September 8th, 2004



Cliterati: Tomorrow, September 9!

At Long Last, we'll be featuring Beki Buchanan!

She's a redheaded, positive force of nature with a bluesy voice. Oh sure, she sells books, edits, and writes poetry, and generally doesn't make the big bucks, but she sure does deliver the goods! She's from the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, and you can hear her pretty regularly at Womanwrites, Malaprop's Cafe Of One's Own, Down-n-Dirty, and the Lake Eden Arts Festival poetry slam. She's also performed with SlamAsheville (r.i.p), in Ladyfest South and Ladyfest Philly. Oh, yeah, and she's on CDs--"Voice Like A Hammer", a collection of WNC women poets responding to 9/11, and the new "Peacework" by Mendy Knott. Beki co-hosts Eve's Night Out at Blue Moon Bookstore in Spruce Pine, NC and has just finished her first chapbook "Looking Inside." She is currently working on a documentary film about southern womens' peace and protest poetry.
She's also hysterically funny, satirical, and political in her character sketch-- "The Higher The Hair, the Closer to God." (think of someone like Molly Ivans, with a beehive, riding in a mobile home from Appalachia,here to tell you like it is, no bones about it!)

You don't want to miss this filling night of homestyle politics and (a)rousing performance poetry!! We can't think of a better way to gear up for this weekend.
$5, more if you can, less if you can't 'cause Beki works hard for the money!

8ish, The Tower II, 735 Ralph McGill Blvd.


Also... Be on the look-out for Sept.23rd as we usher in fabulous features to help kick of Southern Comfort!
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