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October 2019 Please check out these venues for fine creative expression in 2019 -updates on future gigs always pending –

The Inspired Word Presents its 8th Annual PinkSpeak: Breast Cancer Journeys in Poetry, Music & Prose – a breast cancer fundraiser in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City.

Dedicated to the memory of poet/author Pamilla DeLeon-Lewis, a beautiful, inspiring lady who performed at our first PinkSpeak and passed away on January 6, 2012, and Dorothy Geffner, mother of Inspired Word founder/producer Mike Geffner.

Hosted by Jenny Saldaña.

Featured Artists: 

Actor/Comedian/SiriusXM Host John Fugelsang.

Writers/Poets Keisha Gaye Anderson, Lara Lo, Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner, Dara Kalima, Cristina Lombardo, Wynne Henry, Jenny Williamson, and Roger Smith aka Wyze.

Singer/Songwriters Erin Cronican, Khadijah Carter, Sivonyia Beckford, Lo, Bryn Eva O’Connor, and Bianca Jade Alvarez.

Special Guest: Debbie Funk Cantwell, survivor and founder of The Pink Daisy Project. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019Where: Hell Phone (in the back of the Ange Noir Cafe), 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn

By subway, take the L train to Morgan Avenue. 

Doors open @ 6:30pm, show starts @ 7:00pm

Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

Stark Reality !



6:30 pm SIGN UP AND SHOW!!


Black Box Theater


244 West 54th St., 10th Floor ·


Arrive early or on time!!! it gets crowded!!!

At the Black Box Theater 244 W. 54th St. on the 10th floor  NYC

1st and 3rd FRIDAY EVERY MONTH!!

7:00 pm SIGN UP!!




7:00 pm sign up and show!!


7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hosted by DJ VIV







Fahrenheit Open Mic

First Sunday, 7 – 10 PM (sign up at 6:30 pm)

@ Black & White Bar, 212-253-0246, 86 E. 10th St

Age 21+ / 2 drink minimum / Everyone gets 5 min to show off their best work / Hosted by Linda Kleinbub and Jennifer Juneau



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Your host- Patrica Carragon

Park Plaza Restaurant

 Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell read for Brownstone Poets, Sat 9/28 at 2:30 p.m.

Four awesome poets Ronald P. Bremner, David Dephy, Aaron Fischer, and Roger S. Mitchell to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, September 28 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. 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




Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike
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 
Features:  TBA
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!

There is a 1 drink or food minimum.  
Plus open mike!

Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike  More info at
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

Some additional essential links-

Carol Vossler Bluseed Studios
Dan Berggren
Patricia Carragon

 Howard Thompson        (details included below)


June 13 2012 024 CL Pick hitThe 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


Essential Radio

Howard Thompson

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

For Your listening pleasure Please listen to and support Howard Thompson’s internet radio station Tune in at


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