Bella Bravo

b. 1987

Bloomington, Indiana

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The Unpositioned Parts ~ short stories

“Public Figures” ~ a story

“The Culvert” ~ a poem

Airport Axis ~ one-act play featured actors from Sitcom Theatre and music by the Cars

As Bad As They ~ full-length play (in production, more details at

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Future Events

June 30, 2017

~ premiere of a new play ~ As Bad As They ~

The Blockhouse ~ 205 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN

@ 9 pm EST

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Past Events


May 18, 2017

Benefit for All Options Pregnancy Resource Center

Extra-Special*Plus*a-Surprise Reading 

The Root Cellar ~ 108 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN

@ 8 PM

w Emily Corwin,  Dan “Sully” Sullivan, Jasper Wirtshafter, Michelle Gottschlich, Mobe, Eszi Waters, T.K. Williams, and music by DoozieSpacer, and Yalla Stockings


May 13, 2017

Flyover Fest

Panel discussion on Zines/ Zine Culture

Used Kids Records ~ 2500 Summit St, Columbus, OH

@ 2pm

Panel squished between every introvert’s favorite activity ~> tabling from 11am – 5pm


April 8, 2017

Bloomington Zinefest 2017

The Void ~ 1607 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN

with Ross Gay, Hannah Thompson, and Bree Jo’ann

@ 4:30

January 22, 2017

For the annual Trans Prisoner Day of Action– initiated by Marius Mason 

Boxcar Books ~ 408 E 6th St. Bloomington, IN

with V, Nadja, Liza, Hannah Thompson and Avery Smith

@ 6:30

Future Absence Tour____October 7-17, 2016____with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr. 

October 17, 2016

No Place Studios: 1164 S Front St, Columbus, OH

with Glenn Gox, Danielle Gagliano, V


October 16, 2016

The Salon: Athens, OH

with Jay Riley, Madeleine Toerne, and Morgan Eldridge


October 15,2016

Big Idea Bookstore: 4812 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

with Asa Critterden and Average Joey


October 14, 2016

Peach Mag Fall Reading

Dreamland: 387 Franklin St, Buffalo, New York

with Noah Falck, Paige Melin, Woogee Bae


October 13, 2016

Fort Tender: Philadelphia, PA

with Cynthia Schemmer, Harmon Butcher, Robyn Campbell


October 12, 2016

Molasses Books: 770 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY

with Andrea Arrubla, Gustavo Rivera, Peter Bd – Hosted by Conor Messinger

@ 8 PM


October 11, 2016

Small Press Reading Series

Case Library, Room 560, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

with Colgate University O’Connor Creative Writing Fellows

@ 4:30


October 10, 2016

Random Access, 117 Smith Hall, Syracuse University, NY

with Sean D. Henry-Smith, Anna Mebel, Walker Rutter-Bowman – Hosted by Jonathan Aprea

@ 8 PM


October 8-9, 2016

Detroit, MI

Detroit Art Book Fair at Trinosophes

Salt & Cedar with Leigh Gallagher


October 7, 2016

Scribble’s Coffee: 237 N Water St. Kent, OH

with Mallory Whitten and Emma Shepard

@ 8 PM

Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University wrote a review of the event.


August 25, 2016

The Blockhouse: 205 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN

with Theon Lee and Mariah Ivey, DJ Little Town, DJ Evan L and DJ Ginnypep

@ 9 PM


August 7, 2016

Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry: 1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH

with Nicolette Polek, Jordan Castro, James Payne and Alex Mussawir

@ 7pm


August 6, 2016

The Salon: 75 Grosvenor Athens, OH

with Cindy Crabb of Doris publishing, James Payne, Marie Swartz, and Kelsey Kerr

@ 5:30


August 4, 2016

The Root Cellar Lounge: 108 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN

with Emily Corwin, Richard Wehrenberg, James Payne, and Alex Mussawir

@ 9:00


July 24, 2016

Midwest Release of Nothing Series

Rainbow Bakery: 4th & Rogers St, Bloomington, IN

with Tyler Meese, Bethy Squires, Michael Barton, and Yalie Kamara

@ 7:00


April 23, 2016

Release Party for The Unpositioned Parts

The Void: 1607 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN

The premiere of Airport Axis, a play featuring Michael Barton, William McHenry, Miles Grimmer and Janelle Beasley of Sitcom Theatre

Readings by Alex Mussawir, Danielle Gagliano, Glenn Cox


April 2, 2016

Psychogynecology / Pretty Pretty Prison Tour

The Void: 1607 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN

with Dave Watters, Morgan Eldrige, Wendy Lee Spacek, Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., Kate L’Heureux, Harvey Pekar, Hive Mind, and Super Famicom


Public Empathy Tour____March 10-20, 2016____with James Payne


March 20, 2016

No Place: 1164 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH

with Glenn Cox, Lillian Currens, Dan Dogliani, Paige Früchtnicht, Alex Mussawir, Destiny Strudwick, and Ania Urbanski


March 19, 2016

Belleville Arts Collective: 761 Franklin Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

with Amanda Collins & Morgan Erina


March 18, 2016

Molasses Books: 770 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

with Andrea Arrubla, Darcie Wilder, Andrew James Weatherhead, Andrew Duncan Worthington, and Denise Zevach – Hosted by Tom McDonald & Peter Bd


March 17, 2016

Anthology 13 Reading Series 

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University

Studio 1, 154 Angell St. Providence, RI 02912

with Carolyn Bergonzo, Diane Exavier, Martim Galvao, Yoni Greenwood, Thalassa Raasch, Ada Smailbegovic, and Alex Toy – Hosted by Ilana Fogelson and Cary Thomas

A video of the Anthology 13 reading is available here. I begin at 57:00.


March 15, 2016

Kafein café-bar: 1429A Bishop St., Montreal, Quebec H3G-2E4

with Lizzie Hanley, Nicholas Tyrakis, DJ PULSUM


March 13, 2016

Textual Potluck in Montreal, QC (invite only)


March 12th, 2016

8-11: 233 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2E2

with Sophia Katz, Julie Mannell, Annie Webber, Kai William Millson-Taylor


March 12, 2016

The Tower: 281 Cannon St. E Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 


March 11, 2016

DittoDitto: 1548 Trumbull St. Detroit, MI 48216

with Matthew Milia – Hosted by Maia Asshaq


March 10th, 2016

Printtext: 652 E. 52nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46205

with Mel Coyle, Jenn Marie Nunes, Edwin R. Perry – Hosted by Wendy Lee Spacek


December 17, 2016

Womb/Water: Installation and Readings

With Bethy Squires, Ezsi Watters, Liza Milhander, Michelle Gottschlich, V.

Installation by Morgan Eldridge


August 18, 2015

Soft River Reading Series

Milktooth: 534 Virginia, Indianapolis, IN 46205

with Ross Gay, Nick Kostas Kratsas, Elly Rasile, Richard Wehrenberg, Jr. – Hosted by Wendy Lee Spacek.


May 22, 2015

Book Release of Soften 

Rose Hill Cemetery

with Soften‘s author Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg, Michelle Gottschlich, Richard Wehrenberg Jr., Morgan Eldridge, Kate L’Heureux

@ 7pm


February 15, 2015

Benefit for Boxcar Books and Pages to Prisoners

The Back Wash: 201 E. 2nd Street, Bloomington, IN

With Ross Gay, Catherine Bowman, Adrian Matejka, Ciara Miller, Harlan Kelly, Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg, Ife-Chuden Oputa

@ 5:30


October 18, 2014

Art opening for Alyssa Noelle Mayhern & Claire D. Woods

Excess Space: 114 1/2 S Grant St, Bloomington, IN

with Ben Steele, Bethy Squires, Kelly Thomas, Chris Clavin


July 3, 2014

(3) Reading

Excess Space: 114 1/2 S Grant St, Bloomington IN

with Alex Mussawir, Danielle Gagliano, Michelle Gottschlich, Richard Wehrenberg Jr.


March 1, 2014

Soft River Reading Series

General Public Collective: 1060 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN

with Erin K Drew & HomeGrrlProbz – Hosted by Wendy Lee Spacek


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Photo taken in nyc on October 12, 2016 by Richard Wehrenberg Jr.