life story

Lisa Brimmer  been writing in the Twin Cities area for the last six years. The playwright, poet and essayist is driven to collaborate with multiple forms of art and media. In June of 2009 she attended the Juniper Summer Writers Institute week long workshop with Dara Weir. Brimmer was a fellow through the Given’s Foundation of African American Literature in 2009 working with Ishmael Reed and Laurie Carlos. In 2010, she was a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellow.

Her play 10 minute play “Dear Daughter”  was produced 5/11 through Bedlam Theatre’s 10 Minute Community Play Festival. She has collaborated with movement based group-SuperGroup, jazz ensembles Lulu’s Playground, The Fantastic Merlins, The Max Corcoran Project,  Andrew Foreman Trio, Todd Clouser and Evan Montgomery.

Her work has been published in the Summit Avenue Review and Konch Literary Magazine as well as featured in the Lowertown Reading Jam Series hosted by the Saint Paul Almanac at the Black Dog Cafe, Groove Theory at Elixir Lounge, and twice in the Pillsbury House Theatre’s Late Nite: Non English Speaking Spoken Here Series and The Loft Literary Center’s EQ (Equilibrium) Spoken Word Series. Other performance credits include The Red Stag Supperclub,331 Club,  Barbette, Republic, Kitty Kat Club, The Fineline, Honey and The Turf Club’s Clown Lounge.

Her Collaborative Jazz Group High Society is comprised of some of the best Jazz Artists the Twin Cities has to offer: Chris Bates- Bass, Evan Montgomery- Guitar, Greg Schutte- Drums, Pete Hennig- Aux Perc/ banjo, Adam Meckler- Trumpet with a rotating cast of special guests.

Here is a link to a gig with jazz ensemble Lulu’s Playground : Letters to My Father .

Other poetry is available on the page:

Konch Literary Magazine

MPR Interview (CLICK TO READ AND LISTEN!)

University of St. Thomas- College of Arts and Sciences

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