Yes! we are still intending to kidnap you and feed you beautiful, fresh, organic, and local word/sound cuisine. The menu? So glad you asked (do not expect the reading to be as ridiculous as this intro to your invite):
Sam Freaking Lohmann. Allison Freaking Cobb. Experimental/linguistical/classical cellist Jeff Freaking Diteman.
Sam Lohmann lives in Portland, edits the poetry fanzine "Peaches and Bats," co-edits Airfoil Chapbooks with David Abel, and is one of the organizers of the Spare Room reading series. His most recent chapbook is "Onlooking."
Look at links! www.peachbats.blogspot.com &/or www.airfoilchapbooks.blogspot.com
Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines history, personal narrative, and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She worked for many years for the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. She now works for an energy conservation nonprofit in Portland, Oregon. allisoncobb.net
Jeff Diteman is an armchair linguist, a lackadaisical polymath and a closeted bumpkin. When he is not playing the cello, he paints in oils, does technical translations and goes swimming.
Please come and sit on our couches and drink our wine and breathe our air! Share and share alike, bring some beer to share or other things. It's delicious. We want you. Come at 7:30! We will introduce ourselves!