Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Cheap Wine and Poetry" Kicks Ass!

Thanks to everyone who came out last Thursday for the final "Cheap Wine and Poetry" of 2007.

It was by far one of our best readings yet. The crowd was raucously welcoming, and all the performers, Rajnii Eddins, Chris Leasure, Brian McGuigan, and Ryan Boudinot, brought their A-games.

Also, thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets from our raffle hustler (and one of our featured readers in January 2008) Kate Lebo. Through the raffle, we raised more than $120, enough to pay for our web hosting through 2008. Many thanks to all the poets and writers who contributed books, CDs, etc. to the raffle. You all kick ass too!

See you in January.

"Cheap Wine and Poetry" Awarded Co-sponsorship by Richard Hugo House

Richard Hugo House has awarded "Cheap Wine and Poetry" co-sponsorship through the Hugo Writers Fund in 2008, meaning we'll be back in the Victorian dorm room-like confines of the cabaret space for another year.

In addition to the space, "Cheap Wine and Poetry" was also awarded a small honorarium to be used towards improving our marketing and media efforts. So, next time you pop by Hugo House, let 'em know they kick ass for bringing "Cheap Wine and Poetry" back.

In 2008, the series will expand from the usual 4 readings a year to 6, giving you even more poetry and, inevitably, more cheap wine.

Here are the 2008 dates (All Thursdays, of course!):

January 24
March 13
April 24
May 29
September 18
November 6

Mark your calendars now, and we'll see you next year.