Literary Circus is a hit
After a few readings that went from okay attendance to horrible attendance (maybe 10 people), we rallied the troops and went on a non-stop promotion binge and got folks out to the Highland Coffee Company in downtown Birmingham and had a hell of a good time and a great reading. Here were the highlights:
Reggie Woods: Always a fun guy to listen to. Read a strong short story about a little boy's struggle with religion. Good stuff.
Angie Mae: Had the funniest short story of the night. I laughed out loud at her short story about a carful of girls who get sidetracked on their way to a Janis Joplin concert.
Carl Chang: Great poet. Came through as a last-minute replacement when Adam Baldwin and Karl Koweski, due to circumstances beyond their control, could not make it to the reading.
Emily Sellers: This pretty performer with hot-pink hair and blue roots wove an entertaining yarn about her love of burlesque and whether it conflicts with her feminism.
I, of course, hosted the event and had a good time partying with the 30 or so people who showed up, including two college professors. We sold a couple copies each of Cathedral and Slush Pile and most of us partied into the night.
If you're ever in the Birmingham area on the second Sunday of the month, be sure to stop by and check us out!