And the Summer Readings Roll On

Last weekend, I had the chance to read with a jazz band and some other poets at the AFA Gallery, as part of the weekly drawing social. At first, the challenge of reading with a band was not easy, and I may have read a little too fast through the first two poems or so, but after a while, I feel into a groove, and slowed down the rhythm for the band to chime in, which featured a harp, sax, cello, and drums. As I said during the reading, I’m a fan of combining art forms as a way to draw other people in who may not care about poetry, or jazz, or art. I hope to participate in more events like this in the future. Here are some pictures that my friend Rich Howells took. He also read and was a co-organizer of the event.

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This Saturday, I’m reading at the Hawley Silk Mill with my friends and fellow writers Alexis Czencz Belluzzi and Susan Luckstone Jaffer. Following our reading, there will be a Q and A session and open mic. Check it out if you’re in the area. I haven’t been to this venue yet, but I’m excited to read there.

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