Had a fun time at the Dire Literary Series last night. The space is a cool, small gallery in Central Square in Cambridge (for those of you not familiar with the area–the city Boston is on one side of the Charles River and the city of Cambridge is on the other. Cambridge is where Harvard University and MIT are and Boston is where Boston University, Fenway Park, and Faneuil Hall are).
One thing I was worried about was that it was approximately one million degrees yesterday–would sweat, then, be an issue? Luckily, though, the night cooled down and even though the space was small, it remained relatively cool.
I was delighted to see Xujun Eberlein and Rusty Barnes there. Incidentally, on July 7th, Dire will be a celebration for the release of Night Train VI–at which Xujun will be reading. This should NOT be missed!
The open mic readers were a great and diverse group and the other features David Surette and Norman Waksler were fabulous. Special hats off to the host of the eveing, Tim Gager a lover of literature who knows how to make people laugh.
All in all a great night.