NYC Voices: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience

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NYC Voices: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience

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

By Mike Geffner

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, May 4 · 7 - 10pm EDT


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

Refund Policy

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

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

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 a valid physical ID.

$15 ticket = $10 cover + $5 drink (non-alcoholic options available) minimum until 1 day before the show or at 75 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.

***Hate speech will not be tolerated and will lead to banning. Our mission is to unify, not divide.***


May 4

Stephanie Eisler Vance (Brooklyn)

Amanda Cohen (Manhattan)

Josué Caceres (Bronx)

Onyx Sol Blanco (Staten Island)

Jean The Machine (Queens)

Yenick M. Gonzalez (Manhattan)

Jordan Sanchez (Brooklyn)

Lion with a Mic (Manhattan)


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. 

About the organizer

Organized by
Mike Geffner

Mike Geffner is a retired 30-year professional writer who has also hosted hundreds of writing workshops and coached writers one-on-one for decades.

"Mike Geffner is, simply put, one of the finest writers - and teachers of writing - in America." - award-winning national journalist/book author Bill Minutaglio (

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