Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St., New York City
$5 suggested donation
Tuesday Feb 25th 7pm – 9pm 
Featured Writers: Maria Mazziotti Gillan & Lisa Marie Basile

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also the Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. Maria has published fifteen books of poetry. In her new book, The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books), she paints wonderful pictures of her life via her narrative poems that will make you laugh and cry and experience every emotion in between.

Lisa Marie Basile has recently released a chapbook entitled, “triste: mourning poems” from Dancing Girl Press. The work is a diary entry-like collection of poetic stories, notes and epistolary pieces about people that have vanished or won’t vanish. She is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and a contributor to Thethepoetry. She also is a managing member of the Poetry Society of New York, which produces the Annual NYC poetry Festival.

Bluestockings Bookstore is a bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen St. (between Staton & Rivington) in  New York City.     http://www.bluestockings.com

There will also be an open mike, so bring your poetry, prose, songs or spoken word.