Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 21: Kat Georges to direct Larry Myers' new play "Twitter Theater" World Premiere

Award-winning Off-Broadway playwright Larry Myers’ new play, “Twitter Theater,” about the networking phenomenon Twitter, will preview in a special March 21 performance at 7 p.m., Saval Auditorium at 101 Murray Street. The play is part of Dr. Myers’ Theater Project at St. John’s University, and will be directed by Kat Georges.

Myers, Associate Professor, has recently sent the “Twitter Theater” script into cyberspace & already garnered advance reviews on blog sites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Retriever Weekly, CNET and more. His goal is to have an International Playwriting Center at the SJU Manhattan campus (across the street from the World Trade Center). This project is part of the strategy to involve St. John’s theater students in the production of professional theater in Manhattan giving them the chance to work with cutting edge professional directors, actors and theater technicians. Ms. Georges, now based in New York, was founder and artistic director of San Francisco’s Marilyn Monroe Memorial Theater for 10 years.

Called by the New York Daily News “one of Off-Broadway’s wittiest & more prolific playwrights,” Myers’ works have been seen in Rome, Italy at Teatro Olimpico & Scotland’s Edinburg Festival, as well Anchorage, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Louisville, & two summer long reps in San Francisco & Los Angeles. His work “Stephen Crane & Dangerous Women” was staged at the Crane Museum in Asbury Park, NJ & his “Past Life=Kerouac” was part of Lowell, Massachusetts’ Kerouac Festival. Myers’ plays have had two decades of New York productions both Downtown and Uptown.

The Saval Theater is at 101 Murray St. (between Greenwich & West). Take the #1 train to Chambers Street, walk down two blocks, over two. This project is an open classroom project & there is no admission fee. Email

March 20: Dada Poetry Salon at Cornelia Street Cafe

It's back! And better than ever. The second annual edition of the very special one-night-only Dada Poetry Salon, with Dada hostess Kat Georges! Wear your favorite Dada fashion, bring your Dada-inspired poetry for the open reading (sign up at 5:45, limited spaces available!).

Featured guest poets will include DaDa superstars including boxer/poet Arthur Cravan and dada manifesto creator Tristan Tzara, brought back to life for this special event. Plus the unveiling of a Dada performance play by some of your favorite Son of a Pony poets. Plus: the return of the controversial City Scum Shot duo.

The first 50 people will receive a free copy of the inaugural and only issue of Maintenant Trois (inspired by Arthur Cravan's 1915 Maintenant magazine, which was the first ’zine ever). Prepare for irreverant art and an evening that will challenge your ideas about the nature and necessity of creation in a world suffering the ongoing effects of an “economic Pearl Harbor.”

Doors open 5:45. Admission $7 includes free drink. Cornelia St. Cafe is at 29 Cornelia St. between W. 4th St. & Bleecker. Close to many trains at W. 4th St. station: A-B-C-D-E-F-V. So, Yes We Can get there. Do so...

March 17: Philly Poetry Party with Karen Hildebrand, Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges

Three Rooms Press poets Kat Georges (Punk Rock Journal), Peter Carlaftes (Bar Room Essentials) and Karen Hildebrand (One Foot Out the Door) hit the road for a one-night stand in Philadelpha, PA. It’s bound to be total chaos, with poetry screaming from the gut in a swirl of magic dust that makes your heart sing.

If you’re within 100 miles of Philadelphia, drive, train or hitchhike to what’s destined to be one of those shows people talk about for years to come. St. Patrick’s Day Poetry Blow-out at The Green Line Cafe in Philadephia, PA: Tuesday, March 17, 7pm at the fabulous Greenline Cafe, 4426 Locust Street (at 45th), 215-2220799. And that's in West Philly.

TRANSIT: Green Line Locust is within two blocks of two bus lines. Take either the #21 or #42 bus, signal for your stop at 45th Street. From the #21 bus, walk south to Locust Street and you’re there! From the #42 bus, walk north 1 block to Locust and you’re there!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Learn How to Get Your Poetry Published this Thursday, March 12

Ever wondered what it takes to find a publisher for your poetry or novel? Thinking about self-publishing but not sure how to get started? Wondering how to publicize your book or get it sold on Amazon? Come to Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia St., between W. 4th & Bleecker) this Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., where members of independent publishing group GNYIPA (Greater New York Independent Publishers Association) will be showcasing its creative work—including fiction, playwriting, poetry and photography--and offering tips on independent publishing Tickets $12.

Featured performers include actor/playwright Norman Beim (New Concept Press), novelist/poet Perry Brass (Belhue Press), playwright/poet Kat Georges (Three Rooms Press), essayist/editor Anne Heckman (StepSister Press), photographer Heidi Russell (Viaduct Publishing), and actress/fiction writer Kay Williams (Calliope Press). In addition, actors Fred Milani and Jeanne Pearson will dramatize the story “So Let It Be Angels,” recently published on author/poet Francine L. Treven’s TnT Classic Books.

Following the reading, the publishers will be available for one-on-one discussions to share tips on publishing and self-publishing, and offer information about the GNYIPA organization. For more than 10 years, GNYIPA has served as an important resource for the city’s independent publishers, providing pointers on everything from book design and printing, to distribution and promotion, to digital book creation and licensing.

New York State of Mind
Literary Reading PLUS Tips on Publishing Poetry and Prose
Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 6 p.m., $12 admission includes free drink.
Cornelia St. Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
New York, NY 10014

Sunday, March 1, 2009

NYC Poet Peter Carlaftes in Las Vegas, LA Poets Corrie Greathouse & Doug Knott in NYC!!

No matter which side of the country you're on, Wednesday, March 4 will be a poetical day to remember.

Wed., March 4, 7 pm
NY Poet Peter Carlaftes hits Las Vegas
Sunrise Coffee Shop

New York poet Peter Carlaftes hits the Las Vegas strip (mall) for a one-night stand with a pocketfull of poetry laced with dark humor about the struggle to survive modern love, aged liquor and urban nightmares without losing your mind! Carlaftes is the author of 5 books of poetry, including Nightclub Confidential, The Bar Essentials and The I Can't-o Cantos.

His live appearances are sheer magic--like being hit by a ton of bricks then caressed until dawn with love. If you're anywhere near the Las Vegas area, be sure you make it down to the marvelous Sunrise Coffee Shop, 3130 E. Sunset Rd., Suite A, Law Vegas, NV, 7 pm. (702) 433-3304 for details.

Wed., March 4, 6 pm
LA Poets Corrie Greathouse & Doug Knott
meet NY Poets Mary Reilly & Marty O'Connell
at New York's Bowery Poetry Club

Corrie Greathouse is a fascinating poet whose intimate works achieve a smoky cool tension unlike anything I've ever witnessed. With DJ Graffiti's trance beats accompanying her, this show is a don't miss.

But wait--there's even MORE reason to get in the door at the FFF Bowery Poetry Club. Joining Corrie will be the great L.A. hip-trip-beat poet Doug Knott, a long-standing member of the legendary Carma Bums!

Oh, and--yep!--even more reasons to go! Two New York Superstar poets Mary Reilly and Marty McConnell are kicking it with the L.A. crew. What better way to start Wednesday eve and the groove into the weekend? The whole-schmole kicks off at 6 pm at the beloved Bowery Poetry Club. Only $6 admission. Oh, and one more thing--the man himself, none other than Mister Gary Glazner is hosting the event.

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (btwn Bleecker and Houston), 212-614-0505,