Chuck Humel from the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram was at our inaugural PoetryElyria event featuring Eric Anderson and Stacie Leatherman (plus open mic) on Sunday November 7th at Jim’s Coffeehouse and Diner, 2 Kerstetter Way, in Elyria. A fab photo he took (and blurb about the series) appeared prominently on the front of the Local & State section of yesterday’s paper. Today, they posted it online. Click here to see.
I’m pleased at how the afternoon turned out. I thoroughly enjoyed both features. It’s always a joy to hear/read Eric’s work — and Stacie, who I’d never heard before but booked because Eric called her “one of my favorite poets,” turned me into an instant fan eagerly awaiting her two books scheduled to be published in 2011. A lot of good friends showed up, including some I hadn’t expected because I’ve been way behind on checking my email and blog comments — and the open mic featured some strong work as well. I’m glad I got it all on video (highlights forthcoming, gawd knows when). I’ve also uploaded my photos from the event to Facebook — as have a couple of friends.
Click here to view my photos.
Click here to view Dianne Borsenik’s photos
Click here to view Christina Brooks’ photos
For more Eric Anderson, check out Duo: Novellas, Volume 1
For more Stacie Leatherman, see http://stacieleatherman.com
Follow PoetryElyria on Twitter: http://twitter.com/elyriapoetry
Check us out every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Jim’s Coffeehouse and Diner. Upcoming features include:
November 14th: J.E. Stanley and dan smith
November 21st: Sammy Greenspan & Trenchcoat Manifesto
November 28th: Elise Geither and Lady K Smith
December 5th: Lou Suarez and Claire McMahon
December 12th: Dianne Borsenik and Mary Turzillo
December 19th: Steven Smith and Courtenay Roberts
December 26th: post-Xmas open mic free for all
January 2nd 2011: Shelley Chernin and Anne McMillen
January 9th 2011: Andrew Rihn and to be announced
photo I took before the reading – 11/7/2010