Welcome to Earthly Light, The 26th Annual Alternative New Years Day Poetry and Spoken Word Extravaganza

Happy 2020!

Welcome to Earthly Light: 

The 26th Annual Alternative New Year’s Day Poetry and Spoken Word Extravaganza

FREE ADMISSION!

I’m reading between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. as well as Jennifer Juneau. 

Come and Enjoy!

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/957475587973052/

Jan 1st, 2020
1 P.M. to 9 P.M.
150+ Performers
Poetry / Performance / Music / Dance
Plus Limited Open Mic – Sign Up Early!

St. John’s Lutheran Church
81 Christopher Street
(Between Seventh Avenue South and Bleecker Street, Manhattan)

Event Contact:

Email: info@alternativenyd.org
Website: www.AlternativeNYD.org

St. John’s Contact:

Phone: (212) 242-5737
Website: http://stjohnsnyc.org/

DIRECTIONS: Easily accessible by mass transit. By subway, take the 1 Train to Christopher Street or the A, B, C, D, E or F to West Fourth Street / Washington Square. By bus, take the M8 or M20.

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The Poets Settlement Come to Brownstone Poets, Sat, June 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents the Poets Settlement:

 

Ricardo Hernandez, Terence Degnan, and Samantha Vacca on  Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.

Saturday, June 3

at 2:30 p.m

Ricardo Hernandez

Terence Degnan

Samantha Vacca

@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street

 


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

 

FACEBOOK INVITE:

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pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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Bios:

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Ricardo Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 22nd, 1985. Enlisting after graduating from high school, Ricardo served in the U.S. Air Force with the 71st Fighter Squadron, also known as the Ironmen. After the military, and briefly living in Florida, Ricardo returned to Brooklyn where he founded the Poets Settlement reading series in 2013. He was named Brooklyn Poets’ Yawper of the Year in 2014, and has appeared on stages across the city.

Terence Degnan is a poet and Spoken Word artist. He produces a monthly storytelling series called “How To Build a Fire” and co-hosts/curates a monthly poetry series entitled “Poets Settlement.” Terence’s second book of poems, Still Something Rattles, was published in September of last year by Sock Monkey Press. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife a daughter.

Samantha Vacca is a poet and copywriter. Her work has appeared in Typoetic, 20 Dissidents, The Playlist, IndieWire, and Brooklyn Magazine. She is currently at work on her first chapbook. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband, two dogs, and an evil cat.

 

Brownstone Poets presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Stephen Bluestone, Noel David Cohen, and Jack Tricarico on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
 
 


Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m
 
Stephen Bluestone
Noel David Cohen
Jack Tricarico 
 
 


@ Park Plaza Restaurant

 

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 
718 – 596 – 5900

Subways:
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark StreetR to Court Street


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall
For more directions:Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
 
Stephen Bluestone was born in New York City. His volume The Laughing Monkeys Of Gravity was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. The Flagrant Dead, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called original and beautifulby Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson called the same volume delightful and astonishing.The Painted Clock, a new volume, is forthcoming. Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, and second prize in the Robert Penn Warren Competition, as well as other awards. Work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, Boston Review, and many other journals.
Noel David Cohen is a writer, editor, and proofreader living in Brooklyn. His interests include art, photography, reading, travel, jogging, and experiencing life and the world. He has been a newspaper reporter, trade magazine editor, and writer/editor/proofreader for the New York Law Publishing Company (currently American Lawyer Media). He has published poems and articles in various newspapers, magazines, and chapbooks. His first chapbook, Signs of Life, includes his best work.
Jack Tricarico is a painter and poet who also teaches tai chi and lives in the East Village.

Annual Jewish Spoken Word (and more) Evening

Annual Jewish Spoken Word (and more) Evening: A matzoh-ball soup of poetry, fiction, humor and song
 
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Friday,  July 19th, 2013
 
 
at The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village, NY 10014, (betw. Bleecker & W. 4th Sts.)
 
6–8:00 P.M. (doors open ~5:45 PM, sign up for limited open-mic)
 
 
Host:  Madeline Artenberg
 
 
$8 admission includes a free drink
 
 
Subway: A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West Fourth St.  #1 to Christopher St.
 
For more Travel Info:
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Performers:
 
 
Poetry:   
Madeline Artenberg  Patricia Carragon   GabrielLevicky     Tsaurah Litzky   Carol Schoen   Sheryl H. Simler   Miriam Stanley
 
 
Fiction:  
Ken Wishnia   Steve Wishnia    
 
 
Song:  
Sheryl H. Simler    
 
 
Humor:  Lots of it!
 
 
Venue Contact:  www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319, 
 
Event Contact:  Madeline Artenberg, madderpoet@erols.com
 
 
Bios:
 
Madeline Artenberg’s poetry has appeared in many print and online publications, such as Vernacular and Rattle.  She won Lyric Recovery and Poetry Forum prizes and was semi-finalist in the 2005 contest of Margie, The American Journal of Poetry.  In 2006, Rogue Scholars Press published Awakened:  poems by Madeline Artenberg and poems by Iris N. Schwartz.  The play, The Old In-and-Out, based on Madeline’s poetry and Karen Hildebrand’s, directed by Kat Georges, garnered raves in June, 2013.
 
 
Patricia Carragon’s publication credits include Best Poem, BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Inertia, Möbius,ThePoetryMagazine, Lips, Marymark Press, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Toronto Quarterly, and others. She curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and edits its annual anthology. Her latest book is Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). 
 
 
Gabriel Ariel Levicky was born in the former Czechoslovakia to Holocaust survivors.  Inspired by American Beats and music, he embarked on a search, publishing his first book of poetry.  In 1979, he escaped to the US.  In 1982, he ran poetry readings in San Francisco, got involved with a Beat magazine, Beatitude, and published his second book of poetry, The Unknown Poetry # 2. His poetry collection, B(lack) & W(hite) Wet Paint Poems, was published by Xlibris. He is also author of a farce/lampoon (as Emir Gabpashaberger, the founder and destroyer of Jews For Jihad, orgasmization).
 
 
Tsaurah Litzky is an internationally published multi-faceted writer who writes novels, plays, poetry, erotica and commentary. However, poetry is her heart. Her second major collection, Cleaning The Duck , was published by Bowery Books.  Audible Book has recently acquired her memoir, Flasher, and a second memoir, Harborview is in the works.
 
 
Carol Schoen began writing poetry at the age of 82 and has been chugging along happily ever since, occasionally even getting some poems
 
 
Sheryl Helene Simler is an actively-featured, prize-winning poet from NYC.  Her work has been widely-published, including a chapbook entitled Parenthesis, put out by Poets Wear Prada, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Sheryl is also a singer-songwriter, a monologist, an artist and has acted in community-theater groups.
 
 
Miriam Stanley has been published in several anthologies and in many online and printed journals. She has two books published: Get Over It and Not to Be Believed. (Rogue Scholars Press). She has performed in Israel and the United States.
 
 
Kenneth Wishnia’s novels have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and made “Best of the Year” lists at the Washington Post, Library Journal, and The Jewish Press. His novel The Fifth Servant won a Premio Letterario awarded by the Italian chapter of the Women’s International Zionist Organization. He teaches writing, literature and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island.
 
 
Steven Wishnia is a journalist, novelist, and bass player. He is the author of three books, most recently the novel When the Drumming Stops (Manic D Press). His essay/memoir “Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Punk-Rock?” is in Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side, Vol. 2.