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I know I’ve said it before, but I love doing readings. I never used to. They used to make me nervous as hell. I’d have to eat a cookie beforehand. Listen so closely to the readers in front of me that I forgot I was getting ready to stand up there myself. Use the bathroom sixteen times.

Now, I’ve gotten over much of that. Although I still tend to start out with a rather shaky voice — or hand. Or both. Still, I find this part of me in the process. It’s a funny, joke-cracking, whip-smacking side of me that loves the actual process of performing.

So, tonight I have the wonderful opportunity to try out all those skill by reading at the QLiterati event, hosted at the Q Center. Here’s the scoop on the very cool program:

A LGBTQ reading series, hosted by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, QLiterati! features emerging and underground writers and spoken word artists. QLiterati! events offer an open mic, gourmet snacks, raffle prizes, multiple readings, audience Q&A’s and the occasional literary superstar to draw a crowd.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
Q Center, the NEW location
4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland (map)

Readers tonight include: Jason Zenobia, Daniel Skach-Mills, myself and Sandra de Helen.

I’m not sure what I’ll be reading yet — poetry? fiction? But I am going to give something away. Maybe a copy of Susie Brights X: The Erotic Treasury. Should be tons of fun, either way. Plus, if you come and see me read, I’ll autograph your boob, er, book… well, hell, both if you really want me to.

I have more news, about how I’m going to spend much of my day today, but I’m going to make you wait for that. Because I’m such a horrible, horrible tease that way.

Kiss kiss bang bang, s.

“All you owe the public is a good performance.” ~Humphrey Bogart

PS – Photo by this artist.