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Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

NYC MUSIC, POETRY, SPOKEN WORD, COMEDY – New York City Open Mics & Showcases

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/indie performance series (spoken word, poetry, comedy, music, storytelling) in the country, happening every week in NYC.

Please contact us if you’d like to sponsor an event or partner with us, and feel free to support what we do @ our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/InspiredWordNYC

Our TWO Big 9 Year Anniversary Shows:

Friday, March 29, 7pm-Midnight, Brooklyn Edition @ Hell Phone, 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, BK – an all-star lineup of 20 featured artists (poets, spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians). AGE LIMIT: 18+ (under 18 w/adult supervision). Buy tickets via https://bkliveartscelebration.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, April 13, 7pm-Midnight, Manhattan Edition @ The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, East Village, NYC – an all-star lineup of 20 featured artists (poets, spoken word artists, singers, musicians). AGE LIMIT: 21+. Buy tickets via https://nycliveartscelebration.eventbrite.com.

Our NYC Venues/Regular Shows:

The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, East Village, Manhattan, NYC – Open Mic & Showcase EVERY MONDAY night (for poets, comedians, singers/musicians, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 21+. Buy tickets via http://nycmondayopenmic.eventbrite.com; Open Mic & Showcase EVERY TUESDAY night (for poets, comedians, singers/musicians, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 21+. Buy tickets via https://nyctuesdayopenmic.eventbrite.com

Hell Phone (in the back of the Ange Noir Cafe), 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC. Speak Up Wednesday! Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic & Showcase EVERY 1st Wednesday night of the month (for poets, spoken word artists, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 18+ (under 18 with adult supervision). Buy tickets via https://nycwednightopenmic.eventbrite.com

COFFEED, 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens, NYC, Last Fridays Open Mic & Showcase (for poets, spoken word artists, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 18+ (under 18 with adult supervision). Buy tickets via https://queenslastfridays.eventbrite.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

Triad Theater (Off Broadway)
158 West 72nd St, New York, NYC
No Age Restrictions
Upcoming Shows:

Saturday, March 2, 9pm – Variety Experience LIVE – featuring The Melissa June Band, Poets Leah V and Justin Gratta. Hosted by former NY1 anchor Budd Mishkin. Buy tickets via http://www.triadnyc.com/event/430baf7284fe228334640092b4446f31.

Sunday, March 17, 7pm – Diana Arnold‘s One Woman Show “On the Table.” Buy tickets via http://www.triadnyc.com/event/b3b2266e183c5d8c231e2ad413c9093b.

Saturday, April 20, 9pm – Variety Experience LIVE/Anniversary Edition – featuring Singer/Songwriter Ashley Wasser aka WASS, Poet Katharine Goerlich aka My Life in Yellow, and The Melissa June Band. Hosted by HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye. Buy tickets via http://www.triadnyc.com/event/ed4b1a83005966173ba6b5159a11b6ca.

Friday, May 10, 9pm – Speak Up Live: A Poetry & Spoken Word Experience – featuring Roxy Azari, Poetic Boy D, and Kevin Becker. Hosted by Emmy winning filmmaker and 2X TedX speaker Lisa Russell. Buy tickets via http://www.triadnyc.com/event/68f7ad39090a7e98f2dacd07d3c351d6.

NYC Voices: A Poetry, Prose, and Spoken Word Experience
Various Venues in NYC
7pm-11pm
18+ age limit (under 18 with adult supervision)
Buy tickets via https://nycvoices.eventbrite.com

BK Voices: A Poetry, Prose, and Spoken Word Experience
Hell Phone, 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC
7pm-11pm
18+ age limit (under 18 with adult supervision)
Buy tickets via https://bkvoices.eventbrite.com

Queens Voices:: A Poetry, Prose, and Spoken Word Experience
COFFEED, 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens, NYC
7pm-11pm
18+ age limit (under 18 with adult supervision)
Buy tickets via https://queensnycvoices.eventbrite.com

Titillating Tongues Erotica Showcase + Open Mic
Hell Phone, 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC
21+ age limit
Buy tickets via https://titillatingtongueserotica.eventbrite.com

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