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LIC Landing by COFFEED

Hunters Point South Park

Queens, NY 11101

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InspiredWordNYC (InspiredWordNYC.com) in collaboration with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and COFFEED present a two-day summer weekend celebration of the literary arts community in the New York City borough of Queens - the 3rd annual Queens Lit Fest @ LIC Landing by COFFEED.

FREE & Open to the Public


When: Saturday/Sunday, April 29-30, 2017

Time: 2-10pm each day

Where: LIC Landing by COFFEED
Hunters Point South Park
Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101

ALL Ages Welcome! Family Friendly! Kid friendly!

Admission: FREE

RSVP now! And please SHARE on social media with the hashtags #QueensLitFest, #QueensLitFest2017, #QLF2017, #QueensLitUnite, #100QueensPoetsAndWriters

Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagrram @QueensLitFest


Queens Lit Fest Organizers:

Mike Geffner, Queens Lit Fest Founder, Founder/Producer, Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - http://inspiredwordnyc.com/

Megan DiBello, Assistant Producer, InspiredWordNYC

Mark Christie. President, Friends of Queens Library of Hunters Point

Mission: 1) to bridge the gap and bring together the diverse Queens literary arts community @ LIC Landing, a stunning symbol of the NEW Queens, in the heart of the borough's booming section of Long Island City and 2) to create a dynamic event that is unpretentious, all-inclusive, and filled with heart, soul, and love.


The Progamming:

On the utterly gorgeous waterfront Long Island City space of LIC Landing, with its unfettered, breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, the 3rd Annual Queens Lit Fest will include a compelling two-day program of 100 showcased Queens-based poets and writers and several reading series, as well as two limited open mic portions each day and three musical interludes by top notch Queens musicians.

***Open mic slots are 4 minutes apiece and must be poetry, prose, or spoken word. NO MUSIC. NO PROFANITY (this is an open public place with kids and families). You can sign up for the open mic for FREE at the event site or secure the slot online for a $5 donation to keep people from gobbling up slots and not showing,***

Please support our efforts with any donation of $1 and up. It will be much appreciated. Anything $50 and up will be considered sponsorship. If you're a sponsor, we will place your name/business name on this page in the order of contribution (from highest to lowest), as well as share your generosity on our various social media channels (which reaches 50K+).

100% of donations/sponsorship dollars/open mic money will go to the featured artists.



Megan DiBello


Scott Raven

Kurt Nelson Peloquin


Saturday, April 29

2-2:30pm – Intro to Festival/Open Mic

2:30-3 – Poets/Writers Honor Molloy, Peter Marra, Norman Stock

3-3:20 – Mystery Writers of America/Queens Edition (Nancy Bilyeau, Alex Segura)

3:20-4 – Poet/Writers Safia Jama, Stephanie Laterza, Joan Becht Willette, Ron Kolm

4-4:20 – Open Mic

4:20-4:30 – Poet Richard Tayson

4:30-4:50 – Former Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier

4:50-5pm – Poet Linda Kleinbub

5-5:20 – Singer/Songwriter/Poet Tony Paternitii

5:20-6:30 – Poet/Writers Monica McClure, Kevin Anglade, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Jeanann Verlee, Louie "KR.ONE" Gasparro, Sharon Lin (2017 NYC Youth Poet Laureate)

6:30-7 –St. John’s University, Laguardia Community College Poets/Writers (James Larkin, Danielle Rouse, Thomas Hill)

7-7:20 – Oh, Bernice Reading Series

7:30-7:50 – Katelyn Richards Band

7:50-8 – Writer Joe Okonkwo

8-8:30 – Poets/Writers Chelsea Whitton, Emily Heinz, Ryan Black

8:30-9:15 – InspiredWordNYC Series – Poets/Writer Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Jennifer Harmon, Jonathan Cherlin, Kevin Marquez, Jae Hawley, Lucy Jun Chen

9:15-9:35 – Singer/Songwriter/Hip Hop Artist Billy Conahan

9:35-10 – End of the Day/Chill/Network


Sunday, April 30

2-2:30pm – Intro to Festival/Open Mic

2:30-3 – Poets/Writers Tony Gloeggler, Gardenia SB

3-3:30 – Queens Writers' Lab (Mary Lannon, Nancy Agabian, Catherine Fletcher, Jared Harel, Meera Nair, and Sokunthary Svay)

3:30-4 –Poet/Writers Jack Feldstein, Reign Taylor, Joseph O. Legaspi

4-4:20 – Open Mic

4:20-4:30 – Poet Rosebud Ben-Oni

4:30-4:50 – Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella & Poet Gil Faglani of IAWA (Italian American Writers Association)

4:50-5pm – Poet Emily Alta Hockaday

5-5:20 – LTrain Band

5:20-5:30 – Poet Jackie Sherbow

5:30-5:50 – Bowery Poetry Club (poets Tania Asnes and Sergio A. Gomez Diaz-Satelite)

5:50-6:30 – Poets/Writers Libby Mislan, I.S. Jones, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, Audrey Dimola

6:30-7 – Queensborough Community College Poets/Writers (Nathania Fields, Francisco Lake)

7-7:30 – Poets/Writers Bill Shunn, Safiel Vonay, Rachel Lake

7:30-7:50 – Singer/Songwriter D.B. Rielly

7:50-8:30 – Poets/Writers Sherry Amatenstein, H.W. Vivian

8:30-9:15 – InspiredWordNYC Series – Poets/Writers Mara Lee Gilbert, Richie Alexandro, Keys Will, Lucy Torres, Alyssa D'Amico, Jessica Torres, Hailie Kim

9:15-9:35 – Singer/Songwriters Samantha Leon & Shako

9:35-10 – End of the Day/Chill/Network



COFFEED - http://www.coffeednyc.com/

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy - http://www.hunterspointparks.org/

Barbara Etzel and Rob Basch

Bargain Printing - http://www.bargainprinting.com/

NY Writers Coalition - http://nywriterscoalition.org/

New York Writers Workshop - http://www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com/

Author H. W. Vivian - http://www.h-w-vivian.com/

Writer Yvonne Milewski

Poet Jerry T. Johnson - https://www.facebook.com/Jtjpoetry/

Literary Arts Organizer/Poet Joan Willette - https://www.facebook.com/theliterarygoddess/

Teacher/Poet Kevin Marquez

Poet/Musician/Actor Tony Paterniti

Artist Apryl Miller - http://www.aprylmiller.com/



Poets & Writers Magazine - https://www.pw.org/

Bowery Poetry Club - http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

The Backpack Press - https://thebackpackpress.com/

Writopia Lab - http://www.writopialab.org/

Brooklyn Poets - http://brooklynpoets.org/

Local Project - http://localproject.org/

St. John's University - http://www.stjohns.edu/

Queensborough Community College - http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/

LaGuardia Community College - https://www.laguardia.edu/home/

2GreenMinds - http://2greenminds.com/

Poet Kim B. Miller - http://www.kimbmiller.com/


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