How do you deal with writer’s block? That’s probably the most frequently asked question of any author and their least favourite to answer. I decided to tackle finding an answer in 2017 by drawing inspiration other forms of art. Once a month I’ll be trying something different and discussing the results.
For June, I decided to keep to the theme of Pride month. I attended an event at the Starving Artist Cafe for an open mic night put on by the BATA (Brantford Advocacy Transgender Awareness). It was refreshing to find a gathering of supporters representing all different sexualities coming together in a very much ‘be who you are‘ atmosphere.
The evening started out with the announcement of the M.C. For the night, the beautiful Blair Bitch, a well-known local Drag Queen and musician. I first met Steven B. Andrews at this same event last year and I am a huge fan of his music in every persona. He performed several songs, including my favourite of the evening, Karma Chameleon, and had the room dancing and clapping along.
Throughout the evening various attendees took the stage to showcase their talents ranging from improv acting to music and poetry. I enjoyed every single one as well as the constant stream of Sangria that kept my glass full. Christina, the owner of The Starving Artist, makes a particularly tasty one.
Are you wondering about the results of my experiment? I couldn’t help but be inspired by such a talented group! Expect to see some new announcements in the near future. I feel a new series brewing. This evening was a success!
I’m looking forward to finding a new adventure in July. I hope you’ll join me for those results next month!
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