Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Red is the Color of my Night, poetry readings and some music

Pasckie Pascua will launch his new book, “Red is the Color of my Night,” and kicks off the first leg of a reading tour as the featured poet at the ALTAMONT POETRY SERIES on MAY 19 (Monday, 7:30 PM) at North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville. NC Stage Co. is located at 15 Stage Lane, Asheville, NC 28801 (ncstage.org) 828 239 0263. Hosts: Caleb Beissert, Jeff Davis.


[2] May 28, Saturday, 7 PM. Hendershot's: 237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30606. (706) 353 3050
with Kate Morrissey 

[3] May 30, Friday, 7:30 PM. Little River Coffee Bar: 188 West Main Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29306. (864) 582-1227 littlerivercoffeebar.com (with guests poets Brett Klersfeld and Terry Christy Klersfeld, and musician Daniel Z)

[4] June 25, Wed, 8 PM: Mind Gravy. Open mic follows featured guests. The Drip Coffee, 729 Saluda Ave., Columbia, SC 29205. Tel # (803) 661-9545

[5] July 7, Mon, 8 PM: Monday Night Poetry & Music at East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St., Charleston SC. Tel # (843) 723 3446

[ ] PLUS, June 12, Thursday. Cooking demonstration, with medicinal herbs, with Chris Wagoner. VENUE: Mama Bird's Granola and Kitchen, 909 E Broad St #400, Athens, GA 30601. (678) 997 9647. mamabirdsgranola.com

Pasckie was also shared his thoughts on poetry at ASHEVILLE WORDFEST (May 2, 3 and 4, www.ashevillewordfest.com) at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville NC. Host: Laura Hope-Gill.

BACK in the Philippines, his country of birth, PASCKIE PASCUA is categorized as a “Martial Law Baby,” a direct child of the dictatorship's darker years. By the time he decided to fly to New York City on his 38th birthday in 1998, he was already a veteran journalist—with an active tour of duty in Manila's perennial media and writers organizations, activist groups, and political think-tanks.
       The poems and prose in “Red is the Color of my Night” reflect the often ragged but mostly warm wisdom of a journeyman who witnessed and experienced a life that defies his reserved demeanor and inviting smile. This book is written in blood and delivered with a language that crosses creed and culture, without hesitation or reserve. The poet traverses the rough terrains of his past with piercing honesty and visionary glare. His work bothers and comforts at the same time; it also provokes while it reassures. 

BOOKING INQUIRY: Chris Wagoner at 706 207 7746, email moonflower@boannsbanks.com / Marta Osborne at 828 280-2309, email marta.osborne124@gmail.com

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