Kenosha)

Jessie Lynn McMains (current Poet laureate of Racine)

Kenyatta “The Lyrical Lioness”

FEATherWOLF

Sat Sept 24th @ Olympia Brown Universalist Unitarian Church

100 Thousand Poets for Change Open Mic

Sat August 27th @ Eco-Justice Center

Tara Betts

Mesha Arant

Philip Metres

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Sat July 23rd @ Racine Art Museum

Scott Woods

Jennifer Morales

Oh My Love

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Sat June 4th @ The Christmas House

Lilyann “Annie” Rivera

Oscar Mireles

Decoteau Black

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Sat May 14th

Abraham Smith

Liza Day

Janice Lee

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Sat April 23rd

Everett Thomas

Tanaya Winder

Rubén Medina

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Sat March 19th

T Carlo Matos

Moises Villavicencio Barras

Dave Miller

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Sat February 20th

Abayomi Animashaun

Sean Avery Medlin

Misty Saskill

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Sat, Jan 30th

Fatimah Asghar

Philip B Williams

Wattle & Daub

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Sat, Dec 12th

Tanaya Winder (canceled)

Kevin Brown

Amanda [Ngoho] Reavey

Jeff Ward

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Sat Nov 21st

BJ Best

Brittany Cavallaro

Downrange Telemetrics

Ralph Hamilton (cancelled)

Philip Metres (cancelled)

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Oct 24th–River Bend Nature Center

Afaa Michael Weaver

Laynie Browne

Lynn “Chirps” Smith and Jim McVeigh

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Sept 26th–May’d Ent

One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change event

Aug 29th–Eco-Justice Center

Fabu

Joanne Chang

Bryan Drewyor

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July 18th— Racine Literacy Council (by the J. Belland Shakespeare Mural)

Jeannie and Steve Tomasko

Ladan Osman (Cancelled)

Freesia McKee

Seasaw

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June 13th

Timothy Liu

Parneshia Jones

Samuel Savoirfaire Williams

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Saturday, May 9th

Siwar Masannat

Liam Callanan

Julian Lynch

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Saturday, April 25 (Special time: 1-3 pm)

BONK! @ The Racine Business Center (16th St. Studios)

for Get Behind the Arts 2015

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Saturday, March 21st

Ross Gay

Adam Gottleib

Jordin Baas

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Saturday, February 28th

Clayton Strasburg

Kim Blaeser

Rev. William Grimbol

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Saturday, January 10th

Daniel D’Angelo

Darlin Nikki Janzen

Fumi Nishikiori-Nakayama

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Saturday, December 6th

Heiko Julien (canceled)

Kelsey Harris and Justin Grimbol

Latasha N Nevada Diggs

Kiran Vee

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Saturday, November 22nd

Jericho Brown

J. Michael Martinez

Emily Lordi

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SUNDAY, September 7th (@ Island Park)

Root River Festival–featuring Brent Mitchell, and Folkswagon

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Saturday, August 23rd (@ Eco-Justice Center)

Anne Malin Ringwalt

Joe Hall

Naomi Marie

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Saturday, July 19th (@ DP Wigley)

Hakim Bellamy

Peter Davis

Milo & Otis

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Saturday, June 7th

HeyMiss Progress

Rauan Kalssnik

Kate Adams

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Saturday, May 24th (@ My Wicked Way)

Angela Narcisco Torres

Erika Sánchez

The Millers

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Saturday, April 19th

Julie Meckler

Jennifer L Knox

Robert J Baumann

Mathias Svalina (canceled)

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Saturday, March 8th

Jamaal May

Nick Twemlow

Decoteau Black

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Saturday, February 14th

Anja Notanja Sieger

Erinn Batykefer

Justin Grimbol

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January

Hafizah Geter

Luke Patterson

Ann Stotts

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Saturday, December 14th

Sueyuen Juliette Lee

Soham Patel

Kevin Getzen

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Saturday, September 21st (as part of The Root River Festival)

Everett Thomas

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Saturday, August 31st (at the Eco-Justice Center)

Francesco Levato

Kiki Petrosino

The Barrow Band

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Saturday, July 13th (at Nancy’s Lake House)

Line Assembly (Adam Atkinson, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Zachary Harris, Ben Pelhan, Anne Marie Rooney, and S.E. Smith)

Katie Lafond

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Saturday, June 22nd

Russel Jaffe

Adrian Matejka

Carrie Olivia Adams

Jim Green (formerly The Wandering Endorphin)

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Saturday, May 25th

Jeremy Jackson (Bleed Awesome)

Coya Paz

Sheera Talpaz

Ching-In Chen

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Saturday, April 27th

Matthew Guenette

Daniel Bosch

Serita Cheeks

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Saturday, March 16th

Matt Hart

Joshua Ware

Emily Forst

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Saturday, February 23rd

Ching-In Chen

Quraysh Ali Lansana

Kiran Vedula (of Fresh Cut Collective)

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Saturday, Januray 19th

Sarah Fox

Frankie Flowers 

Barnum’s Giant (cancelled)

Brent Mitchell

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Saturday, December 8th

Keith Gaustad

Nikki Wallschlaeger

November Criminals

Russel Jaffe (cancelled)

Michael Robbins (cancelled)

Serita Cheeks(cancelled)

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Saturday, November 17th

Hannah Gamble

Roger Reeves

Ivy Thieves

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Monday, November 12th

Families

Kevin Schlereth

Lauryn Peacock

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Friday, November 3rd

Nick Twemlow

Joel Craig

Kathleen Rooney

Dan Nielsen

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Saturday, October 27th

4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BONK!/

FUNDRAISER FOR KENOSHA/RACINE URBAN LEAGUE

Dasha Kelly

Nick Demske

Brent Mitchell

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE RACINE URBAN LEAGUE BUILDING.

THERE WILL BE A SHORT OPEN MIC AS WELL.

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October 7 [Event was cancelled]

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

SE Smith

September 22

Toni Asante Lightfoot

Sole Tempest

Leah O

August 25

Candice Nokes

David Tomaloff

Pocket Renaissance

July 28

Debra Hsueh

Nick Ramsey

Chris Pusateri & Michelle Naka Pierce

June 23

Feng Sun Chen & Natasha Kessler

Francesca Abbate

Dan Garnett

Jeannine River (CANCELLED)

Susan Yount (CANCELLED)

May 5th

Julie Carr

Caryl Pagel

Jeremy Scott

April 21

Aaron Kunin

Gabriel Gudding

Sparkle Motion

March 24th

Devin & Dennis Trudell

The Aches

February 25th

Amanda Smeltz

Paul Martinez Pompa

Evan Maruszewski

Sat, January 14th

Timothy Yu

Jamie Kazay

Families

Sat, December 17th

CM Burroughs

Larry Sawyer

Naomi Marie

Sat, November 19th

Laura Goldstein

Kelsey Gray

Hunter McKenzie

Sat, October 8th

Lily Brown

Claire Becker

Marco Jaimez

Sat, September 3rd

Robert Fernandez

Joshua Edwards

Mark Bilbrey

Sat, August 27th

Aafa Michael Weaver

Jim Osbourne

Oliver Bixby

Sat. July 23rd

Traci Brimhall

Anne Shaw

Cole Haman

Timothy Yu (canceled)

Dream Party  (canceled)

Sat. June 25th

Jeannine Rivers

Angela Trudell Vasquez

Adam Fell

Dawn Lundy Martin (cancelled)

Hoa Nguyen (cancelled)

Sat. May 7th

Good Evening

Monica Mody

Tom Hibbard

Sat. April 23rd

Jessica Baran

Joel Craig

Melissa Czarnik and Eric Mire

Sat. March 26

Danny Khalastchi

Zach Savich

Folkswagon (Bug)

Sat. March 5 (Special Baby BONK!)

Larry Sawyer (cancelled)

Ching-In Chen

Susan Firer

Kari Frietag

Sat. February 26

Dan Nielsen & Margot Nielsen

Shani Tikiah

Springtide

January 22

Judith Goldman

Amaud Jamaul Johnson

Rob Reid

December 18

JS Makkos

John Sierpinski

Mallory Whitefoot

November 13

Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray

Richard Meier

Nico Moore of the Freedom Finders

November 9 (Special Baby BONK!)

Michael Earl Craig

Eric Huff

November 5 (Special Baby BONK!)

Joseph P. Wood

MC Hyland

Brian Oliu

October 23

NaNoWriMoers

Zachary Scot Johnson

Derrick Harriell

October 17th  (Special Baby BONK!)

Jennifer Karmin

Tom Orange

Mark Wallace

September 25

Kathleen Rooney

Nate Slawson

Laurenzi Dance performers

August 21

Mario Willis

C.J. Hribal

Sarah Corso & Rita Burgess

July 24

Walter Hermanns

Richard Olson

Jenny Bootle

June 26

Nina Corwin

Nigel Wade (canceled)

Austin Spika & Kevin MacPhail

May

Adam Weg

Dan Vaughn

Lyra Vega

April 10

Nicholas Michael Ravnikar

Racquetball Chapbook Contest participants

The Scarring Party

March 27

Julie Strand

Worth Hawes

Maurice Kilwein-Guevara

February 27 2010

Katie O’Shaughnessy

Aaron Lundquist

Christina Colon

January 23 2010

Mike Hauser

Once Now Ensemble

Carly-Anne Ravnikar

December 19 2009

Carrie Olivia Adams

Ed Makowski

American Restless

November 28 2009

Patricia Cumbie

Karl Gartung

Macyn Taylor

October 17 2009

K. Silem Mohammad

Daniel Borzutsky

Brent Mitchell

September 26 2009

Joyelle McSweeny………….poet

Johannes Goransson……..poet

Ish Klein……………………..poet

August 22 2009

Wandering Endorphin…….guitar craziness

JULY 25 2009

I have 3 hands…………………music group

Jennifer Karmin………………poet

Austin Spika…………………..percussionist

Quraysh Ali Lansana……….poet

JUNE 27 2009

Anne Shaw…………………….poet

Liam Callanan…………………writer

Poetry Everywhere…………video art

MAY 23 2009

Brenda Cardenas…………..poet

Everrett Thomas…………..musician

Roberto Harrison………….poet

APRIL 25 2009

Stephen Kalmar………….poet

Chris Marvin……………..musician

Dasha Kelly………………..spoken word artist

TP Lucas…………………….comedian

MARCH 2009

Tina Ullrich……………..visual artist

Melissa Czarnik and

Eric Mire…………………folk-hop musicians

Valerie Laken……………writer

Folkswagon………………bluegrass/folk band