Looking for something that is warm, inspiring, fun, and intelligent to do on a Pandemic imprisoned Friday night?
The wife/husband duo of Treena and Ridge from Queens wanted to do something to help the pandemic disappear a bit before the weekend. So each Friday at 8:30 they present four writers and/or artists who present their artworks, be it visual or nonfiction, poetry or fiction, memoir or essay.
Each reads or presents for fifteen minutes followed by an insightful response by Ridge. It’s never stuffy, more like hanging out with warm-hearted friends. After an hour, everyone’s mic is unmuted, and off we go on a conversation that leads from here to there and somewhere. No critique. All observation and response. Never pretentious, yet always smart and often funny.
Here’s the link. You, of course, can stay as long as you want. Julie and I sit back with our sips and snacks, dive in when it feels right, and have come to know folks we never would have gotten to meet. Everyone feels welcomed and liked and appreciated.
The works presented express inclusiveness, include new and well-seasoned writers, Usually something for everyone. After about an hour of conversation, Treena confesses her exhaustion. She teaches 7th and 8th grade Chinese students and after a full Friday of inspiration admits her exhaustion, Ridge is a burnt-out social worker so he knows the feeling.
Give it two viewings before you decide this is or isn’t for you. We’re really glad that it’s for us.
Here’s how to join the performance: https://www.tgicast.com/events
You stay safe, ya hear!!!!
PS. One evening I even brought out one of our puppets.
PPS. Soon to appear are a couple poets many of you know: Laura Donnelly and Katie Bode-Lang!