Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Big Big Mess in Akron

Nick Sturm writes to say:

I would like to formally introduce you to Akron's new monthly reading series - THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES - hosted at Annabell's Bar & Lounge the first Friday of every month (after this month) from 7-9pm. Attached, please find the flier for the first event, this Friday June 10th, featuring readings by Mary Biddinger, Eric Morris, Cari Gornik, Eliese Goldbach, and Chris Smith. Free books will be given away, sponsored by the Akron Series in Poetry, in a continued effort by THE BIG BIG MESS to support the work of small presses.

THE BIG BIG MESS, named after the DEVO song "Big Mess," was born out of the desire to do something awesome for the Northeast Ohio writing community, and to create a space in Akron for consistent, exciting readings where interested people can come together, be together, and be awesome. Every reading will feature a completely different line-up, including NEOMFA students from all four gateways, and a giveaway of free books from a different small press each month. There is no cover charge - everything is free except the drinks! Here is the Facebook event page.

For future information about THE BIG BIG MESS, please "like" our Facebook page.


Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Looking at the announcement in more detail, I notice that starting next month they plan to move it to first Fridays.


That's a rotten date to pick for an Akron poetry event, since it conflicts with the long-running Canton First Friday, pretty much the premier poetry reading in the Akron/Canton area (and also a great arts festival).

--How come, when there's a new reading in the area, they always decide to hold it right exactly on top of an existing reading???

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Say, I've been a bit busy the last few weekends... anybody go to this one? How was it?

Jesus Crisis said...

I didn't have the opportunity to attend. But anyone who missed it has a second chance to catch Mary Biddinger and Eric Morris - joined by New York poet Aleathia Drehmer - this Saturday at 4 pm at Visible Voice Books


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau