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Speak Up! Spoken Word Open Mike. January Gill O'Neil

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Speak Up! Spoken Word Open Mike. January Gill O'Neil

Time: February 3, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Tatiana's Restuarant
Street: 70 Market Street
City/Town: Lynn, MA 01901
Website or Map: http://www.tatianasrestaurant…
Phone: 978-921-4628
Event Type: spoken, word, open, mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2010

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January Gill O’Neil will be the featured performer at SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike this Wednesday, Feb 3rd. Jan is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, December 2009), her debut poetry collection. At SPEAK UP she’ll talk about the “strange and beautiful underlife,” those emotional truths that reside beneath the respectable patina of our public lives. Since she’s leaving the kids at home, she’ll get to read some of her poems that are—shall we say—not suitable for younger audiences.

In December 2009, January was awarded a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Artist Grant, and is featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 Inspiration issue as one of their 12 debut poets. She a senior writer/editor at Babson College, is a fellow with Cave Canem poets, and runs the blog Poet Mom (

Please forward this to three of your friends. Invite them to sign up at the Open Mike. Jan is a wonderful poet. I heard her read at the Beverly Public Library. Her fine word play and imagery blew me away. Come to SPEAK UP! It's the most fun you can legally have on a Wednesday evening.

SPEAK UP! meets every Wednesday. We gather at 7 PM. Sign up begins at 7 PM to get your own five minute slot of fame at the microphone. The Open Mike starts at 7:30. Our featured performer goes on at 8:30 PM followed by more Open Mikers till 10 PM. FREE. There is food and drink aplenty at Tatiana's to satisfy your every taste, all moderately priced to make make your wallet happy. See you at SPEAK UP!

SPEAK UP! Spoken Word Open Mike
Every Wednesday 7 PM.
Tatiana's Restaurant
70 Market Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Tony Toledo, SPEAK UP! host
budding poet, computer Luddite, papers piled everywhere
Veterans for Peace, yack master, peach pie...ahhh.
PO Box 302
Beverly MA 01915

Up Coming Features:

Feb 3 January Gill O'Neil. Poet/ Author of Underlife.

Feb 10 Andy Davis, NH Storyteller and Chipmunk Farmer.

Feb 17 Walnut. Da Lyrical Geni

Feb 24 Ryan and Santo. Blazing Words in a Family Way.

March 3 Janet Feld. Singer Songwriter Sublime.

March 10 Geoff Bartley, Blues Guitarist/Singer/ Songwriter. Legend.

March 17 Pending Annoucement TBA

March 24 Nick Nickerson. Boom Boom Poet. (Nick's 61st birthday is March 23)

March 31 Richard Cambridge, Poet from the People's Republic.

April 7 Tony Toledo, Storyteller. 2nd Anniversary of SPEAK UP! Say What? WOW.

April 14 Justin Locke. Bassist with BSO for 18 years. Author: Principals of Applied Stupidity.

April 21 Pending Announcement TBA

April 28 Ana Eder-Mulhane, Poet of the Gentle Breeze, Poet of the Mountain

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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