Photos courtesy of Porter Arneill, Kansas City Municipal Arts Commission
Lunch Hour Knitting Circle and Letter Cafe
Come to the Trailer of Truth and sit back with your favorite knitting or your lunch and listen to the irreverent/serious reading of classic letters of love, regret, rejection, dejection and exaltation.
Stitch the afternoon to the shared writings of Dick Burton and Liz Taylor, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Fidel Castro and Jacqueline Kennedy. What? You ask. Indeed the letters of Fidel and Jacqueline uncovered under skeins of knitting yarn tucked away in the attic of the knitting queen herself, (yarn master and Trailer of Truth proprietor Emily Evans Sloan). Be a part of the historic unveiling of never before revealed correspondence read by local poet Jose Faus. Enjoy gems of verbal gymnastics between Nancy Reagan and Hilary Clinton, Nikita Kruschev and John Kennedy, Che Guevara and Yes. Only at the Trailer of Truth will these treasures of literary achievement be revealed.
Knitting not your thing? That’s fine, bring your lunch and indulge in the guilty pleasure of eavesdropping on the private letters of the rich and famous or not. Be inspired by such gems as the shared notes of David Koch and Bernie Sanders. Caution some of this material may be sensitive.
Age restricted audiences – two and up.
Date & Location
Performances will take place on Wednesday, September 17, at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park, 12th & Walnut.
José Faus is an artist and writer and longtime resident of Kansas City. He is a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient for the community project VOX NARRO and is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective. He is president of the board of the Writers Place. caridostudio.com
Emily Evans Sloan is a photographer, a film maker, a knitter, a performance artist, a curator, a collaborator, a painter, a maker, and a mother of 6. Born in Springfield Missouri, Emily received her BFA in photography at Missouri State University and her MFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art. Emily’s spirited approach to art and life in general, has allowed her to collaborate with other unique, like-minded artists in Kansas City where she has lived the past 25 years. traileroftruth.com