by Amber Hemmerle
Posted In: Local Music
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Beginning Feb. 27, Northside’s The Listing Loon will host a
new onstage series called Folk & Fiction where music and writing will be
interwoven to bring together the audiences of various genres.
The monthly event, each final Thursday, was created in collaboration with Brooks
Rexroat, Matt Mooney and Margaret Darling. The trio was at an acoustic show
when they began talking about the limited places available for Folk musicians
and fiction writers to share their work.
“The two groups have the same audience, so that was kind of an
‘ah-ha’ moment for us,” Rexroat says.
They decided to create a place where these musicians and
writers could connect, as well as their audiences. Thus, Folk And Fiction was
Folk & Fiction is open to any genre of writing and music,
but has a heavy focus on, well, Folk music and fiction writing. This gives
prose writers a chance to share what they are working on as well as Folk
musicians who take just as much pride in their lyrics.
"There is a limited audience for any artists endeavor,”
Rexroat continues. “Even those excited only have a percentage of time for
support... It's much more efficient to share an audience, rather than battle
The first event, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, will double as
the Cincinnati launch party for the book, Best
of Ohio Short Stories Vol. 1. From hundreds of submissions, 18 were chosen
to be featured in the book. Four of those writers will be on stage sharing
their work in conjunction with musicians.
For the first event, each musician will have two 15-minute
sets with the writers reading their works in between. The second event will
feature Jacinda Townsend, the author of Saint
Monkey, which will be released Feb. 24.
For more information, go to facebook.com/folkandfiction. Those
who are interested in performing in future events can email the event
coordinator at FolkAndFiction@gmail.com.
Feb. 27 Lineup:
The WritersBrad Pauquette (Columbus, Ohio)Brooks Rexroat (Cincinnati) Lin Rice (Columbus, Ohio) Heather Sinclair Shaw (Newark, Ohio)
The MusiciansMargaret DarlingRoyal Holland
2 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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