Catholic Boy Blues:
A Poet’s Journal of Healing

by Norbert Krapf

ACTA Publications



First reading & signing:
Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN
co-sponsors SNAP  & Prevent Child Abuse MN
April 12, 2014 7:00 p.m

Indianapolis launch, with reading and signing,
faith leaders and Prevent Child Abuse IN as participants.
Indiana Interchurch Center, Michigan Rd. & 42nd St.
April 24, 7:00 p.m.

Madison Jefferson Co. [Indiana ] Public Library /
Village Lights Bookstore Sponsor
420 West Main St.
Reading and signing with panel discussion (details later)
May 31, 2:00 p.m.

Writing Your Story—Jason Berry, Sean Strub and Norbert Krapf

Poet Norbert Krapf, Catholic Boy Blues, and memoirist Sean Strub, Body Counts, discuss what it has meant in their lives to find the words that register the meaning of survival and what it takes to prevail over traumas of the past. The authors will read from their works and answer questions. Moderated by Jason Berry, author of several landmark books on abuse in the Catholic Church.
SNAP survivors’ convention, Chicago Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place, Clark A (CC22A), registration necessary
Sat., Aug. 1, 10:45-11:45.

Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet’s Journal of Healing

Norbert Krapf, Indiana Poet Laureate 2008 to 2010, winner of the 2014 Glick Indiana Authors Award (Regional), reads from poems in the book in four voices (the boy, the man, the priest, and Mr. Blues, an advisor and healer), question and answer, and book signing.   Lynn Pittman, LCSW and Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Raina Jones from Family Service, Inc. will be present as local resources.  Viewpoint Books will have copies of Catholic Boy Blues for sale.
Thur. Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Red Room, Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus, IN, free.

Diocese of Evansville Reading

The Diocese of Evansville sponsored an in-house reading of CBB poems to people who work for the diocese as teachers, school and diocese administrators, counselors of religious education, priests, and others. Discussion followed and The Message will run in its Nov. 21 issue a feature article about the reading and a review that will be available online,
Tues. Oct. 28, 10 AM, the Catholic Center

Call to Action CBB Workshop

Reading from CBB and discussion followed by book signing as a workshop of the Call to Action conference in the Memphis Cook Conference Center near the Downtown Sheraton. Conference registration necessary. CDs will be available to order. Info:
Sat. Nov. 8, 5:00 PM.

Norbert Krapf & Liza Hyatt: Poetry, Harp, Guitar
Poet-therapist Liza  and I will present selected poems from new my Catholic Boy Blues and her The Mother Poems with a little blues guitar and Celtic harp. This presentation previews a workshop we are giving at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center Sat. June 20, Mining the Dark for Healing Gold: Writing About Difficult Relationships. Be an explorer! Come see how we can all work through darkness and share some light through poetry and music. Please note the early start.
Nov. 19, 5:30-7:00, Indy Reads Books, 911 Massac husetts Ave., Indy.

Matthew, who wrote a brilliant intro for CBB, will talk about his Creation Spirituality in the poems, Norbert will read poems, doing guitar backing on a few, and there will be Q & A, a book signing for both, and a reception with food. More info on Matthew Fox’ website.
Thurs. March 26, 7 PM, Fairfield Friends Meeting, 10441 East County Road 700 South Rd., Camby, IN, 2 miles south of Indy Airport. Suggested donation: $10. Flyer

Mining the Dark for Healing Gold: Writing About Difficult Relationships

Norbert Krapf and Liza Hyatt
Oldenburg Franciscan Center, Oldenburg, Indiana
$45 for workshop and lunch, additional  $35 to spend the night
Sat. June. 20, 2015, 9:30-2:30, lunch provided
For full details & registration info:

 For more info on Norbert Krapf's work, click here.