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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Blue Door

So I want to take another quick minute here to announce one of the best parts of the Desert City readings this year: The Blue Door.

Here's an announcement about the event sent out by the peerless hosts:

THE BLUE DOOR is an object, a name, a place, an idea. It is a monthly
Carrboro soiree in honor of The Desert City reading series and its
illustrious poets. The object will unlock and open after things conclude
at Internationalist. All are welcome. Enjoy a reception for the poets,
replete with an assortment of hors d'oeuvres & tasty beverages. Mix,
mingle, discuss, gossip, gawk, share. Hear a short performance and
browse a featured installation/exhibit/film from a variety of regional
talent. Witness DC & Lucipo's own Ken Rumble verbally spar with
challengers to his bocci ball throne and spew profanities when he
realizes the jack is really silly putty bearing his likeness...
directions will be provided at the DC readings. Walking distance to the
OCSC for those looking to close some place down in the wee hours...

Laura & Todd Sandvik host this after-reading reception, and they do a killer job. Last month's Blue Door featured poet Marcus Slease and painter Ethan Smith. The festivities, conversation, and camaraderie went long into the night. This month's BD will showcase Randall Williams, a terrific local poet, veteran of the Carrboro Poetry Festival, and an unnamed visually oriented artist.

Come to the Desert City this Saturday to see Tony and Aaron, and follow along to the Blue Door.........

Thanks a million T & L.


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