A few weeks ago, I posted a new spoken word poem I wrote titled “I Can Hear You.” I just submitted it for a local reading event here in South Bend, IN. If it gets chosen, I’ll be reading it at the event. This sounds like a great time and it’ll be a chance to meet some of the other local writers. It’s almost the submission deadline for The Michiana Monologues, as well. I submitted a piece last year that was performed earlier this year at the benefit show. I may not submit this year, but if you are local you should submit something. And please, if you’ll be in the area, consider stopping by for the performance. They have some very talented women performing the submissions and there is a silent auction that helps local agencies help women. The show dates start at the end of February and go through the first of March. I will not be in town for most of those dates because I’ll be in Seattle for AWP. And now, I leave you with this picture of a pugtato for no particular reason.