NYC Voices: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience + Open Mic

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NYC Voices: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience + Open Mic

InspiredWordNYC's very popular poetry/spoken word event featuring artists representing New York City boroughs + open mic.

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Parkside Lounge 317 East Houston Street (between Stanton and Clinton Streets) New York, NY 10002

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

InspiredWordNYC ( presents NYC Voices: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience @ the Parkside Lounge in the East Village - an amazing and amazingly diverse phenomenon of an event celebrating NYC based literary artists + open mic.

Strict 21+ age limit. Bring your vaccination card and a valid physical ID.

$15 ticket = $10 cover + $5 drink (non-alcoholic options available) minimum until 1 day before the show or at 70 tickets sold. ***$20 for last second tix and at the door***

Featuring Dynamic Poets, Writers, Spoken Word Artists, Performance Artists representing NYC boroughs. Hosted by Leah V.


Nov. 3

Black Lawrence Press Book Launch Night

Featuring Raena Shirali's "summonings"

Also the highly accomplished...

Poet Kiran Bath (Brooklyn)

Interdisciplinary Artist/Writer Jayson P. Smith (Bronx)

Poet/Essayist Gala Mukomolova (Brooklyn)

Painter Meera Dugal (who did the book's cover art) (Brooklyn)

Violinist Natie Barret-Mas (Brooklyn)


Limited Open Mic starts promptly at 7PM. Time limit for each slot is a strict 5 minutes. Poetry and Spoken Word ONLY!


When: 1st Thursday of every OTHER month

Where: The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street (corner of Attorney), East Village, Manhattan

Why: Because culture & arts, great literary events are vital to New York City


Doors open at 6:30pm


Donations are welcome and appreciated. Use the donation option on the event page.


Make sure to bring a printed-out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. 

Please Note: No TRANSFERS or REFUNDS will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.


Produced by the long-running Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word, which has featured Grammy, Golden Globe, Tony, Obie, and Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Emmy nominees, American Idol finalists, America's Got Talent finalists, and HBO Def Poetry stars.


Take the F train to 2nd Avenue, go up the 1st Avenue stairwell and walk east.