There will be another mouthful reading on May 13, 7:30pm at 99 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The featured readers will be the Cozy Street Writers: Mary Ashford, Margie Bleichman, Karin Downs, Margaret Kelner, Elsa Lichman, Elaine Schear and Aren Stone, who have been writing and reading together for 8 years. Learn more about Cozy Street’s history and members by checking out their bios on Mouthful’s Features page.
I hope to be reading at the open mic at the Mouthful reading. The reading opens its doors at 7pm. I believe sign-up for the open mic is at 7:15. There are five-minute and 10-minute slots for open mic readings. A suggested donation is $3 to benefit the Sudan Reach Women’s Foundation.
I am not sure what I will read. Maybe I will read from my Nano book, I am So Cold, and Hungry in My Soul. This will be the first public exposure that the book gets. Of course, I will be reading from an entirely unedited manuscript, but I don’t care! Plenty of readers there read “hot off the press” stuff.
Last month, I read from the It Notebook, my journal from this winter that I wrote during my relapse. I was rather nervous while reading. I don’t expect to be nearly as nervous this time. It is tough reading from a journal. I found this out quickly.
See you there.