My friends, Julie Johnson and Abby Minor, have assumed organizing duties this summer for the 4th Fridays Poetry Reading series at The Green Drake.
If you’re a fan of poetry or music or artistic people in general, I highly recommend (in this order): 1. making friends with people in Millheim; 2. spending time at Inglebean Coffee House, Elk Creek Cafe, and The Green Drake art gallery; 3. taking any opportunity to spend an evening just wallowing in the creativity of the people around you. Seriously, I’ve never been to an event that didn’t make me inordinately happy and much less lonely (in the way creative people–read: odd people–get lonely sometimes).
They’ve kindly offered me a slot this month (this week actually) on Friday, June 28, at 8pm. I’ll be reading with Jackie Campbell. And I got the scoop on the order of events for the night. Says Abby:
- Julie and I open the reading with 10-15 minutes of selected poems loosely organized around a theme
- Invited reader #1 reads for 15-20 minutes
- Short intermission
- Open mic
- Invited reader #2 reads for 15-20 minutes
It promises to be another wonderful night. So please come. And grab a Winkleblink Ale at Elk Creek on your way–I know that’s where I’ll be.