Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Pole Dancing in Public: Dutton's Bookstore, July 15

I missed two opportunities to "pole dance" in public in June, but I'll
finally get to brandish my boa at Dutton's Bookstore on Sunday, July 15.

I almost jumped out of my skin when I read the description in the IWOSC
Newsletter: PAST IWOSC PRESIDENT SUSAN CARRIER'S COURAGEOUS
BATTLE WITH LYMPHOMA. I just think the word "courageous" in relation to
cancer is so overused and hackneyed. I'd much rather be described, in life
and in death, as spunky or feisty.

I'm going to request that it be changed to the following: IWOSC past
president Susan Carrier shares "Pole
Dancing," a touching and humorous,
first-person essay that explores
her love-hate relationship with the IV
pole.


I hope that you'll join me on the 15th, even though theoutdoor venue on a hot,
Sunday afternoon doesn't sound that enticing. Let's come up with a fun, cool
place to meet for dinner after the event.



IWOSC READS ITS OWN
Sunday, July 15
2 to 4 p.m.
Dutton's Bookstore, 11975 San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood

The drama! The passion! The sheer hilarity! Join an elite group of readers
offering an eclectic mix of fiction, poetry, and essays at another edition of
IWOSC Reads Its Own. Expect a riveting afternoon of eclectic works -- from
poems to true stories to hilarious monologues and beyond.

IWOSC
Reads is an entertaining way to support a great group of authors while
enjoying a terrific bookstore.

The afternoon's intriguing line-up includes: a selection from Dee Dee Phelp's
delightful memoir about life as one half of a popular recording duo; an
excerpt from the forthcoming mystery/thriller "The Evangelist," by Darrell
James; PAST IWOSC PRESIDENT SUSAN CARRIER'S COURAGEOUS
BATTLE WITH LYMPHOMA; Susan Lindau's delicious story of "Comfort Food";
and Pam Ward's piece from her recently published novel, "Want Some,
Get Some."

We have moved this event to Dutton's Bookstore, in part to show our support
for this threatened literary landmark. The new owners of the Barry Building,
which has housed Dutton's since 1984, announced tentative plans to demolish
the mid-century modern office complex. Subsequently, the building has been
nominated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, an action that is still
pending.

Note, please, that this event will be in Dutton's outdoor courtyard on a summer
day.Cool drinks are on the (IWOSC)house.

This event is free and open to the public. Only IWOSC members participate as
readers.

5 comments:

Paula Johnson said...

Just make sure you get someone to record this on digital video so the out-of-towners can enjoy it!

Suzy keleher said...

ok i am going to be there! yahoo....Susan, your writing is so astute and thought provoking...Award winning ...in my book! Thank you for it! See you...Love you! Suzy

Susan Carrier said...

Yea - so glad you can make it, Suzy. Will be great to have you in the audience.

Frankie said...

I will be there too. :)

denise said...

Can't wait!!!!!