Starting next week I will be the official co-host of Duke City DimeStories. I am nervous about so many things…. how many people will show up? Will the stories be good? Will my digital recorder work? and mostly, will I make a fool of myself?
The truth is I will make a bit of a fool of myself. I will be reading a piece I just wrote prompted from a writing assignment from my Creative Non Fiction workshop (thanks Julie Mars!). We were asked to write about a humiliating moment… so if you want to hear about that ill fated ski trip to Seven Springs Pennsylvania… come on down to the premiere of Duke City DimeStories:
Thursday, February 18 at 7pm (and every third Thursday after that)
at The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE ABQ NM USA
I’d like to thank my friend and poet Richard Vargas, who introduced me to Merimee Moffit an amazing woman with tremendous energy and heart. Although she is poet, she is a closet prose writer, my co-host, and has been my connection to the greater Albuquerque community– we’ve got some buzzzzzz going! I’m so glad to have met her, and if you come to Duke City DimeStories you’ll be glad to meet her too!
I’d also like to thank fellow graduate student Annarose Fitzgerald of the English Graduate Student Association for sponsoring the event and connecting me with another fellow graduate student Kasey Johnson, who’ll be helping out at the event….
AND… thanks to all my colleagues (writers in the MFA program and in the community) who are furiously editing their fabulous prose into 3 minute stories, or removing the line breaks from their narrative poems.
If you’re in the San Diego area, you’re a fan of spoken word art, you know me, you want to meet me, you want to meet great writers in San Diego, you already know me and haven’t seen me in a while, or you have nothing else to do on the First Friday of December 2007….. then come to the San Diego Writers Ink First Friday Third Anniversary / CD Release Party!
DATE: Friday, December 7, 2007
The evening starts at 6 pm. Come early to get a good seat, mingle with fabulous writers and nosh on literary delicacies (that’s good food with a fancy name).
Readings start at 7 pm.
If you’d like… bring three minutes of prose to share.
Giveaways –including a Sony Reader– will be dispersed throughout the evening.
COST: Tickets only $5 at the door!
4144 Campus Ave. San Diego
AND… to get you up to speed on the performances from the past year, order your BEST OF CD “First Friday: The CD of Year 3” supporting San Diego Writers, Ink.
–yeah, a little shameless plug there, I’m one of the best of….
Longtime blogger and husband to Leahpeah, … Joe Crawford of artlung.com kicked off the first ever L.A. Bloggers Live! event, reading a few posts from way back, I’ll title it “Onward.”
Next up, Deezee from Confessional Highway, reminiscing about the LA Forum… she must be one of the coolest moms on the the planet!
Next up, Neil of Citizen of the Month. If you think he’s funny in writing, just wait until you hear him live with this post, My Russian Bride. We even got to meet Sophia:
I had to follow Neil. It was tough. He rocked it. I gave it my best shot, representin’ for the San Diego Bloggers…. a little Barbie rant and a little poetry:
Abigail from My Life According to Me shared a couple of “Letter to a travelling lover” posts– she thought it would be easier to read heart felt posts about an old boyfriend!
Wildbell Will shared a great post about the perils of biking in LA. (you couldn’t pay me to do that even if I were in great shape! I don’t even like to drive around LA!)
Peter from The Buddah Diaries, shared a post called The Aging Suit, a poetic musing about, well, aging… delivered in a lovely British accent!
LA Daddy, Tim shared with us a post about A Boy (Tim) and his bike and 300 Spartans…
Leah finally took the stage as a blogger and not just as a hostess with the mostess, and read her post, about (bump-step) running away (bump step)….
and with a suprise, last minute entry into the LA Bloggers Live event, turns out the hostess of the Tangier Lounge is also a blogger… So with a little extra time left, Marissa of the Engle Angle joined us.
Thursday, June 28.
Yes, I know I am not based in L.A.
HOWEVER, I do read some L.A. Bloggers like LeahPeah, and CitizenoftheMonth (although I may have to stop reading that one since Neil called me a narcissistic fool)
BESIDES, there’s no cool blogging stuff like this happening in San Diego since Joe and Leah moved “up there,” so I’m going.
And if you show up you’ll get to hear me live, along with:
Erin from Queen of Spain
Joe from Artlung
Lynda from One Day at a Time
Deezee from Confessional Highway
Neil from Citizen of the Month
Abigail from My Life According to Me
Maybe I’ll steal the idea and bring it to San Diego.
Or maybe you’ll just have to catch me in LA.
And tell an LA friend. The club, the Tangier Lounge looks cool.
SO. Should I do a reprise of the Me and Billy Crystal audio blog? guaranteed to bring the crowd to tears – OR – something about Barbie and pert boobs?
In case you missed March’s First Friday at The Grove, hosted by San Diego Writers, Ink, you can hear the stories here…. no, not here, here, on FirstFridayProse.com.
Be sure to check out the soon to be classics, “Foreskins” by Eber Lambert… “Big Wheel Depravation” by James Spring, and of course, “Geckos” by yours truly… Enjoy!
Oh, and Victoria did an entire 3 minutes in second person. Very impressive, “When Crazy Taps You on the Shoulder.”