We all love the “Cheap Wine and Poetry” series where pretentiousness is thrown out the window and casual brain candy walks in the door in the form of one dollar plastic cups of wine and local authors reading good poetry. The series’ younger sibling, “Cheap Beer and Prose,” is scheduled for 7 pm this Thursday, March 11th at the Richard Hugo House. And I can’t help it, but I have visions of Donny and Marie singing “I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit rock and roll,” when I think about the two programs. I apologize. Especially to younger readers who have no idea what I’m talking about.
“â€œCheap Beer and Proseâ€ follows the format of â€œCheap Wine and Poetryâ€ featuring four prose writers reading from a longer pieceâ€”a story, an essay or a chapterâ€”and cheap beer for $1.”
The authors scheduled to appear are Jonathan Evison, Stacey Levine, Bret Fetzer and Janna Cawrse Esarey. You can read more about their impressive literary accomplishments on the website and you can even buy their books at the event. Hosting the evening will be Charla Grenz.
It won’t cost you anything to get in the door, although donations are gratefully accepted. The Hugo House and Pabst Blue Ribbon are sponsoring the event. PBR for a buck people! There will also be an open mic – so gather your courage and sign up at the door.
The Hugo House is located at 1634 11th Avenue on Capitol Hill.