Author Archives: vittoriarepetto

Please Help Me Save My Retirement Home in Italy

https://www.gofundme.com/saving-my-retirement-home

Hello!
Many of you know me from years of my volunteering in the Italian American community,   the LGBT community and the poetry/creative community.

As some of you may know, I inherited a small house in my father’s town in Italy which one day, I planned to retire to years from now. For years, I paid the taxes on the house by renting it out to vacationers. However my cousin, who once helped me out by making sure the house was ready for the renters,  has had a heart attack and no longer is able to help me.

Adding to the problem are extra personal and vet bills which I had to put on my credit card and a loss of monies on my  online store, due to someone using a stolen credit card.

The property taxes and the extra bills has forced me to take money out of my small retirement account. If this continues, I’ll be out of savings in a few years. And  I’ll have to sell it in orer to survive my retirement.

So I’m asking for $8,000 to help pay for my property taxes for next 2 years until I can apply for a Italian  citizenship which will reduce my taxes.

I’d be very grateful for your help and if you  help, I will welcome you with open arms if you come to visit me  either when I retire to my house or if you show up when I’m on vacation there before retirement.

Please go to the following gofundme page to donate : https://www.gofundme.com/saving-my-retirement-home    

Just let me know! I have a extra bedroom. And  it would be great to hang out with you  as we eat great food and relax.

The house is located in the town of Framura in the region of Liguria, 3 train stops from the famous CinqueTerre towns

http://framura.eu/en/framura-italy/

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Thurs 2/22 – HD Artemis & Clare Ultimo Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Thurs Feb 22nd 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: HD Artemis & Clare Ultimo

HD Artemis writes from the shattered places. When something smashes into her feeling aspect, her psyche,  she start there. She often revisits the scene of the crime after the cameras cease to click, the mudslide takes out half the town, the dandelion buckles the sidewalk.  For inspirations, she looks into the refractions of broken glass, follow the tumbleweed, watch the crows who pick the bones. If she can work in an archetypal metaphor or mythological creature, so much the better.

Clare Ultimo is an artist, designer and educator who was born and still lives in Brooklyn. Currently, she writes about breaking the rules in a politically correct world.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 1/25 Ilka Scobie & Tammy Remington read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Thurs Jan 25th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Ilka Scobie  & Tammy Remington

Ilka Scobie’s poems focus on urban life, feminism and protest. She hope her words are imbued with compassion and honesty.

Tammy Remington’s fiction examines alienation and connection especially in regards to marginalized people. Her protagonists have every deck stacked against them but, relying on equal measures of denial and courage, they are determined to make their stand.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 12/28 C.O. Moed & Alyssa K. Harley read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Tuesday Dec. 28th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: C.O. Moed & Alyssa K. Harley

C. O.Moed reads: Ceile and Marc finally retire.  Then all hell breaks loose.  Who knew a stolen Tesla could do so much damage and bring so much joy to their third chapter.  Assassins: A Love Story.

Alyssa K.  Harley seeks to capture the tiniest hopes that exist in people’s lives, the ones that matter to her.  She’ll use any weapon, tool, or caress she can find,and need all of them for the times she succeeds.  

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 11/30 Phyllis Capello & Angela Alaimo O’Donnell Read at Women’s /Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for  Women & Trans’

Thursday – November 30th  7pm – 9pm 

Writers: Phyllis Capello & Angela Alaimo O”Donnell

Phyllis Capello writes about women & their work.  She’s a writer/musician from Brooklyn.  Her poetry collection, “Packs Small Plays Big,” is forthcoming from Bordighera Press

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell will read from her newest collection, STILL PILGRIM–poems that focus on the nature of the human pilgrimage, especially as seen from the perspective of a woman.  In Mary Gordon’s words, O’Donnell “makes the daring move of including what has been considered undesirable subject matter for contemporary writers: the ordinary lived life of women, and the ardor and anguish of a religious life.” In addition, she will read from a project she is currently working on–poems channeling the voice of writer Flannery O’Connor. 

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 9/28 – Mary Giaimo & Emily Vogel Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for  Women & Trans’

Thursday – September 28th  7pm – 9pm 

Writers: Mary Giaimo & Emily Vogel

Mary Giaimo has occupied many in-between spaces in her life, as an expatriate American teaching English in Italy, an expatriate Midwesterner in New York, a middle-school teacher (in a mostly Italian school), and as a fairy step-parent—a counter-narrative to the sexist trope of the wicked stepmother. Her work is about drift as a poetic process, about movement and language into psychic and physical spaces between myth and fairy tale, prose and poetry, linear and fragmented vision. 

Emily Vogel considers herself a third – wave feminist poet, whose themes in her poetry range from domesticity, to Catholicism, to family and children, to larger ontological & philosophical precepts. All of this aspires to the impossibility of “perfect” love. Her poetry is often surreal, sometimes lyrical, with a broken narrative. 

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 7/20 Iris N. Schwartz & Dawn Leas Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for  Women & Trans’

Thursday July 20th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Iris N. Schwartz & Dawn Leas

A major theme of Iris N. Schwartz is a protagonist overcoming barriers to become her or his true self. The barriers can be physical, psychological, or otherwise. Another theme is celebrating one’s sensual self. 

Dawn Leas writes about the connectedness and disconnect between people and place usually places a significant role in her writing. She also writes about motherhood, religion and spirituality and addiction.

 

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 6/29 LuLu Lolo & Christie Barron Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for  Women & Trans’

Thursday June 29th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: LuLu LoLo & Christie Barron

LuLu LoLo has written and performed eight one-person plays Off-Broadway that evolve from her passion for historical research and social justice, especially as pertaining to the dramatic struggle of women in New York City’s past. Her recent project “Where are the Women?” highlights the lack of public monuments honoring women in New York City.

Christie Barron writes from a place of raw honesty, as if there is any other way, about being a human. Her writing is just one platform she plays with an attempt to explore the tenderness we all share in being imperfectly perfect.

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$10 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 5/25 Amy Barone & Amanda Bradley Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for  Women & Trans’

Thursday May 25th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Amy Barone & Amanda Bradley

Amy Barone’s new but yet to be published collection of sixty-one poems, We Became Summer, features pierces imbued with color and humor that touch on the themes of music, nature, family conflict, and the essence of place. Her ultimate goal is to write and publish poetry that appeals to a broad mix of readers.

Amanda Bradley’s recent book from NYQ books, Queen Kong, opens with a section of prosy autobiographical poems chronicling childhood through graduation from college followed by a middle section of lyric poems. The last section of the book is a collection of feminist poems that she wrote in dialogue with famous feminists across history.

 

Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$7 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store

Thurs 4/20 Tammy Remington & Miles M. Crabtree Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike for Women & Trans’

Thursday March 30th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Tammy Remington & Miles M. Crabtree

Tammy Remington will read stories written on themes of the Burning Man Festival 2012 (Fertility 2.0), 2013 (Cargo Cult) and 2014 (Caravansary) and for each year, she wrote a story, made it into a little book with cover art created by her partner, AleXander Hirka, and gifted copies of it at Burning Man. Now she’s giving the stories to us.

 Miles M Crabtree will be reading some of his reflective essays that center on his experience living as a queer trans person. Hia stories include the perils and joys of coming out, working while trans, and trying to recon with changes in his identity, privileges, and relationships.
Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

$5 suggested donation 

This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston
NYC
212-777-6028
info@bluestockings.com

http://www.bluestockings.com/

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store