InspiredWordNYC (creator/producer of the Queens Lit Fest) Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at Hell Phone, a cozy speakeasy style restaurant/bar with yummy food and drinks and one of the coolest performance spots in in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
This is a celebration of emerging and established New York City writers of all types - poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers of note, especially those with recently released books/chapbooks or new work on its way to a book/chapbook, as well as a 20-slot poetry/prose open mic (6-minute time limit, for writers of all types and spoken word poets).
Signed books will be available for purchase - a great chance to show local literary love.
Please share this event on social networks with the hashtags #SupportLocalWritersNYC #CelebratingNYCWriters #BuyBooksNYC #BuyLiteraryPubsNYC #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It's good karma.
A percentage of the proceeds - and 100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS - go to the featured writers.
***21+ age limit (please make sure to bring valid ID)***
Kyoko Heshiimu received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MSED from The College of Staten Island. Her poem Port-Au-Prince was published in Staten Island's local art magazine, The Shamboree in 2011. In 2012, her poem The Color of Suspicions was read over the air during the broadcast of Midnight Ravers WBAI 95.5. Sticks and Stones, her first collection of poems self-published in 2016, deals with global and local political issues associated with women's struggles and those strife's faced through racial tensions in society. Four additional collections of poems, available for purchase on Amazon.com, were published in 2017 depicting provocative eroticism through intimate sexual explorations between lovers and the despair felt when those relationships come to an end. She is currently working on an EP with record label Roughhouse Noise showcasing her poem Speakers.
Molly Kirschner is a poet and playwright. Kirschner’s first book of poems, Hard Proof, was released in July of 2015 from Red Mountain Press. Her second collection, Notes For Further Research, is forthcoming from Fly By Night Press, a subsidiary of A Gathering of the Tribes. Kirschner’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, as well as in Italian translation. Her new play L'appel du Vide premiered this summer at Under St Marks Theater.
Lucy Torres is a writer and artist based in NYC and author of The Taste of Broken, an autobiographical poetry book on illness turned NYC experimental art show. Lucy is a LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LAB 101 Grantee and has featured at the Inspired Word Series, Queens Literary Festival, International Women’s Artist Salon and Local Project. Lucy is an unwavering women’s rights activist, fighter of self-love and advocate for gender/racial /class/body size equality. You can find her @ www.facebook.com/LucyT.WriterPoetArtist.
Where: Hell PhoneBack of Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet StreetBushwick, Brooklyn
By subway, take the L Train to Morgan Avenue.
Doors open @ 7pm. Buy a guaranteed open mic slot via this page.
Cover Charge: Discounts via this page. $10 at the door. Cheap group options available.
***$5 FOOD OR DRINK MINIMUM INSIDE VENUE PER PERSON***
Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Also, bring a valid ID, as this is a strict 21+ venue.
Please Note: No TRANSFERS or REFUNDS will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.
Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Wordhttp://inspiredwordnyc.com