Babar in Exile continues it’s November tradition with “Till Death Do We Part”, a reading that celebrates our vociferous dead and the living who go right on singing despite it all. Presiding over the departed will be Vampyre Mike Kassel (1953-2008), who will be honored with the release of Bat Flower, a new compilation of his mixed-genre work by Deborah Fruchey and Last Laugh Productions. Representing the living will be Chris & Deirdre Trian, original denizens of the Café Babar readings who have been partnered for 47 years. Fantastic and skilled performers, they will each do a set of poetry and (if we’re lucky) song, and Chris will also be displaying some of his paintings during the event. We’ll have multiple genres, media, and states of being, meaning something for everyone on this fine autumn eve. With, as always, our fab open mic, which for this occasion will ask participants to read one poem from a departed Babarian along with their own. Books will be available to read from.
So come on down to check out a slice of Bay Area poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.
Babar in Exile #21: Till Death Do We Part
a revival of the Cafe Babar, Paradise Lounge, and Club Chameleon reading series
and the work of Vampyre Mike Kassel
and you, in our spooky open mic
Hosted by Richard Loranger and Paul Corman-Roberts