Each month, the Portuguese Artists Colony hosts a reading featuring live music, local writers, and the part that's fun for you as an audience member, and terrifying for me as a participant -- live writing.
That's right, that means I'll be writing on a topic I don't yet know, to then read in competition with my fellow writers as the audience determines a winner. Fun, yes? Terrifying? ...Yes.
But mostly, I'm really excited, because I know it'll be a good time. My competition will be fierce -- Jesus Angel Garcia, David Corbett and Evelyn Pine. I'm calling myself the underdog, because while they can say "refer to my book(s) and multiple awards for proof of my writing skills," I'll be using the line "refer to my blog, where I regularly demonstrate my live writing skills by posting the first words that pour out of my head in the morning." There will also be featured readings from writers who are not to be missed, including Shideh Etaat and Matthew Siegel. Plus, music by Erma Kyriakos.
It will be quite a night! At least if I'm terrified for part of the evening, I'll be entertained for the rest.
And I'd love your support, if you're around the Bay Area and can make it out to the reading.
Sunday, April 24
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm
I hope to see you at some point during this lively weekend of literary life!