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October 2018 –Please check out these venues for fine creative expression

October 1, 2018

Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike
at Barlovento – 7:30pm

Features: Juanita Torrence Thompson and Elleraine Lockie
and Patricia Carragon

A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!

Please buy a drink or food – Amazing menu of Latin foods! Beer, wine Sangria and soft drinks

About Juanita Torrence Thompson

is a Pushcart nominated poet, playwright, former Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of internationally acclaimed MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, former Adjunct Professor at The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, and producer of poetry and plays. CENTOS OF LIFE is her 10th book. TALKING WITH STANLEY KUNITZ was a finalist in Many Mountains Moving contest. MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine was a “best pick” 6 years by Small Press Review and NEW YORK & AFRICAN TAPESTRIES, was also a “best pick” by Small Press Review. Her award-winning poetry and prose is published extensively here and abroad. Her books and MOBIUS have graced bookstores, many U.S. university and school libraries, public libraries and international libraries in Switzerland, Norway, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. Mrs. Torrence-Thompson was the featured poet in hundreds of readings from the U.S. to South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland and Canada. She has taught poetry workshops and holds an M.A. from Fordham University.

About Elleraine Lockie

Ellaraine Lockie is widely published and awarded as a poet, nonfiction book author and essayist. Tripping with the Top Down is her thirteenth chapbook. Earlier collections have won Poetry Forum’s Chapbook Contest Prize, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival Chapbook Competition, Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest, Best Individual Poetry Collection Award from Purple Patch magazine in England, and the Aurorean’s Chapbook Choice Award. She also teaches writing workshops, frequently judges poetry contests and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh.

About Patricia Carragon

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Bear Creek Haiku, Danse Macabre, First Literary Review-East, Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry, and The New Verse News, and has work forthcoming in Muddy River Poetry Review and Walt’s Corner. Her latest books are The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Plus open mike!

Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike  More info at
at Barlovento
430 Third Avenue at corner of 30th Street, NYC

Train: 6 to 33th Street, walk East to 3rd Ave. and down 3 blocks to 30th Street. (28t St. Stop is closed)

  • Saturn SeriesPoetry/Spoken Word Reading
    Every MondayWriters Open Mike NYC, now in its 23rd year.
    Starts at 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sign up at 7:15.
    Open Mic plus 2 or 3 features. Open mike surrounds features.
    $3. donation requested plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.

Monday, October 15 – 6:00PM

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street (@ ave of the Americas, betw. Bleecker & W 4th St)

Reservations: 212-989-9319

$10 includes a Drink!

For more info:

Check out Cornelia Street Cafe Website!

Our show is followed by: Janeane Garofalo! 

So, plan to come out for a great Evening of Comedy and Horror!

CSC Performances 2018


At the crossroads, where Trump City meets Berlin Cabaret . . .

These are scary times!  Fascism is on the rise in Trump’s America and NYC is disappearing, place by place.  Could there be a connection?


Kick off the Season of the Witch!  Dust off your costumes! Don (pardon the pun) your masks!  Join us and our uninvited guest “The Orange Man” for an evening of trickle-down insanity!

K, emcee, Maria Neuda, cabaret host
Ptr Kozlowski, guitar, vocals;  Su Polo, vocals;  Dorothy Friedman August;  Phillip Giambri;  Linda Lerner;  Armand RuhlmanRichard West

Kathryn Adisman aka K is a Manhattan writer/raconteur with a background in poetry, theatre, and dance. Her stories about Downtown NYC places are published in The Villager. K is creator/producer/host of three spoken word & music series at Cornelia Street Café: “Tapping into New York”; “What Were the ‘60s REALLY Like?” and “Ghost City Cabaret,” which debuted in June. Next show is December 21st – Winter Solstice!

Dorothy Friedman August is a widely published award-winning poet and has published three books of poetry with two forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada and Autonomous. She had received two NYFA fellowships, a Kathy Acker award and a Pushcart Prize, and other awards. Her work, which includes poetry, essays, art and Book reviews, comedy revues has appeared in The Partisan Review, The California Quarterly, Ms., Kayak, The Centennial Review, Big Bridge. The Paris Review and many others. Recent publications include Many Mountains Moving. Mudfish, Sensitive Skin. Three issues of Tribes including their latest anthology, several Unbearable anthologies. Including The Big Book of Sex and The Worst Book, two anthologies published by Bright Hill Press. Including their own 50th Anniversary Issue, Downtown Poets. Ikon Double Anthology, Clayton Patterson’s A Jewish History of the Lower East Side. And others. Her memoir The Bastard Heirs Is in progress She has recently published art reviews on John Ashbery’s collage show at Tibor d’Nagy Gallery and Frank Stella’s show at The Princeton Museum and a book review of Ron Kolm’s Night Shift. Her upcoming books are The L Shaped Room and Drinking Alaska. She co-founded The Helen Review and was poetry editor of Downtown for ten years. She was also director of poetry programs and workshops for The Living Theater and ABC No Rio. She currently gives private workshops and teaches writing and literature at Fordham University and Empire State College.

Phillip Giambri aka The Ancient Mariner left home at eighteen and never looked back. He’s seen and done what others dream of or fear. That’s how he lives and that’s what he writes.

Ptr Kozlowski has been a taxi driver, deliveryman, poet and printer, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Published in Hobo Jungle, Stained Sheets, and South Florida Poetry Journal, anthologies from Great Weather for Media and Performance Poets Association. Performed at CBGB, Bowery Poetry Club, ABCNoRio, Cornelia Street Cafe, Brownstone Poets, Saturn Series, Silver-Tongued Devils and the Conklin Barn in Huntington.

Linda Lerner’s recent collections include A Dance Around the Cauldron,(Lummox press, 2017) a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times; Yes, The Ducks Were Real (NYQ Books, 2015;) Taking the F Train is forthcoming from NYQ Books. In spring, 2015 she read six poems on WBAI for Arts Express. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets ontheLine, (the first poetry anthology on the net for which was awarded two grants.

Maria Neuda sang cabaret for many years, performing at the legendary Village Gate and other NYC clubs. Switching storytelling modes, her gig now is writing crime fiction. In the last two years or so, her flash and longer fiction has been published nine times online and three times in print, including on Shotgun Honey and Near2theKnuckle, and in Crimespree Magazine.

Su Polo Native New Yorker, Su Polo is a writer of poems and stories, singer/songwriter with guitar and dulcimer, Jazz vocalist, graphic artist and painter. She has published two chapbooks, Turning Stones and Beauty. She’s founder and host of the weekly Monday night Saturn Series poetry reading in its 23rd year in NYC. Su is published online in the International Poetry and Arts Magazine Levure Litteraire, and has various poetry and music performances on YouTube and Vimeo. Her poem “Sea of Shells” recently appeared in the Long Islander Magazine and she has poems in the anthologies of Brownstone Poets and Palabras Luminosas/Luminous Words. From 2005 to 2015 Su designed and created the stage sets for the Alternative New Years Day Poetry Extravaganza. Su lives, loves and works in Manhattan as a print production designer. Her website is Su playing guitar and dulcimer:

Armand Ruhlman is a writer and filmmaker in the East Village.

Richard West, writer, musician, has written several plays, to mostly good reviews (Village Voice, TimeOut, New York Times, Wall St. Journal, among many others). He’s also done performance art, poetry and musical composition for theater and small shows in clubs. Richard is a S.A.G. actor, sings songs of satirical and dramatic nature and has done a radio show, ranging from satire to symposiums. He has also helped bring about the LES Festival for the Arts, in its 23rd year. Richard would like to know: If all the world is a stage, when is the dress rehearsal over?



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

Plus an excellent open mic



Stark Reality !



@ 353 STUDIOS 

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



353 W.48th ST.(2nd Floor)- bet. 8th & 9th Ave. 
New York, NYC 



Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
Your host- Patrica Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant

220 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




Now In Our 23th Year!

Hosted by Su Polo-


Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike

Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike
at Barlovento – 7:30pm

A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!
Please buy a drink or food Amazing menu of Latin foods! Beer, wine Sangria and soft drinks

August 27, 2018
at Barlovento – 7:30pm

Features: Dorothy Cantwell and Steve Bloom
A Night of Extraordinary Wordsmiths!

Sign up to read your poetry in the open mike  More info at
at Barlovento
430 Third Avenue at corner of 30th Street, NYC

Train: 6 to 33th Street, walk East to 3rd Ave. and down 3 blocks to 30th Street. (28t St. Stop is closed)

Saturn Series Poetry/Spoken Word Reading
Every Monday Writers Open Mike NYC, now in its 23nd year.

Starts at 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sign up at 7:15.
Open Mic plus 2 features. Open mike surrounds features.

$3. donation requested plus a food/beverage purchase to support this great venue.

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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