Sunday, February 23, 2014

March 8: Write Like a Woman: Workshop Uncovers Secrets of Female Scribes



A National Women’s History Month Writing Workshop with Award-Winnning Poet/Writer/Mentor Annie Finch


Torn Page Studio  

435 W 22nd St. (Btwn 9th & 10th Ave.) New York 10011

Advance online registration: 

Do women write differently than men? Is there a feminine muse lurking just out of reach on your creative side? Discover new ways to channel and develop your personal artistry in “ANNIE FINCH: WRITING LIKE A WOMAN,” a writing workshop for women and men led by award-winning poet, mentor, columnist and performer Annie Finch. 

During the three-hour workshop, participants will the study hidden traditions found in women’s writing throughout history, and unveil symbols and mythology common to contemporary women’s writing worldwide. Through a series of invigorating, revealing and passionate exercises, participants will discover how to write from deeper within their hearts by tapping into these ancient traditions and incorporating them into their own writing. 

The workshop will cover multiple genres including poetry, fiction and memoir writing. It is open to both men and women. Space is limited, to enable personalized interaction between Annie and each participant. Registration fee is $100 in advance and $125 at the door. 

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ABOUT ANNIE FINCH: Poet and writer Annie Finch is the author of six books of poetry including Eve, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, and Spells: New and Selected Poems. Annie’s poetry has been featured on Def Poetry Jam, National Public Radio, and Voice of America, and in journals such as Poetry, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, and Paris Review. Her operas, multimedia poetic dramas, and other collaborations with music, visual art, and theater have appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall. Annie’s honors include the Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award and the Sarasvati Award in Poetry from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. A graduate of Yale University with a doctorate from Stanford University, she is the author, editor, or coeditor of numerous books about poetry, including Villanelles, An Exaltation of Forms, and most recently A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Annie also writes frequently on cultural topics. Her column on female-centered spirituality appears regularly at The Huffington Post. 

THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based publisher and performing arts producer. It has served as a leading independent publisher of creative content, including poetry, translations, literary fiction, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, Paris, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Additional info:

Friday, February 21, 2014

3/7: Women on Top: feat. Annie Finch, Beth Lisick, Angelica Page, Hettie Jones, Amber Atiya

Women on Top: March 7 at Cornelia Street Cafe NYC


Five Phenomenal Perspectives


Featuring readings and performances by these incredible artists:

Annie Finch | Beth Lisick  

Angelica Page | Hettie Jones | Amber Atiya

and host Kat Georges

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6 pm Cornelia St Cafe, NYC

29 Cornelia Street | between W. 4th & Bleecker 212-989-9313 | 

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, Three Rooms Press presents “WOMEN ON TOP: Five Fresh Perspectives” at Cornelia Street Cafe Friday, March 7 at 6 pm. The event features readings and performances by five passionate, irreverent and intense women writers, artists and cultural leaders including writer/actor Angelica Page, poet/activist Hettie Jones, writer/performer Beth Lisick, poet Amber Atiya and poet/performer/mentor Annie Finch. Three Rooms Press Co-Director Kat Georges hosts.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12 which includes a free beer, wine or soft drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker ( Info and reservations:

The event is part of THE MONTHLY series at Cornelia Street Cafe, hosted by Three Rooms Press, which brings together writers, artists, philosophers and scientists to delve into a different theme each month from divergent perspectives. Past themes have included conspiracy theories (on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination), Illegal Leaves of Grass, an exploration of grass-related ideas from Walt Whitman to the War on Drugs, and notable literary figures including Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs.

Three Rooms Press is a New York-based leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative content, including poetry, translations, drama, literary fiction, creative historical nonfiction, memoir, photography and art. Recent and forthcoming books include Lisa Panepinto's ON THIS BORROWED BIKE, Janet Hamill’s TALES FROM THE ETERNAL CAFE (with an introduction by Patti Smith); MIKE WATT: ON AND OFF BASS, a photo memoir by the great punk rock bass player; and the forthcoming novels THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE by Richard Vetere and LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY by Eamon Loingsigh.

Annie Finch is a poet permformer and mentor who "speaks for something larger than the ego" according to UC Berkeley professor Charles Altieri:; Winner of numerous awards, Annie’s poetry has been featured on Def Poetry Jam, National Public Radio, and Voice of America, in journals such as Poetry, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, and Paris Review, and in many anthologies, most recently The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and author of six books of poetry including Eve, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, and Spells: New and Selected Poems.

Beth Lisick is a New York Times bestselling author and performer who has blown away audiences the world over:; She is the author of five books: the memoir collection Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames, the New York Times bestselling comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool, the gonzo self-help manifesto Helping Me Help Myself, the story collection This Too Can Be Yours, and the performance poetry/story collection Monkey Girl.

Angelica Page is a playwright/performer of the highest possible voltage:; She most recently starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated The Best Man, is currently developing her memoir-play Turning Page, as well as documentary film and book of selected memoirs about her mother, the legendary Geraldine Page.

Hettie Jones has been a mover/shaker since the Beats and the author of How I Became Hettie Jones:; She is currently involved with PEN American Center's Prison Writing committee and runs a writing workshop at the New York State Correctional Facility for Women at Bedford Hills. Hettie Jones lives in New York City, where she writes and teaches at The New School.

Amber Atiya is an uncompromising queer poet and powerful performer:; Yes, Amber Atiya is a queer poet. Yes, she performs (Theater for the New City, Fashion Institute of Technology, Lehman College, Nuyorican Poets Café, etc.) and has been published (Cartier Street Review, Word Riot, Brownstone Poets Anthology, and Coloring Book, an anthology of multicultural writers, with work forthcoming in A Gathering of the Tribes). Yes, she is co-founder of a weekly women’s writing group, currently celebrating its nine year anniversary.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

3/12: ALL BOOKED UP--A Double Launch and Literary Lovefest

On Wednesday, March 12th, 6 p.m., Three Rooms Press presents the NYC launch for two new novels: THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE by Richard Vetere and LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY by Eamon Loingsigh plus VERY special guests, including:
  • Christiane Seidel (actress, Boardwalk Empire, Tu & Eu
  • Anthony Drazan (director, Hurlyburly, Imaginary Crimes
  • TJ English (author, The Westies, Paddy Whacked
  • John Duddy (actor, former Irish Middleweight Boxing Champion) 
  • Zina Wilde (actress, Friends with Benefits
  • Danielle Paige (author, Dorothy Must Die
  • Giada Valenti (Italian singer/songwriter) 
  • John McDonagh (host, Radio Free Erieann, WBAI 99.5 fm);
The event will feature readings and signings by both authors plus readings and performances by special guests in support of the two novels. The new books will be available for purchase at the event. 

THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE, by native New Yorker playwright/novelist Vetere, is the hilarious and triumphant tale of a writer given one last chance to realize his lifelong dream—after he dies. Publishers Weekly raves, “In this utterly unique story, novelist Vetere unfolds a caper of inter-dimensional scope. The scenes taking place in the afterlife are written with classic magic-realist gusto.” Playwright Israel Horovitz says, “Vetere is a man with a writer’s soul.” And author Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemaker’s Wife) calls THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE “an original, hilarious and poignant tale of second chances and the triumph of the creative spirit."  

LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY, author Loingsigh’s debut novel, is the riveting and immersive saga of an Irish gang on the Brooklyn waterfront in the early part of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of young newcomer Liam Garrity. Kirkus Reviews says LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY “rings with passion and pain.” Foreword Reviews notes, “The dark and compelling Irish American gang lifestyle of early 1900s Brooklyn pulses through this sharp, hardboiled drama.” And famed Irish-American author and actor Malachy McCourt, raves, “LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY is an amazing series of literary leaps from terra firma into the stratosphere above. Don’t leave the store without this book.”

Le Poisson Rouge: 158 Bleecker Street | NYC | 212-505-FISH |

Admission is free. Reservations recommended. RSVP: 

 Three Rooms Press books are distributed by PGW/Perseus.