WORDS OF THE SEASON, SPONSORED BY THE WRITER’S COMMUNITY OF DURHAM REGION (WCDR), January 20, 2015, Pickering, Ontario, Canada
I love open mic because I tell myself I do…over and over and over again.
Thank god for the company of great friends
and fellow artists like Heather Whaley, Kevin Craig, Mel E. Cober, and Vinita Kinra for doing the same. Their performances at The Bear (A Firkin fine pub) not only inspired timid hearts to take the stand, but set them alight.
We will be back!
Like my fine friend and fellow author, Marissa Campbell, performing in front of a live audience often provokes in me acute symptoms of hammer heart, wherein the body’s most vital organ either moves north into the mouth and stays there until the reading is done, or stands pat and pounds against the rib cage until the vic’s chest size gives way to something bigger.
But yours truly, determined to break the cycle of fear, shall press on. Surrounded by the likes of Charlene Jones, Connie DiPietro-Sparacino, and Mimi Jones-Taylor do I really have a choice? And truth be told, at the core of things, I am a ham.
Release the Cracken!
**Stay tuned for more open mic news and pics featuring Sherry Loeffler, Maaja Wentz and
Myrna Marcelline. Bests.**