PRINTER: My most unusual experience at a reading was the time I was waiting to read at a pub in Glasgow and my friend got increasingly annoyed with some obnoxious people talking really loudly. They were either oblivious of the reading event, drunk or both. Evil looks turned into an F-bomb argument and then a fist fight that ended up on the sidewalk crashing into a group of Hari Krishnas singing and handing out marigolds to passers-by. One of the Hari Krishna’s fell into a puddle, dropping her basket of flowers in one big pile. I was so embarrassed. I started gathering the marigolds back into her basket while the fight rolled down the block. A skinny guy with a turquoise Mohawk stopped to help. We started laughing. His name was Squid. He stayed for the reading and I ended up spending the summer with him and his grandmother in her cottage on the Isle of Skye where we painted watercolor seascapes in the afternoon and ate strawberries every day.
Born in Hong Kong and raised there, Texas and rural England ANDREW PRINTER is an artist and writer who has lived in San Diego since 1991. Andrew's videos and photographs have been exhibited internationally and his work is included in several collections. His first short story, Emoticon is included in The Frozen Moment, an anthology published by Publication Studio in 2011. His project The Quilt Conversation is currently part of the Summer Salon at the San Diego Museum of Art. The quilting project happens every Friday from 6pm to 8pm concluding on Friday, August 31 with a literary performance… sort of.
Come see Andrew read at 3rdspace in San Diego on Sunday July 29 at 8pm.