October 13th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Friday the 13th

The Friday the 13th Poetry Reading at Long Beach's Acres of Books was fantastic tonight. There was a marvelous range of voices and poetic styles. Although small, the music room was very atmospheric, especially the way that Denise decorated it.



Samantha Henderson, Deborah P Kolodji, W. Gregory Stewart,
Kendall Evans, Stephania Ebony, and Denise Dumars


The readers were:

Denise Dumars
Deborah P Kolodji
Samantha Henderson
Kendall Evans
W. Gregory Stewart
Stephania Ebony
Lilith Babellon
Robert Jablon (fiction)
Kathryn Kramer
Stephen Kilgo (fiction)


We even had a standing room only crowd (the two empty seats in this photo are taken - one was Stephania's and the other was Denise's). Counting the people I can see in this photo plus the ones I know were there that I can't see, I estimate the crowd at about 40 people.





There was even some spooky sound effects which Mother Nature decided to contribute in the form of thunder and lightning, yet it was dry when we left the bookstore. Denise, Kendall, and I even sold some chapbooks which made it the first time in my life that I've ever walked OUT of a bookstore with more money in my pocket than I had going in!