Friday, February 24, 2012

February SCC Coffeehouse

Well, due to some technical difficulties, I was unable to announce that I would be reading at the SCC Coffeehouse Thursday night. So now, after the fact, let me inform everyone that I read four poems last night, one of them brand new.

What made last night unique was an additional technical difficult that for the first two readers, of which I was #2, the microphone wasn't working. Felt like I was at a slam, competing against a soft-voiced Christy Gant. Other than that, though, the night went well and I received a good number of compliments.

The next SCC Coffeehouse is Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.

Until next time....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Editing a Literary Journal - Lindenwood Writing Program

This Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. poet and author Kelli Allen will be discussing the process of editing a literary journal as well as other topics related to publishing creative writing at the Lindenwood Universiry Cultural Center Conference Room in St. Charles, Missouri.

For Lindenwood students, this is a perfect colloquium opportunity on a fascinating subject you will need in your future.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Day after Sage

Another fun open mic night at Sage Books in Frenchtown. Ultimately, I didn't record any video, but that doesn't mean I won't next time. Thanks to 2nd Street Bike Stop Cafe for providing the coffee and snacks (which included some gooey sugary butter something and some peanut butter balls).

Don't forget, the next open mic event at Sage Books is Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (just a silly reminder: it's always the third Wednesday of the month).

Until the next post...
Still on a sugar high,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sage Books Frenchtown Poetry Reading and maybe some YouTube Clips

Once again boys and girls, it's the third Wednesday of the month, and Sage Books Frenchtown will be hosting OpenMic Poetry Night starting at 7 p.m. and running until we run out of poets. :-)

Also, I may decide to whip out the ol' camera and start videoing some people for posting on YouTube. Don't worry, if you don't want to be video'ed I won't, but if you ARE a camera ham like me, here's your chance for some YouTube time.

See ya tonight,

Friday, February 3, 2012

"A Night of Poetry at the FAC" Winter Recap

"A Night of Poetry at the FAC" was a surreal success. The night led off with Michael Castro's "Poetry Is...", eventually moved to Peter Carlos's "Dreamfish", a couple of travel poems by Teddy Norris, before Kelli Allen then Dawn Dupler "Talking Back to the Minivan", ending with a few sureal poems by Julia Gordon-Bramer.

For a handful of the poets, this was their first time at the Foundry Art Centre, and the effective use of the facility mixed with just the right lighting gave the atmosphere a soft, welcoming, cafe-type feel.

The turn-out was better than most expected, and Russo's supplied the drinks.

Everyone left excited about the April event coming up, and we're already starting to talk about a late summer event (maybe August or September). I'll keep everyone informed...

Until Next Time...
Still pumped,