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[Self-]Listings / December 2001
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Special Events / Editors' Picks
**04 Tues 8:00 $5 Dixon Place Sharon Olinka / Dean Kostos. Writers on the Ledge (Curator: Regie Cabico)
**08 Sat 8:00 $5 Exoterica Essayist Phillip Lopate. ". . . rivals in quality the work of Didion, Sontag, and Vidal."(Newsweek)
**10 Mon 8 $16/10 92nd St Y Sonnets: Marilyn Hacker, Richard Howard, J. D. McClatchy, Rosanna Warren. Host: John Hollander.
**12 Wed 7:00 Free. Columbia University 'Many Thousand Gone: African Diaspora Poets Read for Peace' Sponsor: Inst. for Research In African Amer. Studies. Schapiro Ctr Aud (212) 410-7327
**13 Thur 6:30 $40/$75 Guggenheim Museum Joseph Brodsky's Nativity Poems read by Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht et al.
**14/15 Fri/Sat Poets House Book Sale! Recently renovated, the facility sells from its 40,000-volume library. **16 Sun 7 and 9 Benefit $130 (includes meal) Tribes Wynton Marsalis and his quartet.
**18 Tue 7:30 $12/$15 Makor Best American Poetry 2001: David Lehman (series editor and host), Sarah Manguso, Rachel Zucker
**19 Wed 8:00 Poetry Project Open Gate: Haitian Creole Poetry
**01 Jan 2:00 Poetry Project New Year's Day Marathon (See Series on Series, this issue.)

NYC Regular Series: /        
Self-Listings: Upstream Regular Series and Single Events

[Unless otherwise indicated, all times are p.m.]

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

ABCNoRio Gallery and Performance Space
Sundays at 3 p.m. $3
156 Rivington St
Feature + Open
Hosts: J. D. Rage, Bob Hart, Carl Herr, Peter Kerns and Bruce Weber
Info: (718) 638-7039
Check website for complete music, poetry and gallery info. http://www.abcnorio.org

Academy of American Poets

Albany & Upstate
[See "Upstream"]

Arlene Grocery
95 Stanton St

Jan. 13 Sun 4:30 p.m. Speakeasy prose: Thad Rutkowski

Asian American Writers Workshop
16 West 32nd St, Suite 10A
(212) 494-0061

08 Sat 8 $5 Human Writes: Ninotchka Rosca, Nirupama. Honors 12/10 Anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (212) 592-3507
13 Thur 6:30 $5 EKPHRASIS: E Tabios, J Yau. Launch: Rand/Yau collaboration, 100 More Jokes From the Book of the Dead. Sponsor: AAWW, Asia Society (212) 517-2742

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

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

Baggot Inn,
Smash Nova's Saturday Joyfest
(formerly 'The Unnamable Poetry Reading Series'
[See Series on Series, Jan '01 issue. Eds.]
Saturdays at 3 p.m. 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
Fourth Floor of Barnard Hall
West Side of Broadway at 116th St.
Contact: Katy Lederer katy@bway.net

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

01 Sat POETRY: Danielle Legros Georges 'Maroon' (CURBSTONE), Soo Jin Oh, Honor Moore 'Darling' (Grove Pr)
04 Tue 6:30 The GABRIELA Network, women's empowerment and solidarity.
05 Wed Blue Heights, readings by female writers of color hosted by Grisel. Features Karen Jaime.
09 Sun 5-8 $10 Haircuts for Blue. Stylist: Heather Haddon.
07 Fri 6:30 Creative Evolution: new works forum for women artists
07 Fri 8:00 POETRY: Belladonna: Lynn Tillman, Abigail Childs and Cheryl Pallant
08 Sat 12-4 Lower East Side Girls Club Book Club
11 Tue The Street Harassment Project open house discussion of sexual harassment of women in public spaces. http://www.streetharassmentproject.org
13 Thur "BAM" (Blue Action Monthly) Street Workers: Sexual Liberation or Misogynist Domination?
14 Fri Kate Mueth and Shar LaPorte, mothers on World Trade Center attack and war.
15 Sat FILM: 'Oh the Ladies' Episode 1 features the lovely ladies of Triple Cream.
16 Sun 2:30 $20 WORKSHOP: J.A.V.A. Love: 101
18 Tue FILM: Women Make Movies
20 Thur COMEDY: Emmy Gaye
21 Fri 4:00 Dissertation Writers Group
21 Fri 7:00 Eileen Myles is a New York poet who writes as if her life depended on it. Bluestockings proudly hosts the first NY reading from her Skies (Black Sparrow).
26 Wed Acoustic Women's Open Mic plus feature (6:45 sign up)

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

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

Caffè Taci
2841 Broadway (110th Street)
Venue frequently for BigCity Lit mid-monthly recording sessions. Spacious, high-ceilinged Tuscan ambience, succulent food, live opera on weekends. Info: (212) 864-2823.

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

CCS Reading Series
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
$7.00 suggested, $5.00 students, seniors.
Civic Center Synagogue, 49 White Street, NYC.
3 blocks below Canal, between Church / B'way.
Founding Executive Director: Martha Rhodes
Director: Soraya Shalforoosh
Program Assistants: Patrick Donnelly / Cathy MacArthur

02 Sun 3:00 Richard SILBERG, Wendy WILDER LARSEN, Elizabeth POWELL, Joshua WEINER

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

07 Fri 7:00 Daniela Gioseffi (American Book Award) / Maureen Holm (Big City Lit editor, principal in p h i l o p h o n e m a™, producers of Lyric Recovery Festival at Carnegie Hall) read/sing in Italian, German, French, 'Suvicnai.'

Columbia University
114th / B'way

03 Mon 8:00 Reetika Vazirani & Marilyn Hacker [See "Because TheyDid" Jan'01] read. Presented by Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 501 Schermerhorn Hall
**12 Wed 7:00 Free. 'Many Thousand Gone: African Diaspora Poets Read for Peace' Sponsor: Inst. for Research In African Amer. Studies. Schapiro Ctr Aud (212) 410-7327

Cooper Union
51 Astor Place

Cornelia Street Café [See Series on Series, February 2001 issue. Eds.]
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted. $6 (first drink free)
29 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W 4th)
(212) 989-9319 http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com)
Features only except Fridays.
Curator: Angelo Verga
Friday night open (Pink Pony West). Curators: Maggie Balistreri and Jackie Sheeler
(Feature at 7:45.) Info: http://www.poetz.com

Sat 02 Arab-American Writers, hosted by Ramzis & Nada
Sun 03 poets Chris Brandt, Moira Burns, and Marc Levy, hosted by Angelo Verga
Wed 05 The Thirdest World, poets Eric Gamalinda, Gina Apostol Tagherlini, and Lara Stapleton
Fri 07 Pink Pony West: Jeanne Dickey
Sat 08 Italian-American Writers
Sun 09 poet/teacher Barry Wallenstein. Host: A. Verga
Thur 13 Peter Chelnik's East Coast Jazz Poetry, featuring Bob Feldman on sax
Fri 14 Pink Pony: Greg Moglia
Sat 15 Greek-American Writers. Host: Dean Kostos
Sun 16 Music/spoken word: Janet Hamill and Moving Star. Host: A. Verga
Tue 18 The Writers Room presents Ben Gibberd, David Tomere, Ben Gantche
Wed 19 Mark Weiss, George Economu. Host: A. Verga
Fri 21 Pink Pony
Sat 22 Caribbean-American writers. Host: Martine Dominique
Thur 27 Prose: fiction from local MFA programs, hosted by Eugenia Klopsis, Asari Beale
Fri 28 Pink Pony
Sat 29 Author/WBAI host Mike Feder, w/ A. Verga

January Preview:
Sun 06 Nobel Laureate (chem.) Roald Hoffman: Science for Poets
Wed 09 Russian-American writers. Host: Andrey Gritsman
Sun 13 Toby Simon & Eileen Hennessey. Host: A. Verga
Wed 16 Yasmin Dalisay presents Sarah Lawrence MFA students: Mary Tautin, Judy Katz, Christina Manning Curtis

309 E. 26th St (2nd Av)
Contact Sam D. Rudy or Brett Dennis
VOICE: 212-221-8466 212-532-1546 X 103
FAX: 212-274-9114 cporter@dixonplace.org

04 Tues 8:00 $5 Sharon Olinka and Dean Kostos. Part of the Writers on the Ledge reading series, curated by Regie Cabico.

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

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

Exoterica [See Series Review, Mar '01 issue, Series on Series self-profile, Sep 01 issue. Eds.]
The Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd (Riverdale, Bronx)
3 p.m. Feature(s) + open.
Director: Rick Pernod
Info: (718) 549-5192 (wubbies@earthlink.net)
Calendar of events:

**08 Sat 8 $5 Essayist Phillip Lopate. "A major national literary figure whose whimsical prose style and analytical approach rivals in quality the work of Didion, Sontag, and Vidal."-- Newsweek

January 13 1:30 Edward Field
February 17 1:30 Thomas Lux
March 24 1:30 Jackson MacLow

Fourteenth (14th) Street Y [See Series on Series, Dec '00 issue. Eds.]
344 E 14th St (1st Ave)
(212) 780-0800 x 255
Director: Wendy Sabin-Laker
Poet-in-Residence: Veronica Golos
$7 unless o/w noted

06 Thur 7:00 Ceremonies of Light, with emerging Ritu Kalra, Jelayne Miles, Beatrice Nava, and featuring Enid Dame, author of Anything You Don't See, Lilith and Her Demons, On the Road to Damascus, Maryland; Editor, Home Planet News.
20 Thur 7:00 $12 Something Understood: Readings from Phillis Levin's new The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

A Gathering of the Tribes
(See "Tribes")

145 Spring St (Soho)

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

01 Sat World AIDS Day Reading. Novelists Jill McCorkle, Joan Silber
05 Wed 6:30 New work from novelists Sam Lipsyte, Kate Christensen, Marc Maron
06 Thur 7 Chris Batchelder's novel, Bear v. Shark, (Scribner) features a monster pay-per-view event in futuristic Las Vegas.
13 Thur 7 Kenneth Kusmer: Down and Out, On the Road: The Homeless in American History (Oxford University Press)

Hunter College
68th St / Lexington Av
8th Floor Faculty Lounge
(212) 772-5164
Host: Elena Georgiou

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Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette St

tickets @ telecharge 212-239-6200
dinner reservations & info: 212-539-8778

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

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

13 Thur 7-9 Free. Sibila Magazine launch. International Portuguese-language review of innovative poetry and culture. oc212@nyu.edu.

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 issue, full text in Oct'01.]

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

Korova Milk Bar
(See "Milk Bar")

Libraries in The New York Public Library System

03 Mon 6:45 Glyn Maxwell / Stephanos papdopoulos, St. Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam (82nd)
08 Sat 2:00 St. Agnes: Louis Simpson and Elaine Schwager. Sponsored by Rattapallax Press, http://www.rattapallax.com
15 Sat 2:00 PO-EP! Launch Reading: hosted by Anselm Berrigan / Edwin Torres St. Agnes.

Lola (Sophisticated Mondays)
30 W 22nd (5th/6thAves)
Spoken word. 7 p.m. unless o/w indicated. Free
(212) 221-7611 x 308 or baddish@aol.com
N or R to 23rd St Casual attire. No workboots, sneakers or hats.

Mad Alex Presents (at Locus Media)
594 B'way (Houston/Prince) Suite 1010
VOICE: 212-693-0405 / madalexpresents@yahoo.com

Makor [See Series Review, Jan'01 and Apr'01 issues. Ed.]
35 W 67th St (Lincoln Ctr)
(212) 601-1030 http://www.makor.org
Elliott Rabin, Director of Education (elliott.rabin@makor.org)

02 Sun 12:30 Free. POETS' CIRCLE Young Jewish poets share their work. Amy Meckler at Makorpoets@AOL.com
03 Mon 7-8:30 (Three Mondays: 12/10, 12/17) $45 Jewish Ethics: Traditional Texts, Modern Quandaries. Rabbi Rachel Smith.
05 Wed 6:30 $10/15 at door. Globalization Pro and Con: A Debate Featuring Naomi Klein and Diane Francis, modtr Stephen Handelman, columnist, Time Canada
12 Wed 8:30 $8 Israel Through Literature / Natan Zach: The Poetic Rebellion / Gadi Taub
18 Tue 7:30 Free. (Reading room) Book Discussion Group / The Wise Men of Helm: And Their Merry Tales, by Solomon Simon, first published in Yiddish in 1942, Jewish folklore of the fools of Helm, a mythic town in forests of Poland. (For Jan 22: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant)
**18 Tue 7:30 $12/$15 (lecture hall). Best American Poetry 2001: David Lehman (series editor and host) Sarah Manguso, Rachel Zucker 19 Wed 8:00 $20 Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Lindsey Vuolo ( Miss November) debate Judaism, dignity, pornography, love and morality

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

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

Moroccan Star
Sundays at 1 p.m. $3 min. + $3 contribution
205 Atlantic Ave (Brooklyn Heights)
Feature(s) + open.
Hosts: Evie Ivy and Tom Oleszczuk
Info: (718) 789-3943


Bronx Museum

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

Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Pkwy

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave (88th St)
(212) 423-3587

**13 Thur 6:30 p.m. $40/$75. Joseph Brodsky's Nativity Poems read by S Heaney, A Hecht, G Maxwell, P Muldoon, D Walcott. Tickets must be ordered in advance. Check to JBMFF, 107 Bank St NYC 10014. kjellzer@pipeline.com.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
(212) 570-3807

Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
Contact: Stephen Turtell
Voice: 212-534-1672 ext. 207
FAX: 212-369-8449 / sturtell@mcny.org

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Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W 107th St. (WEA/Rvsd)
(212) 864-7752

04 Tue 7 Free. Tami Haaland, winner, Nicholas Roerich Prize. Sponsor: Story Line Press
09 Sun 5 Free. Robert Cassidy (piano)
16 Sun 5 Free. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms: Strings / piano.

Ninety-Second (92nd) Street Y [See Series Reviews, Feb '01. Eds.]
1395 Lexington Avenue
(212) 415-5500 (

**10 Mon 8 $16/10 Sonnets: Marilyn Hacker, Richard Howard, J. D. McClatchy, Rosanna Warren. Host: John Hollander.
17 Mon 8:15, $22 Panel: The War Against Terrorism: What Rules Apply?
17 Mon 8 Pianist Sarah Rothenberg explores experience of past/present in poetry/music (Akhmatova, Baudelaire, Bach, Brahms, Chopin)

Preview: Feb 4 Mon 8:15 p.m. $16/10. Louise Glück and Karl Kirchwey Feb 25 Mon 8:00 $16/$10. Galway Kinnell and C.K. Williams

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

The Orange Bear
47 Murray Street.
Poet to Poet
Sundays at 4 p.m. unless o/w noted $3 / $3 minimum. Feature(s) plus open. Host: Thomas Catterson
(212) 566-3705

Jan 6 George Dickerson, Barry Wallenstein

Ozzie's Coffee & Tea
251 Fifth Ave. at Garfield Street, Brooklyn
. N or R to Union Street. Free.

13 Thur 8:00 Thad Rutkowski, with Janet Kaplan. Jan 24 Thurs George Dickerson, Richard Levine, Enrique Zaldua.

Phoenix Reading Series
Series curator, Michael Graves, announces the move to a new venue at Bar and Books, 636 Hudson St (Horatio/Jane).

09 Sun 6:30 Maureen Holm and Johanna Keller feature. Open sign-up at 6:00.

Pink Pony West Reading Series
Fridays at 6 unless o/w noted.
Feature follows open at 7:45 p.m.
Hosts: Jackie Sheeler and Maggie Balisteri
Info: http://www.poetz.com
(See listings under 'Cornelia Street.')

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

07 Fri 7 p.m. Daniela Gioseffi reading/singing in Italian and English; Maureen Holm reading/singing in German, French, and 'Suvicnai.'

Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church [See Series on Series, Dec '00 issue. Ed.]
Events cost $7 unless o/w noted.
131 E 10th St (2nd Ave)
(212) 674-0910 (poproj@thorn.net)
Readings: Monday (8 p.m. open, 7:30 sign-up), Wednesday and Friday (8:00 or 10:30).
Director: Ed Friedman / Program Coordinator: Tracy Blackmer
Details: (http://www.poetryproject.com)

03 Mon Open Reading 05 Wed RAE ARMANTROUT (Veil: New and Selected Poems) (Wesleyan Poetry Series). MARJORIE WELISH
10 Mon 8 SUZANNE WISE ( The Kingdom of the Subjunctive (Alice James Books, 2000) and REBECCA WEE ( Uncertain Grace (Copper Canyon Press, 2001)
12 Wed 8 70th Birthday Celebration: Jerome Rothenberg
14 Fri 10:30 City of Fiction
17 Mon 8 Joshua Beckman and Leslie Davis
**19 Wed 8 Open Gate: Haitian Creole Poetry
January 1: Tues 2:00 New Year's Day Marathon Reading [See Series on Series, this issue.]

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 to its space on 72 Spring Street, but reopened and celebrated the weekend of Nov 9-10. See Series Reviews Dec'01.)

14/15 Fri/Sat BOOK SALE
Poetry Society of America
15 Gramercy Park NYC 10003

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

04 Tues 7 Stanley Crouch / Danzy Senna

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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

06 Thur 7:30 Mark Doty (T.S. Eliot Award winner).

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 (http://www.poetrycentral.com)

Feb 11, Mon 7:30 Poetry and prose: Thad Rutkowski

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

Karen Lillis, Cat Tyc, Igor Satanovsky, Kiera Nagle, William James Austin
12 LIVING POETRY Filip Marinovic, Tara Rebele, Magfalena Alagna

Sophisticated Mondays (See "Lola")

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway (at 95th St)
Contact: Lauren Weintraub
VOICE: 212-864-1414 FAX: 212-932-3228

Taci (see Caffè Taci)

Teachers & Writers Collaborative
5 Union Square.
212.691.6590; www.twc.org.
Contact: Darlene Gold, Alba Hernandez, Bruce Morrow
FAX: 212-675-0171
jdavis@panix.com, info@twc.org

Thirteen (13) Bar Lounge ("A Little Bit Louder")
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
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.

02 Sun 5-7 Habib Tiwoni (book signing) 06-31 Kwami and Friends (photo exhibit) **16 Sun 7 and 9 Benefit $130 (includes meal). Wynton Marsalis and his quartet.

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) (http://www.cbgb.com/slamschedule.html)

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., Brooklyn
Thursdays at 7:30. Free.
Sponsored by: Marisa Simon
Info: (718) 260-9299 wordsmiths@halcyonline.com.

Jan. 6, Sun 1:00 Thad Rutkowski

Writers Live
(See "Pratt Institute")

The Zinc Bar
90 W Houston (Laguardia/Thompson) [underground]
Sundays at 6:37 p.m. Cost is $3 unless o/w noted (Fish Drum $5)
212-533-9317 or 212-366-2091
Curator: Brendan Lorbeer (Editor, Lungfull)

NYC Single Events:

03 Mon 8:00 Free. Reetika Vazirani and Marilyn Hacker. Columbia University, 501 Schermerhorn Hall. Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.