the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
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…
Event Type: spoken, word, open, mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2010
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 (http://poetmom.blogspot.com).
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.
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. http://poetmom.blogspot.com
Feb 10 Andy Davis, NH Storyteller and Chipmunk Farmer.
Feb 17 Walnut. Da Lyrical Geni www.shelshokentertainment.com
Feb 24 Ryan and Santo. Blazing Words in a Family Way. www.YourTheatreCompany.com
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. www.JustinLocke.com
April 21 Pending Announcement TBA
April 28 Ana Eder-Mulhane, Poet of the Gentle Breeze, Poet of the Mountain