October 31, 2004

FYI: Samiya A. Bashir Pre-Election Day Reading

I'm still on a self-imposed hiatus. Enjoying some much needed vacation time (even though I was sick for about 1/3 of it and ain't going to Toronto/London/Paris as I originally planned and I'm not really writing that much, and ...)

The reading at Hue-Man last Tuesday went well despite my sloppiness and partial illness. I hope Steven G. will have another community reading/forum soon so I can hopefully redeem myself. Some of my friends said they couldn't hear and/or understand me while I read author bios (thankfully, Steven took over during the discussion period; I was in no shape to perform the task as moderator). And I referred to Colin Robinson as Colin Ferguson not once, but twice while reading his bio. Overall, I loved the event and got to meet a few writers in the flesh after admiring them from afar. One of them has an upcoming event (sorry for the late notice):

Samiya A. Bashir will be reading this Monday evening, Election Eve, at Q2:Queer Too downtown, a monthly poetry series featuring LGBT writers of color …

Q2:QUEER TOO Rides again…
Monday, November 1, 2004 at 7:00 PM
LouderArts Project/Bar 13
13th Street & University Pl. in Union Square
Admission $5.00

Join us for two for one drinks and our open mic
our features will be:
Samiya Bashir
RH Douglas
Parker Balderson
Jayme Del Rosario
Hosted by Trinidad's Prettiest Mango, Cheryl Boyce Taylor

n,r,w,4,5,6,L, to Union Square

Not sure if I'll make it, but I will try my best. I owe some of you drinks/dinner, so stop over and say "Hi!" if you see me there.

Posted by ronn at October 31, 2004 11:58 AM

Glad to see you're back, papi (somewhat, anyway).... Posted by: ej [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 1, 2004 05:22 AM
I sure could use more Samiya in my life. Posted by: jbrotherlove on November 1, 2004 12:24 PM