The East of Edith Countdown–Last Lines!!!
We are moving into the final run of East of Edith, working on a countdown for the last ten events Local Poets Guild will host at the Projects. This season, we’ve already showcased, Rich Boucher, Jenn Givhan, Eva Avenue & Jennette Issacson. Here’s what remains for the Monday night open mic & feature and we hope you can make it to one or more:
7pm Monday 4/15 — Bill Nevins is the poetry feature and will perform with friends including Bob Warren and Mitch Rayes; The Third Ear (Mark Weaver on tuba and Mike Balistreri on bass) also return to play and accompany any poets who wish to try their hand at performing with music.
7 pm Monday 4/22– YOU BE THE FEATURE. Along with the regular open mic, this event offers opportunities for small features by people who simply show up and are raring to go with sets of 10-15 min. We hope at least three will participate.
7 pm Monday 4/29 — We will showcase Silence Ire, a film by Katie Schneier and Beth Hansen on resilience featuring text by Lisa Gill and interview excerpts from Nate Maxson, Jules Nyquist, Stewart Warren, Amanda Rich, Bill Nevins, and more. Katie and Beth may also demo some looping of films/sound and a second collaboration by Lisa Gill and Jeanne Liotta may be shown.
7 pm Monday 5/6–Double feature with Jules Nyquist and Aaron Greenwood. Both of these poets have been regulars at East of Edith and also volunteer and support the wider poetry in many different ways. Jules runs the playhouse and streams house poetry events and more, and Aaron has done poetry hike fundraisers for many and also suppored The Word is a Woman with website design, and supported the guild with many donations including currently some forthcoming web design help.
7 pm Monday 5/13–Triple Hitter LA Feature sees the return of Michael C Ford, Peggy Dobreer, and Brendan Constantine–three forces from LA who’ve all made multiple pit stops in Burque before. A must-hear!
7 pm Monday 5/20– Double Feature with East of Edith regular and rumi-inspired poet Teresa Gallion who will read from her new book accompanied by Mitch Rayes on guitar, as well as a chance to hear personal work from Zingara Poet and the editor of 200 NM Poems, Lisa M. Hase-Jackson, before she moves away.
7 pm Monday 5/27– Take the roof off the projects! We’ll blow out the final reading of the series with a small party featuring the full five-person elemental orkestra, food, and a one-poem-each reading in which all 100 plus people who’ve featured at the projects, as well as everyone who ever read on the open mic are invited to participate. This will also be a reading which I hope to be able to attend; all of the others I will attempt to skype to which is the only way I currently get out due to health.
That’s all Folks!!!
Thanks and enjoy the last run of open mics Local Poets Guild will offer. All of these take place at the Projects, 3614 High Street NE through the open garage doors. After this we shift gears to more online work and the rare showcase and look forward to the next evolution…