This Week’s Poetry & Spoken Word: NY Storytelling Exchange, Emotional Rescue & The Greek-American Writer’s Association…

January 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Another week, another round of scheduled verbiage. Our latest offerings:

Tonight, Monday January 11th at 6:00PM: POETS. Hosted by our own Poet Laureate, Angelo Verga. Featuring Kate Greenstreet; Suzanne Heyd; Jack Lynch. Kate Greenstreet‘s second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press. Her first book, case sensitive, was published by Ahsahta in 2006. Her most recent chapbook is This is why I hurt you (Lame House Press). Find her poems in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Court Green, Fence, and other journals. Suzanne Heyd is the author of Fascicles (Finishing Line, 2009) and Crawl Space (Phylum 2007). Recent poems appear in Ploughshares, Interim, Agni, and elsewhere. She received a 2009 Artist’s Fellowship from State of Connecticut. Jack Lynch received a BFA in Music Theater from the New School and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College. His work has appeared in Ology, POZ Magazine, The Paterson Literary Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Diva Complex: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them.

On Tuesday, January 12th at 6:00pm we have the New York Storytelling Exchange, hosted by Barbara Aliprantis. Ring in the New Year with a gathering of gifted tellers who will prove once again that “serendipity reigns.” Format is 5-6 minute open mic followed by our featured tellers: JUDITH HEINEMAN, founder/producer of the annual Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival in Westchester County, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday August 14th. JOY KELLY, actress, director, musician and storyteller, performs throughout the country in theatres, cabarets, museums and libraries. STEPHANIE PARELLO, a born storyteller, weaves an eclectic tapestry of stories and anecdotes from here and there and everywhere! Cover’s $7 and includes one house drink.

On Wednesday, January 13th at 6:00pm, more POETS, once again hosted by Angelo, featuring Estha Weiner (Transfiguration Begins at Home), Martin Walls (The Solvay Process), and Karen Swenson (A Pilgrim into Silence). Three diverse and powerful poets, the first offerings from one of the newest publishing houses on the literary scene.

Then on Thursday, January 14th at 6:00pm it’s EMOTIONAL RESCUE hosted by Jane Ormerod. Lust! Anger! Confusion! Four poets and performance artists face their audience in this interactive reading. The audience names an emotion, the performers react. Bliss, obsession or melancholy? You decide! With Jai Chakrabarti, Kat Georges, Jennifer L. Knox, and Richard Loranger

Donc Saturday, January 15th we are graced by the Dean Kostos and the GREEK-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION, which celebrates its 20th anniversary! Readers appearing: Lili Bita, Dean Kostos, Stephanos Papadopoulos, Hilary Sideris, Marina Stenos & Robert Zaller. Cover of $7 includes one house drink.

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