Friday, February 29, 2008

Limp Wrist Launch Party!



Last night was the Limp Wrist launch party at Outwrite, and it was fantastic event. We started off with a minute silence in memory of Lawrence King. If you haven't heard of Lawrence King read the NY TIMES article that I've linked; then take a moment and Google his name. His story is tragic and needs to be shared.

Laure-Anne Bosselaar was the guest of honor and started off the night. Then I read followed by Collin Kelley and Stacie Boschma. Lisa Allender and Genevieve Lyons rounded out the night-- these talented poets graciously read in place of two other poets. Lisa read for Beth Gylys and Genevieve for Denise Duhamel.

There was such good energy in the bookstore for which I am glad and thankful. The evening went off without a hitch. A dear friend of mine, Greg, took tons of pictures of the event. I'm going to meet in a week or so for a drink and to receive the CD with the pictures. (can't wait!)

I have to give a shout out to Cousin's Bakery for donating cookies for the event as well as Jenny Allen for donating some her tasty Jenny J's Cheese Dip. Please contact me if you'd like more information on Cousin's or Jenny J's.

I give a hearty THANK YOU to Phillip Rafshoon, Outwrite owner. When I contacted Phillip about wanting to do the launch party at Outwrite, there was never a hesitation about making it happen. Phillip is unbelievably supportive to the GLTB community in Atlanta, so stop by Outwrite when you're in the city!

4 comments:

Collin said...

It was a great evening, Dustin! You should be proud of yourself.

Lisa Allender said...

I was honored to get to read Beth Gylys'lovely words!
The evening was superb, Dustin--and the food, great!
Please give us a LINK to Cousins'Baked Goods and Jenny J's
Thanks.

KATE EVANS said...

Sounds like a great event. Wish I could have been there.

Dustin said...

CK,

Thanks! I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. You were fab as usual.

Lisa,
Thanks for reading for Beth! I'll email you the contact information about Cousin's. Jenny J doesn't have a website; however, there is a place in Buckhead where the dip can be purchased.

Kate,
I'd like to go on record to say it was a great event; however, I am a little bias!