Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This week is Yom Kippur 2011 too!

Hi folks: Lots of stuff again this week! Let's get to it shall we?
This week is Yom Kippur 2011 too!
1.SUPERGROOVE:w/ INSTAGON, CROSSING THE RIVER, & CHIKADING! plus DJ Erockb Saturday, October 15 at 9:00pm - October 16 at 12:00am
910 2nd Street
Sacramento, CA

the monthly happening is happening and you can be there when it happens!

a monthly night for ADULTS WHO LIKE TO GROOVE

This installment brings us the furious funky sounds of CROSSING THE RIVER.. Sir Derek Everett, his pocket trumpet, and his band of merry men will take you on their journey with them! also laying down the heavy riff worship will be the INSTAGON ritual.. Starting the night off will be the fantastic fusion freakout called CHIKADING!.. ALSO spinning all night will be DJ Erockb (from SAMMIE winning band E2) gonna be a hella funky fun night of SUPERGROOVE!!

$5 cover


INSTAGON SESSION #583 scheduled players:

2. check for details!


          I wanted to pass on to you and ask your help in letting others know about two poetry readings that will be taking place at Lift Bridge Book Shop during the month of October...

           First, on October 14th (Friday) at 7PM, Michael Meyerhofer will be reading from his most recently published chapbook of poetry, Pure Elysium  which won the 2011Palettes & Quills Chapbook Contest.  Michael has also published books of poetry including Blue Collar ElegiesDamnatio Memoriae, and Clay Shaper's Husband Poems. Link with more information below...

2. Second, on October 23rd (Sunday) at 1PM, Thom Ward, one of  the most talented poets in the Rochester region will be reading from his recently published book of poetry,Etcetera's Mistress.  He also has a number of previously published books of poetry including Small Boat With Oars Of Different SizeVarious Orbits, and Matter Of The Casket. Thom is no stranger to Lift Bridge and I look forward to welcoming him back.  Wine and cheese reception to follow his reading.  Link with more information below...

          Both events are free and open to the public and will include a question/answer period and book purchasing/signing opportunity.

                Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

                 Also RSVP is NOT required, but appreciated if you are able-

                 Look forward to seeing you at one or hopefully both events!


4.Rhapsodomancy Announces the Writers Reading at the 7th Anniversary of the Series

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Doors open at 7:00pm - Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
21 and over only.
$3 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.

5. Our next meeting The Word Press User's Group: will be on October 26th at 7pm. You can find directions, etc. here:
There were a few people at the last meeting who wanted to learn about installing WordPress, so in the interest of starting at the beginning I'm going to do a tutorial on WordPress installation at our next meeting. If anyone is interested in having me do the installation for them as part of the tutorial just let me know! This meeting will be a great one for the beginners to attend!

6. Lyn Lifshin Poetry Reading
Tuesday, October 11 · 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Bamboo Room of the Campus Center at RIT
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY

Distinguished poet and editor of four anthologies of women's writing, Lyn Lifshin has been called "the Queen of the Small Presses." She is the subject of a documentary film called "Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass."
7. Dave's Officially Official Book Release Party Saturday, October 15 · 8:00pm - 10:00pmArtlife Gallery 
El Segundo, CA 2008-I Park Place
Finally! We've been able to reschedule the shindig! And boy is it gonna be a good one! We've got Brenda Petrakos" ,Mr. Electricity" Jim Bolt and Brendan Constantine doing their own awesome takes on my poetry. We've got totally uniquely artified books, namely my new chapbook, Other, decorated in a handmade, DIY kinda way by me and the beautiful Cat! We've got music from me and my friends Duke; Ronnie! We've got food type snacks from the Cat as well! Also working on some other surprises and fun stuff so stay tuned!
8. 2011 iWPS Day Events!! 
Friday, October 14 at 11:00am - October 15 at 5:00pm

I need yall to be ready for ALL the Day events about to jump off at iWPS:

Oct. 14th: 11am- 1pm Writing workshop
11am- 1pm Performance Workshop
12pm - 1pm LGBT Open Mic
1pm - 3pm Beauty vs. Brawn
3pm - 4pm Bad Poetry lol gotta be there
; other fallen soldiers)
4pm - 5pm Remembrance ( Dedication to Will Da Real One

Oct. 15th: 11am - 1pm Youth Slam (winner opens for Finals Stage)
1pm - 3pm Head to Head Haiku
3pm - 5pm Volunteer Open Mic (gotta show love)
3pm - 5pm Hip Hop Open Mic

All Day Events admission is $3 for each event!! What a Bargain!!!

Whew!  Like I said , lot's of stuff this week. Here's a short poem ( I Think I can squeeze it in!) :

Life gets busy sometimes!
By "Laughing" Larry B. 

There are only 24 hours in a day!
And normaly we spend at least 8 sleeping.
that leaves only 16 to get everything done!
No wonder everybody is always playing catch up.
Still ,it might be nice to use mustard every once in a while! 

Neat huh?  if you like that then check out the books! here are the links!

and don't forget about the workshop on the 19th ! space is limited! reserve your spot now!  
once again, here are the details:
The mutli-million dollar poetry Industry workshop
Wednesday, October 19 · 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Creative Wellness Center
320 N. Goodman Street Suite 201 Rochester, NY 14607
Rochester, NY

This is the first of 3 work shops being sponsored by the center on behalf of the Rochester Mental Health Association. This workshop will cover the 7 basic markets in which you CAN earn a living from poetry! ( IT WILL NOT COVER THE GREETING CARD OR SONG WRITING MARKETS) which together make up
the $7.5 Billion (YES I SAID BILLION WITH A B!) DOLLAR US POETRY INDUSTRY. This workshop will be presented by "Laughing" Larry B. Aka. Mr. Lawrence R.Berger who Is both a coalition member and a nationally famous poet with over 30 years of Sales and marketing experience who has also spend 12 years and one moth( on the day of this workshop) making his living in poetry by working in all seven of these markets. In addition you'll learn part of his history as well as : The two basic poetic orientations, how to develop a venue,Local ,regional,national and global reputations and the differences between them, how to "brand" yourself as an artist/business owner and why he thinks the term is misused. And ( depending on time available) a demonstration of " Laughing" Larry's Instant Poetry (just ad words!) writing style and of course the opportunity to get any questions you might have going in or that may come up during the workshop answered. Space is Limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible by calling CWC office manager Samantha McLean at (585) 325-3145 ext 142 the center is open to the public from at least 10:00 am-4 Pm Monday through Friday, later for special events. see you on the 19th of OctoberYou can also register via email. visit for the address and please let Sam know if you need an ASL interpreter!

* Special note to LA Poet/Comedian Dana Snow: Thanks for letting me use the title my friend!

see you there ! and see you next week! 

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