January 2021- Many thanks to the following poets, writers, musicians and kindred spirits for their kindness, friendship, support & encouragement in 2020
Dan Berggren & Sleeping Giant -Viviana Grell & Stark Reality- Phillip Gambia Linda Klienbub Anthony Murphy -Silver Tongue Devil Anthology-George (da wheel) Wallace – Matt Wiggers- Famous Letter Writer Collective Ru & MI Divine -Micheal & Julia – Anthony Scalzo- Peter Seward & Lake Flower Landing – Mountain Lake PBS- Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts -Lake Placid Film Festival- NYS Council for the Arts.
Updates on future readings always pending
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!!!
STARK HEART TO HEART OPEN MIC !!POETS,SPOKEN WORD, MUSICIANS, PLUS THE OPEN MIC !!! 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM THIS A LIVE EVENT/ NO ZOOM ZONE.
2:00 PM to 5:00 pm
353 STUDIOS, 353 W.48th ST, 2nd FLOOR (BET. 8TH AND 9TH AVE.)
STARK REALITY OPEN MIC@353 STUDIOS, 353 West 48th St., 2nd Floor…2pm to 5pm
YOUR VOICE IS THE POWER!!
LIVE!! Hosted by DJ VIV
PLEASE BRING A MASK !! THE STUDIO IS STRICT ABOUT CDC RULES. WE WILL SIT 6 FEET APART….YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK WHEN YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE MIC….THE MIC WILL BE WIPED AFTER EACH PERFORMER USES IT..
STARK REALITY 6 FEET APART HEART TO HEART OPEN MIC !!
7 minutes each for each performer..There will be a mic and amplifier…Poets, Acoustic Musicians, Spoken Word !!! HIP HOP, BLUES, ROCK N’ ROLL, POP….ALL MUSIC TYPES… COME AND ROCK !!
AT 353 Studios, 353 West 48th St., 2nd Floor, ACTORS, POETS, SPOKEN WORD, BANDS, COMICS, MUSICIANS!! 6:30 PM SIGN UP . MORE BUCK FOR YOUR BANG!!AN OPEN MIC FOR THE OPEN MIND!!! IF YOU’RE NOT CLOSE TO THE EDGE YOU’RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE!!! CHAOS ARE US!! EXPERIMENT, EXPLORE, EXPLODE!! ..DON’T REST LIFE IS A TEST!!!!!!! MC/DJ VIV “THE BITCH WITH AN ITCH’!! Special Guest and Artist in Residence
JOEY SLADE, Kamikaze Komic !! Slade sharp as a blade!!
FREDERICK TODD SMITH, the Amazing Connecticut poet/playwright/singer
353 West 48th Street, 2nd Floor · New York, NY
PASSION IS THE LAW OF STARK REALITY OPEN MIC!!
POETS/ SPOKENWORD/ MUSICIANS/EDGY COMICS
Arrive early or on time!!! it gets crowded!!!
WIDE OPEN MIC! EVERYONE GETS
7 MIN. IN SONG, MUSIC, WORDS, DANCE, COMEDY, RAP !! GRAB THE MIC!!
Fahrenheit Open Mic
Join us for Fahrenheit’s virtual open mic to be held on Zoom. You must register through Eventbrite to get the Zoom meeting ID. All tickets are free. There will also be 15 five-minute open mic slots, 10 waitlist open mic slots, and general audience tickets available.
Host: Linda Kleinbub
Security: Phillip Giambri
Time Keeper: Madeline Artenberg
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights
Your host- Patrica Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant
Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights, and there’s an open mic as well. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.
Come enjoy an afternoon of et220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
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.
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, NYC 10002
21+, Plus open mic, $3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non. Hosted by David Lawton.
If it’s Sunday and it’s poetry in New York City, it must be the Parkside.
Hosted by Thomas Lawton & George Wallace.
Open mic, 2 drink minimum (alc/non), $2 donation
Great Weather for Media Spoken Word Sundays, takes place every week from 4-6pm at the back room of The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston, New York, New York 10002 (bet. Clinton & Attorney). Directions: F train 2nd Ave and walk east 3 blocks. Great stage, great sound, and an amazing retro decor. What’s not to love? It’s free, but we encourage you to buy drinks with the wonderful waitresses,
Great Weather presents spoken word Sundays NYC @ The Parkside Lounge
at Stone Creek Bar & Restaurant – 7:30pm
Up coming Reading date: Monday Aug. 19 140 East 27th Street Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues near the 28th street 6 train
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!
There is a 1 drink or food minimum.
Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike More info at http://www.supolo.com
Saturn Series Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
$3 donation requested (shared with features) plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.
More info at http://www.supolo.com
Some additional essential links-
Howard Thompson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Thompson_%28film_critic%29 (details included below)
The International Bar formerly THE COAL YARD Corner of 1st Avenue & 6st. East Village NYC .The official Rubber Eden Bar is one that my Kid’s GF picked out for me on the lower east side one Fall. Must to check out the. No sound system (only a old juke box) nice and dark, circular bar stocked with regulars, ill-regulars, beats, punks, hippies, left-overs, reheated souls and characters galore and aglow. Friendly bartenders, cheap beer (yea they have 3 buck High Life) and a killer court yard out back (as displayed here) to have a butt and talk in. Here’s a link for more info
Howard Thompson’s radio tour-de-force program entitled Pure on WPKN 89.5 FM from Bridgeport, Connecticut can be heard the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 1-4pm. Not in Tri-State terrestrial broadcast area of Long Island/Conn/Mass ? Not to worry you can stream this excellent eclectic free-for all. Just no telling what you’ll hear from Howard’s incredibility voluminous encyclopedic discography, but always the very best of the best across the broad spectrum of expression from Rock n Roll to the aural sonic world beyond. Perfect way to kick off the weekend. Essential links below:
Miss a past program ? (there all very diverse & worthwhile)
More background of the hosts extensive history in the music biz
And addition is own internet radio station is highly recommend as well
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All of my work is available at number of any number of on-line venues (just Google) However you can skip the middle men and deal w/ me directly. Faster and I’ll cut you a better deal. Previously released editions of the books/Cds, etc. are for sale directly through this website. Simply use the contact button (on the home page) to make inquiry. I can cut a better deal than the outside vendors. (Pay-Pal, money orders, cash, barter) And I’m not going to apologize for the shameless self-promotion here….yeah I know it’s all such small potatoes, but GD it those are my potatoes. So deep fry, bake or mash it, but put some starch in the Arts…. you cheap SOB