During the month of May I’m honored to present several online performances.
Cozy Grammar is offering free access to these two shows for the entire month:
- A Thousand Thanks: The Gift of Sadako and Her Cranes, a show I wrote for the Family Series at Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) about the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.
- By Heart: A Celebration of Words, Magic, and Memory, a show I premiered at Open Space for Arts and Community about how poets and poetry sing memory alive, join past, present, and future, and reveal what’s really in our hearts and minds.
You can learn more and access the performances on Cozy Grammar’s Free Resources page.
And if you’d like to share them with friends, please feel free to pass this information along.
I’m also happy to announce that the NPR recording of my January talk at Town Hall Seattle has been posted to KUOW’s website:
A world where poetry meets magic and wonder | John O’Brien
You’re welcome to share this as well or simply enjoy the recording in a spare moment should you so desire.
Wonder From Home
Last, in a new experiment for me, I’ve been asked by Atlas Obscura‘s “Wonder From Home” series to present a live event from home on Sunday, May 17th.
It’s called The Magic of Words in a Poet-Magician’s Yurt and will be an hour-long online interactive presentation and workshop, similar to one I recently offered at the Sahrdaya Foundation in Chennai, India.
Tickets are $10. You can read all about it on Altas Obscura’s website.
I hope that these days find you safely at home, discovering even amidst the uncertainty and tumble of events that there can also be wonder and surprise.