Headliners include David Mason (Colorado Poet Laureate), Minor Disturbance (National Youth Poetry Slam Champions), dancer extraordinaire, Ricki Harada among others.
Held in the upstairs ballroom of the Mercury Cafe, this day long event will include readings, workshops, films, a small press book fair, short fiction, comedy, theater, performance art and limited open mics. Other readers/performers include finalists for this year’s Colorado Book Awards in poetry, Art from Ashes, Jovan Mays, Price Strobridge, Vampyra, Ken Arkind, Dominique Sample, Marilyn Megenity, Robert King, Suzi Q Smith, Lucifury, Lady Speech Sanfoka, Roseanna Frechette, MD Friedman, Sonia Skakich, Christopher Kendall, Mila Popovich & Carlos Lando.
The evening reading will be followed by live music provided by Coyote Poets of the Universe.
SETH, performance poet, fiction writer
“SETH has a leveling gaze when he speaks his poetry that
harbors power and intelligence.” — Westword
20 years ago I stumbled into performing poetry. First there was Open Rangers — our mission: to render poetry more entertaining and thus more accessible to the poemaphobic. Then came Jafrika, an artistic tour de force. And now Art Compost & the Word Mechanics…. plus all kinds of other creative collaborations along the way.
My love affair with language actually began with fiction and still remains so. Most of my short stories have been published. I’ve also written and performed radio theater comedy, worked with kids on writing and producing their stories and plays, authored a hit musical and, most recently, completed my first novel.
Along the way I’ve honed my skills as an instructor, producer, director, actor and percussionist eking out a living coordinating artistic and community projects for other organizations. I enjoy performing solo as well as being part of an ensemble. And I’m forever on the lookout for new and innovative ways to present my work and the writing of others.
My website highlights works performed with or without music. For video performances, check out Special Appearances or Gregory SETH Harris on MySpace.