Support Your Local Poets!
How hard is this? Why do people insist upon cross-scheduling events when all they have to do is check around a few calendars here and there?
In the next two weeks there are two groups in Richmond that have scheduled events on the same night- two had been scheduled since at least April 1st, and the other two slipped in just this week (one yesterday morning) and plopped on top of the others.
These are events that involve the same set of poets, and are not distinct enough to seek different audiences (for instance- if the University MFA's had a reading and the Slam poets had a reading the crossover is inconsequential- a couple of poets and myself might have to choose).
SUPPORT your local poets- your friends, your colleagues, your fellow toilers in the field of words.