Brevity Fest–Feb. 4th at 7:30pm
My good friend David in New York “introduced” me to his friend Roland Tec, a playwright, via email. Roland is coming out to LA for some meetings and decided to organize a lovely short evening of work by actors, writers, and musicians. Roland asked me to participate and I agreed. Granted, I am not a performer. I am a writer who would very much like other people to read her work. But every once in awhile, I push myself to read in public because no one is going to know I’m a writer if I sit home in my sweatpants in front of my MacBook Pro.
I’m reading a personal essay I wrote called “Barbie’s Dream House,” about the adventures of being a first-time home buyer. I originally submitted it to Real Simple magazine’s essay contest Life Lessons and since it wasn’t chosen, I’m taking this bad boy on the road!
Roland put together a lovely lineup and I’m happy to be part of such a great group. We’ll be performing tomorrow night at the El Cid at 7:30pm in the hip LA hood of Silver Lake. More details here.
UPDATE: It was a lovely evening of work. I got to hear some amazing musical and actor performances. One piece by Maria Maggenti was hysterical — she wrote about the Kindle takes away your right to check out what your potential hookup partner is reading because you can’t look at their bookshelves. I had a blast reading a personal essay I wrote called “Barbie’s Dream House,” about buying our first home. It was great to have a contributing writer to the Huffington Post tell me that he enjoyed my piece. One woman even said it made her teary-eyed! So even though I was nervous, I’m so glad I got up there and read.
Many thanks to Roland for the opportunity!