Author Archives: vittoriarepetto

Thurs 7/26 Miriam Stanley & Tsaurah Litzky Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Thurs July 26th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Miriam Stanley & Tsaurah Litzky

Miriam Stanley is a NYC based poet who writes about how her childhood and ethnic background  affects intimate relationships and her relationship with the world. Writer is best known for her poems on family and global issues.

“In her new book Flasher, Tsaurah Litzky writes  about sex, yoga, the family, the body and aging, the New York scene past and present, work, and, most of all, love. She illuminates the experiences, processes and strategies of a bountifully creative woman who has sustained a significant body of work and joyously full life

 

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

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Thurs 6/28 Leah Umansky & Joy Ladin Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Thurs June 28th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Leah Umansky & Joy Ladin 

Leah Umansky’s themes are  gender, power, love, pop culture, hope, and dystopia.

Joy Ladin writes about about trans experience, America, illness, and love, among other subjects.

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

Thurs 5/31 Stephanie Schroeder & Elizabeth Morse Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Thurs May 31st  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Stephanie Schroeder & Elizabeth Morse

Stephanie Schroeder writes about mental illness, the intersection of mental health and LGBTQ identity, and topics in architecture and design from a feminist perspective.  The anthology she co-edited, HEADCASE: LGBTQ Artists and Writers on Mental Health and Wellness, will be  published by Oxford University in Feb. 2019

Elizabeth Morse writes about the mother-daughter bond as well as other dangers. Her poetry and monologues visit the lives of women coping with the descent of time.

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 4/26 Reading of the anthology Women of Eve’s Garden at at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

The poetry anthology Women’s of Eve’s Garden consists of 10 multicultural female and non binary poets along with one incredible female artist. This collection stands to promote multicultural female and non binary artistry. It is to empower women and non binary artists to come together and make their voices heard. In the collection you will find the vivid observations of ‘me too’ incidents,experiences of heterosexual male perversions and expectations imposed on women, love, digestions of our current political situations, LGBTQ relationships as well as expressions about the multicultural woman living within a predominately white male influenced culture.

We will have 4 of the 10 poets: Luciann Berrios, Nancy Mercado, Kessina Cheriza, and Dara Kalima.

Lucian Berrios’ work within the book speaks about being an American born Puerto Rican and the attachment to Puerto Rico through her elders born there, being a native New Yorker in a time of gentrification, the sexual exploitation and reduction of women and mother Earth, thoughts on religion and her Catholic upbringing and love/self love. 

Nancy Mercado states that “Poetry is to document life in all of its beauty and horror.”

The themes in Kessina Cheriza’s poems range from childhood memories, her fascination with the intricate beauty of nature, the complexity of love and heartbreak, as well as exploring death and mourning. These themes were cultivated through direct personal experiences. Her scars are woven into the lines of her poetry, and she’s excited to share that with the world, because she has turned the bad and the ugly into something beautiful.

Dara Kalima is a loud and proud Bronx resident. As an artist, Dara believes in addressing the difficult and taboo topics to create discussion, promote healing, and encourage critical thought. She is author of poetry books Black Man, Black Woman, Black Child and Casualty of Love.

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 3/22 Deirdre Sinnott & Deborah Hauser Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Thurs March 22nd 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Deirde Sinnott & Deborah Hauser

Deirdre Sinnott, author and activist, will be reading from her novel: The Third Mrs. Galway. Set in 1835, at the time of the infamous Utica Anti-Abolition Riot, Sinnott’s book tells the story of a young bride, suddenly confronted with the era’s biggest questions about slavery and racism and the hard choices she must make to survive.

Deborah Hauser writes about “the woman’s question”, ennui, and how to survive “happily ever after.” She is working on a collection of alliterative alphabet poems titled “Now I Know.”

 

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

Please Help Me Save My Family 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/

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