Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Food Porn & Other Related Topics

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do”

Eleanor Roosevelt

1) A second poem was accepted by a local publication; it will come out in this Wednesday's 'Wild Table' section of Wild River Review. A Photo Muse of inspiration from a few Food Porn shots taken by a fellow reveler of culinary arts...


Ed's Lobster Review, by Warren Bobrow, Wild River Review

I will post the link as soon as he sends it to me. I can also hook any poets up with them, if you are interested in sending work in. 

2) Also, I am very excited about a new project- West Windsor is in the midst of building their new arts center in the Historic Fire House, WW, NJ...I had begun to attend and joined the committee months ago- their mission was to begin building their arts program via local talent. They keep having meetings on Tuesday. I told Diane that I would regrettably not be able to make the meetings, but really wanted to be a part of this project, since I head up Open Mics in my area and really need to be actively involved. I stepped down from my position on the council in an email to the director.

She wrote me back last week-

Elizabeth,

I know Tuesdays are bad for you. Would you be interested in heading a
committee for open mic nights?

Thanks,

Diane Ciccone

Mission Accomplished!!! This is what I wanted when I joined WWAC, somebody's got to look out for the Open Mic talent, and why not me! I began Tuesday, I know I know, I forgo a Grover's Mill early reading, signed up, ran to WWAC, and then back to Grovers Mill for a late reading of some Texas poetry I have written- will post that video soon. Phew!

PS- Dianne, and all you other WWAC people, I would hope you remembered I catered your little soiree last year for free, and worked my tail off! So Thank You for the opportunity...Karma Baby, Karma!

3) I have been contacted by Wild River, they have said they are interested in publishing my first chapbook. Will see what happens.

4) Wild River is also in the process of working with me to do public appearances/readings from their published writers/poets in the area; in my new restaurant connection, since I have use of the whole upstairs in part of my arrangement as their consultant/event planner. This is exciting for me, because it means I can bring more open mic exposure for writers/poets outside of the coffee houses that have time contraints. The other open mics I run are predominately musicians.

3 comments:

poeticgrin said...

It's raining good news! Are you just bouncing off the walls? I am bouncing off my walls for you! These are all just great... the potential for awesome opportunity just abounds. May doors continue to open for you - no doubt in my mind you are top-tier talent. I want to come to an open mic with you! And the chapbook? Just YAY!!!! You are amazing and I'm so glad we've connected.

Bagman and Butler said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! And aren't open mic nights an adrenalin rush?!

Jessie Carty said...

you are rocking it girl!!!