The next Teen Angst Night is Tuesday, November 29 and for this near-holiday event I wanted to give back to teenagers and people in crisis. So often Teen Angst is funny because it’s about trivial moments in our adolescence and how important we thought they were at the time, we acknowledge that there are people who had miserable times and are sometimes unable to laugh at themselves or are still suffering as adults with serious issues. This is why I’m going to donate proceeds to the Crisis Centre.
What’s Teen Angst Night?
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.
You 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 it between the ages of 10-19.
3- It’s best if the work is at least 4 years old.
4- If you cringe while reading it- it’s worth sharing! The more embarrassing the better!
Tuesday November 29
Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street, Vancouver
$5 at the door or FREE if you read on the show, but you’ve got to book in advance. Email sarabynoe(at)gmail.com with the subject TEEN ANGST to sign up.
Here’s a link to a blog post from Lauren who read at the last Teen Angst Night in September and how she felt about the evening – http://niftynotcool.com/2011/09/22/why-doesnt-he-like-meteen-angst-at-the-cottage-bistro/
” The sympathetic warmth of the listeners at Teen Angst reached back in time and made my 17-year-old feel just a little bit better and a little less alone.”