Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christopher Johnson & Judith Sloan Headline The Inspired Word - Thursday, Nov. 4!

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC poetry/spoken word event featuring nationally-acclaimed Rhode Island poet/spoken word artist Christopher Johnson and the dynamic actress/writer/activist/co-founder of EarSay Judith Sloan.

In addition, there will be a 12-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).

What: Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC spoken word poetry event

When: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
http://www.oneandoneny.com/Phone: (212) 598-9126

Time: 7:00pm

Cover Charge: $10

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



Christopher Johnson is a nationally-acclaimed spoken word artist from Providence, Rhode Island, as well as a longtime teacher in the art of Spoken Word. It has been said of Johnson that he “accurately captures the heart rending portrayal of urban life...in all of its ugly glory, with a sense of a hope for a better future.” Since winning the national spoken word competition “Famecast.com,” His work is now focused on the betterment of the quality of life of all those he comes in contact with.

Actress/writer/radio producer/human rights activist/educator Judith Sloan is Co-Founder of EarSay, Inc, an artist-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated. EarSay projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media. Committed to fostering understanding across cultures, generations, gender and class, through artistic productions and education. EarSay's Crossing the BLVD (co-created with Warren Lehrer) is a multimedia project about new immigrants and refugees won the Brendan Gill Prize among others. Sloan's solo performances have won multiple awards. Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, in the New York Times, Washington Post and has received support from the Ford Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and arts in-education awards from various foundations and schools. http:www.earsay.org

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