Friday, November 25, 2011

26 shopping days and counting!

Hi folks , again happy Ha ha days!  Let's get right to it shall we?

1. Friday, December 9,       8:00 - 9:30 a.m.       - Create a Sizzling BrandBrighton Town Hall 2300 Elmwood Ave Brighton, NY 14618  

2. Artists Union Gallery: poetry every Tuesday at 7:30pm 330 South California Street, Ventura, CA
Host:Phil Taggart open-mic www.venturaartistsu

3. People+People=Business2Business Tuesday, December 6, 2011 5:00pm until 7:00pm
Monroe's Restaurant (Former historic Spring House), 3001 Monroe Ave, Rochester, New York

  • Free Admission *Cash Bar * Free Appetizers * Music RSVP by November 30th email


    4.The Fourth Massachusetts Poetry Festival will be held from April 20-22 in downtown Salem, Massachusetts. The Planning Committee of Mass Poetry is requesting proposals for programming from poets, poetry organizations, presses, and editors. The deadline for getting your proposal for presentations at the 2012 Massachusetts Poetry Festival is December 1.

    To submit a proposal go to: 2012Programs

    The Festival seeks programming that encompasses the diversity of Massachusetts poets. We seek diversity of poetic voice, style, vision, language and method. Within that diversity we will select the highest quality of content and presentation possible. We seek diversity of age, region of the state, language, gender, background, race and ethnicity. As well we seek diversity of presentation: readings, panels, poetry and dance, poetry and music, workshops, interactive events, poetry and the other arts.

    To see past festival programming, go to: http://masspoetry. crowdvine. com/

    5. our Annual Local “Author Extravaganza” this year to be held on Sunday December 11th, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. Due to the growing number of participating authors, we have extended the event an extra hour to 5 p.m. Lift Bridge Book Shop 45 Main St. Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-2260 fax 585-637-7823  visit  for addtional info

    6. Larry, the next deadline for the San Gabriel Valley Quarterly is December 3rd.As always, we'll accept submitions from everywhere.   I would refer people to the website t;  Thanks, Don " Kingfisher" Campbell ( aka : The Soup (urp!) man!)  publisher. 

    7. Congrats to Prof. Vincent F. A. Golphin of Rochester, NY  on being chosen as the Poetry Super Highway's  Poet of the Week for the week of  11/27/11 - 12/3/11 ! vistit: to check him out! 

    8. Ellyn Maybe's Poetry Rodeo Thursday, December 15, 2011  7:00pm - 10:00pm

    The Ellyn Maybe Band which includes Harlan Steinberger, Robbie Fitzsimmons, Danny Moynahan and Tommy Jordan will perform and there is also an open reading where the band will improvise behind you. General admission $8, seniors and students $5, members free.Beyond Baroque Literary/ Arts Center
    681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 310-822-3006

    9. Center at High Falls60 Browns Race Ste 1, Rochester, NY 14614 Currently in the Gallery:“Treasures”Reception December 4,2011 3-6pm P.M.Last view Friday 1/6/12 (585) 325-2030 

    10. Cindy Blair is reading at the Black Eyed Susan Cafe on Dec. 20th at 7:00pm.22 W. Main St. in Angelica.NY 585-466-7070

    Lots of  stuff this week huh?  I guess that means I have to do a poem doesn't it?  

    A Thanksgiving Poem
    by "Laughing" Larry B. 

    Past the turkey and the cranberries.
    we'll get our exercise later doing the mash potato
    til the sun goes down

    Past the Football and the parades 
    we all take Tryptophan induced naps
    and dream of what presents we're going to get
     that would make getting up at 5:00 A .M. to hit the sales worthwhile

    after all
    we all need stuffing at least once a year in America
    don't we?

  • Neat huh?  Well, Thanksgiving is now officaily over so on with the rest of Ha-ha Day season! Books make great gifts! Here are the links to where you can buy mine for those of you STILL doing your shopping. And for those of you who might think you're finished before you buy my books, there's always room for one more gift right?  Here are the links:
see you next week! 

1 comment:

Rose Bruno Bailey said...

Thanks for all the information. Happy Holidays.