My First Public Performance (sold)



Tuesday July 5th 2011 - Book 46 - Although I knew it was very wasteful to drive all the way to Portland and back just to get the copies of The Living City from Revolution Publishing that didn't fit in my truck the first time (with my stuff and Pip), I missed the sound of Emily's voice...and it gave me the opportunity to try my hand at doing a book production scene in public. After checking in at the Motel 6 on Powell, I gathered up my book making props, my dirty laundry, and drove to an old coin-op laundry mat in my hometown of Milwaukie that held some meaning to me (see production scene for details). I couldn't find any cover making material at the mat, so I walked across the street and dumpster dived a box from the 7 Eleven. I was surprised that, even with prompting, no one in the mat was curious about my goings-on at all. I even asked the lady sitting beside me which color of string I should use to bind the book with. She said, "I don't care. You pick one." The book was looking good, but I wasn't feeling good about my future as a Bookmaking Entertainer. So, feeling a little defeated, I went to my favorite brewery--Hopworks Urban Brewery--two blocks from the Motel 6 and minted my production scene there with a few beers. I was pleased when the waitress agreed to take my "signature shot." I was even more pleased to walk back to my room and talk with Emily for an hour or so before hitting the rack.

PROP COSTS: $11.35 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 23rs 21min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $35.64


This book was sold at Wordstock 2012