In the Garden of Elsie

Elsie's Used Clothing hosts reading and music

click to enlarge Patterson, maxin', relaxin' all cool
Patterson, maxin', relaxin' all cool
Elsie’s Used Clothing is opening its garden to the public thanks to Andrew Patterson and Kat Shubaly. Saturday, July 9 curated live readings and music will take place. “It's about being as accessible and inclusive as possible. Art is meant to be shared, not sold” Patterson, a Coast contributor says. Patterson will be reading selections from his first poetry collection, Shards Bring Luck. Words and sounds will fill the space behind the used clothing store and offer local writers a unique environment to share their work.

Patterson describes the marriage of music and literature: “Mostly, it's an effort to cross people's interests. (We’re) often much more receptive to words when they have a song behind them, but there are plenty of good words out there that stand on their own two feet. It's also nice, within an evening, to have different disciplines, (to avoid tiring and becoming desensitized by watching too many musicians or hearing too many readers.”

Words will be read at 3pm by local humorist and baseball coach Geordie Miller, Andrew Patterson, and Ben Stephenson, a NSCAD grad whose debut novel will be released by Douglas & MacIntyre this spring. Elsie’s eve will also offer music by Gianna Lauren and Mark Grundy, homemade pie, and an art installation by Alison Creba, Halifax’s cutest postal vigilante and City Mail director.

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