1. "Mr. Electricy" Jim Bolt will be performing in the Sunday matinee show of Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts will inspire and entertain at the Whitefire Theatre (13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks) – June 5 at 11 a.m. (doors 10:30 a.m.). The special matinee show will offer six featured performers plus an open mic segment at the conclusion (sign-up at 10:30 a.m. as time slots are limited). Mani Suri will host and produce the Round 16 reading at Whitefire, showcasing the talents of Peter Coca, Jim Bolt, Amélie Frank, Elizabeth Iannaci, Angel Perales, Mehnaz Turner and special guest San Francisco poet Cara Vida. Visit www.sparringwithbeatnikghosts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. for more info
2. Sunday, June 19 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm Location Electric Lodge Theater, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice CA 90291 Created By LeVan D. Hawkins More Info Join me at my Masters Graduate Reading (Antioch University at L.A.) I will be reading from a book I have been working on. Admission: Free! Hang out afterwards!*Also featuring: Elaina Ellis, Aaron Link, Jennifer Morales, Rob Roberge and Peter Selgin.
3. The Tango Cafe: 389 Gregory Street, Rochester, NY 14620 •Phone 585-271-4930 events every night "All artists open mic night " Tuesdays, Musicians, comics, magicians and of course poets and singers welcome 6/7/11 feature :poet Cindy Blair. call 585-260-9005 to arrange a booking .
That's what's has come across my desk recently. If you have an event that's at least 7-14 days out and want to be considered for this blog send me an e-mail or Facebook note . I may not actually use it but I will consider everything that comes my way! Here's this week’s poem:
By "Laughing" Larry Berger
Unless you are willing to have the situation
wind up in their material and all the risks that that might entail
and know that this artist might not only be willing but eager
to take any and all risks that might come from using the material
NEVER EVER UNDER ANY CIRUMSTANTSES SHOULD YOU PISS OFF A POET!
LOL! Believe it or not I been working on this one since FEBRUARY 2011!
Here are the book links:
And lastly, there are two "collector’s edition" copies of the anthology WORKING TITLE which was produced for the contestants of the 2009 Skysaje Enterprises Poetry Contest. These are the only two available still and when their gone their gone! They are currently on consignment at Lift Bridge Books in Brockport, NY If you have any interest in either copy either get to the store if you happen to be in the area or contact the store manager , Mr. Joe Hoffman via e-mail at: email@example.com to see if they are still available and find out about the stores other services.
See you next week