Spoken Word and Live Music

Spoken Word and Live Music

This is the flyer for my next reading, in Shepherdstown at Reynolds Hall on Saturday, April 23 2005 at 9 PM. The performance will also be broadcast on 89.7 WSHC FM.

I would like to thank everyone who helped me pick out what to read. It wasn’t easy. For some reason, I’ve been nervous about this.

The Performers

Ethan Fischer edits Antietam Review and teaches English at Shepherd University. His book of poetry, Beached in the Hourglass, was recently published by Bunny & Crocodile Press. Ethan’s poems have been published in many literary journals, including Pembroke Magazine, Potomac Review, Tuscarora Review, Dickinsonian, and Mountain Pathways. His work was honored by inclusion in Wild Sweet Note: Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry.

Todd Young is currently an adjunct professor of English at Shepherd University. Todd has performed his poetry in various venues around the Shepherdstown area and has most recently appeared onstage as Falstaff in the latest production by the Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players. Performing poetry with musicians is something that Todd enjoys, having been involved in several local experimental music projects such as Vox Populi, A Thousand Names, and Veritas.

Dylan Kinnett has been an active writer, poet & performer in the Shepherdstown community for a decade. Dylan spent the late nineties producing the local zine, Apocalypse Playground. He has written a stage play about a street preacher, several published short stories, and the occasional dirty limerick on a bathroom wall. Dylan is currently writing a novella in hypertext, To Win, Simply Play which began as an undergraduate writing thesis.

paradigm9 is a group of sound designers and recording artists who, for the last 6 years has produced music for films, plays, eclectic art installations, and the occasional good old fashioned live rock n’ roll show. Dani Seiss, Jim Pilato and Curt Seiss started the Shepherdstown-based experimental music label, Magnanimous Records in 1999 and have since grown to include a modest roster of both local, national and international recording artists. Recently paradigm9 composed a score to local film-maker Lars Wigren’s “Animus” and have just completed their fifth original score for the (not-so) traditional Rude Mechanical Medieval and Renaissance Players, directed by Shepherd University’s Dr. Betty Ellzey.