Putting on the Dog: TSP Celebrates 5

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The Smoking Poet’s Fifth Anniversary Celebratory Authors’ Reading


Can it be? Has our little cigar pup grown up to a be a big healthy dog, cigar firmly in muzzle, cap pulled low? Swaggering on all fours and reciting fine poetry between puffs of fiction?

It can and it is: The Smoking Poet will be celebrating our fifth anniversary in 2011. Preparations are already under way. What better way to celebrate but to gather together some of our best and brightest and smokiest!

It’s the lounge you imagined—dusky and dim, with velvety chocolate brown couches between gold-threaded veils hanging from a high ceiling, candlelight flickering in a wine glass or a scotch glass, jazz playing in the shadows, and one great writer after another taking the mike to read words to float you away on a dream.

Come join us. The first part of the evening will be a line-up of writers from the past five years of The Smoking Poet issues. After an intermission, the second half is a step-up-to-the-mic with yours. If you have ever had your work published in TSP, you are invited. We want to hear you.

If you simply want to witness The Smoking Poet come to life off the page, come sit with us, sip a little, nibble a bit, relax and enjoy the good words and music.

The Wine Loft

161 East Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, Michigan



A selection of books by authors you’ve enjoyed reading in TSP will be available for purchase by Dean Hauck of Michigan News Agency. Also on sale will be "Putting on the Dog: The Smoking Poet Celebrates 5," an anthology of the best work by TSP writers and editors from the past five years.

Put on the dog! Come celebrate the Big Five with The Smoking Poet.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.


TSP Authors Reading at The Wine Loft

Zinta Aistars

Richard Evans

Gail Griffin

Maryte Gurekas

Conrad Hilberry

Kate Lutes

Lori A. May

Amy Newday

Lynn Pattison

... You?




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