Back again after the Summer off for the Poetry + Prose open mic at the Arts Center in Troy, on a lovely Sunday there were still folks who wanted to read their words rather than garden. My co-host Nancy Klepsch had a stroke of minor bad luck so had to take the day off, but we will see her next month I bet.
Brian Dorn started off quite timely with his anti-war piece "Out of Whack," then into a poem about the difficulty of following in "Your Footsteps" & a carpe diem poem, "This Day." David Wolcott continued his serial reading of excerpts from chapters from his memoirs, this an LSD trip on a plane with his parents. Howard Kogan read his study on the fragility of memory, about a childhood experience, "Memories Are Made of This," then went on to a shorter piece "Over." Mike Connor is starting to be at home here, read 3 poems, the first a sad portrait, "She Lives Alone," then a piece about sitting in a bistro, "Window World," & the seasonal "Summer Wanes." Mystery writer (& poet) Julie Lomoe has read at many open mics in the area, but this was her first time at 2nd Sunday @ 2 & she treated us to an excerpt from Chapter 6 of her new, as yet untitled, novel of murder at a soap opera.
So join us, writers of prose &/or poetry, the 2nd Sunday @ 2 (PM) at the Arts Center in Troy.