Seeing is believing. With that in mind, if you still need convincing that you should be at this month’s All-Star Story Night at Riley’s Pour House, be sure to check out the links at the end of this blog.
This time around, I’m including two video performances. The first is from Joe Coluccio, who will be making his fifth appearance at Riley’s this month. The performance featured here shows Joe in top form, telling a tale that is at once funny and touching. Recorded by videographer Dean Mougainis at Joe’s previous Riley’s appearance, the clip provides a good sense of what you can expect when this master storyteller returns on December 29.
The second video features performance artist Douglas Claytor reciting “The House With Nobody In It,” a poem by Joyce Kilmer. Shot and edited by Riley’s house musician John Puckett, the video shows Douglas doing what he does best–presenting poetry from memory. Douglas last performed at Riley’s nearly a year ago, and we’re looking forward to having him back.
If you’re a fan of the spoken-word and you plan to be in the Pittsburgh area on December 29, you owe it to yourself to make this event. But you don’t need to take my word for it. See for yourself by checking out the videos below, and I’ll hope to see in a couple weeks when the All-Stars come to Riley’s for the storytelling night of the year.
Linzner (right) and Khanna can’t take you all the way back to the beginning, but their podcasts at the Fantastic Fiction audio site can easily transport you back to the beginning of this year for readings by Andy Duncan and Gregory Frost or to early 2014 to catch Laird Byron and Paul Tremblay. In between, you can listen to the likes of James Morrow, Wesley Chu, Lisa Manetti, Ellen Gunn, Nancy Kress, and others. It’s all free and only a click or two away. Reliving the past has never been easier.
And yes . . . if you missed this month’s session — during which Tom Monteleone and I joined forces — you can catch that one too. Pour a drink, click play, and it will be almost like being there. You can get all of the available Fantastic Fiction audio by clicking here. A shortcut to my September 16 performance with Tom is available here or by clicking the graphic below.
Go ahead. Click the link . . . and I’ll meet you on the other side. Scop on!
Yesterday’s post highlighted spoken-word performances by Dale Miller and Anna Voelker, two terrific performance artists who wowed the SRO crowed. Today, we turn the spotlight on Madeleine Reineberg and Joe Coluccio. It was Madeleine’s first appearance at Riley’s, and we hope it’s the first of many.
Both podcast are below. Give a listen, and be sure to spread the word if you like what you hear. Most importantly, if you live in the Pittsburgh area, be sure to stop by for out next session on July 28 when the theme will be “Life’s Adventures.”
Starting today, I’d like to share some audio highlights from that evening, starting with two exciting spoken-word performers who made their Riley’s debut at “Starry Nights.”
Anna Voelker is a talented young scientist who has been featured on TEDx at Ohio State University. Dale Miller is a singer, actor, and student at Robert Morris University.
If you were there, you had the opportunity to witness their talents firsthand. If your missed them, you can still hear their presentations by clicking the links below.
So sit back, enjoy, and stop back soon for more highlights from our cosmic night of storytelling. And if you’d like to be part of the storytelling action, consider joining our next session on July 28, when the theme will be “Life’s Adventures.” Scop on!