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February 26, 2000

Reading - Men on Love

On Saturday evening, February 26, 7pm to 9pm, Homewood Studios and Porter Publishing will present "Men on Love," men reading about love, both their own work and that of others. This is the first event of its kind in the Twin Cities and will include Louis Alemayehu, Jon Bell, Richard Bergeron, Dwight Hobbes, Tom LaBlanc, David Lieberman, Roy McBride, John Minczeski, Alexs D. Pate, J. Otis Powell!, Michael Raimondi, George Roberts, Thomas R. Smith, Timothy Young, and more. Readings will include prose and poetry about all sorts of love---filial, parental, brotherly, romantic. Come early for a good seat. This reading is free and open to the public. Participants' books and CDs will be for sale.

For information, call 612.521.0923

To everyone's surprise, ninety-seven people showed up for our first public reading event! We ran out of chairs, bench space, wis if they were on a rush-hour subway. Yet, the evening was a wonderful success. Everyone said how pleased they were something like this was...finally...taking place in our neighborhood.

All the readers were extremely generous in the work they offered. Every imaginable aspect of love was touched on and there was remarkably little ego in evidence. The good spirits we invited into the building almost two years ago when we opened the place up for the neighborhood to come in and write their thoughts and hopes and visions on the walls continue to reside here.

Here's the complete list of readers:  Louis Alemayehu, Jon Bell, Richard
Bergeron, Djola Branner, Dwight Hobbes, Tom LaBlanc, David Lieberman,
Rich MacPhie, Roy McBride, John Minczeski, Alexs D. Pate, Tien-Bao Phi,
J. Otis Powell!, Michael Raimondi, George Roberts, Thomas R. Smith, and
Timothy Young.

We are considering a reading series, perhaps one every two months, on a variety of subjects. Porter Publishing, the event sponsor, is also considering publishing an anthology of the work read for "Men On Love." Watch for further details about these two possibilities.

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