Events


Gorilla is a free, open mic event that takes place at 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month.

Date: 16 December 2019
19:30-22:30 GMT

The Gardeners Rest
105 Neepsend Lane, S38 Sheffield

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

Spoken Word night, last Monday of the month at Fred’s Ale House in Manchester

Monday 27 January 2020
19:30 – 22:00 GMT

Fred’s Ale House
843 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PW

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


Past Events


 

“The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester!

Thursday, 7 November 2019
19:00 – 22:00 GMT

Tribeca
50 Sackville Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 3WF, UK

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

“Poetry and wine at Bishops’ House”

Thursday, 17 October 2019
19:30 – 21:30 BST

Bishop’s house
Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, S8 9BE, UK

Join me and Kate for an evening of historical, magical, mythical poetry perfect for a chilly autumn evening.

Tickets for this event



“Monthly open mic event at the Stretford Sip Club.”

Wednesday, 2 October 2019
19:30 – 22:30 BST

Stretford Sip Club
164A Barton Road, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M32 8BP, UK

Celebrate National Poetry Day at October’s Speak Easy, come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


For the past 25 years, Café Improv has connected beginning and professional performers.

Saturday, August 24 2019
7:00 – 10:00 PM EST

Cafe Improv
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA

It is the home for the very best music/comedy/performance in the Princeton area since the early 1990s.

Cafe Improv happens usually on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Solley Theater at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

The current incarnation of Cafe Improv began when John Irving contacted Robin Middleman of the Arts Council of Princeton in 1990, and inquired whether the Arts Council would host a show along the lines of an open stage he played at over at Good Time Charlie’s restaurant in Kingston.

The Arts Council of Princeton is a wonderful organization dedicated to expanding the health of our community through the arts.

Cafe Improv also eventually appears on Vimeo.com (though it may take a few weeks to make its way there).
 


 

our monthly open mic: Community Drafts

Friday, July 5 2019
8:00 PM EST

Novel Idea Bookstore
1726 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
 


 

open mic at Boxwood Coffee roasters

Friday, July 12 2019
7:30 – 09:00 PM EST

Boxwood Coffee roasters
143 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists while having excellent coffee. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

Flowers of the flesh:
Book Release & Poetry Reading

Saturday, May 25 2019
7:00 PM EST

Novel Idea Bookstore
1726 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
 


 

open mic at Boxwood Coffee roasters

Friday, May 10 2019
7:30 – 09:00 PM EST

Boxwood Coffee roasters
143 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists while having excellent coffee. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

Pen and Brush Presents…

Wednesday, May 1 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Pen and Brush
29 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010, USA

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

I will be reading a few poems from my upcoming book “Mother, May I?”.


 


 

open mic at Boxwood Coffee roasters

Friday, April 26 2019
7:30 – 09:00 PM EST

Boxwood Coffee roasters
17 Beechwood Rd, Summit, NJ 07901, USA

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists while having excellent coffee. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

open mic at Carriage House Poetry Series

Tuesday, April 16 2019
08:00 – 10:00 PM EST

Carriage House Poetry Series
75 N Martine Ave, Fanwood, NJ 07023, USA

Come listen to the amazing featured poets Edwin Romond (Edwin Romond is the author of eight collections of poetry and has been awarded writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts) & Deborah LaVeglia (Deborah LaVeglia is director of “PoetsWednesday” at the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, the longest running poetry series in New Jersey).

I will be reading at the open mic portion of the event.

Admission is free!
 


 

open mic at Boxwood Coffee roasters

Friday, April 12 2019
7:30 – 09:00 PM EST

Boxwood Coffee roasters
143 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090, USA

Come see me read poems and listen to some other great artists while having excellent coffee. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

open mic at Boxwood Coffee roasters

Friday, March 8 2019
7:30 – 09:00 PM EST

Boxwood Coffee roasters
143 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090

Come see me read and listen to some other great artists while having excellent coffee. Can’t wait to meet you!
 


 

PoetNY open mic night

Sunday, March 3 2019
8:00 – 10:30 PM EST

Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012, USA

Join me on my poetry adventures in New York City. I will be one of many vying for a 3 minute open mic slot at Bowery Poetry. Come for the chance to see me read or at least hang out and listen to some other great poets.
 


 

Reading event as part of open mic night

Tueday, February 26 2019
7:00 – 9:00 PM EST

the Coffee House
931 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA

I will be reading a few poems from my upcoming book “Mother, May I?”, this event is not strictly poetry. The open mic features local musicians. Join me for some great coffee!.
 


 
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Book launch & reading event

Saturday, January 19 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM EST

powerHouse Books
32 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA


Anti-Heroin Chic presents: “What Keeps us Here: Songs From The Other Side of Trauma” (book release).

Join us at powerHouse Books for an evening of poetry, stories and film.

We will be joined by Author Brian Jabas Smith in celebration of the release of his latest book “Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera“.

Plus a very special film screening of Maggie Smith’s documentary: Tucson Salvage: The Documentary.

Brian will be reading from his latest collection and our Anti-Heroin Chic contributors ( Juliette van der Molen, Jen Rouse, Effie Pasagiannis, Beth Gordon, Amy Alexander and Elisabeth Horan ) will read work from the anthology.

Free Admission.
 


 

You Are Not Your Rape:
Anthology Release, Signing & Poetry Reading

Sunday, December 9 2018
2:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Novel Idea Bookstore
1726 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA