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[All times are p.m. unless o/w indicated.]

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. . . A Little Bit Louder (See "Thirteen (13) Bar")

ABCNoRio Gallery and Performance Space
Sundays at 3 $3
156 Rivington St
Feature + Open
Info: (718) 638-7039

Academy of American Poets
588 B'way, Ste 1203
(212) 274-0343 x12

Benefactor Readings ($5, 7-8:30, reception follows):

11 Thur Farrar, Straus and Giroux: Paul Muldoon / David Ferry
16 Tues Northwestern U Press: Meena Alexander / Linda McCarriston
17 Wed HarperCollins: Mark Doty / Campbell McGrath
23 Tue Knopf: George Bradley / Cynthia Zarin
24 Wed Houghton Mifflin: Glyn Maxwell / Grace Schulman

Albany & Upstate
[See "Upstream"]

Arlene Grocery
95 Stanton St

Asian American Writers Workshop
16 West 32nd St, Suite 10A
(212) 494-0061
email: desk@AAWW.org

Aviatrix Reading Series
Flying Bridge Community Arts Ctr
522 Court St
(F to Smith/9th St)

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Back Fence
Sundays at 3:15. One drink min.
155 Bleecker (at Sullivan)
(212) 475-9221
Feature(s) + open.
Host: Brigid Murnaghan

14 Francesca Simone / Albert Depas
21 Robert Kramer / Celestine Frost
28 Poet to Poet

Baggot Inn,
Smash Nova's Saturday Joyfest
(formerly 'The Unnamable Poetry Reading Series'
[See Series on Series, Jan '01 issue. Eds.]
Saturdays at 3 unless o/w noted.
$5 ($2 discount on first drink.) Free for listeners.
85 W 3rd St (Sullivan/Thomp)
(212) 477-0622
Feature(s) + open.
Curator: David Mark Speer / dmspeer1@hotmail.com

Barnard College
Women Poets at Barnard
4th Fl, Barnard Hall
B'way at 116th St.
Katy Lederer: katy@bway.net

05 Fr/06 Sat $20/40 Women Poets in Perf: Fr Gertrude to Present.

Barnes & Noble
Union Sq (17th St)
(212) 253-0810

17 Wed 7 Free. Yale Younger Poets.

Bluestockings Women's Bookstore & Café
172 Allen St (at Stanton/ F to 2nd Av)
Events begin at 7 and are free unless o/w noted.
(212) 777-6028 / fax: -6042
bluestockings.com (info@)
Mick Walsh (mickisnice@home.com)

6BC Botanical Garden
622 E 6th St (B / C)
(212) 475-0656

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Bleecker-Houston: F to 2nd Av, 6 to Lafayette - opp. CBGB's)
(212) 641-0505 bowerypoetry.com
Note: New club seeks proposals for open dates.

03 Wed 9 Free Barrista Reading. Bowery staff speaks out. Free organic coffee.
04 Thur 7 Urbana Slam, every Thurs in April. Feature at 8: Gleanis Shearer
07 Sun 2 Four Way Books (features: Joanna Goodman, Browning Porter, Kurt Brown, Rebecca Wolff)
10 Wed 7 Free Persian poetry (Rumi, Hafiz, etc.)
11 Thur 10 $5: Beat Poetry Slam! Prize: $50. Host: Bob Holman.
12 Fri 7 $7 The Black Beats: Bob Kaufman, Ted Joans, LeRoi Jones
13 Sat 4 Free. Beat Chicks Live Roundtable. Reading at 8.
14 Sun 2-5 Free Book Party: Herschel Silverman
17 Wed and 24, 8 and 11: Zach Glass Band

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The C-Note
157 Ave C (10th St)
(212) 677-8142
(no cover)

Caffé Sha Sha
510 Hudson St (Christopher / W 10th)
(IRT1 to Christopher or IND to W 4th)
One drink min.

07 Sun 7 Patricia Spears Jones / Concettina McCauley / Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Caffè Taci
2841 B'way (110th St)
Venue frequently for BigCity Lit's mid-monthly recording sessions. Spacious, high-ceilinged Tuscan ambience, succulent food, live opera Wed,Fri,Sat. Res.:(212) 678-5345.

Cave Canem Poets
New School's Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th St
Box Off: (212) 229-5488
04 Thur 7 $5 QBR: The Black Book Review and the New School Writing Program present a conversation and reading with Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Host: Terrance Hayes.
08 Mon 7 Free Cave Canem and the Academy of American Poets present the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Winner, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, in a reading with the contest judge, Marilyn Nelson, renowned author and Poet Laureate of Connecticut. Info: (212) 274-0343 x12

CBGB's Gallery
313 Bowery
982-4052 / 677-0455

CCS Reading Series
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. $7/5.
Civic Center Synagogue, 49 White St.
A Four Way Books Event; Founding Exec Dir: Martha Rhodes
Note: In February, this series moved to the Bowery Poetry Club (see above)

07 Sun 2 p.m. $7 Joanna Goodman, Kurt Brown, Rebecca Wolf, Browning Porter

Center for Book Arts, La Plume Reading Series
Thurs at 7 unless o/w noted. $5 contrib.
28 W 27th St 3rd Fl (Ring 7 if door is locked.)
Info: (212) 264-4792 (mvidibor@home.com)
Feature(s) plus open.
Founding Curator: Marlene Vidibor (917) 903-1177 / Other info: (212) 864-2823

*19 Fri Paolo Javier (Tagalog), Rafiq Kathwari (Urdu)

Columbia University
114th / B'way

Cooper Union
51 Astor Pl
[Site of many of the People's Poetry Gathering readings sponsored by City Lore. See Series Reviews, May'01/June'01. Eds.]

Cornelia Street Café [Series on Series, Feb'01 issue.]
Sun, Wed, Fri at 6 unless o/w noted. $6 (first drink free)
29 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W 4th)
(212) 989-9319 corneliastreetcafe.com)
Features only except Fri.
Curator: Angelo Verga
Friday open mic (Pink Pony West). Curator and host: Jackie Sheeler
(Feature at 7) Info: poetz.com

Thur 04 Monthly salon.
Fri 05 Pink Pony West: Feature plus open.
Sat 06 Arab-American Writers. Hosts: Ramzis and Nada
Sun 07 7 Entertainng Science. Host: Roald Hoffmann. This month: "Art and the Brain, Art on the Brain," with Diane Ackerman, actor/writer Jack Klaff, neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux (The Emotional Brain).
Wed 10 New School Chapbook reunion: poets Sanford Frase, Susan Hoove, Helen Tzagoloff, Angelo Verga, & Ronald Wardall
Thur 11 Celebrate the publication of Enter the Ford by James Agee, also Deedee Agee's Momentum, both in Double Take Magazine. Reception follows.
Fri 12 Pink Pony West: Meghan Cleary plus open.
Sat 13 Italian American Writers. Host: Bob Vicusi.
Sun 14 Poet Paul Oppenheimer' s reading/book launch.
Tue 16 The Writer's Room. Features: Leslie Garis, Alison Lowenstein & Sally D. Wiener. Marianna hosts.
Wed 17 Prose: John Mc Caffrey hosts Susan Chi, Joan Minieri, Krishna Stark
Thur 18 6 Robin's book launch. 9-11 $10 Melvin Sparks Trio jazz/blues with poets Vicki Hudspith, Angelo Verga, and special guest Golda Soloman
Fri 19 Pink Pony West: Aileen Reyes plus open.
Sat 20 Greek American Writers. Host: Dean Kostos
Sun 21 Poets George Dickerson, Maggie Balistreri, Cathy McArthur
Tue 23 MFA Poetry Programs. Host: Michele Rosenthal. This month: Columbia
Wed 24 Prose: MFA fiction hosted by Eugenia Klopsis & Asari Beale. Features : Daniel Coshnear and Siri Hustvedt
Thurs 25 Mimi Schartz book launch & buffet
Fri 26 Pink Pony West: Leanne Averbach plus open.
Sat 27 Caribbean-American writers/performers. Host: Martine Dominique
Sun 28 Donna Cartelli hosts Marcella Harb, Ian Ganassi, Frank Rubino
* Mon 29 Music with/without words: Pianoman John Fischer
Tues 30 Johnny Lorenz, Sarah Herrington, Ted Jonathan. Host: Angelo Verga

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309 E. 26th St (2nd Av)
Contact Sara Juli at (212) 532-1546 X 101
FAX: (212) 532-1094 / sjuli@dixonplace.org

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St
(212) 219-2166

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Ear Inn
Saturdays at 3 unless o/w noted. Free.
326 Spring St (west of Greenwich)
Info: Michael Broder (212) 246-5074

Exoterica [See Series Review, Mar'01, Series on Series, Sep'01.]
The Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd (Riverdale, BX)
(IRT 1 to 242nd St)
3 p.m. Feature(s) + open.
Director: Rick Pernod
Info: (718) 549-5192 (wubbies@earthlink.net
Calendar of events: exoterica.org

06 Sat 8 Gray Jacobik, widely published (Best American Poetry 1997, 1999; Poetry, Kenyon Review,etc.), recipient of NEA fellowship, Juniper Prize, etc. Brave Disguises, winner of AWP Poetry Series Award, will be published Fall 2002 by U of Pittsburgh Press.


The Fifty-Five (55) Bar
55 Christopher (7th Av) (IRT 1 to Sheridan Sq)
(212) 989-9883 55bar.com

14 Sun Noon-7 $5 Open mic and jazz. Benefit for poetz.com and its Calendar. Host: Dale Hardman

Fourteenth (14th) Street Y [See Series on Series, Dec'00, Series Review Jan'01.]
344 E 14th St (1st Av)
(212) 780-0800 x 255
Director: Wendy Sabin-Laker
Artistic Coord.: Veronica Golos
$7 unless o/w noted

11 Thur 7:30 p.m. $7 WhYWomen WhYWords: ANATOMY OF A DOLL written and performed by Terri Muss; Music by John Link
"A superbly acted, searing, heartbreaking, intelligent, poetry-prose piece, which confronts the awakening of memory and the revealed truth of the devastation of the child, and the triumph of the woman." — V Golos
Please RSVP

A Gathering of the Tribes
(See "Tribes")

Greenwich Village Center
(The Children's Aid Society)
219 Sullivan St

145 Spring St (Soho)

Housing Works Used Books & Café
126 Crosby St (B'way/Lafayette, Houston/Prince)
Events are free and start at 7 unless o/w noted. (212) 334-3324 housingworksubc.com Bookstore@housingworksubc.com. M-W: 10-8, ThFr: 10-9; Sat: 12-9; Sun: 12-7

April Events

Hunter College
8th Fl
(212) 772-5164
Host: Elena Georgiou

11-13 ThFrSat $75/35/25 Pop! Francis Patrelle's full-length dance work with music from the 30's, 40's, and 50's.

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Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St
tickets @ telecharge (212) 239-6200
dinner resvrn's & info: (212) 539-8778

The Juilliard School
B'way/65th St (Lincoln Ctr)

KGB Bar ['Degrees of Apprenticeship' MFA series poets (Brooklyn College) recorded live 12/18/00. See Dec'00. Sarah Lawrence College 'Degrees' reading recorded 3/7/02. See Mar'02 and Audio/CD. Eds.]
Mondays at 7:30, unless o/w noted. Free. 85 E 4th St (212) 505-3360. Features only. Curators: Star Black / David Lehman

* vendôme arts presents: Michael Mott (Tue 23), John Yau and Albert Mobilio (Tue 30)

The Kitchen
519 W 19th St
Info: (212) 255-5793, ext. 11
Big stage for theatrical performances / readings. Call for schedule.
[See review of Edwin Torres's Gecko Suite in Mar'01, full text in Oct'01.]

The Knitting Factory
Sats at 6 unless o/w noted. $5
74 Leonard St (1 / 9 to Franklin)
Feature(s) + open. Host: Yictove

11 Thurs 8:30 $13/15. Beatfest featuring Tracie Morris, Ursula Rucker w/ DJ Logic. Beatfest2002.com. Info: (212) 219-3006.
12 Fri 9 Help Yourself! reading: Thad Rutkowski
13 Sat 8 $13 / 15. Featuring Amiri Baraka, Carl Hancock Rux, w/ DJ Spooky

Korova Milk Bar
(See "Milk Bar")
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Libraries in The NYC Public Library System

* 24 Wed 6:30 Free. "Seismic Stanzas" Editor panel: Ram Devineni, Alice Quinn, Martha Rhodes, Julia Spahr (Spons: CLMP). 42/5th.

Lola (Sophisticated Mondays)
30 W 22nd (5th/6th)
Spoken word. 7 p.m. unless o/w indicated. Free
(212) 221-7611 x 308 or baddish@aol.com
N / R to 23rd.

Mad Alex Presents (at Locus Media)
594 B'way (Houston/Prince) Suite 1010
(212) 343-1691 / madalexpresents@yahoo.com

Makor [See Series Reviews, Jan'01 and Apr'01. Eds.]
35 W 67th St
(212) 601-1030 makor.org
Elliott Rabin, Dir Educ (elliott.rabin@makor.org)
A program center of the 92nd St Y.

MAY Preview:
* 09 7:30 $15/12 Preëminent essayist and poet Dana Gioia (Can Poetry Matter?) appears with LyR 2002 Lyric Concision Award winner, Samuel Menashe (The Niche Narrows) in Makor's "Poetry & Mentorship" Series.

Manitoba's Proletkult Poetry Circus
Feature + open.
At 7 unless o/w noted. $5
Ave B/ 7th St
(212) 459-2653 (magdalena@poetic.com)

Milk Bar (Korova Milk Bar)
200 Ave A (at 12th St)
At 7:30 unless o/w noted. $2 (one drink min.)
Info: (718) 389-2666
Monthly reading

Moroccan Star
Sundays at 1 p.m.
205 Atlantic Ave
Feature(s) + open.
Hosts: Evie Ivy / Tom Oleszczuk
(A staple for many years, this series has been discontinued.)

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Bronx Museum

1040 Grand Concourse (165th St)
(718) 681-6000

Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Pkwy

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave (89th St)
(212) 423-3587

15 Mon 8 $18/12 "POETRY SPEAKS" Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, Sonia Sanchez read and discuss their favorite American poets from Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work From Tennyson to Plath. Elise Paschen, co-editor, moderates. Sponsored by The Guggenheim and Sourcebooks, Inc.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave
(212) 570-3807 (Curator: Pia)

13 Sat 6:15 Poetry reading in connection with Benjamin B Turner exhibit. (Meet at tour sign in the Great Hall).

Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave (103rd/104th St)
Candida Norton (212) 534-1672 X 207

* 07 Sun 2 $7/5 The Pen Bond Revisited. Discussion, group of Arab-American writers on Kahil Gibran, in connection with a current exhibit. Contemporary poets read.
11 Thur 6 $7/5 Marie Ponsot and Sapphire reading from their own work and work by their favorite NY poets. Reservations suggested.

15 Wed 6 Historian/biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook on Eleanor Roosevelt.
23 Thur 6 Lillian Ross reads. Famed classic picture, "New Yorker Women."

Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W 107 (WEA/Rvsd)
(212) 864-7752 / director@roerich.org
Hours: Tues - Sun 2:00-5:00
(Museum presents music ensembles on a regular basis.)

09 Tue 7:00 Free. Karen Swenson

South Street Seaport Museum
207 Front St NYC 10038
(212) 748-8735 Fax: (212) 748-8610
Steve Turtell, Dir of Public Programs


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National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Pk S
(212) 539-3738

15 Mon 6:30 $100 (tax ded.) COMMUNITY~WORD PROJECT BENEFIT READING. Mark Doty, Grace Schulman, Ernesto Quinonez. Community~Word Project is a literacy program for NYC youth. Silent auction, refreshmts. communitywordproject.org

New York Dance & Arts Innovations ("NYDAI")
(212) 931-6839
Art Nights at Europa Club
98-104 Meserole Av. Greenpt (Bklyn)
$10/5/free until 8

Nexus Gallery
345 E 12th St
(212) 982-4712

09 Tues 7 Features: Joe Osterhaus / Scott Hightower.

Ninety-Second (92nd) St Y [See Series Reviews, Feb '01.]
1395 Lex
(212) 415-5500 (92ndStY.org)

01 Mon 8 $25 Words Birds and Music: Poet Nora Naranjo-Morse and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
08 Mon 8 $16 Julia Alvarez / Helena María Viramontes
* 15 Mon 8 $16 Anne Carson's Translation of Electra


Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St (B/C)
Wed/Fri Slams
Sam (212) 780-9386 - Res.: 212-505-8183 FAX: 212-475-6741
Press: Alex Moreno (212) 807-1337

The Orange Bear
47 Murray St (W B'way/Church)
Poet to Poet
First and third Suns at 4 unless o/w noted $3 / $3 min. Feature(s) plus open. Host: Thomas Catterson
(212) 566-3705

07 T Catterson, book signing
21 Evie Ivy / Alan Harawitz

251 5th Av at Garfield St, Bklyn
. N/R to Union. Free.

Phoenix Series
Curator: Michael Graves.
Bar and Books, 636 Hudson St (Horatio/Jane) (212) 229-2642
A,C,E to 14th & 8th Av
Alternative venue: Soho 20 Gallery, 511 W 25th St
Features plus open
Sundays from 5-8 p.m. unless o/w noted
mikegraves50@hotmail.com or Jill Parshley (917) 213-1896

11 Thurs 6-9 $5 Evan Eisman / Richard Levine at Soho 20 Gallery. Eisman won 2nd prize in the 2000 Lyric Recovery™ competition. Levine's work has recently won recognition in several competitions, including the Discovery/The Nation.

Pink Pony West Reading Series
Fridays at Cornelia St Café at 6 unless o/w noted.
Feature follows open at 7:45
Host: Jackie Sheeler
Info: poetz.com Benefit at 55 Bar 4/14!

La Plume Reading Series
[See Series on Series, Nov'01.]
at The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th St (3rd Fl)
Events begin at 7:00 and cost $5 unless o/w noted.
Founding Curator: Marlene Vidibor (917) 903-1177

* 19 Fri Paolo Javier (Tagalog) and Rafiq Kathwari (Urdu)

Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church [See Series on Series, Dec'00,'01 and Series Review, Jan'02]
Events cost $7 unless o/w noted.
131 E 10th St (2nd Ave)
(212) 674-0910 (poproj@thorn.net)
Readings: Mon (8 open, 7:30 sign-up), Wed and Fri (8:00 or 10:30).
Dir: Ed Friedman / Program Coord: Tracy Blackmer
Details: (poetryproject.com)

05 Fri 10:30 Connect, new interdisciplinary journal. Features: Janie Geiser, Meredith Holch, Wu Wenguang, Jack Waters
10 Wed 8:00 Joanne Kyger (Again: Poems 1989-2000 (La Alameda Press, 2001)). As Ever forthcoming (Penguin), with Janine Pommy Vega, director of Incisions/Arts (prison writers), author of two collections.
12 Fri 10:30 Black Took Collective: The Wild Reading

Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park NYC 10003

04 Thur 7 Free Memorial Reading for Agha Shahid Ali
05 Fr/06 Sat $20/40 Women Poets in Perf: Fr Gertrude Stein to Present. At Barnard.
10 Wed 6:30 POETRY IN MOTION® 10th Anniv. in NYC: Creeley, Dove, and Sonia Sanchez read theirs and others that have appeared on subway trains and buses.

PoMo Contest: April 1-June 29. Winners' poems will be posted by MTA. Guidelines: poetrysociety.org or call (1-800)USA-POEM.
11 Thur 6  Women Poets of NYC. Museum of the City of NY.

Poets House
Seminar center and library co-founded in 1985 by Stanley Kunitz (Former U.S. Poet Laureate).
72 Spring St
Events are $7 / free for members unless o/w indicated.
(212) 431-7920 (Kasey Jueds/ kasey@)

*(Poets House closed for a while for renovations, but reopened and celebrated the weekend of Nov 9-10. See Series Reviews Dec'01.)

06/07 Sat/Sun 5-7 Annual showcase of poetry books published in preceding year
* 12 Fri 7 $7 Experimental mag editor panel: Lee Anne Brown, Ravi Shankar et al. Spons: CLMP.
16 Tue 7 $7 Translation: Rika Lesser
* 18 Thurs 7 $15 Benefit for Storyline Press. Jeanne Marie Beaumont, David Yezzi et al. Org. by Blue Hour/WhY Women.

Posman Books
Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m., unless o/w noted
One University Pl (NE corner, Washington Sq)
(212) 533-2665
Curator: Tom Padilla

[Posman held its last reading in April and has closed. We expect to carry at least one article shortly on this well-loved bookstore. Eds.]

Pratt Institute (Bklyn Campus) ("Writers, Live")
200 Willoughby Ave
Marcella Harb, Curator 718-626-3570
(--Jonathan Lethem).

Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd (LIE)
Flushing (718) 997-4646

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Director: Irwin Gonshak
08 Mon: Pam Fenton/Karen Gormandy
09 Tues: Part 1: George Dickerson & James Ragan
10 Wed: Part 2: George Dickerson & James Ragan
11 Thurs: Joel Allegretti
12 Fri: Pamela Booker

(Note: Radio recordings are ordinarily made weekdays at the station at 112 Tillary St. in Brooklyn. If you would like to cut a professional broadcast-quality tape by appointment at your convenience and at reasonable cost, contact the magazine at editors@nycBigCityLit.com.)—Eds.

Reading Between A & B
510 E 11th St
Unless o/w noted, free readings are Mondays at 8.
Curators: Meghan Cleary / Jonathan Thirkield

Sarah Lawrence College
Titsworth Lecture Hall
1 Mead Way, Bronxville
(917) 441-0870 romi1@msn.com

Saturn Series at Revival Bar [See Series on Series, Mar '01 issue. Eds.]
Mondays at 7:30 p.m., unless o/w noted. $3 donation.
129 E 15th St
Feature(s) + Open
Hosts: John Chism, Su Polo and William Duke (poetrycentral.com)

Shelter Island Summer Series, "Poems in the Garden"
Sponsored by Rebel Road
5 Rebel Road, Shelter Island, NY.
Info: (212) 966-1667, lilazemborain@inch.com.

Siberia Bar Cellar Series
356 W 40th St (9th Av / black doors)
Small Press Nights, Weds, 8 p.m., free
Sponsored by Ugly Duckling Press

Sophisticated Mondays (See "Lola")

Spiral Thought (at Fall Café; formerly at Shakespeare's Sister)
307 Smith St, Bklyn
Sun at 8 unless o/w noted. Features only.
Emily Brown (718) 832-2310
E-mail: spiralthought@juno.com
PMB 105, 358 7th Ave Bklyn 11215

(3/17/02: Spiral Thought's series has moved to the Fall Café at 307 Smith St in Cobble Hill.)

4/14: Robert Dunn features (at Fall Café)
Upcoming: 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/15

Symphony Space
2537 B'way (at 95th St)
Lauren Weintraub
212-864-1414 FAX: 212-932-3228

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Taci (see Caffè Taci)

Teachers & Writers Collaborative
5 Union Sq 7th Fl
(212) 691-6590; www.twc.org.
Contact: Darlene Gold, Alba Hernandez, Bruce Morrow
FAX: 212-675-0171
jdavis@panix.com, info@twc.org

10 Wed 7-9 Free HELIOTROPE X 2: VOLUME 2, Launch features Jean Valentine, D. Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Sabra Loomis, Wendy W. Larsen. Info:heliopoems.com.

12 Fri 6:30 $8 Mervyn Taylor and Sylvie Kandé, features on the April issue of Big City Lit, appear. The magazine's '12' section feature, Adam Merton Cooper, may appear last-minute. Composer Paul Winston discusses and performs excerpts from his ballet based on the legend of Staggerlee. The first- and second-prize LyR 2002 winners, Bertha Rogers and Gyorgyi Voros claim their awards. Info: (212) 864-2823.

Thirteen (13) Bar Lounge ("A Little Bit Louder")
Mon at 7.
13 E 13th St (B'way/Univ Pl) upstairs
$5 ($4 for students with ID)
Host: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
(212) 979-6677 / loudpoet@aol.com

248 DeKalb Avenue
(718) 783-6140
9:00 p.m. Thursdays
Open mic hosted by Christine
$2 cover

Town Hall
123 W 43rd St
(212) 307-4100

A Gathering of the Tribes
Sundays, 5-7 p.m., unless o/w noted.
285 E 3rd St (C/D)
(212) 674-3778 (info@tribes.org)
Fridays 7:30-9:30 $3 Stoop Poetry Workshop. Participants bring several copies of one poem. Sundays 5-7 p.m. $3 Feature(s) + open.
http://www.tribes.org. Gallery open Tuesdays-Sundays 12-6 p.m. or by appointment.

The Underground Lounge
955 West End Ave (at 107th St)
Open mic, Mondays at 8, hosted by the Freestyle Family Orchestra.

Sundays at 7 p.m., unless o/w noted. $5
CBGB's Gallery
313 Bowery (Bleecker) (cbgb.com/slamschedule.html)

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Westbeth Community Room
55 Bethune St (at Washington St)
(212) 691-2764

14 Sun 7 Free. Lynda Schor (Appetites), James Cervantes, Halvard Johnson (Changing the Subject). Info: halvard@earthlink.net.

The West End Bar
2911 Broadway (113/114th Sts)
(212) 662-8830
Open: First Sunday of the month, 8 p.m.
Universal Spectrum Series: hiphop / poetry / folk vocals / jazz / storytelling
Host: Zander

227 Smith St., Bklyn
Thur at 7:30. Free.
Sponsored by: Marisa Simon
Info: (718) 260-9299 wordsmiths@halcyonline.com

Writers Live
(See "Pratt Institute")

The Writer's Voice
West Side YMCA
5 W 63rd St

08 Mon "Generating Fiction" Workshop (1st of 10 with Thad Rutkowski). Call (212) 875-4124.

The Zinc Bar
90 W Houston (Laguardia/Thompson) [underground]
Sundays at 6:37 p.m. Cost is $4 unless o/w noted (Fish Drum $5)
212-533-9317, 718-802-9575 or 212-366-2091
lungfull@interport.net (lungfull@rcn.com)

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