Sunday, October 17, 2010
MANIFEST & Other Biz
It's hard to believe it's been over a month since the last time I wrote. I have several things to mention, so hang with me! I've been keeping pretty busy over the last month.
First, I'll be in the Chattanooga Times Free Press this Tuesday as a part of their "People to Watch" feature. It's an honor, and was a huge surprise when I got the phone call. If you're so inclined, give it a peep and let me know what you think.
Secondly, I've recently had the opportunity to put together an ongoing arts showcase called MANIFEST. On November 12th, it will be debuting at The Camp House (1427 Williams St.). The purpose of MANIFEST is to highlight predominantly local artists, and to shed light on a specific cause at every event. The first showcase will feature poets Sourne Korvid, Marcus Ellsworth, Anthony Pollard, and myself (I'll also be serving as host). Mark “Porkchop” Holder, a renowned Blues musician, will be playing am hour-long set of music as well.
MANIFEST begins at 8pm and will end at 10. Admission will be $10. There is also a suggested $5 donation that will go towards the Chattanooga Homeless Coalition, who works to move the homeless into stable housing.
It's going to be a dope event, and, hopefully, the first of many. I already have something completely different (but unique, in my opinion) in mind for December. I guarantee that everyone who graces us with their presence on the 12th will be entertained.
Aside from that, I'm almost sold out of my second run of Ghosts & Echoes. I've said it before, but I'm very humbled by the fact that the chapbook has allowed me to do so many great things, meet so many diverse and incredible people, and share my craft and passion with peeps in all walks. It's been a very affirming experience, and it's hard to fathom that it's almost been two full years since G&E came out.