Scott Rains at Free Speech Open Mic

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Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/616957778413080/

10672258_748291397284_4149740884743635708_nScott Rains is a lifelong purveyor of the newspaper arts and a poet of no real consequential regard. But he keeps writing because that’s what he does.
Born in Lawton, raised in Duncan and, after years of dreams of escape, he’s embraced his Southwest Oklahoma-”ness” and writes tales from the wildlands.
Enjoy an evening of poems, prose and polemic from the notebook of The Lawton Constitution’s “Jackhole Journalist” (& poet) in residence.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what goes into the daily newspaper you read or just want to pique the mind (or pick on) a working writer, here’s your chance! Question and answer and discussion about the craft, the biz and the state of the world encouraged.

The Bakery Emporium

Tuesday, October 7
at 6:00pm
1320 NW Homestead Drive, Suite A, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505

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There will be a short open mic, so bring your poems or songs. Also, the Cameron University chapter of Sigma Tau Delta will be collecting food for the food bank, so if you have a donation, bring it!

Originally posted on okieprogressive:

Teri McGrath

224867_616517682864_449966030_nI’ll tell you one thing that makes conversation and cooperation pretty difficult is a gun. Nothing shifts dialogue into monologue faster than the promise of violence. A gun is the promise of violence, no matter whose hand it is in. Jesus Christ said if we live by the sword, we will die by the sword. Right now, we are living by the gun, and we are dying by the gun. And there is no way to opt out. I don’t know how to solve the problem, but it is a problem. I want us all to agree that it is a problem. I do not want to live by the gun. I do not want to live in conflict, in competition and fear. I don’t want war. War on drugs, war on women, war on terror. I don’t want it.

The argument seems to go that I will…

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