Let’s be real. As much as you wish you could attend, say, the hyper-sold-out MGMT show, you know, in your heart of hearts, it’s for the best. With those sold out shows, ummm…like, the lines to the bathroom are, like, really long. And parking’s a pain (please carpool!)
So let’s not fool ourselves. The experience is like one big F train (in which, naturally, the redwoods are skyscrapers.)
Which brings me to a recurring theme that will continue to recur because it’s true: small, intimate events at the Library are awesome too!
Remember: we have tons of awesome events all the time, like – oh wow, what a coincidence – a poetry reading, book signing, and short drama on Friday, August 12th.
It’s called “FROM SWANSEA TO BIG SUR” and it’s free*
Welsh poet Peter Thabit Jones will read from his newly published book, Poems from a Cabin on Big Sur, resulting from his time as writer-in-residence in Big Sur in April–May 2010.
The evening concludes with Thumps, or, Waking Up Dreaming in the 21st Century, a short, multi-media melodrama by John Dotson of Carmel and Lisa Maroski of Chicago.
More info here.
It’ll be mellow, sublime evening. So, to paraphrase Stephen Merrit, break out your clove cigarettes and vermouth.
See you in the (poetry) pit!!
* By now you know nothing is free in this world. “Free” means “please consider a kind tax-deductible donation.”