We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic – Poetry & Prose


March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm | December 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM
New York, United States


EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month!

The Inspired Word Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at The Parkside Lounge, one of the coolest performance spots in Manhattan’s East Village.

This is a celebration of emerging New York City writers of all types – poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers of note, especially those who have recently released books as well as a 12-slot open mic (6-minute time limit).

Signed books will be available for purchase – a great chance to show local literary love.

Please share this event on social networks with the hashtags #SupportLocalWritersNYC #BuyBooksNYC #BuyLiteraryPubsNYC #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It’s good karma.

A percentage of the proceeds – and 100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS – go to the featured writers.

***21+ age limit (please make sure to bring valid ID)***

When: EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month

Where: The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street (between Stanton and Clinton Streets)
Manhattan, NY 10002

By subway, take the F to 2nd Avenue, walk up the 1st Avenue stairway, then walk east.

Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm. Slots will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.


Cover Charge: $6 online (which allows you to bring an audience friend for free), $7 at the door.

***2 Drink Minimum (but drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options are available)***

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Buy your ticket at least a week in advance and get in for only $5 and bring 2 audience friends for FREE (NOTE: Just ONE person in the 3-person group will have the opportunity to sign up for the open mic). LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.


Hosted by Nathan P. 

Featured Writers:

Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain & Director of Tender Buttons Press. She edited Please Add To This List: A Guide to Teaching Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets & ExperimentsShe has a background in Math, Comparative Literature, China, France & Buenos Aires, works as a data scientist, and lives in New York City. Follow Katy on Tiwtter @ ironchic.

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide (Lyons Press), Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide (Lyons Press), and A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Roaring Forties Press). Kevin is a contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Literary Manhattan (http://www.literarymanhattan.org/). In 1998 he founded the Dorothy Parker Society, which has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Geographic Traveler, and BBC Radio. He is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide and leads walking tours around the city. Visit his site @ http://www.fitzpatrickauthor.com/ and follow on Twitter @ k72ndst.

Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican born poet, author, and screenwriter. She is the author of a new poetry collection, Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing, 2014). Her work has appeared in national literary journals and anthologies, including Small Axe Salon, The Mom Egg Review, Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Renaissance Noire, and many others. Keisha holds an M.F.A. in Fiction from The City College, CUNY. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children. Her website can be found @ http://www.keishagaye.com/.

Mitch Friedman has been telling humorous stories for five decades, whether it has been as a funny kid, a comedy performer/monologist, exhibited ironic street photographer, award-winning quirky pop songwriter of five albums, or on the job as a film/video editor for the likes of Howard Stern and Ellen DeGeneres. His first book, HELL TOUPEE: My ridiculous year with Hair Club for Men, is a tragicomic memoir set in New York City in 1993. His website can be found @ http://www.mitchfriedman.com/.


Special Guest Star: Singer/Songwriter Luca Di Fabio, who will go on promptly at 7pm.


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

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