The sixth annual Peep Show is set for Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bay View Brewhaus, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
The event -- which asks for a $2 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society -- invites the public to create art pieces from marshmallow Peeps to display during the show. Artistic talent is always appreciated, but certainly not necessary.
Not to brag, but I did a nice job showcasing absolutely no artistic talent a few years ago when I lightly chewed a few pink Peeps, spit them into a (never used) avocado green bed pan and declared it "Peep Poop." Another year I wrote a series of Peep-ku, including a haiku about how much Jesus loved Peeps. It turns out, anyone can find inspiration in these sticky, fluffy, uncomfortably neon, barely-edible Easter-time treats!
Organizer Nicole Reid suggests that you buy your Peeps now, take them out of the plastic and let them get a little stale before trying to create with them.
"They are easier to work with when stale," she says.
And some of us, prefer to eat them when stale, too. But not too stale.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.