Monday, July 5, 2010
LiARS' BENCH AT CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE, JULY 3RD
Kind Hearts, the second Liars' Bench was a resounding success. The audience sat in a circle around the performers and the variety of the presentations was remarkable. Victoria MacDonald read an emotional poem about slavery and the loss of her culture; Nancy Reeder told a story based on the saying, "When in doubt, do without;"Jeanette Cabanis Brewin read selections from her own work and Kay Byer's, and I told a yarn about my stuffed dog, Bodine who was recently euthanized but was present at this meeting and listened attentively. Rumor has it that the August meeting will feature Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach, Franklin actor Steve Brady,Tom Bennett, a playwright from King's Mountain and some of the best musicians in this region. If time allows, I intend to do a story called "Crackle-Glass Marbles."