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The Quality Police 

Wednesday, Jul 29 2009
Creativity thrives on nurturance, encouragement, and unconditional love, but not at the Cherry Bleeds Literary Happy Hour. If you're just starting out, sure, the soft approach is best. But at some point, most artists start to crave jerks: people who might tell them their stuff blows, and to shut up. Without the mean, how do you know you're really any good? This tense scenario makes for a fine stage show. Tony DuShane, editor of Cherry Bleeds literary magazine, reads his work onstage tonight instead of playing threatening host as he usually does, but reiterates that "I encourage the audience to boo if they're not satisfied." Joining him are an impressive group of local writers including Neeli Cherkovski, Alan Black, Aimee DeLong, and others. Melissa Hansen and Paul Corman-Roberts host, and word on the street is that everyone is afraid of Melissa Hansen.
Fri., Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., 2009

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