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October & November Are Looking Real Hot This Year - Save These Dates!
And not because of global warming. Or, not *just* because of global warming.
Let me start out with the most important bits:
I’m over at the Flava Cafe almost every week, sharing words at the Re-Verb Open Mic. And on November 30th, I’m the Featured Artist. These uncapitalized, unbolded, unitalic’d words might give the wrong impression: I’m inside out I’m so thrilled about it 😁. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the year:
But that’s all the way at the end of November. Before that, on Saturday, October 28th, there’s something else big going on: Beyond Bars: Voices of Incarceration, the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s annual student reading at Hamline University. You can attend in-person or via Zoom (registration required for livestreaming). I’ll be there, and I’m going to say a few words. I recommend you don’t miss it 😉.
And even before that, we’ve got the next Heartbroken Open Mic coming up: this Wednesday, October 18th, at Open Book, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Hosted, as always, by the inimitable Grey Doolin. Probably more worthwhile than whatever you had planned (at least, if what you had planned was television…).
Below here is history — things that have already happened.
Words have happened, and mostly in the places I predicted, as in “The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For” — almost every week, I’m reading poetry at the TruArtSpeaks Re-Verb Open Mic, all the way over in St. Paul. Call me Nostradamus (not to be confused with Nastradamus, which is something else entirely).
There was also a reading at Milkweed, The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read 2023, for which I got a front-row seat. Free! How are there not screaming mobs at the doors, trying to get into all these poetry events? World never ceases to amaze me.
And that’s all you get for now. Be well, be true to yourself, and be safe.
Oh, and — if you haven’t already accidentally wandered across it — you should know, I have a website. It’s a work in progress, slowed down by things like, well, posting on Substack, among others. But it is making progress, along with all kinds of other stuff behind the scenes. Keep an eye out. You may be amazed. Or at least surprised.