Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanks TypewriterGirls!

I had an awesome time at the TypewriterGirls show last night! The audience was great and they were really receptive to my poems. Karen Lillis and Kevin Bean were such amazing writers and performers. I also had the best time collaborating with my friend Erika. I read my newest poem (which shares it's title with this blog) and she played her musical saw. The collaboration was fantastic and resulted in some really great edits to my poem. Putting music to words really helps with sound edits as well as finding the places that need emphasis. I hope we get to perform it again soon.

Does anyone have any pictures of the reading? I'd love to snag some.

Speaking of readings, the TypewriterGirls have ANOTHER show this Sunday @ 6pm! This show will not disappoint. Sandra Beasley and Nancy Krygowski read. Phat Man Dee sings. Dave Doyle balances stuff on his face. Dancing too! All for a $7 donation to help fund our libraries. Here is a great quote I found on libraries:

Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insights and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all of our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. Public libraries depend on voluntary contributions. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. -Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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