The blankets of fallen leaves needing raking couldn’t stop people from coming out to attend Speak Easy this past Sunday (11/11/2018). Then again, maybe that’s why they came. Either way, we had a good crowd on hand to hear some great writing as our two new readers and six returnees read their nine short pieces of poetry and prose. What’s that, you say? How does two and six equal nine? It does when one of your writers reads two stories. While we generally follow the “one-person, one piece” rule, we’re always open to trying new things, so when Kevin Watt approached us with the idea of reading a story from two different points of view, “We said bring it on!” (OK, those may not have been our exact words, but close enough.) Based on the audience response, our little experiment proved to be a hit.
If you have some outside-of-the Speak-Easy-box ideas for us, please let us know! We always like to hear from you. You can email us at BeHeard (at) RocSpoke.org or you can reach us via social media. We’re on both FaceBook and Twitter as RocSpoke.
Check out the pictures from last Sunday below!
Next Up: The holidays are coming at us fast and furiously! Take a break from the stress of decorating and shopping, and come join us on Sunday December 9 at 1:00 pm for our last Speak Easy of 2018. It’ll be an open-topic event, and sure to be a good time.
Lineup for Speak Easy No. 23, Sunday 11/11/2017 at Cheshire:
Transit Gloria — Robert Shelton
07.01.18 — Tanya Rene
Excerpt from The Present and the Past — Sue Gugliotto
1995, Detroit International Airport, Customs — Kevin Watt
1995, Detroit International Airport, Arrivals — Kevin Watt
Cobb’s Hill Morning — Joel Lesses
Fall — Evvy Fanning
My Novel — Scott Seifritz
Playground Games — Alex Sanchez
Special Thanks to Sharon Elmer for Photography!