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04 December 2006 @ 10:32 pm
Our Inaugural Reading!

When: Sunday December 10, 2006 @ 7:30
Where: Creative Spirit
6 Raymond Street
Potsdam, NY 13676

Poetry and/or prose from Gretchen Tessmer, Dylan Griffin, Elise Griffin, Chris Pierce & Alex French. The go-ahead on two other readers is still pending.

As this is our inaugural event we hope to establish the tradition of spotlighting a writer for his/her work in any style of writing. These readers are given the chance to elaborate on the themes, meaning, and nature of their work. For our first reading we will be spotlighting two seniors and a graduate student.

Benjamin Baker is an undergraduate senior studying Creative Writing at SUNY Potsdam. He is from Edwards, NY.

Kayla Riley is a pursuing her MA, and has recently defended her thesis on William Burroughs. She obtained her BA at SUNY Potsdam as well, and after having her around for so long we asked if we may send our friend off only if she'd leave her work fresh in our minds.

Shawn Tiernan is a graduating senior studying Philosophy and English at SUNY Potsdam. We have come to count on Shawn's dry and effortless humor at the mic, and are never prepared for how easily his stirking verse sobers us. One last time for Shawn, before he commences.

And to keep the time at our first event together, we will have music from guitarist David Ferrandino and bass player/poet/mountain man Colin Dehond.

Hope you can make it!

- Ben Baker and Jacinta Meyers
 
 
29 November 2006 @ 12:06 am

Thanks to Mr. Baker, it looks like we have the Creative Spirit Art Center downtown for our first reading on Sunday, December 10th. There will be a list of readers (to be released), including a few spotlight readers, and live music to be performed by Mr. C. DeHond (bass guitar) and Mr. D. Ferrandino (acoustic guitar).

Please stay tuned for updates on this!


 
 

This is for writers in Potsdam, NY - and for writers who spent time in Potsdam during their lives, particularly at the SUNY college there. While we encourage you not to post your work here, use this blog for thoughts, polls, to organize meetings, to orchestrate emailings of your work to other members to receive or give feedback, to organize and publicize events, etc.

First off, any thoughts? Suggestions?