Sunday, June 20, 2010

2010 Lantern Award Finalist

This is a blog about running. But it also a blog about a play about running, and that play was just nominated for a Lantern Award.

For years what was formerly known as the Poets' and Writers' League of Greater Cleveland (now The Lit) held a biennial where area writers were selected and honored at a performance featuring famous Cleveland celebrities (local TV personalities, familiar radio voices, politicians - very few thespians) reading their work.

In 2004 I HATE THIS was selected, and the scene Rocking Chair was read by (now) Senator Sherrod Brown. It was not an "award" per se, because they didn't call it one. It was an honor, a celebration.

The Lit (former the Poets' and Writers' League of Greater Cleveland) recently decided the event needed a higher profile, have renamed the event, and are singling out one work in each category for a Lantern Award, which will be presented September 11 at the Palace.

The finalists in Playwriting/Performance also include Raymond Bobgan and Chris Seibert for their production Cut To Pieces and Michael Oatman for his play about Tupac, Eclipse. I have tremendous respect and admiration for all three of them, and am honored to be in their company.

Distance: 5.5 miles
Temperature: 68ยบ
Weather: hot
Weight: 159 lbs.

Happy Father's Day. To me! Took another run with L. - we run two and a half miles, but it takes a mile and a half for me to run to her house.

This Must Be The Place Genius Mix
Giving Up the Gun - Vampire Weekend
Hurtful - Erik Hassle
Radio Head - Talking Heads
Lights & Music - Cut Copy
FM (Tensnake Remix)- Junior Boys
Keep It Goin' Loud - Major Lazer ft. Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze)

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