Doing the laundry has taken on a new meaning for New Yorkers who can now watch their wash and spin cycles while listening to poetry and prose.
New York writer Emily Rubin has organised a series of readings called "Dirty Laundry: Loads of Prose," at laundromats in New York.
"Just mixing laundry and writing seemed completely natural to me because truly in life and metaphorically as a writer, everyone has dirty laundry," said the Brooklyn native who started the series last year.
She contemplated holding the readings in various neighborhood venues including shops but said a laundromat seemed "a natural fit."
It is a great idea and I am sure many of the patrons appreciate it. But I have to wonder if they will face "hecklers" who just plain don't give a damn or dont want to hear it. After all, they are there to do laundry and maybe some people want to read a book in peace. I applaud her inventiveness though. It's pretty cool