Sunday, May 20, 2012

June Busting

Hi folks : Here's what's up this time:

1.  Rhapsodomancy Announces the Writers Reading Sunday, June 3, 2012

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.
RSVP (not required) at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP will add you to the Rhapsodomancy email list)
$3 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.

2. Community Art & Craft plus Garage Sale on Sunday, June 10 from 10am-3pm in Brockport campus' Tuttle North Ice Arena. 350 New Campus Drive College at Brockport Brockport, NY 14420. I'll be there selling copies of Instant Poetry (Just add words!) so stop on by. If you can't  make it the info for buying the book is at the bottom of this post. 

3. Transforming Media: A Weekend of Education, Mobilization, and Networking
Public Event · By Rochester Indymedia

Rochester Indymedia is hosting a regional convergence for independent media makers, grassroots activists, and community members. June 2012 completes Rochester Indymedia's first decade as an organization and to celebrate we're hosting a conference that you won't want to miss. The weekend will facilitate new directions for peoples’ media as well as facilitate collaborations between media makers and activist groups. You will walk away with a better understanding of the media landscape, practical skills for media creation, and new relationships to build on.

When you register, please consider donating a $10-$35 sliding scale donation to help us pay for food and other supplies and materials for the conference. Waivers will be available.

Special guests include: Mike Burke (DemocracyNow! producer), Yusef Shakur (Detroit community activist, former prisoner, DeeDee Halleck (Media activist and co-founder of Paper Tiger TV), The Stimulator ("It's The End of The World As We Know It and I Feel Fine", Mara Ahmed (local independent film maker), Branda Miller & Steve Pierce from The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY (, Amy Dalton (Philadelphia & US Indymedia, Elizabeth Press (Streetfilms, and all the supporters and members of Rochester Indymedia.

Transforming Media: 
Please register here:
About the weekend:
Pay your registration donation online:

When you fill out your registration, there is an area for proposing a workshop or presentation. The deadline for proposals is: May 10, 2012!

Check out Rochester Indymedia:

[FYI: We're still getting the schedule together so times may change. Check back for updates!]

just three this time. I've got room for a quick poem!

motorcycles 2  
By "Laughing" Larry Berger 

The mark of the open Road
depending on 
whom you chose to join with

No matter whom your chose
the "Colors"  will match for the entire family!

Leathers and Harleys   
Have built more American Legends
than Disney and Doc Seuss combined !

but Fonzie left the Falcons 
and Joined his sons in the Hamptons for a few
episodes  before they sent him up for tax evasion .

The Son's of Anarchy 
have left Charming again till at least next season

even today
the steel horse  brings fantasies to mind.    

Neat Huh? 

here are those book links I promised you :

Saturday, May 12, 2012

and upwards!

Hi Folks : Well its that time again. here's another blog post.

1. Kalu James is looking to fund a CD project. check out the particulars here.

2. The "fringe fest" is coming to Rochester,NY ! these are the biggest arts festivals on the planet and for the first time they are coming to Rochester,NY .vist for more info.

3. Save the date ! Sunday August 5th 2012. I'll be presenting the "Instant Poetry (Just add words!) " the
 breakdown seminar from 1-3 p.m. . at Liftbridge Books , 45 Main Street,  Brockport NY . $10.00 per person visit :  for more info. Lift Bridge Book Shop 45 Main St.Brockport, NY 14420 585-637-2260

4. For those of you who didn't have the chance to buy the  Instant  Poetry (just add words !) book yet , the Arts council of Wyoming County NY is putting together an anthology with the winning poems and will have them available in digital format as well.  Contact : Jacqueline Hoyt Executive Director Arts Council for Wyoming County  31 South Main Street Perry, NY 14530  585-237-3517
you can also just by a copy of Instant Poetry (Just add words!) and look on page 31 
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Picasso

5. Hi folks :  My good friend and Master Jeweler Kim Pandina will be appearing at the Corning Glass Festival in Corning ,NY on 5/25/12 and 5/26/12.
She'll also be at Ithaca fest in Ithaca NY on 6/1/12 - 6/3/12 . Go check her work out! You can also visit her "jewelry garden" at

Recently , she was commissioned to do a special line as a fundraiser for the Flower City chapter of Habitat for Humanity. For more info on this line contact: before May 31,2012

6. Hi Lawrence,  I just wanted to let you know that I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Congrats! 


Wow! Thanks Teresa!

No room for a poem this time! Sorry! Here are the links to the  I.P.J.A.W. book:

see you next time!  

Friday, May 4, 2012


Hi folks: I found out that My poem Donation$ won third place in the Arts council of Wyoming County NY's 2012 poetry contest. To be honest , I don't even remember having entered but apparently I did.  This is the highest I've ever placed in a contest and it came with a $20.00 cash prize so I guess I can  now call myself an award winning poet can't I?  The poem is also published in the book Instant Poetry (Just add words!)  3rd edition which is currently available on, Barnes&, through the publisher at  I Universe or through your local bookseller. Sorry , but I just don't feel right about it so I'm not going to post the poem here! If you want to read it you'll just have to buy the book! I'll have the links posted again at the end of this blog.

Anyway. here's a few things going on :

1.  Parody Magazine accepts submissions of unpublished "funny poems "  for complete details visit:

2. The Occupy Movement is still going strong. Those involved in the Rochester,NY area have decided to start a zine to help publish the opinions of the movement they raised $180.00 on Saturday 4/28/12 and have established a web site for additional contributions. here is the thank you note sent to those who participated  ( Yeah, I got to read one poem  )  "Thanks again to Paulette, Tim Avery and the Bug Jar management, and to all of you who came out or read or played! I'm gratified by the good turnout and high spirits (even before Mike Ketchek got going!). We raised $180, so that's a decent start for the Occupy Rochester zine. Donations continue to be taken via the Occupy  WePay account:

3. Lvl 5 Showcase 10:00pm in EDT Friday, May 11, 2012    The Rocket Nightclub
216 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49201  Come to the Rocket May 11 its going down. Set List is going to be Openers Have 7 min Sets and Headliners have 15 min.18+ Dj Mundo on the 1's and 2's come support Michigan Music Headliners: Mr Northern Dope, Murda M4tt, Champagne City, Don Lucci

4. The artist breakfast group has a showing at the Link Gallery in the Rochester,NY City Hall 30 Church Street in Rochester,NY visit for additional info. Show runs May 1 ,2012-Jul;y 30th 2012 with a reception on Friday May 11,2012 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. 

and here's a poem for you:

BY " Laughing " Larry B.

Until  the sun rises in the west
 Until the last hammer falls
Until I breathe my last
I will continue to write!

Neat Huh? 

Remember , the award wining poem is in the book Instant Poetry (Just add words!) here are the links to where you can buy it: 

see you next time!