Friday, Feb. 27, 7pm.
The Inspired Word Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at the elegant Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
This is a celebration of emerging New York City writers of all types - poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers who have recently released books as well as a 10-slot open mic (5-minute time limit).
Signed books will be available for purchase - a great chance to show local literary love.
Please share this event on social networks with the hashtags #SupportLocalWritersNYC #BuyBooksNYC #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It's good karma.
When: EVERY 4th Friday of the month
Where: The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, 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 @ 7pm. Slots will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Cover Charge: $10. All 7 open mic readers will get a FREE drink.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Buy your ticket at least 10 days in advance and get in for only $7 and bring 2 friends for FREE (NOTE: Just ONE person in the 3-person group will have the opportunity to sign up for the open mic). LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE. *Early Bird tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.
100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS will go to the featured writers.
21+ Age Limit!
Hosted by poet Aimee Herman.
Alison Stone is the author of Dangerous Enough (Presa Press 2014), Borrowed Logic (Dancing Girl Press 2014), From the Fool to the World: Poems in the Voices of the Major Arcana of the Tarot (Parallel Press 2012) and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award and was published by Many Mountains Moving Press. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and a variety of other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin award and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot. A licensed psychotherapist, she has private practices in NYC and Nyack. She is currently editing an anthology of poems on the Persephone/Demeter myth. Check out http://stonepoetry.org/ for more info about Alison.
Writer, poet, and photographer Michael Domino has had a life-long fascination with the Island of Manhattan. On long daily walks Domino meets some amazing characters and gets them to open up to reveal their sometimes long-hidden stories. Everywhere he looks he finds interesting people -- parked on benches, stoops, and bar stools, or just hanging around on corners. He has written two poetry collections, Cadillac on the Bowery and Wandering Mind, the short-story collection Loud Whispers, and is coauthor of the novella Time to Pay the Rent, about the Vietnam War. His latest offering, Park Avenue to Park Bench, contains short stories about his interactions with a host of colorful characters. He is currently working on his first novel titled Ma’s Ghost. Check out his website @ http://michaeldominowriter.com/ and follow him on Twitter @ mikedomino.
Athos Cakiades is an actor and writer living in NYC. He does improv too. Please follow his comedian alter ego on twitter @kraySequitur. Please check out the (almost done) website for his forthcoming YA novel Zosimos and The Winged Sandals of Skyron @ http://zosimosbooks.com/.
Aimee Herman is a Pushcart Prize nominated performance artist, poet and teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University in Brooklyn, as well as a longtime Inspired Word host. She teaches at Bronx Community College and is a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC, offering affordable poetry workshops and creating spaces for other performers to lift their words off the page. She has been published in various journals and anthologies such as:Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and The Understanding Between Foxes and Light (great weather for MEDIA). Her full-length book of poems to go without blinking was published in 2012 by BlazeVOX books. She can be found wrapped in caution tape in Brooklyn or @ http://aimeeherman.wordpress.com.
Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
When & Where
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
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: