Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring Ellyn Touchette on April 2, 2015

This reading is part of our monthly LGBTQ series, Moonlighting. Click here for more information about this recurring show.

The featured reader for April 2 is Ellyn Touchette.

Portland poet Ellyn Touchette. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Portland poet Ellyn Touchette. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Ellyn Touchette wrote her first poem when she was six years old and saw her first psychologist shortly afterwards. Her work–both on and off page–deals largely with different facets of mental illness as it affects daily life. Ellyn lives in Portland, Maine, and has represented Port Veritas’ Second Tuesday Slam at the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam. She is also currently on Port Veritas’ Board of Directors. Her work is featured or forthcoming in The Emerson Review, The Open Field, Wicked Banshee, and Ghost House Review, among others. She is referred to as a “scheming bitch” by George R.R. Martin on page 714 of A Feast For Crows and wants to make sure that everyone knows.

This show in our monthly Thursday LGBTQ series takes place at Fazenda Coffee Roasters, 3710 Washington St. in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. An open mic begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the headliner follows the open mic. The show is all-ages and a $3 donation is requested.