Sunday, May 30, 2010


As promised, I've posted some photos from our May reading, featuring poet Jessy Randall. I also wanted to list the blog sign up sheet, which is still growing. Supporters of the reading series should look up each other's writing and enjoy it! Give feedback and connect.

Debbie Allen's work:
Angela Giles Klocke's work:
Sue Spengler's work:
(my poetry can be found at:

If anyone else has a writing blog they'd like me to post, let me know. Leave a comment or send me an email. Remember, next month's reading is cancelled due to my traveling out of state (I'm sure I'll post some exciting news about the writers gathering at Pacific University's MFA readings, though.) Our next reading is scheduled for FRIDAY, JULY 16th, at 7:30pm.

Oh! One more thing I thought you poets might enjoy. I met with Sharon Cumberland while I was in Seattle last week (her poetry is intelligent and graceful, I love it) and she showed me a neat compilation of poetry she's been teaching in her writing classes at Seattle University. It's called Story Hour: Contemporary Narratives By American Poets, and I highly recommend it. (That's the link to Story Line Press, where you can most easily purchase a copy.) The first poem Sharon pointed out was Linda McCarriston's "Le Coursier de Jeanne D'Arc," and it was stunning. No other word for it.

Okay, on to the pictures. Thanks for reading, everyone!

Jessy Randall, featured reader

Bryce Crawford, open mic poetry reading

Edie Adelstein, open mic prose reading

Everyone's smiling, so it must be good!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hi everyone!

Thanks to those of you who came to this past Friday's reading. I really enjoyed meeting most of you, and what a great sample of new work during open mic, plus Jessy Randall's poetry, which kept us all smiling. A great time had by all, I say!

Those who would like to purchase one of Jessy Randall's books, come to the next reading and I'll have a couple available then too. Just a reminder: the next reading is Friday, July 16th, at 7:30pm. The featured reader will be announced later. For more updates, you can also look at the Inner Space website at

Anyway, this is just a brief update to let you know that I'm going to post those new blogs added to the blog sign up when I return to Colorado Springs next week. (I flew out to Seattle the morning after the reading.) I'll also be putting up some pictures from the reading as well. So stay tuned!

And how, for the love of Mike, did I not think to use that enormous gong to get things started at the first reading?! I think that's a great way to get our minds going and ears buzzing!

Take care!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I'm happy to announce that the next Colorado Springs Writers Reading Series event will take place on Friday, May 21st, at 7:30pm inside the Inner Space studio at 322 N. Tejon.

Our featured reader will be poet Jessy Randall! What a pleasure to sit down with her over coffee. You can find out more about Randall's work here.

The evening's format will be the same as our April event: 20 minutes reserved for Open Mic, a short break, and 20 minutes of Jessy Randall's selections. There will be books for sale (mine, plus Jessy's) as well as a place to sign up your writing blogs for connecting with other local writers. Same Inner Space rules apply, too, so remember to take off your shoes before entering the warm, beautiful room we're using.

Hopefully we'll see another great crowd, a mix of local writers, students, professionals, and those community members looking for a unique way to spend the evening.

Signs are popping up around town, so tell your friends to come too. Enjoy yourself and some creative writing!

See you there,