First Lit Mag meeting of the year!!!

Yep, it's that time again!! So, all interested memebers:

When: This coming friday

Where: Ms. Kinner's room

Time: 3:30-4:30

Please, please be there, people!!! We need good attendance!!! I will hunt you down and beat you with dead sticks...j/k!!

Seriously, come.
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And so we wait for next year to arrive!

And... an idea:

Poetry Slams/Open Mics at Java Jive!

I'm pretty sure the owner would be up for it. And if she's unsure, Heather and I can convince her ^____^

Whaddy'all think?
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I am following Dan Bernitt's mailing list, and in the last update, he attatched the following message at the bottom:

"PS: Know of any gay and lesbian artists (any art form: dance, visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, creative writing, film, theatre, fire-breathing and whatnot) in Kentucky? E-mail with information on their work and how to contact them. I'm looking to start a Queer Artist Alliance in Lexington and have a performance/exhibition gala in Spring 2007."

I am a male bisexual writer/poet, and I live in the Lexington area....could I be of any help to your group? I also know some friends that are of alternative oreintations..."


"Hi there,

Absolutely! While I'm still trying to figure out all of the details and start working on this organization, I would love to have you exhibit your work in some way. I'm hoping for the work to be as non-juried as possible -- I want to give as many people in our community a chance. As for literary arts, there will likely be an open-mic/organized reading of some kind. I just got off the phone with Ellen Hagan (straight ally and Def Poet); she's interested in leading some workshops.

The Queer Artist Alliance is going to be modeled after different artist conferences, with a weekend of exhibitions and performances -- likely in the spring of 2007. Yes, two years away, but I'm hoping the event will work out.

If you could send me some more information about your work and maybe forward this message to your GLBT friends, that'd be wonderful.

Thanks for your interest! Keep in touch!

Dan Bernitt
Sawyer House Productions"


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From Dan Bernitt:

"Hey folks,

It's been a hectic couple of months recently, and this summer will be even more hectic -- with performances. Just a quick update for what's been going on recently: at the beginning of March, the University of Kentucky held its first annual V-Day performance of The Vagina Monologues; I served as the director for the show. I am proud to announce that those performances combined raised over $4000 for The Women's Place, a campus organization dedicated to ending violence against women, and nearly 700 people were in attendance. At the end of that month I was invited to perform alongside one of my mentors, Shayla Lawson, at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference's Sex and the Country dinner with Candace Bushnell. (And, goodness, do I have stories to tell.)

April and May have, so far, been slow as I have been preparing for this summer. My solo show, Moments of Disconnect, has been selected for inclusion in two (2!) fringe festivals. For those who don't know, the fringe festivals were started in Scotland and were created to offer performance space and options to artists not selected for Scotland's mainstage theatre festivals. What the artists decided to do was head to the fringes of the town to start their own festival -- thus the fringe festival. The idea has popped up around the world, offering a venue for artists who aren't necessary mainstream to exhibit their work. I've been selected to be in two of America's seven fringe festivals. Thanks to a generous grant from the folks at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, I'll be able to perform without any financial concern.

This summer I will appear in Cincinnati and Provincetown. Below is information on ticketing and directions.

June 2-4, 8, 10, 2005 - Cincinnati, OH
Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street
Tickets: $10
(Presented by the Cincinnati Fringe Festival)

* Thursday, June 2 - 8:00 pm
* Friday, June 3 - 10:00 pm
* Saturday, June 4 - 5:00 pm
* Wednesday, June 8 - 10:00 PM ***(LOCATION CHANGE: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 1127 Vine Street)***
* Friday, June 10 - 8:00 pm

( Get Tickets ) and ( Get Directions )


July 22-23, 26-30, 2005 - Provincetown, MA
Provincetown Inn
Tickets: $15/$12 - 9 PM nightly
(Presented by the Provincetown Fringe Festival)

The Provincetown Inn is a small, intimate venue, so be sure to arrive early. The Inn is also wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned, and offers free parking. Also available each night are free refreshments (like wine, seltzer, and lollipops.) Tickets are available online, by calling 508.487.2666, or at the Aquarium Mall (209 Commercial Street) between noon and 8 PM, and at the door. To order tickets online, check out the link below.

( Get Tickets ) and ( Get Directions )


Order your tickets early -- and stock up on gas while prices are low(er)! Also this summer I will be performing with comedian Bernie Lubbers and R&B singer Robbie Bartlett. The dates are still being confirmed, but the cities we're planning to hit are Louisville, Lexington, and Newport. I'll keep you updated.
Thanks, folks. You all have been a tremendous help over the past couple years, and I really do thank you for the support and encouragement.

Take care and drink your water,
Dan Bernitt
and the staff of Sawyer House Productions
(yes, there's now a staff!)

[[Check out for the most up-to-date information.]]

PS: Know of any gay and lesbian artists (any art form: dance, visual art, instrumental music, vocal music, creative writing, film, theatre, fire-breathing and whatnot) in Kentucky? E-mail with information on their work and how to contact them. I'm looking to start a Queer Artist Alliance in Lexington and have a performance/exhibition gala in Spring 2007."

I <3 Dan Bernitt....

Magazine Published!

WRETCHED HOG: literary magazines!!!!
Iecerint: is done?!?!
Iecerint: ios here?!?!?
WRETCHED HOG: yyeysyesyesyes
Iecerint: so many lil ppl have been like lucas when are we having a meeting agai9n!!!
Iecerint: :-(
Iecerint: ADAM
Iecerint: that is not appropiorate ATTUTIUTDE
WRETCHED HOG: tell them come to ms kinners room tomorrow after school to get some mags
Iecerint: you should nurture the lil ppl
Iecerint: ok
WRETCHED HOG signed off at 9:16:20 PM.

So that's the situation. The poor boy exhibits very poor form, but thank him for the work he's put into publishing it, right? Anyway, as he says, come to pick up some magazines from Ms. Kinner to sell to Henry Clay students throughout the day.

Be good. Do not be bad.
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Heyyy, question.

Did the magazine get published yet?

Yeah... dumb question, I should probably already know, but, um, I don't. Thanks... XD

Curiosity did NOT kill the cat. I swear. It just sprained the cat's ankle.
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Important: Submissions

Basically, here is a conversation I had with Mr. Adam Michel.

WRETCHED HOG: hey will you e-mail me your submission(s) to literary magazine
WRETCHED HOG: whichever things you'd like in there
Iecerint: umm
Iecerint: ya i guess so
Iecerint: which address?
WRETCHED HOG: if you speak to any other lit mag people online please tell them to do the same
WRETCHED HOG: (they can send to
Iecerint: i'll put it in the livejournal community
WRETCHED HOG: awesome1

Remember to note appropriate content length and so on. You guys probably have some pieces selected by now. Hope to see everyone published!

Poetry! ^^;;;


just telling you all that I typed up a TON of poetry...and I'd really like it if people could look through it and tell me what could be done better, what they think, which ones they like the best, etc. I'd post it here, but I wanted to keep the spacing I did in Rich-Text, and when you switch to Rich-Text, it makes the "post to" field dissappear down below. Sorry! <--Here!