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[Self-]Listings / January 2002
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Special Events / Editors' Picks

09 Wed 7 $5 (2 drinks) Powell Leonard & The Lionhearted Players. Comedy variety show. Jessi Cleaver, Colleen DeJohn, Irene Georgeian et al. Busker Browns, 307 E 53rd. Info: 718-482-8790. Co-hosted by Ella L. Smith. ellasmith@earthlink.net

13 Sun 1:00 p.m. $5 Edward Field in his only area reading for the year. Author of ten books of poetry, including A Frieze for a Temple of Love (Black Sparrow), five novels, and the narration for the Academy Award winning film, To Be Alive. At Exoterica, The Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Rd (Riverdale, Bronx). Info: (718) 549-5192.

17 Thur 7 $5 A Tribute Reading for Agha Shahid Ali. Featuring Kazim Ali, Tina Chang, Regie Cabico et al. reading their favorite of the beloved Kashmirian author's poems. Asian American Writers Workshop, 16 West 32nd St, Suite 10A, (212) 494-0061

24 Thur 7:30 $15, 12 Enid Dame (Lilith, Home Planet News), inspiration for many of the contributors to the "Because They Did" feature (See Archive Jan'01), Veronica Golos and Jessica Stein appear, with the anticipated release of that feature's Print Series monograph, in Makor's "Poetry & Mentorship Series." 35 W 67th St. Reservations recommended. Call (212) 601-1030. (A 92nd St Y program center.)

25 Fri 6:30 $10 Against The Tide presents Poets for Peace, a reading at Bread and Roses, with Zoe Anglesey, Chris Brandt, Martin Espada, Cornelius Eady, Veronica Golos, Yusef Komunyakaa, Rashidah Ismaili, D.H. Melhem, Grace Paley, Angelo Verga, David Williams. Music by Pam Parker / Joe Uehlein. Special message from Mumia Abu Jamal. Venue: Local 1199 310 West 43rd Street. RSVP: 718-653-1153. Contributions go to HERE Local 100 (Hotel and Restaurant Workers) and Women in Black.

02 Sat 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free. Groundhog Day Celebration Honoring Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo, sponsored by Staten Island OUT LOUD. Readings of poetry (Robert Louis Stevenson's "My Shadow," Philip Miller's "February 2," and Patricia Lawson's "Being and Groundhogginess") [See Feb'01 issue], multilingual fables and Native American folk tales. Info: 718-907-0709.

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
Info: (718) 638-7039

Academy of American Poets

Albany & Upstate
[See "Upstream"]

Arlene Grocery
95 Stanton St

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

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

10 Thur 7 $5 Pakistani American fiction writer Tahira Naqvi (Dying in a Strange Country)
17 Thur 7 $5 Tribute Reading for Agha Shahid Ali. Featuring Kazim Ali, Tina Chang, Regie Cabico et al. reading their favorite Ali poems.
19 Sat 7:30 $5 (re)collection. an open space. Sign up and share your work. Special guests TBA.

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

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

06 Arthur Zim
13 Lee Klein / Jeffrey Joe Nelson
20 Penelope MacGuffin / Sheryl H. Simler
27 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 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
4th Floor, Barnard Hall
West Side of B'way at 116th St.
Katy Lederer: katy@bway.net

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

02 Wed Blue Heights: feature Maria Serrano
04 Fri 5-7 p.m Art Opening: Melissa Glasser
15 Tue Screening, Women Make Movies
18 Fri Amber Hollibaugh 'My Dangerous Desires' (DUKE), lesbian sex radical and political activist
19 Sat Edvige Giunta 'Writing with an Accent' (St. Martin's Press) / Fawzia Afzal-Khan 'The PreOccupation of Postcolonial Studies' (DUKE)
25 Fri Belladonna! all women open mic poetry hosted by poet-teacher Rachel Levitsky. Features: Deborah Richards / Barbara Einzig.
29 Tue Poetry Jam and Women's Open Mic
30 Wed Acoustic Women's Open Mic / Feature: Elisa Peimer

6BC Botanical Garden
622 E 6th St (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's mid-monthly recording sessions. Spacious, high-ceilinged Tuscan ambience, succulent food, live opera Wed,Fri,Sat. Res.:(212) 678-5345.

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.
3 below Canal (Church / B'way).
Founding Exec Dir: Martha Rhodes, Four Way Books.

06 6:00 Ross Martin, John Minczeski, Rick Meier, D. Nurkse. [Brooklyn Poet Laureate, D. Nurkse's poems appear on Big City, Little/New York and are upcoming in the Feb'02 issue. Eds.]

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

March 15 James Ragan (Czech/Slovak)
April 19 Paolo Javier (Tagolo), Rafiq Kathwari (Urdu)

Columbia University
114th / B'way

Cooper Union
51 Astor Place
[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 p.m. unless o/w noted. $6 (first drink free)
29 Cornelia St (Bleecker/W 4th)
(212) 989-9319 corneliastreetcafe.com)
Features only except Fridays.
Curator: Angelo Verga
Friday night open (Pink Pony West). Curator: Jackie Sheeler
(Feature at 7:45.) Info: poetz.com

Thur 03 Artists' salon. Friends of the café gather.
Fri 04 Pink Pony: Joel Allegretti plus open
Sat 05 Arab-American Writers. Hosts: Ramzis and Nada
Sun 06 Nobel Laureate (chem.) Roald Hoffman: Science for Poets: "Thermodynamics and the Purpose of Life"
Wed 09 Russian-American writers. Host: Andrey Gritsman
Fri 11 Pink Pony: Ken McManus plus open
Sat 12 Italian American Writers
Sun 13 Toby Simon & Eileen Hennessey. Host: A. Verga
Tue 15 The Writer's Room with features Max Blagg, Ben Gantcher and Dan Henson
Wed 16 Yasmin Dalisay presents Sarah Lawrence MFA students: Mary Tautin, Judy Katz, Christina Manning Curtis
Fri 18 Pink Pony: Linda Lerner plus open
Sat 19 Greek American Writers hosted by Dean Kostos
Sun 20 $10 Jane Goldberg presents an evening with tap dancer & poet Jackie Raven, composer Carman Moore
Tue 22 Nancy Hoffman & music hosted by A. Verga
Wed 23 Andrea Dunham presents women poets: Felice Belle, Infinity et al.
Fri 25 Pink Pony: "The House of Pernod" Rick Pernod, backed by Andy Bassford on bass, Paul Schonberg on guitar
Sat 26 Caribbean-American writers/performers. Host: Martine Dominique
Sun 27 Donna Cartelli hosts Eleni Sikelianos, Noam Schiendlin, Susan Smith Nash
Tue 29 Reading & book party for Tony Gloeggler's One Wish Left (Pavement Saw Press). Hosted by A. Verga
Wed 30 Tales of The City: NYC Prose by Donald Breckenridge, Alexandra Shelley, hosted by A. Verga

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 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, Series on Series, Sep'01.]
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:

January 13 1:00 p.m. $5 Edward Field in his only area reading for the year. Author of ten books of poetry, including A Frieze for a Temple of Love (Black Sparrow), five novels, and the narration for the Academy Award winning film, To Be Alive.

February 17 1:30 Thomas Lux
March 24 1:30 Jackson MacLow

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 Coordinator: Veronica Golos
$7 unless o/w noted

New writing classes begin January 14. Instructors: Patricia Smith, Nicholas Roerich prize winner Kate Light, Cornelia Street Café's Angelo Verga, Cave Canem's Erica Doyle, screenwriter Jelayne Miles, and Veronica Golos, the Y's poet-in-residence. To register, call 212-780-0800 ext. 0.

Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM
Jan 14 first class. 10 weekly sessions CPLP 104
Members $200 / Non-members $225

A Gathering of the Tribes
(See "Tribes")

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

17 Thur 7-9 First Session of 10-Week Workshop with Dean Kostos (PEN member). Cost: $350 Info: (212) 255-6860 / Mayos2000@aol.com

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. Café space now doubled. (212) 334-3324 housingworksubc.com Bookstore@housingworksubc.com. M-W: 10-8, ThFr: 10-9; Sat: 12-9; Sun: 12-7

January Events

Hunter College
68th St / Lexington Av
8th Fl
(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 Dec'00 and 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 / David Lehman

12 Sat 7 p.m. Fiction: Crystal Mandler, Ron Egatz, Bob Slaymaker

March 7: Big City Lit™ records its March feature: Sarah Lawrence MFA students, grads, faculty.

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

17 Thu Yictove with jazz band Pink Brown, plus open

Korova Milk Bar
(See "Milk Bar")

Libraries in The New York Public Library System

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 / R to 23rd. Casual attire, but no workboots, sneakers or hats.

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 of the 92nd St Y.

15 Tue 7:30 $12,15 The 50 Greatest Love Letters with David Lowenherz

24 Thu 7:30 $12, 15 Enid Dame (Lilith and her Demons, Home Planet News), inspiration for many of the contributors to the "Because They Did" feature (See Archive Jan'01), Veronica Golos, Jessica Stein appear, with the anticipated release of that feature's Print Series monograph, in Makor's "Poetry & Mentorship Series." Res rec. (212) 601-1030. (Recent features: Galway Kinnell, Richard Howard et al. A 92nd St Y program center.)

31 Thu 7:30 $12,15 Steve Zeitlin / Ilana Harlow (Giving a Voice to Sorrow)

13 Wed 7:30 $12, $15 Israeli English-Language Poets, Karen Alkalay-Gut / Rachel Tzvia Back
14 Thur 7:30 HaMakor HaIvri. Host: Ruby Namdar. In Hebrew.

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. $3 min. + $3 contribution
205 Atlantic Ave (Bklyn Hts)
Feature(s) + open.
Hosts: Evie Ivy / 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

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

Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave
Stephen Turtell 534-1672 X 207

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

02-31 Paintings, Joanna Turkiewicz-Zajaczkowska.
13 Sun 7:30 "Indofunk," blend, Indian classical / hip-hop / funk
20 Sun 7:30 Drori Mondlak Improv Ens

Nicholas Roerich Museum
319 W 107 (WEA/Rvsd)
(212) 864-7752 / director@roerich.org
Hours: Tues - Sun 2:00-5:00

Feb 19 Tue 7:00 Free. Emily Grosholz, Eleanor Wilner
April 9 Tue 7:00 Free. Karen Swenson

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

Preview: Feb 4 Mon 8:15 p.m. $16/10. Louise Glück / Karl Kirchwey [Event will be reviewed here. Eds.]
Feb 25 Mon 8:00 $16/$10. Galway Kinnell / C.K. Williams [Event will be reviewed here. Eds.]

Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St (B/C)
Wed/Fri 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 St.
Poet to Poet
Sun at 4 p.m. unless o/w noted $3 / $3 min. Feature(s) plus open. Host: Thomas Catterson
(212) 566-3705

Jan 6 George Dickerson, Barry Wallenstein

251 Fifth Ave. at Garfield St, Bklyn
. N/R to Union. Free.

24 Thurs George Dickerson, Richard Levine, Enrique Zaldua.

Phoenix Series
Curator: Michael Graves. New venue at Bar and Books, 636 Hudson St (Horatio/Jane)
13 Sun 6:30 Jeanne Marie Beaumont (Placebo Effects, former editor, American Letters & Commentary) and Nicholas Johnson (Senior Poetry Editor, Big City Lit™) 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.
Host: Jackie Sheeler
Info: poetz.com
(See 'Cornelia St.')

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.
Curator: Marlene Vidibor (917) 903-1177

March 15 James Ragan (Czech/Slovak)
April 19 Paolo Javier (Tagolo), 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 p.m. open, 7:30 sign-up), Wed and Fri (8:00 or 10:30).
Director: Ed Friedman / Program Coordinator: Tracy Blackmer
Details: (poetryproject.com)

01 Tues 2:00 p.m. New Year's Day Marathon Reading [See Series on Series Dec'01, Series Review, Jan'02.]
07 Mon 8 Open Reading / Sign-up at 7:30.
09 Wed 8 Marcella Durand (Western Capital Rhapsodies, just out from Faux Press) and Betsy Fagin, editor/ founder of webzine/press, Blue Press™. Recent/forthcoming work: The East Village Poetry Web, Kenning, Fence.
11 Fri 10:30 Michael Shulman (virtuoso avante-gardist feature solo on electric and acoustic violin) and The Future Pill led by Monte Arnold and an ensemble led by singer-songwriter Brendan O'Shea.
14 Mon 8 Cecilia Woloch / Kazim Ali: From Los Angeles, Woloch is a poet-in-the-schools and a teacher of creative writing workshops. First book: Sacrifice; new book forthcoming from BOA Editions. Ali's poems combine politics with the physical nature of language.
16 Wed 8 Jack Collom / Harris Schiff. Collom has published widely. Collections include Calluses of Poetry (Treehouse Press, 1996), The Task (Baksun Books, 1996), Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000 from Tuumba Press. Other: Poetry Everywhere (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1994, with Sheryl Noethe) and Moving Windows (T&W Collaborative, 1995). Schiff published The Harris Review and has produced several books. In 1996, he established $lavery - Cyberzine of the Arts, http://www.cyberpoems.com.
18 Fri 10:30 p.m. "Language Art" Talk that Talk: Roger Bonair-Agard, Erica Doyle, Monica Ferrell, Mark Nickels. Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, was the Nuyorican Poets Café's "Fresh Poet of the Year" in 1998 and National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, 1999. Doyle's work appears in Best American Poetry 2001, Bum Rush the Page, Role Call, etc. She is a fellow of Cave Canem. Ferrell, a 2001 Discovery/The Nation winner, has poems in The Paris Review, The Boston Review, etc. She teaches writing at Brooklyn College. Nickels's nearly 600-line poem, "Cicada," is the title work in his new book out from Rattapallax Press. He grew up in western Michigan. [See Review in the Jan'01 issue. Eds.]
21 Mon 8:45 Amie Siegel / Brian Blanchfield. Siegel is a poet and film and video artist. Her first book, The Waking Life, was published by North Atlantic Books (Berkeley, CA). Her films and videos have been shown at the Whitney Museum. Blanchfield has appeared in Volt, Swerve, Seneca Review, Ploughshares, The Literary Review, Fence, etc. Editor: Tibor de Nagy Editions.
23 Wed 8 Donna Brook / Hayan Charara. Brook's poems have appeared in The World, Verse, River Styx, Hanging Loose, etc. Most recent collection: A More Human Face (Hanging Loose Press). Charara's first book, The Alchemist's Diary, is out this year from Hanging Loose Press. Currently editor of Graffiti Rag. Other publications: Chelsea, Kenyon, etc.
25 Fri Semi-Annual Workshop Reading
28 Mon 8 Michael Clune / Marco Villalobos. Clune was born in Dublin July 4. Villalobos's poetry has appeared recently in Brooklyn Review, and SPAWN. Work upcoming in Bumrush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam.
30 Wed 8 Mark McMorris / Juliana Spahr. Morris's collections are: Palinurus Suite (Paradigm, 1992), Figures for a Hypothesis (Leave, 1995), Moth-Wings (Burning Deck, 1996), and The Black Reeds (U of Ga Press, 1997). Spahr's Response (Sun & Moon Press) won the National Poetry Series Award. She co-edits Chain.

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.)

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

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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

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)

07 Jason Smith
14 Gary Stien
21 Madeline Artenberg
28 Harry Ellison


Feb 4 - Eileen Brilliant
Feb 11- Ricccon
Feb 18 - David Breitkopf
Feb 25 - Maurice Daitz
Mar 11 - Thad Rutkowski (poetry/prose)

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 Shakespeare's Sister)
270 Court 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

1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 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

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

07 Thur 7 p.m. Celebration of writers from the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center. Hosted by Fred Hudson. Readers include: Patrick Bass (journalist, books editor, Essence), Jaira Placide (Fresh Girl), Arthur Flowers (novels: De Mojo Blues; Another Good Loving Blues), NEA Fiction Fellowship recipient.

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)

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

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 $4 unless o/w noted (Fish Drum $5)
212-533-9317, 718-802-9575 or 212-366-2091
lungfull@interport.net (lungfull@rcn.com)
Curator: Brendan Lorber (Editor, Lungfull)

13 Ansel Matthews / Maggie Balistreri
20 Lisa Jarrot / Kevin Larimer
24 Thurs Joe Elliot / Tim Davis
27 Kimberly Lyons / Brenda Iijima
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