Thursday, November 3, 2011
DDAY Productions presents November Rain!
Thursday, November 17 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (bet. Houston & Elizabeth)
New York, New York
POETRY, PERFORMANCES & MORE!
HOSTED BY BIG MIKE!
PRODUCED BY BIG MIKE, FAUX MAUX & PUMA PERL!
JOANNA C. VALENTE is a native New Yorker. She is a writer who has been featured in publications such as You Say. Say. (Uphook Press), The Westchester Review, The Houston Literary Review, Side B Magazine, among others. In 2011, Joanna was the recipient of the Friends of Humanities/American Society of Poet’s Prize. She is also the founder and editor of the online magazine, Yes, Poetry. Joanna is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College, where she received a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Literature. She currently attends Sarah Lawrence College for her MFA in Poetry Writing. In the future, she would like to live by the ocean.
JACKIE SHEELER is a native New Yorker, an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and renegade. She is the author of The Memory Factory, Off the Cuffs, Poems by and about the Police, to[o] long, a more recent full-length collection, Earthquake Came to Harlem, published by NYQ, and is widely published in journals and anthologies. She founded POETZ, the online poetry calendar, and created and hosted the Pink Pony reading series for over a decade. Jackie was the vocalist for Talk Engine, a popular WordRock band and has recently been performing as a solo artist. She’s performed on radio and TV, and at venues including the Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, Symphony Space, and much much more. Jackie is currently a teaching artist at Voices UnBroken and facilitates poetry workshops from her home.
LAUREN O’BRIEN is a provocative rock poetess and a top act on the NYC underground poetry-performance scene. She was drawn to arts and activism at a young age. In addition to her music studies, she spent three years in the avant-garde troupe, Terra-Incognita Theater, founded and directed by Polina Klimovitskaya; this experience helped to shape her poetry performance style. Lauren later became the poet/lyricist in the band P.O.A. and eventually formed her own rock-poetry outfit. Together with guitarist Thaddeus Wellenc Jr., engineer and synthesizer/drum programmer Sal Chisari, multi-instrumentalist and musical director Gary Pickard, and others, she began playing New York clubs and developed the material for Inconsequential Dream.
& THE USUAL CULPRITS:
FAUX MAUX (MO KELLY) – Lifetime performance artist/actress/playwright and writer, she took her one-woman play “Lil’ Red” and a few burlesque acts to Holland and Scotland. Now, she does the occasional stand-up and continues to creates play, perform outrageous acts of art, and creative havoc here in New York City.
PUMA PERL –Poet/Writer/Performance Artist/Producer/Curator and co-creator of DDAY Productions and this event - author of the full length collection"knuckle tattoos," the award winning chapbook "Belinda and Her Friends," widely published in journals and anthologies, internationally!
BIG MIKE is the author of 2 books, 81 Pounds and Sibling Rivalry and appears in the anthology One Millimeter, all published by Pretty Pollution Press. Big Mike is known for his performance art and was awarded Best Neptune in the 2004 Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.
$6 at the door
3 Minute Open Mic, sign-up starts at 7:45
Event photo by Jodi Lynn
More Info: http:www.bowerypoetry.com/