Showing posts with label HBO Def Poetry Jam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HBO Def Poetry Jam. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NYC Spoken Word Poetry All-Star Extravaganza - Thursday, Jan. 13




Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word celebrates its one-year anniversary with a spoken word/poetry event of a lifetime, a lineup to end all lineups, a night you'll remember.

A special event fundraiser for The Inspired Word, featuring 20 of the best performance poets in the NYC area!

Show your love and support! And feel it right back!

When: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs Gallery Bar)
158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Manhattan, New York City
http://www.lepoissonrouge.com/
Phone: (212) 505-3474

Time: 6:00pm

Cover Charge: $15

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

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SCHEDULED PERFORMERS

Patricia Smith



Willie Perdomo



Oveous Maximus



Steve Colman



Nathan P. 




Vanessa Hidary



Ngoma


Rico Frederick


Gemineye



Brian Dysktra



Simply Rob Vassilarakis



Sean Patrick Conlon



Osagyefo


Ocean Vuong



Erica Miriam Fabri with Robin Andre



Jane LeCroy



Thomas Fucaloro



Jane Ormerod



Tahani Salah



Jamaal St. John



Advocate of Wordz (Host/MC)



Eliel Lucero (DJ)


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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

Time: 7:00pm

Cover Charge: $10

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

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Feature Bios:

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.



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Monday, September 20, 2010

Lemon Andersen Headlines @ Mike Geffner's Inspired Word - Thursday, Sept. 23!






Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC poetry/spoken word event, featuring the dazzling talents of HBO Def Poetry superstar Lemon Andersen + a 15-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but also comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians).

When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 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: 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.

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LEMON ANDERSEN is an original cast member of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. The show took home the Tony Award for “Special Theatrical Event” in 2003 and the Drama Desk nomination for “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Lemon’s film acting credits include The Soloist, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, as well as Spike Lee’s Miracle At St. Anna, Sucker Free City, She Hate Me, and he appeared opposite Denzel Washington in Inside Man. His theater credits include Slanguage, which was directed by Jo Bonney and premiered at the New York Theater Workshop to rave reviews and sold out shows. He is currently touring County of Kings the show which was produced by Spike Lee and the Culture Project at the Public Theater. The book based on the show is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 New York Book Festival. His poetry has been featured on everything from radio spots, to print ads, to the limited edition Absolut Brooklyn bottle and most recently on a viral spot directed by Rik Cordero. A native New Yorker, Lemon was born, raised, and currently resides in Brooklyn.




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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Geoff Kagan Trenchard, Erica Miriam Fabri, Sean McNally Headline Aug. 12th Inspired Word NYC Poetry/Spoken Word Event!






Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word NYC poetry/spoken word event, featuring renowned poets/spoken word artists Sean McNally, Geoff Kagan Trenchard, and Erica Miriam Fabri. +10-slot open mic.

When: Thursday, Aug. 12

Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs gallery)
158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Manhattan, New York City
http://lepoissonrouge.com/
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.

*****

Geoff Kagan Trenchard has performed poetry on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, at universities throughout the United States and in numerous detention facilities. As a mentor for Urban Word NYC, he taught weekly poetry workshops in the foster care center at Bellevue. He has also taught creative writing workshops in Rikers Island with Columbia University’s “Youth Voices on Lockdown” Program and helped run the first ever poetry slam at San Quentin Penitentiary. The National Poetry Slam Anthology, Kitchen Sink Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Word Riot, The Worcester Review, November 3rd and 12th Street have published his poems and essays. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the Riggio Writing and Democracy program at the New School and the first ever louderARTS Writing Fellowship. As a member of the performance poetry troupe The Suicide Kings, he has toured internationally with their hip-hop theater piece “In Spite of Everything.” He currently works as a guidance counselor at an alternative high school in Brooklyn.





Erica Miriam Fabri is a poet and performer and the author of "Dialect of a Skirt." She performs solo and as the hybrid music & poetry duo "The Robin & the Lady Poet" with the musician Robin Andre. She teaches writing & performance workshops at various colleges and universities. She lives in the bright, shiny & beautiful land of New York City. For more info, please check out http://www.ericafabri.com/.


Sean McNally’s work has appeared, among other places, in Black Book, Exquisite Corpse, LIT, Open City, Painted Bride Quarterly, Quick Fiction, The Story of My Scab, Unsaid, and Washington Square, as well as in The United States of Poetry anthology and online at Filled with Chocolate Pudding, The Awl, and Wordsmoker. A short musical play, Get to Know Your Presidential Pets, was staged at the 92nd Street Y in 2004. He is currently up to something, and no good will come of it.

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