Friday, June 18, 2010

Sound It Out

I've always had a flair for the dramatic, especially when it comes to reading.

The written word became a beloved passion of mine at an early age. I started reading newspapers at 5 and got my first Nancy Drew in 2nd Grade.

Language and I started our love affair many, many years ago, and to this day, I delight in reading stories aloud.

This weekend, you have the chance to catch me in action.

I'll be joining a cast of local celebrities, actors and Cincinnati Art Museum employees for a marathon reading of Jack Kerouac's masterpiece, On The Road.

I read the book in high school and instantly wanted to take flight, hit the pavement and experience life and the many people of this vast universe.

As it happens, I'll be reading this book aloud on the 15th anniversary of my high school graduation.

So many years have passed, and I am mostly happy with the direction of my life. I've accomplished a little bit, but I've learned far more about the person I am, who I want to be, and where I'm going.

Kerouac was an interesting guy. Thick in the middle of the experimental, creative Beat Generation, his is a story about iconic road trips, enjoying friends and the sense that we're all on a vast human journey together.

"Nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old."

Hope you can join us at the CAM for this special experience. I'll be reading from 3 to 4 p.m.

See you there!

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