But, a brief report on Friday night's festivities. Our conference hub is the interesting Holiday Inn-Franch Quarter in Perrysburg, and we had an informal Shadegrown Coffee Conservation Fest for those who arrived early. It was an open mike gig, with impromptu bird-related poetry readings interspersed with live jams by the one and only Bill Thompson III, doing business as BT3.
Sounds kind of hokey, and maybe it was, but we had a blast. Here, OOS treasurer Peter King reads A Feather from the Whip-poor-will, by Emily Dickinson. BT3 laughs and taunts Peter for compromising his manhood. No, not really - we were just amused by his smooth delivery. I, myself, read several poems, too, I am happy to report, as did many others.