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[Self-]Listings / November 2001
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[Order: Special Events, NYC regular series, NYC single events; Upstream regular series, single events. Eds. Unless otherwise indicated, all times are p.m.]

Special Events

Terrorist Victim Donations: American Red Cross
NYC/DC Relief Effort
Box 97089
Washington, DC 20090-7089

Nov 2-3 The Word Fair 2001 Norfolk, VA. This first annual poetry event welcomes performers, publishers, teachers, professors, students, poetry enthusiasts, writers, conference sessions. Details at

05 Mon 7:30 p.m. $5/3 Poets Out Loud ANNUAL GALA Featuring Julie Sheehan, winner of the 2000 Poets Out Loud Prize, introduced by Marie Ponsot. Fordham University, 113 W 60th St., 12th fl.

07 Wed 8 p.m. $200 (gala reception)/$25/$20 The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church: Hal Willner's Doc Pomus Project: A Benefit for the Poetry Project. An evening of Pomus's words and music ("Save the Last Dance for Me", "This Magic Moment"; inducted into Rock 'n Roll Hame of Fame, 1992), read and performed by LOU REED, JIMMY SCOTT, GARTH HUDSON, PETER GURALNICK et al.

09 Fri 6-9/ 10 Sat 4-9 Poets House celebrates its reopening after renovations to its space at 72 Spring Street. The new expanded library, with reading room, exhibit space and open stacks will reopen for regular library hours on November 13. Friday, Stanley Kunitz appears for a celebration of fifteen years of Poets House service and Galway Kinnell and others read Saturday. Info: (212) 431-7920.

12 Mon 8 p.m. $16/$10 Yusef Komunyakaa and Philip Levine at the 92nd Street Y.

NYC Regular Series:

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.

Academy of American Poets

Albany & Upstate
[See "Upstream"]

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

01 Thur 7 p.m. $5 Arthur Sze reads from his new book of poetry in translation, The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese.

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/Thompson)
(212) 477-0622
Info: (718) 499-4517 [get change]
Feature(s) + open.
Curator: David Mark Speer / email:
[This series was formerly called, "The Unnamable," but there was no end to the ingenuity its curators brought to naming the weekly sessions. Eds.]

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 /

Barnard College
Women Poets at Barnard
Fourth Floor of Barnard Hall
West Side of Broadway at 116th St.
Contact: Katy Lederer

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 (info@)
Contact: Mick Walsh (

01 Thurs FICTION READING: Cameron Abbot 'To the Edge' (HAWORTH) and Esther Slade 'Ayla's Paradise' (RDR)
03 Sat 12-4 MEETING: Lower East Side Girls Club Book Club
04 Sun READING: Best Bisexual Erotica 2 (BLACKBOOKS)
07 Wed Bluestockings and The New Heights Poetry Series of West Harlem host a new monthly series, Blue Heights.
08 Thur READING: Lori Selke 'Tough Girls' (BLACKBOOKS)
09 Fri FICTION READING: Sara Gran 'Saturn's Return to New York' (SOHO) and T.C.Gardstein 'Circuit' (XLIBRIS)
10 Sat Bluestockings' very own Outreach and Activism series "BAM" (Blue Action Monthly) hosts a forum discussing the controversies surrounding the fight for gay marriage.
11 Sun "After the Storm" performance of the true story a young, naive college student (Heather Grayson) sent to fight in the Gulf War.
16 Fri Dissertation Writers Group
17 Sat SPOKEN WORD: Martha Cabrera Estévez and Ingrid Rivera
20 Tues FILM: Women Make Movies 'Perils Amid Progress'
23 Fri Slide show presentation entitled 'Trashy Women: From Plastic Bags to Heavy Metal, Women Who Make Art From Recycled Materials'.
27 Tue POETRY: Poetry Jam and Women's Open Mic
28 Wed MUSIC: Acoustic Women's Open Mic
29 Thur Artist and writer contributors to the 2002 We'Moon calendar celebrate the provocative work women are doing to create powerful changes that help sustain balance on the planet.

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

18 Sun 3 p.m. Laure-Anne BOSSELAER, Valerie MINER, Susan WHEELER

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 (
Feature(s) + open.
Curator: Marlene Vidibor

Columbia University
05 Mon 5:30 p.m. Free THE ANATOMY LESSON: POETRY OF THE CLINICAL IMAGINATION featuring Linda Bierds's poems of illness and death, incarnating clinical and cultural pioneers who have transformed such experiences into narrative. Bierds's poems, according to W.S. Merwin, "radiate real power and authority and animal presence." Her fifth book, The Profile Makers (Henry Holt), received the PEN/West Poetry Prize and the Washington State Governor's Writers Award. Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Bard Hall, First-floor Lounge, 50 Haven Ave. Info: (212) 305-4975,,

Cooper Union
51 Astor Place

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

,Pink Pony West at Cornelia (Fridays)

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

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

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 (
Calendar of events:

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

08 The Feeling of Flesh, with Cortney Davis and Sondra Zeidenstein; music by Rhythms of Aqua.

Dec preview:
06 Thur 7 p.m. Ceremonies of Light, with three emerging women writers: 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 p.m. $12 Something Understood: Readings from Phillis Levin's new book, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, with U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and others.

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

02 Fri 7 p.m. Seattle poet Linda Bierds reads from her latest volume, The Seconds (forthcoming from Putnam-Penguin). "[Bierds possesses] an attention to historical detail and to narratives of lyric description that sets her apart from the prevailing contemporary styles." (MacArthur Foundation). [Her poems] "radiate real power and authority and animal presence." (W.S. Merwin). Bierds's fifth, The Profile Makers (Henry Holt), received the PEN/West Poetry Prize and the Washington State Governor's Writers Award.

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

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

The Kitchen
519 W 19th St
Info: (212) 255-5793, ext. 11
Various theatrical performances and readings. Call for schedule.
[See review of Edwin Torres's Gecko Suite in Mar '01 issue. Eds.]

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 Sat 2 p.m. St. Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Ave (83rd St). George Bradley, Rick Pernod, Michael T. Young. Sponsored by Rattapallax Press. Info: (212) 560-7459.
03 Sat 2 p.m. Jefferson Market Branch Library, 425 6th Ave (10th St.) Tory Dent & Wayne Koestenbaum. Sponsored by Poets House. Info: (212) 243-4334
12 Mon 6:45 p.m. St. Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Ave (83rd St) Glyn Maxwell & Stephanos Papadopoulos. Sponsored by Rattapallax Press.
17 Sat 2 p.m. St. Agnes Branch. Bob Holman, Regie Cabico & Bill Kushner. Sponsored by Rattapallax Press.
17 Sat 3 p.m. East Flatbush Branch, 9612 Church Ave, Bklyn : Willie Perdomo

Dec preview:

Dec preview:
08 Sat 2 p.m. St. Agnes Branch. Louis Simpson and Elaine Schwager. Sponsored by Rattapallax Press
11 Tue 6 p.m. Bloomingdale Branch Library, 150 W 100th St (Amst), Secret Identities and Undercover Metaphors: Investigating Poetry and Mystery Fiction featuring Stephen Dobyns, Edwin Torres, Jena Osman. Sponsored by Poets House. Info: (212) 222-8030

Donnell Library Center, 20 W 53rd St, TenPenny Players
If you would like to join the workshop, reply to ----------------
Ninety-Second (92nd) Street Y [See Series Reviews, Feb '01. Eds.]
1395 Lexington Avenue
(212) 415-5500 (

*12 Mon 8 p.m. $16/$10
Yusef Komunyakaa / Philip Levine

11 Sun 7:30 p.m, $22 Co-authors Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg et al. of best-selling Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War.Robert Krulwich, special correspondent with ABC NEWS, moderates.

18 Sun 7:30 p.m. $22 Bernard B. Kerik, current NYC police commissioner and author of The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice. Judith Regan moderates.

25 Sun 7:30 p.m. $22 Julie Andrews, now a popular children's book author. Best known for her performance in The Sound of Music.

The 92nd Street Y will not turn away any patron because of financial need. This is true now more than ever. For more information about scholarship support, please contact Beth Teitelman at 212.415.5699.

Dec preview:
10 Mon 8 p.m. $16 ($10 for Academy members with cards).
Marilyn Hacker, Richard Howard, J. D. McClatchy, and Rosanna Warren. Host: John Hollander, editor of Sonnets: From Dante to the Present Sponsored by The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center, with the support of the Louise Bogan Charitable Trust.

17 Mon 8:15, $22 Panel: The War Against Terrorism: What Rules Apply? Co-sponsored with the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.

*17 Mon 8 p.m. SHADOWS AND FRAGMENTS, TIME AND MEMORY Pianist Sarah Rothenberg explores experience of past/present in poetry/music (Anna Akhmatova, Charles Baudelaire / Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Schoenberg, Schat, Ustvolskaya.

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

*10 Sat 10 p.m. $12/10 Women of Word: Mayda del Valle, Tantra, Karen Jaime, and Ebony Washington. "Spotlight[s] artists who are truly making their way in the world." (New York Press Sep '01) Info: (212) 505-8183 or (212) 358-3914.

The NY Open Center
83 Spring St (B'way)
Contact: Bob Holman
212-219-2527 /

The Orange Bear
47 Murray Street.
Poet to Poet
Sundays at 4 p.m. unless o/w noted $3 + $3 minimum
Info: 212.566.3705

Phoenix Reading Series
The series curator will soon announce a new venue after turning over its venue at Center for Book Arts to La Plume. Curator: Michael Graves

Pink Pony West Reading Series
Fridays at 6 p.m. unless o/w noted.
Cornelia Street Café (address, admission as above)
Feature follows open at 7:45 p.m.
Hosts: Jackie Sheeler and Maggie Balisteri
(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

16 Fri 7 p.m. Ulf Goebel reading in German and English.

Dec preview:
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 (
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: (

*07 Wed 8 p.m. $200 (gala reception)/$25/$20 Hal Willner's Doc Pomus Project: A Benefit for the Poetry Project. An evening of Pomus's words and music ("Save the Last Dance for Me", "This Magic Moment"; inducted into Rock 'n Roll Hame of Fame, 1992), read and performed by his friends, admirers and collaborators. Special guests include LOU REED, JIMMY SCOTT, GARTH HUDSON, PETER GURALNICK et al. Hal Willner has produced records by Allen Ginsberg, Reed, Marianne Faithful et al. Laurie Anderson, Terry Southern, and Lenny Bruce.

09 Fri 10:30 p.m. IN THE PRESENT FUTURE TENSE: ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND PARAPSYCHOLOGY Music by MUATA 25, Lecture Q&A and Demonstration of "The Mind Machine" by Raymond Strano. Muata 25 a/k/a THOMAS MURRAY, a guitarist turned electro-composer, has been a session musician and has toured with Lee Scratch Perry, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Eurhythmics, Tom Tom Club, among others. His current music is a purist minimal techno hybrid presented with and without beats. "Ambient, architectural, disconcerting and beautiful" best describes his brand of computer generated floating, kaleidoscopic sound-scapes. He will present a demonstration of his "mind machine" which uses sound waves and light pulsations to entrain brain wave patterns in order to achieve trance states.

12 Mon 8 p.m Alice Notley (How Spring Comes, The Descent of Alette, Mysteries of Small Houses, Disobedience) and David Hess (Cage Dances, Skanky Possum Press).

Poets House
Seminar center and library co-founded in 1985 by Stanley Kunitz (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. The new expanded library, with reading room, exhibit space and open stacks will reopen for regular library hours on November 13. Stanley Kunitz joins appears for a celebration of fifteen years of Poets House service on November 9 (6-9 pm) and Galway Kinnell and others read November 10 (4-9 pm). Check Poets House website for details.)

16 Fri 7 p.m. $7/free. PASSWORDS: WANDA COLEMAN ON PHILLIS WHEATLEY Ongoing series features poets reading and discussing the work of others, emphasizes the dialogue between poets and readers, illuminates links between our poetic past and present. Panels encourage extended dialogue and focus on specific issues in contemporary poetics.

Dec preview:

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

08 Thur 6 p.m. A. Manette Ansay, John Yau: Warhol and The United States of Jasper Johns.

Dec preview:
04 Tue 6 p.m. Samuel R. Delany, "the most interesting author of science fiction writing in English today." (--The NY Times Book Review) Author of over 20 novels, including Dhalgren, which has sold over one million copies, and is the "secret masterpiece which has swallowed readers alive for almost 30 years" (--Jonathan Lethem).

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

01 Thur 7:30 p.m. Free. Jason Shinder (Among Women).
08 Thur 7:30 p.m. Free. Michael Klein, two-time Lambda Literary Award winner (1990, Track Conditions)
14 Wed 7:30 p.m. Free. Maxine Kumin

Dec preview:
06 Thur 7:30 p.m. 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 (

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

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.
Contact: Darlene Gold, Alba Hernandez, Bruce Morrow
FAX: 212-675-0171,

Ten Penny Players
(See "Libraries, Donnell")

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 /

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 (
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. Gallery open Tuesdays-Sundays 12-6 p.m. or by appointment.
[Check web site for complete schedule. Eds.]

11 Sun 3 p.m. An Evening of Afghan Culture: Art, Poetry (Rumi), Film. Guests Invited to participate in Discussion
18 Sun Latitude South: Poetry and Translation Series curated by Lourdes Vazquez: Pedro Lopez Adorno, Mercedes Roffe, Mireya Perez-Elderlyi
30 Fri Dec 1 Sat 7:30 $5 The Psychosomatic Latin Blues of EL EXTREME

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

(See Baggot Inn)

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

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

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:

This month, see Special Events.

(Hudson River Valley & Upstate)

Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1414
Director: Dare Thompson (alt: Golda Solomon)
914-332-5953 or 845-236-3074

Northern Westchester Center For The Arts
272 N Bedford Rd.
Mt. Kisco 10549
Director: Cindy Beer-Fouhy
914-241-6922 FAX: 914-241-0137

The Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Inc.
73 Broadway (Historic Rondout) / PO Box 1956
Kingston, NY 12402
Contact: Ione at 845-338-5984 Fax: 845-338-5986 - -
Foundation marks its sixteenth year supporting creation and dissemination of new work in music, literature and performance locally, nationally and internationally. Retreats began in 1991.

Woodstock Poetry Society
P.O. Box 531
Woodstock 12498-0531
Contact: Bob Wright
Venue: Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker
Every second Saturday at 2 p.m. Features plus open mic.
845-679-9837 FAX: 845-679-9838

10 Features: Eddie Bell, Lewis Gardner, Sandra Gardner

Voices of the Valley Poetry Performance Series
Monkey Roasting Co.

478 B'way, Kingston
Smoke-free. Coffee, sodas, light menu.
Features plus open mic. Events on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and cost $3 unless o/w noted. Info: (845) 883-9172,

17 Ken Holland, Stephanie Russo, Teresa Costa, Janet Hamill & Moving Star..

Also consult: for theatre and music events. (Area code: (845))

02 Fri 7 p.m. Spoken Word Cafe Pongo Cookbook. Reading & signing w/Valerie Nahej. Barnes & Noble, Pok. 485-2224.

Henry IV
7:30pm. Comedy, intrigue, swashbuckling & romance. Parker Theatre, SUNY New
Paltz. 257-3880. $12/$10.
True West
8pm. Sam Shepard play. Performing Arts of Woodstock, Wdstk. 679-7900.

8pm. William Inge drama. Arts Center Theater, CGCC, Hudson. (518) 828-4181.

Workshop for Teachers
Call for time. Writing to read paired texts. Pre-reg. req. Institute for
Writing & Thinking, Bard College. 758-7484.
<Also consult Sampling below:

Note: Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate (Sleepy Hollow in Westchester), closes for the season on Sunday, Nov. 4. See website for details.

Greene County

Catskill Mountain Foundation
Main St., Rte. 23A
Hunter, NY 12442
Contact: Pam Weisberg or Faith Leiberman
518-263-4908 FAX: 518-263-4459

24 Sat 2-5 p.m. Seminars and Readings with Thom Ward (Small Boat with Oars of Different Size), Editor, BOA Editions


New York State Writers Institute
HU 355, Ualbany - 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-5620 FAX: (518) 442-5621 (Check for scheduled readings.)

Regular Series

[1st Monday] - Open Mic, 7:00 PM, Mocatopia Coffee House, Lark St., Albany
[Every Wed] - Open Mic for musicians & poets, 9PM, Lark Tavern, Madison Ave., Albany
[1st Wed] - Open Mic for musicians & poets, 7:00 PM, MotherEarth's Cafe, Quail & Western, Albany
[Every Fri] - "Urban Guerilla Theater" open mic, 9PM, Mason Hall, 120 Madison Ave., Albany
[2nd Wed.] - "Alchemy of the Word" Open Mic & feature (Dan Wilcox), Lionheart, 258 Lark St., Albany, 7:30PM
[2nd Thurs.] - "Soul Kitchen" Open mic at Clayton's Caribbean Restaurant, 244 Washington Ave., Albany, 8PM
[2nd Sun.] - Saratoga Poetry Zone, open mic, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, 3PM
[3rd Tues.] - Open mic, Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, 7PM
[3rd Sat.] - Arthur's Market, 35 N. Ferry St., Schenectady, 7:30
[Last Tues.] - "School of Night" open mic, Valentine's, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 8:00
[Last Wed.] - "High Drama Poetry Society" Open Mic, Fuze Box, 13 Central Ave., Albany, 7PM

The Fuze Box, 12 Central Ave 518-432-4472

258 Lark St
Contact: Amanda Stahl


Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-7860 FAX: 518-584-7866
E-MAIL: (Check for complete schedule.)

04 Sun 3 p.m. Saratoga Poetry Zone, open mic. An egalitarian forum for those interested in writing, reading, and listening to poetry in an atmosphere of communal respect. Made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Susman Room. Saratoga Springs Public Library. 49 Henry Street.

15 Thur-7:30 p.m. "Writers on Reading," Host Linda Underhill reads her own work and leads a discussion of The Honey Thief by Elizabeth Graver.

Delaware County, Northern Catskills

WORDS ON THE AIR! - 10 PM, the 1st Sunday of Every Month WJFF Radio Catskills Sullivan Co. NPR Affiliate, Hosts Bright Hill Press's RADIO BY WRITERS! - 90.5 FM - Throughout the Week, Delaware Broadcast Group (WDLA, WDHI, WIYN) Hosts BHP's POETRY MOMENTS!

08 WORD THURSDAYS, 7 PM - RON PRICE, NEW YORK, NY, POET - A Small Song Called Ash from the Fire (Rattapallax Press, 2001), A Crucible for the Left Hand (Wubble Productions for Exoterica, 1998), Full Circle (Charlotte Poetry Project, 1995), Downtown Poets Anthology (Downtown, 1998), Northeast Corridor, Poetry, Rattapallax; MICHAEL T. YOUNG, JERSEY CITY, NJ, POET - Transcriptions of Daylight (Rattapallax Press, 2000), Because the Wind Has Questions (Somers Rocks Press, 1997).