Hey folks! I filled in a few blanks (and even crossed some “I”s and dotted some “T”s) and am proud to publish:
OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS!
Seriously. Come to one or all of these.
February 16th – Jon Shyllberg
A very strange little Asian man, who inexplicably has held the dubious honor of drawing more people to his feature(s) than any other poet I’ve ever booked. He has sent college girls running out the door in tears, was once banned from reading at the Poets’ Asylum, and is a fine chess player.
February 23rd – Tori Parham
Tori is a strong writer and a wonderful performer who has never featured before. This old cowboy remembers her reading her poems at the Youth Slams when they occurred at the Java Hut, and she was good way back then! Her feature is long overdue. Also she can sing like you wouldn’t believe.
March 1st – Ryk McIntyre
If you are unfamiliar with Ryk, you are hereby mandated to attend the Little “a” on March 1st for the betterment of your education. If you know Ryk, then of course I’ll see you there, right? Seriously though, Mr. McIntyre is a fine poet who is a dear friend of mine, he has represented Worcester at NPS several times, as well as having been a co-host of both The Boston Slam at the Cantab Lounge and GotPoetry Live! in Providence. Don’t miss it.
March 8th – Marc Marcel
Nationally known Spoken Word artist, poet, and novelist from Baltimore, MD, making a Worcester stop at our humble reading. Come show support for a man on tour!
March 15th – Matt Fox
I could throw some corniness out about how songwriting is also poetry to justify having booked Matt Fox for the 15th. And I’d maybe be right. The truth is, it has been far too long since I’ve heard the folk storytelling of the fantastic Matt Fox, and I’m awfully happy to feature him this month. Matt has an intuitive sense of heart and conveyance in his music that you will undoubtedly dig. Dig? Dig.
March 22nd – Dave Gibbs
Dave has been performing poetry in Worcester for a long time, never seeming to slow down or lose any enthusiasm about the community. His “unedited musings” have brightened my day a great deal of times, and he remains one of those characters in the Worcester arts scene that consistently reminds me why I like it.
March 29th – Matthew Flynn
Matthew is a Worcester comedian who has the balls to sign up at open mics for musicians and poets everywhere. He put together a string of shows for the end of March, and I was happy to set him up with a feature. He has been on many a bill with Shane Hall and the Ticklebomb Orchestra, and is a regular at the Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. Come down, pull up a chair, crack a joke and a smile. 🙂
MORE TO COME…