April is pretty big for me this year. I’m honored to be invited to perform at some pretty big shows and teach some pretty fantastic workshops. I’ve been on the hustle, things are paying off and I’m mega excited for the next few weeks to come. Here’s a run down of my schedule. Earliest to latest.

March 24th, 2011 – 11:30am
Interview and feature spot on Bay Area radio show
* Prison Focus Radio channel KPOO 89.5 FM
hosted by Charles Carbone.

April 1st, 2011
* Whidbey Island Writers Conference, Coupeville, WA
Featured Poet and Workshop Facilitator
Internal Rhythm and Word Percussion – Poet/Lyricist Matt Gano guides participants through the use of sound in poetry to elicit internal rhythms and create ‘flow.’ This workshop will primarily focus on the musicality of language and techniques that help to enhance a writer’s conscious and unconscious use of rhyme and rhythm in poetry.”

April 5th, 2011 – 8:30pm
* Seattle Poetry Slam, Seattle WA
Featured Poet!!
NEW POEMS YO!! (and some old ones too)

April 11th, 2011 – 8pm
* LouderARTS Bar 13, New York, NY
Featured Poet for the Team Semi-Final Slam

April 12th, 2011
Performance Workshop
Personel Monologue and Pinpointing Intention
* The Julliard School, New York, NY

April 15th, 2011
Featured Poet
* Daddy’s Basement Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

April 20th, 2011 8pm
Co-Feature with John Murillo, http://www.johnmurillo.com/
“Page Meets Stage”
* The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

April 21st, 2011 – 8pm
Featured Poet
* LoserSlam @ Inkwell Coffee House
Long Branch, New Jersey

That’s it for now! Many thanks and gratitude to the folks who’ve invited me to teach/perform at these amazing places and who allow me to keep living for a living (buddy) and loving it!

Go do it!

-Matt Gano