Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Cheap Wine and Poetry" Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.

After a couple of months off, “Cheap Wine and Poetry” is back on Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. at Richard Hugo House. The featured readers are poets Roberto Ascalon and Nicole Hardy, blogger-turned-novelist Rebecca Agiewich and solo performer/humorist Sean O’Connor.

As always, the spunkified Charla Grenz hosts, and we keep you warm with wine at $1/glass. Open mic follows the featured readers.

We hope to see you there.
The “Cheap Wine and Poetry” Crew

Rebecca Agiewich is the author of BreakupBabe: A Novel published by
Ballantine Books in 2006 (and which was a finalist for the 2007 Lulu
Blooker Prize, a literary prize devoted to "blooks."). It was inspired by
her dating blog, also called "Breakup Babe," which earned her a devoted
audience and scared off many potential boyfriends. She is a firm believer
that the interactive nature of blogging is a boon for aspiring writers.

New York-born Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator and
performance artist. He is an instructor at Nova High School in Seattle and
teaches teenagers at Artscorp. Ascalon has participated in Bumberslam at
the Bumbershoot Festival, the Seattle All City Slam Poetry Finals and two
Seattle National Poetry Slams. In 2004, he self-published his book The
Words Are Not Enough. His poems have appeared in the anthologies Poetry on
Buses 2004: Facts and Fictions and From the Page to the Stage: National
Slam Anthology

Nicole Hardy lives in Seattle where she works as a waitress and a teacher.
Her chapbook, Mud Flap Girl's XX Guide to Facial Profiling, was a finalist
in Main Street Rag's 2006 chapbook contest and was published as part of
its Editor's Choice chapbook series. She earned her MFA at the Bennington
College Writing Seminars, and was nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize. Her
poems have appeared in many journals and have been rejected from many
more. More about Nicole and her poems can be found at

Sean O'Connor has been writing mildly amusing essays for magazine and
radio, and presenting his work on stage since 2004. He is an award-winning
humor writer whose recorded work has been featured on NPR stations
nationally. He performs locally with 60 Seconds Max, A Guide to Visitors,
Unicycle Collective and others.

WHAT: “Cheap Wine and Poetry”

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle.

Cash bar.
Wine: $1/glass.
Books and “Cheap Wine and Poetry” merch for sale.

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