Saturday, February 22 2014 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Firehouse Pizza & Subs Presents
WHAT IF THERE ARE NO WRONG NUMBERS?
A night of storytelling, poetry, and music to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation featuring Travis Flores, Hayden Douglas Brown, and Erik Jon Slangerup with music by Joshua Hardman. Hosted by Bryant T Dill.
WHAT IF THERE ARE NO WRONG NUMBERS? will examine the idea that there is no such thing as a coincidence--not even a wrong number--and that everything in the universe is interconnected. Life gives us signs and we must identify them and follow them if we ever wish to find our true destiny.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 online at http://someweirdsin.bigcartel.com/ or at Fields' Grocery, The Lock Shop Salon, Peach Tree Books and Gifts, Sweet Aromas Coffee, Firehouse Pizza and Subs, and Marie's Candies. Tickets will be $12 at the door.
Travis Flores is a 22-year old actor, motivational speaker, model, writer, and philanthropist. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at four months old. Travis is the author of the children's book, The Spider Who Never Gave Up, which he published in 2004 at the age of 13 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the publication of the book came a 3-year motivational speaking and book tour. Recently, Travis received a Master of Science in Fundraising/Grant-Making from New York University. Although born in California, Travis spent much of his life living in Southern Ohio so he could be treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Travis portrays One Direction member Liam Payne in the hugely popular YouTube comedy series, The Key of Awesome.
Hayden Douglas Brown is a 19 year old writer from Columbus, Ohio. His work is inspired by his surroundings and the people in them. In turn, he hopes those people are inspired by his work. Hayden currently studies English and music at a liberal arts college. He was a featured poet at the 2013 Columbus Poetry Festival and is a regular in the Columbus poetry scene. This past spring, he self-published his first collection of a poetry: a chapbook titled The Past Year. Hayden is a master of imagery with his words and can skillfully elicit much emotion in both his poetry and prose. His performances are among the most energetic, captivating, and enthusiastic. Hayden has previously appeared in Bellefontaine, doing a featured reading at Sweet Aromas Coffee.
Erik Jon Slangerup is a writer originally from California who fell in love with Columbus, Ohio during a layover. He is the author of well-known children's books, Monsterlicious and Dirt Boy, as well a prolific poet. Erik is one of few writers who can take humor and use to not only make his audience laugh, but to also tell a story rich with meaning. While waiting on royalty payments for his children's books, Erik works as an executive for a major medical marketing firm. He has previously performed in Bellefontaine, doing a featured reading at Sweet Aromas Coffee.
Joshua Hardman is a junior in high school and the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Miscellaneous Tones. He is active in both his high school's band and choir, playing lead guitar for the jazz band. He has appeared in and held the lead role in several high school productions.
Bryant T Dill is the owner and editor of Some Weird Sin Literary Magazine. He has previously hosted and performed at shows at Sweet Aromas Coffee in Bellefontaine. In 2012, he was a featured poet at the Columbus Arts Festival. He also featured at the first ever Columbus Poetry Festival in 2013.
This is an all-ages show.
Doors open at 6pm with raffles and silent auctions to be held, so come early. If you would like to contribute an item, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
All proceeds from the sale of tickets as well as the raffles and silent auctions will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information on Cystic Fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit http://www.cff.org/
Event sponsored by
Firehouse Pizza and Subs
Peach Tree Books and Gifts
The Bellefontaine Body Bearders