by Heather Lile
If you've been paying attention, you already know that Hyde Park Books supports and encourages local writers through reading and performance series designed to do just that. Case in point, the Boise State Mouth and Thistle series that kicked off there this last Saturday, in which local writers Reggie Townley and Karena Youtz each read some of their original work.
In an effort to push up-and-coming local playwrights into the spotlight, BLIP (Black Linen Introduces Playwrights) was born. Created and performed by HomeGrown Theater, this monthly play-reading series features an original play each month.
Tonight is your chance to take in a reading of Veronica Livingstone, I Presume, a funny, um ... tale about a cat that inherits a cat food company, written by BW's own Josh Gross.
The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. and is FREE to attend, although a $5 donation to keep the series going would be paw-some.