Get your literary fill this weekend: tonight at Mainline Art & Cocktails with a new fiction and nonfiction reading series, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” and Sunday at Doc’s Wine & Food with Mused. Organization’s POP series and readings of e.e. cummings’ poetry.
Tonight, Seven Minutes in Heaven, a new reading series of short fiction and nonfiction, hosts its inaugural event at Mainline Art & Cocktails from 7:00-8:30.
Four writers will each read pieces that clock in at seven minutes or less. No poems, songs, or excerpts – just complete pieces meant to dazzle and entertain.
The reading will feature local authors Kathryn Parkman, an editor at This Land Press, and AW Marshall, an adjuct professor at Tulsa Community College and editorial board member at University of Tulsa's Nimrod Journal, as well as visiting writer from Austin, TX, Tatiana Ryckman, the author of two chapbooks of prose, "Twenty-Something" and "VHS and Why it's hard to Live," and one wild card. If you’d like a chance to read, bring your short (seven-minutes-or-less) story to the event and enter for the wild card spot.
Seven Minutes in Heaven
Thursday June 23, 7:00-8:30
Mainline Art & Cocktails, 111 S Main St.
On Sunday, Mused. Organization’s latest installment of their POP series offers another way to beat the heat: indoors at Doc’s Wine & Food accompanied by poetry.
MUSED., is dedicated to putting poetry into people's everyday lives, and to that end they’ve organized a reading of e.e. cummings’ poetry, read by myself, Matt Moffett of Tulsa Girls Art School, and pop/fine artist John Hammer, as well as Wayne Newton's bassist Matt Hayes Bass & the late Wayman Tisdale's drummer Arthur Thompson perform live loop petal licks.
From POP’s event page: “E.E. believed we should live by the guide of our inner self, and as always, we want to get to know your inner self, too. After our readers perform, we will open the stage for a presentation of your poem inspired by the reading.”
Mused.’s POP: e.e. Cummings
Sunday June 26, 4:00-6:00
Doc’s Wine & Food, 3509 S Peoria Ave.