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Thurs 2/23 Bina Sharif & Maria Lisella Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Thursday Feburary 23rd  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Bina Sharif & Maria Lisella

Bina Sharif is writing about dreams; it’s called “Dream Projects”. Some dreams turn into nightmares but she guesses it’s  ok. We are going through a nightmare any way.

Maria Lisella has been revisiting themes of loss, survival, searching for joy and gratitude. And she visits those themes through the eyes of others in short and longer forms.

$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

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/

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.

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.

Tues 12/27 Hilary Lustick & Roxanne Hoffman Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Dec 27th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Hilary Lustick & Roxanne Hoffman

Hilary Lustick’s poems cover themes of love, loss, and selfhood in the digital age.

Roxanne Hoffman will be reading from a new sequence of poems riffing classic fairy tales and some other new works

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 11/29 Maureen Brady & Francine Witte Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Nov 29th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Maureen Brady & Francine Witte

Maureen Brady is writing a collection of short stories centered on the theme of lesbian life-styles, to include the Saints and Sinners Prize Winning Story, “Basketball Fever.” Her most recent novel, Getaway, is the story of an abused woman who stabs her husband and escapes to live under the radar in Nova Scotia.  

Francine Witte writes about the themes of her childhood family as well as the theme of pop culture. She has also been very attracted to writing that is inspired by paintings and photographs.

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 10/25 Karina Vahitova & Caroline Moyer Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Oct 25th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Karina Vahitova & Caroline Moyer

Karina Vahitova is rewriting many things. She is currently working on her first book of lyrical theory about female queerness, violence and women in the Soviet Union.

Caroline Moyer writes about sound, identity and women. She is interested in feminist approaches and applications of the female voice.

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 6/28 Linda Lerner & Jane Summer At Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday June 28th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Linda Lerner & Jane Summer

A lot of Linda Lerner’s recent poems have to do with the city, recent events, death of well known musicians, and always relationships I’m in and changing feelings about my parents and that complicated business.  She will also read poems from her last collection Yes, The Ducks Were Real and her chapbook Ding Dong the Bell Pussy in the Well

Jane Summer’s hybrid book Erebus examines issues of public and private mourning, identity and branding, corporate responsibility and personal ethics, loss and death–always death. These themes continue in her current project, which throws into the mix 1960s Italian cinema, fetishizing, suicide and how being an outsider makes you an honest liar.

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 5/31 Jan Clausen & Sophia Wortzel At Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday May 31st 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Jan Clausen & Sophia Wortzel

Jan Clausen’s new poetry/hybrid Veiled Spill: A Sequence bridges poetry and prose, lyric and documentary, sampling and improvisation, conventional stanzas and impertinent word-bursts. Key preoccupations  include:  gender and race, our complicity in state terror, the persistence of religious questions in the absence of gods, the brooding presence of uncontrollable technologies, and the desperate freedom of art at a time when conventional social action seems powerless to halt the wreck of the biosphere.

Sophia Wortzel is a NYC native playing a folky-bluesy mix of original tunes. 

 

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 4/26 Clare Ultimo & Madeline Artenberg read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday April 26th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Clare Ultimo & Madeline Artenberg

Clare Ultimo writes about the comedy and tragedy of being a human being in the 21 century and the challenge of thinking for yourself no matter how crazy you seem to others

 Madeline Artenberg writes poetry on varied themes, including family, relationships, sexuality, aging, Jewish identity, social and peace issues. 

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 3/29 Nicole Rasmussen & Ilka Scobie read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam – Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Mar. 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Nicole Rasmussen & Ilka Scobie

Nicole Ramussen discovered writing as a mode of survival when she was 5 years old. Ever since, she has written in order to return to a level of emotion that she could handle safely. Each of her poems are about survival, whether it be from external demons in the form of a society designed to deny her existence or those trapped inside her mind. 

Ilka Scobie is a native New Yorker, a feminist and writer who focuses on poetry that is accessible, progressive, and hopefully compassionate. She is inspired by rebellion, breakthroughs and secret gardens. 

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 2/23th Grey Vild & Julia Guzzio read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Feb 23th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Grey Vild & Julia Guzzio

Grey Vilds’ writing is mostly concerned with dysphoria and displacement, (trans-ly/ if that’s a word) reclaiming hysteria, disrupting trans narrative and white masculinity. He makes use of voices that range from the narrative to abstract, political to lyrical, all of which claim no innocence.

 Julia Guzzio writes hypothetical love poems along with poems about society and poems that are loosely autobiographical. When not in verse, Julia Guzzio is drawn to writing flash short fiction about the mysterious quality of being on the out skirts of a situation.

 

$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/

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.

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.

Tues 1/26 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 Jan 26th 7pm – 9pm

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

C.O. Moed will read from her work-in-progress: Wire Monkey. it’s almost the 1980’s and Bets all of almost nineteen, once again get jettisoned from the ancestral home on Columbia & Broome. With nowhere to go she returns to her ‘second home’ – the east Village, determined tostart a new life, if you call stealing, getting drunk on St/Patty’s day, selling rings door to door, punching yr best friend in the face and selling off the family possessions starting a new life.

Alyssa K. Harley’s project is to find meaning based in the music of the English language. What she has searched for most is how to create a sense of real evidence through art of the absolute smallest of hopes, the ones that matter. 

$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/

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.

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.