Saturday, December 4, 2010
The Inspired Word's (Le) Poisson Rouge Night - Steve Colman, JLove Calderón - Dec. 9
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word, featuring HBO Def Poetry star Steve Colman and award-winning author JLove Calderón.
In addition, there will a 12-slot open mic (open to ALL types of artists).
When: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs Gallery Bar)
158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Manhattan, New York City
http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/Phone: (212) 504-3474
Cover Charge: $10
Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.
JLove Calderón is an author, activist, and social entrepreneur workingon issues of social justice, race, and gender. She has authored four award-winning books, and produces book publishing seminars nationally. Her first novel inspired by a true story, That White Girl, has been optioned for film. For her book Love, Race, and Liberation; 'Til the White Day is Done, she was a finalist in the Social Change category of the 2010 National Indie Excellence Awards. She graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Africana Studies and received her M.A. in Education from Long Island University. For more info, visit www.jlovecalderon.com
Steve Colman is a poet, playwright, producer, and director. He co-wrote and starred in the Tony Award-winning Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and co-conceived and assistant directed Sarah Jones’s Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Bridge and Tunnel, which was originally produced by Meryl Streep. He also produced Lemon Andersen's critically acclaimed County of Kings at The Public Theater. Colman began performing poetry at the Nuyorican Poets Café on Manhattan's Lower East Side. He won the National Poetry Slam championship as a member of the 1998 Nuyorican Poets Café slam team.