Friday, April 29, 2011

Kicking Off The After Party

Originally Posted in March, 2006

Last night, I hosted a release party for the After Party at my home in Minneapolis to a small and highly appreciative crowd. It brought out friends from near and afar, including those whom I have not seen in years.

In all, they were very receptive to the material presented in the new book. The program included discussion that talked about issues and experiences regarding the subject matter of the material. This format worked when Richard Brown and Cory Moll hosted me last October at their place in Madison during the 'Zine Fest. The discussion was fantastic and ranged from the topic matter to the poetry style.

If I do any more solo events in the future, I will be employing this format.

Just thinking about “what’s next,” there was plenty of talk about that. The main focus right now is the Southern California trip in April/May. I am also involved in organzing a GLBT Open Mic during Pride Week in Minneapolis, sponsored by the Twin Cities Gay Men's Writer's Group, The Loft literary center and the Pride Alive program of the Minnesota AIDS Project. There has been talk of taking my material on the road again. This time, we’re talking Madison (again), Duluth, Columbus and Philadelphia.

I wanted to thank those who attended the After Party release event last night. Tell the world about this wonderful publication and bring 'em to the Autumnbridge Media website to get their copy!

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