Good Tyme Writers Buffet: Blind Faith Or Kissing Under The Cauliflower With Special Guest Lisa Lenzo

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A little bit of Blind Faith probably keeps us all from going crazy with worry. We trust that our car’s suspension will remain linked and secure, so it’s okay to drive 70mph down the highway. Pothole or whatever, we still have to get to work. We’ve also come to accept that airplanes fly. They are not birds. They don’t have hollow bones or flap wings, but somehow we trust them to carry us thousands of feet above the earth and zip us across the county.

Artist, Tim Hailey’s current installation at Public Pool confronts the idea of Blind Faith with a shrug and a better idea — Let’s kiss and think about it later. His piece Challengerflower Mistletoe, a collection of cauliflowers held together by dowels and wire, reflects the explosion cloud of the space shuttle Challenger. Under this dramatic symbol of human failure and tragic, shitty consequences, we are asked to remember that we weren’t born with wings but we do have lips so why not kiss. It’s a reminder that faith is just that — faith —and by definition doesn’t reflect a complete understanding. Face it, the world is not as permanent as we tend to believe. So damn it, disaster or not, let’s kiss, and let’s kiss a long time and Potluck too. Let’s do it all at the Public Pool under the Challengerflower Mistletoe.

The Writers Buffet starts at 7pm with Potluck and music, and faith or faithless records spun by DJ xxxxxx

Readers include:

Lisa Lenzo
ML Liebler
Casey Rocheteau
Danielle Etienne
Steve Hughes
Tim Hailey

Come Potluck with us!

More on our visiting writer, Lisa Lenzo: Raised in Highland Park, Lisa Lenzo is the author of Strange Love, a novel-in-stories published by Wayne State University Press in 2014 and the recipient of a Michigan Notable Book Award for 2015. Acclaimed author Ann Beattie chose Lenzo's first story collection Within the Lighted City for the 1997 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and it was published by University of Iowa Press. She now lives with her husband near Saugatuck, Michigan, where she drives a bus in the afternoons so she can spend her mornings writing.
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