Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Under the Bridge - Sept. 25

On Friday, September 25, I will be presenting a spoken word piece for Pecha Kucha Night Cleveland, as part of The Bridge Project.

I will be reading a creative non-fiction piece, "How to Survive a Car Wreck," which appeared in the most recent issue of Picayune, the literary journal of New Mexico Highlands University.

The idea behind Pecha Kucha is a short winded presentation, executed via PowerPoint, aided by graphic slides -- 20, to be precise -- that last 20 seconds each. Presenters are limited to 6 minutes and 40 seconds of content.

So I've spliced a condensed version of the narrative with images from the actual event of being in a car wreck in downtown Cleveland.

Please come out if you are in the neighborhood of the Detroit-Superior Bridge this Friday. Pecha Kucha begins at 8:20, but the Bridge Project festivities are open from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Here is a sneak peak at my presentation:

It’s one of the perils of traveling with urban design students. Always looking at the buildings and the urban fabric and such and such. The ‘Big’ City pulled the car inside, like a rusty, post-industrial tractor beam.
‘I’da took the Shoreway to MLK. Way faster. Safer too.’

Come see me read.