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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 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 9/29 Kim Morales & Bracha Nechama Bomze Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday September 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Kim Morales & Bracha Nechama Bomze

Kim Morales writes poetry centered around the struggle for fundamental social change. Through her work, she hopes to empower working class women of color.

Bracha Nechama Bomze’s  Love Justice is a book-length poem depicting the streams of ancestry, politics, and history that feed the river of her 32-year love affair with another woman.  From the Triangle Fire to the post-Stonewall era, from Liberty Bell chimes to chimes of marriage equality, Bomze’s lyrical call to love justice, including the call for love-justice, inspires and emboldens us to resonate with those ethics we cherish most.

 

$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 5/26 Poonam Srivastava & Tsaurah Litzky Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

 

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

Tuesday May 26st 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers:  Poonam Srivastava & Tsaurah Litzky

Poonam Srivastava writes from the queer crossroads of identity, freedom, sex, and politics to offer poems and prose that shine a light on our common journey from birth to death.

Tsaurah Litzky writes about loneliness and love nests, embryos and fossils, the ocean and the waves. Tsaurah Litzky writes about the only true church – the temple of the body, the passage of time, the fens of despair, my family, my friends, the need for riddles and rhymes, the fear of death and how poetry can make the future seem possible.

$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 4/28 Christine Hamm & Jackie Torres Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday April 28th   7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Christine Hamm & Jackie Torres

Christine Hamm’s poetry explores violence, dreams and the space inside contemporary women where those two experiences overlap.

Jackie Torres writes about racial identity and her own Afro-Latina identity as well as how that identity ties into feminist ideals and visions. She also writes a lot about American hypocrisy/privilege/attitude; otherwise her poetry describes her misadventures as a young and angsty artist of color.

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 2/24 Jane Grenier & Leigh G. Phillips Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Feb. 24th  7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Jane Grenier & Leigh G. Phillips

Naked and pure, Jane Grenier is a fine conjurer of sinewy imagery. A radically jagged-edged writer, she throws a sarcastic blow at the bling and posturizing of modern fashion with brutal precision. Her writings are the voice of dissention, politically challenging, socially relevant and thoroughly entertaining.

Leigh G. Phillips uses experimental forms and personal narrative to electrify empathy and bear witness. She opens doors that are the reverberation of a ghost in the house of memory.

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 Nov 25th Deirdre Sinnot & Hilary Sideris Read at Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

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

Tuesday Nov 25th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Deirdre Sinnot & Hilary Sideris

Deirdre Sinnot is working on a novel set in Utica, New York in 1835. It’s about a woman who discovers a family who are running away from slavery hiding in her shed. Her husband is part of the formidable opposition to the founding meeting of the New York Anti-Slavery Society that is being organized for late October in Utica. The woman must decide whether or not she will defy her husband and help the escaping slaves. The title of the book is The Comet.

Hilary Sideris will be reading from her new book, Most Likely to Die, poems in the voice of Keith Richards, based on his memoir, Life.

$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.

Tue 9/30 Laura Boss & Bina Sharif Read at the Women’s/Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday September 30th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Laura Boss & Bina Sharif

Laura Boss’s recent themes include searching for love on the internet and the usual themes of love,loss and betrayal( even of oneself).

Bina Sharif will read from her on going project of, “Stream of consciousness of singing birds.” It consists of memories past and present, thoughts of leaving and arriving and never leaving, observations on things amazing and,tragic and funny..

$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) – 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.

poem: summer 2014 – chinatown park

80 degrees

and the water games begin:

ballons and space guns

block vs block,

girls vs. boys,

b ball team vs. b ball team

run, throw, retreat,

repeat.

in their enthusiasm,

they rain

near misses on the daily bench sitters.

an old chinese woman,

resting from her collection

of discarded water bottles,

yells her distain.

©- 2014 – Vittoria repetto

Tues 4/29 Claudia Manley & Miriam Stanley read at Bluestocking’s Women/Trans Poetry Jam

Women’s & Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday April 29th 7pm – 9pm

Feature Writers: Claudia Manley & Miriam Stanley

Claudia Manley’s stories often explore themes of disconnection, displaced anxiety, and communication breakdowns. They frequently play with the injection of the fantastic or the bizarre into the mundane and everyday.

Miriam Stanley’s poetry is affeected by the confluence of religion and gender. she also writes about aging as a woman in America.

$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) – 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.