So, for the few of you who may regularly try and read my blog, and for all the rest of you now reading the archives, my blogging has been very sub-standard in the past year, but I wanted to alert you that the advent of a new open-mic reading series should hopefully have me writing something every month (at least). It’s an offshoot of the weekly “live magazine” The Paper Machete, held here in Chicago, that (for now) they’re calling THE MASH. It started in February, but I didn’t hear about it in time to write a piece to share. But I went last week — they’re happening at Horseshoe, 4115 N Lincoln Ave, the first Wednesday of every month @ 8pm — and I plan on posting the musings I share there here on my blog each month (for those who can’t come and hear them in person). They’ll be commentary on pop culture/politics/the world/recent news events, and hopefully they will give me reason to write about the kind of things I like to write about in the first place.
As for other writing, if you don’t know me personally, I wrote and performed a solo show last fall at the Chicago Fringe Festival called Sorry to Disappoint Me. That was my significant writing in most of 2012, and I’ve recently started a project that I hope to spend a lot of time in 2013 working on that will be mostly political/philosophical essays meant to be read in a compilation but could also probably be performed/read live (condensed versions, if not the full ones). I’m excited about that, and perhaps some of that will end up here.
And finally, I have a few performances booked in Chicago for 2013 — Essay Fiesta in March and WRITE CLUB in May — but I am focusing on the writing and not the storytelling scene, and then seeing if any opportunities for live writing may show up any time soon. (Though perhaps I’ll show up at The Moth sometime soon, too.)
So I hope to be more consistent — would love to hear if there’s anything you’d like for me to write on, and maybe I will!