Fundraiser for Patrick McKinnon

Please join us for a fundraising and book release event for Patrick
McKinnon on Sunday, August 16, 7:00 pm at Teatro Zuccone, 222 E.
Superior St. in Duluth. Patrick, cofounder of Poetry Harbor and Poetry Motel, recently had a large non-cancerous brain tumor removed and needs help with expenses.

Readings by Jim Northrup, Al Hunter, Denise Sweet, Kyle Elden, Devin McKinnon, Bob Monahan, Ellie Schoenfeld, Deb Cooper, Cal Benson, Liz Minette, and Sheila Packa. Music by The Cherry Ferris Wheels, Andy & Vincent, Kathy McTavish, and Jim Hall.

$10 – $ 10,000 suggested donation. If cash is short and good wishes are what you’ve got, that’ll get you in the door, too. Also, Pat has a new book which will be released the night of this fundraiser – The Save My Butt Book: Poetry by Patrick McKinnon.



about 15 years ago

I remember Pat from the glory days of the Rick Boo era Norshor. Sure, there was some really bad poetry from time to time, but Pat, Boo and many others provided a great outlet. I live out of town now and won't be able to attend, but I'd like to make a donation. Do you have an address I can send $$$ to? Please either post here on PDD or send me an email. Thanks!

Venus DeMars

about 15 years ago

Pat and I did a lot of experimental poetry together back in the day... Musical based. (I did experimental sound, voice, recording-manipulations etc in conjunction with Pat reading poetry... We did a small performance at the UofM here in Minneapolis, with the original drummer for my band All The Pretty Horses, (that drummer is Bill Bailey) Anyway... I've been digging through old reel to reel 4-track tapes, and have found quite a bit of recordings which I did with Patrick (Including this above performance) And I've lost touch with him.
(I live in Minneapolis,) I know he's shy about doing much online (If anything,) But I'd love to talk to him about these recordings..(Some are with Todd Moore,)  

Anyway, it's a fair amount of material. I'd Love to talk to Patrick about it, and talk about what potential it may have in some form or another.

IF anyone has contact for him, could you please pass it onto me?

my e-mail is [email protected]
Venus eMars

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