The Inspired Word presents three wonderful poets, Camille Rankine, Nicole Sealey and Hallie S. Hobson, plus our amazing 20-slot open mic open to all types of artists (comedians, musicians, storytellers, fiction/nonfiction writers, as well as poets and spoken word artists).
Hosted by Nathan P.
Hallie S. Hobson is a poet, playwright and Cave Canem Fellow. She has been featured at the LouderArts Project, Inspired Word and Bryant Park Reading Room reading series and has read commissioned works in conjunction with exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her theatrical works have been workshopped and presented at Brava! Theatre for Women in the Arts, Cornerstone Theater, the Mark Taper Forum Blacksmyths Writers’ Lab, and A.S.K. Theatre Projects, among other venues. She also works as a fundraiser supporting nonprofit cultural institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and The House Foundation for the Arts. Hallie received her bachelor’s degree from Yale and an MFA in playwriting from UCLA and currently makes her home in Harlem.
Camille Rankine is the author of Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America’s 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. The recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, she was featured as an emerging poet in the fall 2010 issue of American Poet and the April 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Her poetry has been published in several magazines and journals, including American Poet, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Indiana Review and POOL: A Journal of Poetry, and was commissioned by the New York Botanical Garden for their Literary Audio Tour. She received her BA from Harvard University, and her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Camille serves on the Brooklyn Literary Council, acting as Co-Chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival Poetry Committee, and is Assistant Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Manahattanville College.
Nicole Sealey, an Afro-Latina poet who was born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and raised in Central Florida, is a Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, and Squaw Valley alumna. Selected by D.A. Powell for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011 and a finalist for the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, Nicole Sealey’s poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Third Coast, and Callaloo, among others.
Produced by: Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
116 MacDougal Street
(between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
Manhattan, NY 10012
By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street-Washington Square.
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm
Show starts @ 7pm
Cover Charge: $10
NO AGE LIMIT.
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Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: