Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Getting to know you

The therapy session went well. I was not sure where in the building the clinic was, we walked all the way around the building and by happenstance found the right elevator. I checked in and we waited. We were right by one of the surgical elevators and got to hear one poor kid in a gurney cry out for his Dad.

His therapist came out and introduced herself to us, took us to a room and started asking questions about him. She brought out some food to see how he ate, tried sneaking in some rice oatmeal. He saw her do it, he notices these things, and would not eat anymore.

They went into one of the therapy playrooms, where they bonded with her swinging him in a rubber tire and a yoga ball. The two of them got on well, which is good for trust. We go back next week.

Tonight at Writers' Block it's the auction to benefit the slam team's trip to the National Poetry Slam in Boston later this summer. Some really cool things are up for bids. It starts at eight at Kafe Kerouac.

Also at Kafe Kerouac this Friday night is First Draft with Gina Blaurock as the feature. I'm sure she'll have all her new work memorized!

After her feature and open mic WB is holding another fundraiser, this is an All-Nighter to benefit the slam team. Anyone can buy stage time at the price of a dollar a minute. You can do whatever you want with that time. It runs from 10PM until 5PM on Saturday,

I'm doing a half hour feature at 4PM on Saturday. This is going to be run straight, with some pot shots at Scott Woods. No gimmicks, no stunts, no musical accompaniment, just poetry. Been going over my set, there will be new work, recent work, and some things dusted off. I'll be reading nothing from the Arts Fest set, which is cool in that I have at least fifty minutes of material to use. Heck I got an hour if I need it!

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