I'm so excited to write about this open stage event now that I have content for the blog. As nervous as I was, the first 'Trail Mix' event of the summer at Norwalk, CT's Troupe429 was a wild ride. So many amazing queer performers took to the stage. Poets, singers, dancers, comedians, and of course, drag. Can't go wrong! I can't stress enough how much I loved being able to go down to that bar for the first time. It's vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive, and I need to find a time to go back.
I read two poems from my book, "Occasionally, the Moon," and "We Fear the Worst." I wanted to read some less-spooky pieces, given the atmosphere and energy that a beginning-of-Pride-Month event has. And I included two new poems, so if you were at the event, you got to hear some never-before-heard pieces of mine! It was definitely exciting to reveal those. That got me even more excited for what the future holds for my writing career.
I'll include some pictures below, of me reading and attempting to pose with Troupe429's awesome backdrop. Thanks to my friends who provided them! Photo credits and a bonus video can be found at my Instagram page here.
Thanks again to my friends Sienna Rose and Robin Fierce from Troupe429 for having me! Hit the links on their names to give them some social media love, and check out Troupe429's website here, for more info and to check out their plethora of upcoming events. Don't miss out!
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