From Michael Schein:

Dear Poets

According to reliable billboard announcements, the End of the World is set for May 21.  Where would you rather spend Judgment Day:

(a)  Stuck in traffic on the I-90 bridge;
(b)  In the basement, fixing a leaky washer;
(c)  At the mall with a teenager, shopping for $200 jeans;
(d)  At a poetry festival in the mountains of Leavenworth;
(e)  (d), but not (e).

If you picked any of these answers, or are already making up additional responses in your head, then you belong at BURNING WORD at Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth on May 21. Please CLICK HERE to purchase your advance ticket – only $14 for the full day (May 21), or $12 for just the evening show.  The lineup of events can be viewed HERE.  Discount lodging is available at Der Ritterhoff Inn for only $65 per night – simply mention Burning Word.  Carpools (offered or needed) should be posted on the Burning Word Facebook page.

In case the world doesn’t end next Saturday, we’ve planned an exhilarating schedule of events for Sunday, May 22. Consider embracing a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study with a true master – Sam Hamill – in a small group session on Sunday, May 22, 9:30-12:30pm.  Please CLICK HERE to purchase admission to THE WAY OF POETRY colloquium ($100) (hurry!  only 3 spots left).

Whether you can attend Burning Word or not, please spread the word on Facebook and to your email posse.  If you are planning to attend, please call up a few friends and relatives to bring along.  They’ll be eternally grateful.

Armageddon in Leavenworth – bring a change of Lederhosen!

In the Muse,
Michael Schein
Burning Word Director