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Thursday at Hallwalls: Some Kindsa Love

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While the rest of the world is scooping up chocolates and cards this Valentine’s Eve, you can be reading your love letters and mushy cards from years past, in front of people you don’t know. What could be more romantic?

But don’t stop there. Some Kindsa Love: Private Writing Made Public, presented by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, invites the reading of all private writings, including but not limited to: “Dear John” letters, dirty laundry lists, incriminating shopping lists, glowing report cards, scary police reports, heartfelt fan letters, embarrassing job evaluations, intimate Facebook correspondences, dreamy dream journals, weird diary excerpts, freaky Christmas letters, crazy manifestos, and earnest memos to self.

In a world where privacy has become an obscure term, purposefully mixing the public and private spheres allows us to step away from anonymity and toward more meaningful connections.

Ron Ehmke and John Massier created the “private” public forum to provide a platform for discussion and community building. To them, the social network doesn’t have to be a place behind a screen, but rather a place of face-to-face engagement.

Everybody is welcome to attend. Confirmed readers of the evening include: Alan Bigelow, Allie Brady, John Carocci, Leslie Fineberg, Heather Gring, Michelle Hines, Paul Hogan, Mickey Harmon, Holly Johnson, and Elizabeth Licata.

Just show up at the Ninth Ward at Babeville at 7pm with $5 and your letter(s) in hand.

Sure, even your “I killed Cupid” letter is welcome.

samantha wulff


  • lsuttell

    It was a wonderful event. I’m looking forward to the next one.