Friday, Jan. 23, 7pm.
The Inspired Word Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at the elegant Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich 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, most of whom have recently released books.
There is also a 7-slot open mic (5-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 #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It’s good karma.
When: EVERY 4th Friday of the month
Where: The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street-Washington Square.
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm. Slots will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Cover Charge: $10. All 7 open mic readers will get a FREE drink.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – Buy your ticket at least 10 days in advance and get in for only $7 and bring 2 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. *Early Bird tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.
100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS will go to the featured writers.
21+ Age Limit!
Hosted by poet Aimee Herman.
A 30-something writer, actress, yoga teacher, meditation therapist and dog lover, Natalie Roy was born and raised in Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada, but now makes New York City her home. Her new book, “30,” is a series of personal stories, chronicling Roy’s journey through her first thirty years of life. Told with humor, candor, and a flare for the dramatic, she openly navigates the triumphs, traumas and theatrics of her “roaring twenties,” and offers a self-help/self-improvement book for a new generation. Roy is a celebrated actor who has worked across North America in feature film, television, and on stage. As a writer, her first one act play, “Rounding Third” was produced in New York City in 2012. For more information please visit http://www.natalieroy.com.
Melissa Schneider is a writer, couples therapist, and the relationship coach for https://www.luvwise.com/. She moved to Shenzhen, China, two days after her own wedding, and spent the next two years writing her book, The Ugly Wife is a Treasure at Home: True Stores of Love and Marriage in Communist China. In addition to her counseling work, Melissa blogs about the science of smarter relationships and writes for http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/. She recently gave a seminar about her book at Oxford University’s China Centre and spoke about relationship science on the Freakonomics podcast. Ms. Schneider has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University.
Emily Klein aka Quiet Storm is a poet/writer from Long Island, but is deeply entrenched in the New York City poetry scene. She is a graduate of La Sopa School of Poetic arts in Brooklyn, and has featured and performed in such noted venues/series as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Poets Settlement, Canvas of Words, Brooklyn Poets, and Capicu Showcase. She just released her debut poetry collection, Ember Belly. For more info on Ms. Klein, find her page on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/quietstormklein.
Aimee Herman is a Pushcart Prize nominated performance artist, poet and teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University in Brooklyn, as well as a longtime Inspired Word host. She teaches at Bronx Community College and is a faculty member with Poetry Teachers NYC, offering affordable poetry workshops and creating spaces for other performers to lift their words off the page. She has been published in various journals and anthologies such as:Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) and The Understanding Between Foxes and Light (great weather for MEDIA). Her full-length book of poems to go without blinking was published in 2012 by BlazeVOX books. She can be found wrapped in caution tape in Brooklyn or @ http://aimeeherman.wordpress.com.
Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word