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October 25, 2003

New All Peoples' Coffee House - Open Reading

Time for the fall edition of this quarterly open mike event. Prose writers, poets, hip hop and rap artists, traditional writers and experimental writers or musicians, singers, instrumentalists...all welcome.

Theme: scary stories, Halloween poems, harvest songs.

Evening begins at 7 o'clock.

For further information, phone Rich Begeron at 612 588-8093 or e-mail him at Rich.Bergeron@AugustTech.com.

Twelve people attended, five read. Several people, including three creative writing students from Cooper High School, were first time visitors to Homewood Studios.

The quality of conversation after each person read was exciting, probing, diverse. Rich Bergeron's piece, a new story called "La Toussainte," evoked a long talk about dispossessed peoples, loosing and recovering identity, and the power of stories in creating history.

As usual, the right people showed up and the two hours together were well spent.

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