The literary Journal Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel is having a contributor reading on Friday August 3rd, 2012 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC, and I am gracious to be part of the reading lineup. Other writers speaking include Jennifer Barton, Pauletta Hansel, Brenda Kay Ledford, Dominique Traverse Locke, Chrissie Anderson Peters, Elizabeth Swann, and Dana Wildsmith.
It's been years since I've visited City Lights, and I've never read there before, so I'm excited but also a little nervous. I don't know why, I've read my poetry in front of audiences many times, but perhaps its because there are so many talented writers joining me I wonder how the audience will see me. I'm also the only guy reading in the lineup, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I believe Ernest Hemingway once said that all male writers were in competition with one another, though I've never been challenged to a boxing match. Anyway, I think it will be a great reading as there are so many diverse and talented writers in the lineup.
Many thanks to Pauletta Hansel for her hand in organizing this reading. If anyone is in the area Friday, August 3rd, you should come check it out. Below is a link to the bookstore's website. Hope to see you there!
City Lights Bookstore