Reading: Cheryl’s Gone on Thursday, May 12

I’m very pleased to be on the roster this month for the Cheryl’s Gone Reading and Performance Series along with poets Lauren Bender and Jennifer DePalma and the folk duo LunaSol. The event is Thursday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at Big Bear Cafe, 1st and R NW, Washington, DC. I’m not sure what I’ll be reading yet — whether something recently published or a new, untested piece — but I can offer some quick info on the other folks on the program.

Lauren Bender lives and works in Baltimore, where she is 1/3 of Narrow House and the whole director of the Show & Tell Series at Minás.

Jenn DePalma lives and works in Washington, DC. She is an active member of the now defunct D’Steele Society of Advanced Poetics. She is half of the art collaborative the YAY team.

LunaSol is a female folk-rock band born in the beautiful Bay Area of Northern California in 2006. After meeting in law school, Heidi Boas and Lara Eilhardt began performing together at local coffee shops and events in Berkeley, CA. After finishing law school in 2007, the band briefly separated until Heidi and Lara joyfully reunited in Washington, D.C. in 2008. LunaSol has since given several performances at Dahlak and Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C., singing a mixture of folk-rock favorites and original songs. Listen online here.

Hope to see a good turnout later this week! — Art Taylor