Monday, March 23, 2009

The Inspired Word - Monday, March 30th!

The Inspired Word/Monday, March 30th!

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (though you're welcome to stay until closing time!)

Free wine tasting! Free appetizers! Awesome ambience and food! A great collection of writers and their work!

Bios of Reading Writers:

Emily Crocker is a graduate of the Jack Karouac School Of Disembodied Poetics and the co-founder of a small experimental press called Black Lodge Press. Please check out her website at

Celia Ingrid Farber is a writer primarily of investigative and narrative journalism living in New York City. She has written for Harper's, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Salon and many other periodicals. She is the recipient of the 2008 Semmelweis "Clean Hands" Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her 2006 article in Harper's: "Out of Control: AIDS And The Corruption of Medical Science." She has recently changed course and launched a literary website called The Truth Barrier, where her writings will appear, as well as the writings, (poetry, prose and fiction,) of many other known and unknown writers from around the world. She likes to quote Marina Tsvetaeva who wrote: "Naturally I prefer someone who feels but doesn't write to someone who writes but doesn't feel."

Leanna Renee Hieber is a professional actress (Member AEA, SAG, AFTRA) and award-winning playwright but her greatest loves are fantasy fiction, the 19th century and a spooky story. Graduating with BFA in Theatre and a minor in the Victorian Era, she adapted works of Victorian literature for the stage for Miami University and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. The dramatic, historic, spiritual and paranormal are the primary forces in her lyrical, eerie, atmospheric fiction. DARK NEST, a futuristic fantasy novella, debuted to critical acclaim and remains the Bestseller at Crescent Moon Press. THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER, the first in her Gothic Victorian fantasy series from Dorchester Publishing releases 9-9-09. She's the proud co-founder of NYC’s first reading series devoted to romance/women's fiction; Lady Jane’s Salon, which benefits the Share The Love charity for women in need. Please visit her at

Roxanne Hoffman, a former Wall Street banker who now answers a patient hotline for a major New York home healthcare provider, has had her poetry anthologized in The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology By Gang Members And Their Affiliates (Soft Skull Press) and can be heard during the independent film “Love & The Vampire,” directed by David Gold. She and her husband own the small press, POETS WEAR PRADA (, specializing in limited edition poetry chapbooks.

Lawrence E. Soehnel is a poet & publisher from the Hudson River Valley, who hosts the decade old Nyack Poetry Jam in Nyack, N.Y. He is the publisher, primary author and sole owner of the means of production at People's Pages - a publisher of broadsides and chapbooks. In March he will launch West Bank Poetry Review (, a blog about grassroots arts and activism. A former carpenter, Soehnel invites you to "roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath and make culture happen."

Christine Soria, an aspiring model and actress, is a new voice out of Brooklyn whose love for poetry is her "one escape from the world, soothing each day one line at a time," she says.

Christine Timm is a NYC performance poet who produces and co-hosts the NYC College Slam, the annual international Love Poetry Hate Racism event, and Bowery Kids - all at the Bowery Poetry Club. She also co-produces and co-hosts the Smalls Jazz Club Lit Series. She has a Ph.D. in English Lit with dissertation on the Beats and spoken word and teaches poetry, creative writing, and composition at Westchester Community College. Christine’s “Sleeping with . . .” series book is forthcoming on Smalls Book Press.

MCs: Foster Stevenson, Marron Cox

Location: Tierra Sana Restaurant
100-17 Queens Blvd & 67th Road
Forest Hills, Queens
New York City

By subway, take the local R or V to 67th Avenue stop (and it's right there between 67th Road and 67th Avenue along Queens Boulevard).

All you need to bring is your love for the written word.



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