Monday, June 24, 2013

I'm saving part 3 for another week but please check out this post too.

Hi folks! Its official!  Were in summer now! YAY! heres this update:

The "readers" this time are:

1. Jamaal As-Salaam:Building a reputation for delivering excellence is my main goal. He is trained as a speaker/motivator, computer analyst, programmer, and web LAN/WAN manager. There are many things he is  willing to try and he learns quickly.Ghost Wind Design Studio has done consulting services for Fortune 500 clients. We interact with some of the top experts in the online sector, and are able to consult on a variety of projects. Specialties include Server Architecture, Application Design, UI Design, User Experiences, Flash and Flash Video, FMS (Flash Media Server), Flex Application and Development, Online Communities, Video Sharing and much more. Please feel free to contact them with any questions you may have.Specialties: He is a writer, poet, producer, director, web designer and computer professional. .

2. James Foradas: Poet, Educator, Father, Friend! What more do you need to know? 

3. Judy Dobles:  Operations and Finance executive with a  track record of delivering end-to-end process improvement and bottom-line financial results. Thrives in ambiguous environments, loves overcoming huge challenges and creating brand new organizations that optimize the allocation of resources and ultimately drive profitable growth. Embraces problems that others avoid.

Specialties:Organization redesign and restructuring, Process redesign and change management, Global team building and leadership, Strategic planning and execution, Cost reduction and avoidance, Financial and business processes/systems, Budgeting and cash flow optimization

And the stuff for this time is:

1. Wayne County Writers Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at Books Etc. 78 W. Main St. Macedon, NY Also at  Books ETC. Wed July 10th abundance theory. Send an e-mail to books_ to get a copy of the complete calendar for the store.

2. Its begun!

3. The Jimmie Highsmith Experience as part of the Rochester international jazz fest. Check it out!

4. Saturday Latin dance party at the Tango CAFE. check it out!

5. this is the big one for the week! Marie Starr and I are doing a set at Writer's and Books on 7/9/2013 click for details. Copies of the " Lantern", Instant Poetry ( Just Add Words! ) third edition and Dragon's dance volume 1  ( my spoken word CD ) are also available for sa;e at Writers and Books! check them out!

Whew! good list this time. See you next post!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Golden Goings Part 2

1. a new lit-zine. Check them out!

2. Terrie Silverman says:.If you're free next weekend, come see fierce women digging deep as they perform their Solo-Shows: Melora Hardin (The Office) Maria G. Martinez, Lynne Conner, & Jenn Bobiwash 6/22 , 6/23 from my Solo-Show Master Class 6/22- 2:30pm- Autumn Flower (Flor De OtoƱo)- Maria Martinez
6/22- 4 pm- There is no I in Indian - Jennifer Bobiwash.
6/23- 7 pm Tick Tock: Big Dreams, little time the life of Lorraine Hansberry- Lynne Conner 
6/23- 8:30 pm Melora Hardin: Star Crossed At : Beyond Baroque- 681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291/$8- attend one or both shows per date.

3. Friday night Spitzs: online open mic.  Enjoy!

4.  how to work a trade show or convention.


6. Black Lawrence Press is offering a reduced entry fee for the St. Lawrence Book Award. Regular Deadline: August 31 Regular Entry Fee: $25 Early Bird Deadline: June 30  Early Bird Entry Fee: $20   Full details
We look forward to reading your work!
Diane Goettel  Executive Editor, Black Lawrence Press

We're booking a tour: The New York Library Association Conference in Niagara Falls ,NY  and Astronionicon, Upstate NY's major sci /fi convention (Think  Comicon or the Creation festivals only for the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse market)  so number 4 might be more worthwhile than you might have thought before reading this here!

Just something to consider. Talk to you soon! Feel free to check out my web site at: in the mean time.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

We're Golden Now!

Hi folks: Lets get right to it huh?

The readers are:

The staff at the Brighton,NY branch of Northwestern Savings Bank:  The banks slogan is "We put people first!" They really do!
 My branch's Assistant Manager took care of an issue for me.  She stayed on it until it got resolved after a Herculean effort. They do banking the way banking should be done ! But don't just take my ford for it. Here's the branch address 
Brighton Office1441 Monroe Ave Rochester, NY 14618 Phone: (585) 544-2265
Stop in. Say hi. Check them out for yourself!  Just in case you can't make it to Brighton,NY ; Here's the link to their other branches from the companies web site:

and now the info:

1. The visible verse project. Check it out!

2.WebbWeaver Books on Blogtalk Radio

WebbWeaver Books author's reading room has become unbelievably popular and we just crossed over to 11,000 individual downloads of book readings!! Please contact us via e-mail at or through the contacts page at WebbWeaver Reviews
Also, we have re-opened our book submissions on WebbWeaver Reviews and are now accepting requests for book reviews.

3. Save the date! July 9th 2013: I'm doing the set at Writers and Books with Marie Star.740 University Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607-1259 (585) 473-2590

4. Threads: A National Juried Exhibit of Fiber Art
Tubac Center of the Arts Presents: Threads A National Juried Exhibit of Fiber Art October 18 - November 17, 2013 Registration on CaFE™ opens on Mon., June 1, 2013 Entry deadline: Wed., September 4, 2013 Fee: $35.00

5. The Facebook Poetry Society. check it out!

6, I'm still debating whether or not to start an advice based blog. Please let me know if you think I should or not. contact me at : or post you comments to this entry in the comments section. BTW, I just found out that I DO have a word press account after all . Here's the link to the post for comparison:

Please remember this is experimental! I'm NOT deciding to go this way yet.

Thanks!  See you next time! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

They're back!

We've begun working on bring back " Laughing" Larry's ha-ha date tours and the Goldminds showcase projects as part of our expansion plans.  We're in the processes of making these happen. In the mean time we are now beginning to take orders for tour related merchandise as well as offering sponsorship opportunities with it to fund the projects. Here's the merchendise we have coming out for sure:

Laughing Larry’s Ha-ha Day tour merchandise.   “Chute the poet! Ship the product!”
 We would like to thank Mr. Dave Braverman of Braverman Consulting for coming up with our tour slogan. It is based on the journalistic expression “Put the paper to bed and chute it to the newsies!” Meaning that the edition had been completed and was now ready to be made available for sale. This is a poetic version and that is what we’re all about!  So here’s a list of the merchandising created to help fund this tour, future ones and other projects. 8x10’s of “Laughing” Larry Berger, autographed and personalized as collectibles currently in the three styles  $15 each, tour buttons:  “Chute the poet! Ship the product!”  $2.50 each  The official: The rebirth of “Laughing” Larry’s ha-ha Date tours t-shits:  S.M,L, XL  $12 each, add $10 per shirt for sizes 2 XL and up! Additional merchandise which may become available: coffee mugs, bumper stickers, tote bags, collectable bookmarks etc. There are of course sponsorship positions and buy- in rates for other poets to join these tours. Please contact our offices to inquire.  Here are the Readers for this time:

1. Lee Mavin: check him out! He's  a great guy! View his link and you just might think so too. :

2.  Patrica Bowser: Poet Laureate of Fluff and Mush Nerotica, artist, photographer and fantastic person Get in touch with her at :

 And now on to the stuff! .

Hi folks:  I told the story of how Pablo Picasso was in a tavern one day and someone came up to him and said " Hey aren't you Pablo Picasso? Could you draw  a picture for me?" So Picasso took out a pencil and did a rough sketch on a cocktail napkin.  He handed it to the person. They said, hey it looks great!  How much do I owe you?"  Picasso replied " $10,000."  The guy said " Whoa, that only took you ten seconds, why so much?"
Picasso  replied " You are not paying for the five seconds it took me to do the picture. You are paying for all the YEARS  it took me to become Pablo Picasso and have that of sufficient value to have you approach me in the first place."  This story drew a response I'd never figured on.  Someone said " Yes but you have to be on a level like Pablo Picasso  to get away with it.  Of all the millions of folks in Rochester there are maybe 14,000."  So I'm starting what's tentatively being called "Picasso's Kids Workshops" to increase those numbers. 

They will be held from 10Am -11Am on the following Fridays : June 7th 2013, June 14th 2013, June 21st 2013 and June 28th, 2013. These will take place at the Brugger's Bagels shop on the corner of Monroe and Goodman streets in Rochester NY. The venue did have two requests: 1 that you park in the Al's bar lot rather than the Buggers lot. I've been told this is because they have actually had complaints that the lot was full and customer thought they were too busy. So please park in the lot next door okay? 2. All attendees buy something off the menu. So come hungry! This event is funded through "Free will offerings to invest in your future!" Suggested Donation$ are $3 but please give what you can!  See you Friday! 2949 Monroe Avenue Brighton, New York 14618 (585) 697-0158 The 20th Anniversary reading of the Pure Kona poetry series in Roch, NY  The Valley Contemporary  Poetry series presents" Mister electricity" JIM BOLT Don't miss this one if you can ,GO! Wheeler Hill gathering in upstate NY.  Check it out!

See you next time!