Down the Road
Postponed in 2020 and 2021, we'll see how it goes for 2022. I made it through the lottery, so we'll see! Dates are August 11-21. My show: Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus (the Post-Trump Edition). Originally I was going to do my Trump Sonnets or How I've Taken on Donald Trump (and Won), but times have changed. I sure look forward to spending time in Edmonton, where I've never been.
I'll be solo, and it gives me an excuse to share my Carl Sandburg poem, my Robin Metz poem (long-time Knox College professor who passed away a couple of years ago and who wrote the foreword to my Are You Famous? memoir), something or other from my September 11 suite of poems, and of course take out the fiddle and mandolin. Looking forward to being back in Galesburg. I think it's the first time in a decade.
I'll be joined by Tim Kerr & Jerry Hagins (aka Up Around the Sun) and by Beth Chrisman, and maybe a surprise or two. Expect at least one outreach event--looks like we'll be doing a school matinee show on Thursday morning, April 20.