Friday, July 23, 2010

Literazzi: A Benefit for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

I'm turning my regular birthday drinking extravaganza into a BENEFIT for the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. It's a cause that's very close to my heart. Bonus, we can all still drink and PARTY.

From 10:00 until about 11:30, you'll be verbally and aurally assaulted by poets and performance artists. Between the sets, we'll be raffling off various fabulous prizes, including (but not limited to--there's A LOT of stuff) packages... from the Cotton Factory, Graywolf Press, Pop Damage, Joseph Beth Booksellers and the Rumpus!

POETS/PERFORMERS: Ashly Nagrant, Jenn Dallas, Nikki Allen, Jocelyn Hillen, Michael McGovern, Lance Cheuvront and Patti Emory will be rocking you with word seduction.

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! After the poets, it's time for PUNK ROCK KARAOKE! You be the lead singer while a live band of insanely talented musicians backs you. Take a look at the killer
list of songs they do and mull over what you wanna do to rock the crowd:

Every single bit of the proceeds goes the GPLC. Every. Single. Bit.

$5 at the door; you get three raffle tickets to start with, but you'll want more. Each additional buck to our lovely raffle girls/guys will get you another ticket to spend however you wish.

Additionally, the first 50 people in the door get this classy edition of "Praise Song for The Day" by Elizabeth Alexander, donated by the amazing Graywolf Press, the best damn indie press in existence.

You want to be at this event.
You need to be at this event.
Don't look back with regret when the pictures of good times are posted.