SPARKcon is an annual creative event involving music, dance, poetry, photography, and many other creative activities that takes place all around downtown Raleigh for one weekend this time each year.
Tonight (Friday) I read at a reception for fashionSPARK at Mahler Gallery in Raleigh. I enjoyed great food from local restaurateurs and a very appreciative audience. I even had two fashion-related poems to read. Thanks to Shawn Brewster for inviting me to participate.
Sunday 9/19, I will be MC for a reading as part of poetrySPARK. This event begins at 2PM at Isaac Hunter's Tavern on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Headlining are Dave Manning, Maureen Sherbondy, and Bruce Lader. I'll get five minutes to read my own work as part of the event.
You can find selections from poetrySPARK 2009, including two poems by me (under the Humor Me section) online here. You can buy the 2009 anthology book or an e-version from Lulu here, and you can buy it from Amazon here.
During SPARKcon, Living Poetry is running a booth on Fayetteville Street right in front of Isaac Hunter's. Give us $1 and a word and in three minutes we will write you a poem featuring that word. I didn't write any poetry on demand today, but I was at the booth for a while with a bunch of other people, and it was a lot of fun. Stop by and buy a poem. Check out the chalk drawings by high school students, right on the pavement on Fayetteville Street while you're there.