Monday, July 5, 2010

The Inspired Word/Thursday, July 8 - Corrina Bain, Sara Brickman, Brandi MacDonaldi + open mic!

Mike Geffner presents The Inspired Word poetry/spoken word event in New York City, featuring Corrina Bain, Sara Brickman, Brandi MacDonaldi + 10-slot open mic!

When: Thursday, July 8

Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs gallery)
158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (212) 505-3474

Time: 7pm (open mic sign-up starts at 6:30)

Cover Charge: $10

Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.


Corrina Bain has worked as an assistant in a detox ward and an abortion clinic, as a rape crisis hotline counselor, and as a volunteer educator responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mozambique. She has been writing and performing for over ten years, and is a former member of multiple national slam teams. Her work has appeared in issues of the November 3rd Club, decomP literary magazine, killauthor, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Sara Brickman is an author, performance artist, and ten year veteran of the spoken word circuit. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she cut her performance teeth as a core member of the renowned Volume Youth Poetry Project, leading her out of the wilds of the mid-west to join the Hampshire College Slam Collective. An instructor at the Bent Writing Institute and adult mentor for Youth Speaks Seattle, she was recently a finalist in Write Bloody Publishing’s manuscript competition, and has work forthcoming in Bestiary Magazine. She is currently preparing for performances at the 2010 Femme Conference and the Bumbershoot Music Festival. Sara prefers her ukulele tuned and her sweaters argyle. She gulps her breath-notes in Seattle,Washington.

Brandi MacDonald was a 2010 Slam Free Or Die slam team finalist. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals, and she was a contributing artist for “Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta!” She represents the spoken element in the ongoing photography and poetry collaboration "A Thousand Miles" with Jessica Hosman and Sarah Coughtry. She has run slams and workshops in the southern New Hampshire area and is in the process of spearheading a monthly poetry series, Audio Graffiti. Brandi is eternally grateful for red wine, Jack Kerouac, and music that gets her lost on a dance floor.

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