my first live reading in MONTHS!
am i nervous? should i memorize anything? do i give a bio? i don't know the answer to any of these questions. i never feel like i'm prepared for a reading even when i have practiced in front of a mirror and rallied up an audience for the night.
i do wish i could do more. live readings, community involvement with other writers. i wish. and why can't i not do? the downsides of commuting into a big city from the suburbs. it took a toll on the day earlier, and for a moment i didn't feel excited any longer on my performance for tonight.
but i need to work around it. not let it suppress my passion. life's a bitch, so what can i do? i can tell her a damn good story in the least.
pictures (courtesy of Matt) and a followup post to come!
in the meantime check out these other literary events that go on around San Francisco:
LUNADA LITERARY LOUNGE
Galeria de la Raza in the Mission
every full moon at 9
FEAST OF WORDS
SOMArts Center in SOMA
third Tuesday of every month
THE POETS GALLERY
Caffe Roma in North Beach