Hey blog reader,
I’m sorry I’ve been so busy I forgot about you. I went to San Fran, got hit on and then I started 2011, the PuSh Festival happened and today was here before I knew it. I promise you, dear blog reader, that I’ll pay you more attention soon, and give you a Story Time Tuesday in the near future, but FIRST I have some wonderful news.
Today I’m hosting the return of Teen Angst Night in Vancouver, just in time for the angstiest day of the year; Valentine’s Day!
Teen Angst Night – Thank Goodness We’re No Longer Teenagers Show!
It’s a “More than like: and “I will never love again” themed show.
Somewhere in the back of your closet gathering dust and turning yellow with age is comedic gold. Those old journals, poems, and essays you wrote as a teenager when you thought you could do no wrong, would probably make you cringe at your former feelings if you were to read them today. Now, imagine sharing them in front of an audience. That’s exactly what happens at Teen Angst.
Teen Angst Night is an open mic comedic reading series where everyday people read from their embarrassing old journals, poems, songs, essays (and more).
Readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it follows these rules:
1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written by you between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old. Meaning you can’t read something you wrote two years ago. Readers should have distance from the work and all must be 19 years or older.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!
$5 at the door or FREE if you read on the show, but you’ve got to book in advance. (Sorry, it’s all booked up already!)
I’ll also be on CBC Radio Pacific at 3:40pm on the show On The Coast talking about why you should get your cute bum down to the Cottage Bistro for laughs and to witness total strangers sharing diaries from their melodramatic pasts! You can find out how to listen by going to CBC Radio’s site.