Last Monday, upstairs at the Victory Cafe, I hosted the very first Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids — an evening of childhood poems, schoolwork, and diary readings. I was really worried that nobody would show up, and that I’d have to read from my Grade 1 journal all alone, for an hour.
But that didn’t happen. The night was amazingly well-attended (standing room only on a Monday night), and everyone who read did a great job. readings were funny, and sad, and embarrassing, and wonderful.
And, the night caught the attention of some media-types. On Monday morning, Tori Allen talked about it on her What’s Goin’ On column. Then Gadzooks featured GRTTWAK in its latest episode. And today, Leah McLaren wrote about it in her Globe column.
Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids was so much fun the first time, I’ve decided to do it again. I’ve booked the sequel for Monday, April 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM, upstairs at The Victory Cafe.
That means if you couldn’t make it to the first one, you have some time to track down that old diary or get your mom to send you that shoebox full of schoolwork.
I’ll post everything related to the reading series at http://www.danmisener.com/read/