Well, since no one's posted here, and I have something to announce: I'm reading at the Hampshire College Poetry Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29th. Time and complete schedule to come. Here's the general press release:
893 West. St.
September 27, 5pm - Midnight. (Open Mic opens at Mid.)
September 28, 10am - Midnight.
September 29, 11am - 6pm. (Open Mic closes at Mid.)
All events take place on the lawn fronting the Johnson Library.
(Rain locations located across campus.)
Thirty six of the most award-winning, sought-after, and up-and-coming
Performance Poets in the continent converge on the Hampshire College
campus for a weekend of performance and interaction with the community.
Among those scheduled to read are Marty McConnell, director of Youth
Speaks NY, Regie Gibson, winner of the 1998 National Individual Poetry
Slam Championship, Brenda Moossy, winner of the Qalam Award in Fiction,
underground hip-hop poet legend, Sage Francis, and Patricia Smith,
4-time winner of the National Individual Poetry Slam.
Special Events include a 48-hour sustained Open-Mic space in the Yurt
Radio Station beginning Friday at Midnight, and ending Sunday Midnight,
broadcast across campus, and a Saturday Night Slam, including multiple
winners of past National Individual Poetry Slam Championships.
Additionally, a video crew will be circulating all weekend, filming for
a retrospective CD and VHS/DVD, expected to be available at the
Hampshire College Bookstore early 2003.
All welcome. Admission is free.
Poets In Attendance:
Corrina Bain, Roger Bonair-Agard, Tony Brown, Olu Butterfly, Marlon
Carey, Alex Charalambides, Michael Culp, Kwesi Davis, Seren Divine,
Bernard Dolan, Katie Fowley, Sage Francis, Rushelle Frazier, Paul
Gagnon, Edward Garcia, Regie Gibson, Rachel Hyman, Victor Infante, J*
me, Shane Koyczan, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Bill MacMillan, Sou MacMillan,
Stephen Maher, Ellyn Maybe, Jack McCarthy, Marty McConnell, George
McKibbins, Ryk McIntyre, Brenda Moossy, Nikulydin, Ieyoka Okoawo,
Omoizele Okoawo, Lynne Procope, Patricia Smith, Adam Stone, F. Omar
Telan, John Woolf.
Matt, I still have your slash tape. Yes, I am very bad. But I think I've seen the error of my ways, and am ready to give it up now. (The tape, that is. I'm ready to give up the tape... not the slash.) Did you want it back, or should I start a tape tree? Please e-mail me.
Here's an event for the porny vampire-inclined living within traveling distance of the SF Bay Area. I went for the first time last year and it was very fun. This is PEERS' best-attended ball of the year due to goth crossover:
Announcing the 9th Annual
LE BAL DES VAMPIRES
Saturday, November 2, 2002
At the beautiful Pleasanton Senior Center
5353 Sunol Blvd.
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Dancing: 7:30 to midnight
Advance Tickets: $15.00 (by October 26)
Tickets at the Door: $20.00
Waltz the night away in an exquisite ballroom with the San Francisco Bay
Area's most glamorous Undead at PEERS' 9th Annual Le Bal des Vampires. Since this is our most popular event and since we're using a new site this year (due to much lamented closure of the Alameda Hotel Ballroom) to give you plenty of advance notice.
The evening will, as usual, feature 18th, 19th and 20th century dance music by the Divertimento Dance Orchestra. Dance everything from elegant 18th century country and set dances to Viennese waltzes, polkas and mazurkas, to cool blues fox trot and tango to early Swing and classic Rock at this very eclectic Gathering of Kindred. As usual, all set dances will be taught or called at the ball.
As usual, there will be a performance by Le Theatre des Vampires, the most feared theater company on the West Coast, who will feature a tribute to Josh Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" Not recommended for the faint of heart.
Suggested costume is evening dress or dress uniform from the century and country of your "rebirth," or modern evening dress. While there is no dress code for the ball (we certainly don't expect Spike to come in black tie), you will see some of the most gorgeously costumed guests of the social season at this ball.
There will be a no host (cash) bar and light refreshments, ice water and punch for our mortal guests. Potluck contributions to the buffet are very welcome.
The new site is the beautiful and spacious Pleasanton Senior Center - a surprisingly easy commute from either the East Bay or the South Bay. For public transportation options to the site (which is very near the Pleasanton BART station), please contact WHEELS at 925-455-7500 or see their web site at [link]
For those wishing to learn or practice the dances for the ball, we will be holding a dance practice at the Alameda School of Dance at 1402 Park Street in Alameda (on the corner of Park & Central. The parking lot is in back of the studio) on Sunday, October 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Admission is $7.00 and partners are not necessary.
To order advance tickets, please send a check for $15.00 each to 2144 B Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. If you would like to pay by credit card, please go to [link] click on the Paypal icon and follow the directions (Please note that we cannot take credit cards or reservations over the phone). The deadline for advance ticket purchase is October 26. Tickets will be sold at $20.00 each at the door.
If you would like further information about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 522-1731.
PERIOD EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENTS RE-CREATION SOCIETY INC.
J.E. Myers - Executive Director
C.M. Myers - Artistic Director
Nunc est Bibendum, Nunc Pede Libero Pulsanda Tellus
(510) 522-1731 [link]
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