Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marck L. Beggs Recap

In case you missed it (and aren't you sad if you did?), Marck L. Beggs launched our new year of readings in stellar style.  He rocked the house with both his music and his poems.

We set our new attendance record, surpassing the 130 mark for audience members.  Marck kept us all laughing and thinking and humming along, and the audience survey results show that nearly everyone found something to appreciate about the event. 

In addition to Marck's performance, we also gave away a half a dozen free books to lucky audience members.  That's right!  Free books!  If you attend our next event (novelist, Padma Viswanathan, Thursday, 25 October), you just might be a winner as well.  We offer books of modern & contemporary fiction and poetry, with a few books on the craft of writing thrown in for good measure. 

Many thanks to PTC's Tim Jones for taking photos!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Marck L. Beggs Tuesday 9/18

We are counting down the few short days until Marck L. Beggs arrives on campus to perform both poetry and song.  It should be a stellar event and we hope you can join us!

Who: Marck L. Beggs, poet & singer/songwriter
When: Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 6:00 p.m. (free and open to the public)
Where: Pulaski Technical College's North Little Rock campus, Campus Center (clock tower building), 2nd floor
What: A poetry reading and music performance, to include an audience Q & A and book signing (*books will be for sale, $10 each, cash or check)

See you all on Tuesday night!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Libido Cafe: Marck L. Beggs, 9/18/12 @ 6 p.m.

Marck L. Beggs will read poetry and perform songs at the Big Rock Reading Series on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m.

This reading will take place in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center.  All events are free & open to the public.

More information can be found by clicking on this link.

Check out what Salmon Poetry has to say about Beggs' Libido Cafe

"Welcome to the Libido CafĂ©, where monkeys are welcome, the piano has been drinking, and the coffee is always perfect. In his second collection, Marck L. Beggs explores a wide range of poetic forms and subjects. From the formal structure of the sonnet to invented forms and linguistic experiments, from the vulgar to the salubrious, from the humorous to the offensive, the poet brings a new voice and a fresh sense of urgency to each poem. The result is a book which crosses genres and schools of poetry. Beggs's poems veer from the immediately accessible to the obscure; in a word: eclectic."  ~  from the Salmon Poetry website.