The Inspired Word presents a hot night of sexy fun, lip-licking words, and utter debauchery – Titillating Tongues: NYC Erotica in Poetry & Prose, featuring some of New York City's best erotica writers/performers, Monica Day, Akinfe Fatou, Billy Pelt, Francis Faceboy Hall, Laura Antoniou, and Big Mike. +15-slot open mic open to all types of artists, where you can bring your own heat to the party. Hosted by the very sexy Aimee Herman and in hottest club in Greenwich Village - (le) poisson rouge!
MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER!
When: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
Downstairs Gallery Bar
Manhattan, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 703-1512
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm, show starts @ 7pm
Cover Charge: $10
Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known Marketplace series of erotic novels.Her work has been translated into Spanish, German, Hebrew, Japanese and Korean. Many examples of her short fiction, articles, essays and rants can be found in the collection titled The Catalyst and Other Tales. In 2011, Laura won the prestigious John Preston Short Fiction Award from the National Leather Association, for her short story, “That’s Harsh,” which appears in the e-book edition of The Slave. She is personally featured in Writing Below the Belt: Conversations with Erotic Authors and The Burning Pen: Sex Writers on Sex Writing. She was also a columnist for Girlfriends magazine from 1995-1997, the submissions editor for Badboy and Bi-Curious magazines from 1995-96, and a regular contributor to The SandMUtopia Guardian from 1993-2000. She lives in Queens, NY.
Akinfe Fatou is a Poet, Activist, Collaborative Artist and Author of Once As Lovers. She is the co-founder of Indigo Souls Unite Collective and a service oriented advocate for social change. Infused with passion her work is both eclectic and intrinsic, expanding across genres. Her poetry has been well received at numerous historic/artistic venues nationwide and featured in countless literary magazines, journals and anthologized nationally. http://akinfefatou.com/
Francis "Faceboy" Hall is an actor, producer, and activist working in the New York City arts community. He has appeared in stage productions and several films, including Robert Downey Sr.'s Too Much Sun. Faceboy was a founding member of the Dance Liberation Front, where he has worked to overturn New York City's "no dancing" cabaret laws.
Monica Day is the founder of The Sensual Life, host and curator of the open mic series in New York City, Essensuality: An Evening of Erotic Expression, and a frequent reader/performer at Philadelphia's Erotic Literary Salon. She recently performed her play, Song of the Sacred Whore, in the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Her newest project, an 8-week workshop series called The Essensual Experience, explores the place where expression and sensuality come together...and create freedom. It will be coming to NYC in the Spring of 2012.
Big Mike curates/co produces the monthly D - DAY Productions poetry reading series at The Bowery Poetry Club and The Manic Mondays at The Yippy Café. He’s the author of two memoirs: "8 1 Pounds" and "Sibling Rivalry,” has been anthologized in One Millmeter and Wormwood Press, and hosts a weekly cable access program called Are You a Star? Or Just Bizarre?! "
Billy Pelt will retire from his life as a male escort come May, after seeing more elderly men naked than a Boca Raton urologist. PS: he's single and loves The Simpsons.
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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: