Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mompoet at Thundering Word
On Feb 15 I had the pleasure and honour of featuring at Thundering Word, a wonderful open mic evening at Cafe Montmartre in Vancouver. Here are a couple of photos of hosts Wanda Nowicky and Bill McNamara and me, after the show.
Bill and Wanda are awesome hosts, and their show attracts audience and artists who love an evening of music and words. The night I was there, we saw and heard singers, guitar players, spoken word artists, a banjo player, harmonica player and Jill with her new rock-ulele - an electric ukulele. I had a tremendously lovely evening and even remembered all of the poems and the story that I prepared. The highlight for me was performing my "Dear Valentine" story that I posted here last Valentine's Day. The audience responded so warmly to it I felt like I was walking on air.
Thank you to everyone, friends and family who came out to Vancouver from Burnaby, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and other great places to see the show. Thank you to my Vancouver poetry friends who came too. I felt surrounded by love. Thank you Bill, Wanda and lovely Diana (Bill's wife) who gave us all treats of her personal warmth as well as Valentine candies to sweeten the evening.
question: do you hear the thunder?
mompoet - walking on air (still)