Claire Constantikes, a dancer and founder of Falling Up Dance Company, started the arts event to connect creative people in the Wake Forest area. Claire and her husband Scott provided a beautiful dance performance to start off the evening. The Wake Forest Arts organization helps promote the event, which includes 2 drinks (wine, beer or coffee) for a reasonable $10 door fee.
I was asked to read at the event last night along with poet Sierra Golden who edits The Raleigh Review. Her vivid poetry reflects a world few people experience: she spends her summers working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska!
A fantastic Raleigh band, Scarlet Virginia, played as well. If you haven’t had a chance to see them play, check out their Facebook page. They will be playing at the Carrboro Music Festival two weeks from today!