Last week Jackson Rathbone and Edi Gathegi participated in a benefit event for WordTheatre in NYC. Each of them read from one of the short stories, poetry or essays included in the Pushcart Prize.
Check out this great picture of Jackson flashing a mischievous smile at the event. Jackson Rathbone and Ben Graupner of 100Monkeys performed at the event also. The duo played songs they wrote together, so it was a rare treat for 100Monkeys fans as well! (Jackson, literature and music at the same time, *sigh* I think I’m in heaven.)
The WordTheatre organization is dedicated to keeping the love of language and literature alive through the tradition of oral storytelling. The Pushcart Prize is an annually published collection of short stories, poetry and essays from small presses around the country and is “among the most influential projects in the history of American publishing” (Publisher’s Weekly).