The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies at CCNY (CPS) and Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) proudly present this Free Interactive Poetry Showcase & Open Mic! Please join us at Aaron Davis Hall on Wed, December 6, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30pm for an evening of poetry and performance! Arrive early to sign up for limited open mic spots! This is a culminating event for our Fall '17 Interactive Poetry Workshop Series, "From Page to Stage: Everybody Has a Story to Tell- What's Yours?" which was facilitated by Salon members and published authors/poets JP Howard (Curator/Nurturer, WWBPS), Keisha-Gaye Anderson, T'ai Freedom Ford and Amber Atiya! #OpenMic signup will happen at start of the event. Limited slots so arrive early! Join instructors and Series members/enrolled poets who will present their dynamic works, alongside visiting guest poets. Visiting featured guest poets include Salon members, Angela Lockhart Aronoff (who participated in our inagural wokrshop) & Ed Toney who will both share their powerful poetry!
Photo credit: Nívea Castro for lower right hand large group photo
Talented class participants who will present their dynamic poetry include:
* Sigrid Hackenberg y Almansa
* Daphné Mia Essiet
#EventbriteRegistration TBA so check back here!
#LOCATION Aaron Davis Hall, THEATRE B
W. 135th St. and Convent Avenue
(129 Convent Avenue)
New York, NY 10027
#WHEN Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30pm!
About Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS): Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon is a Literary Salon Series modeled after traveling Salons, popular during the Harlem Renaissance. Poet and author JP Howard has curated and nurtured the SALON for over SIX years! JP was a proud Split This Rock 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist for her work on behalf of the Salon and was recognized as such in Washington, DC in April 2017 at an awards ceremony. We are a forum offering women writers, especially, of all levels, a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS has a large LGBTQ POC membership and is open to all. JP has been awarded Brooklyn Arts Council for the Brooklyn-based portion of the Salon Series for the last four years. The Salon has been featured in Poets & Writers Magazine ( http://www.pw.org/content/from_poets_writers_inc_22 ), Bryant Park Word for Word Reading Series (forthcoming in summer 2018 & previously in summer 2016), CUNY TV's Study With the Best cable tv show, and THE ARTISTS FORUM cable TV show.
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Continuing and Professional Studies at CCNY (CPS) is committed to making quality educational programs available to the community. At CPS they understand that learning is a lifelong process. They also realize that today's unstable economy requires the continuous self-improvement of those who currently have jobs as well as those seeking employment. CPS's mission is to support students of all ages as they prepare for college, transition to new careers, and/or upgrade their skills. Each semester CPS offers over thirteen Certificate Programs, more than ten seminars, and a variety of workshops focused on professional certification.
Join us on Wed, December 6th at Aaron Davis Hall! W. 135th and Convent Ave on the campus of The City College of New York. Free & open to the public. Arrive early to sign up for our Open Mic slots! #WeBloom
Interactive Poetry Showcase at Aaron Davis Hall! Celebrating the culmination of our Fall 2017 course on the campus of The City College of New York with our enrolled students along with special featured guest poets Angela Lockhart Aronoff and Ed Toney and our fabulous faculty: T'ai Freedom Ford, Amber Atiya, Juliet P. Howard, and Keisha-Gaye Anderson! #WeBloom
Our Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon & CCNY CPS educators and course faculty will each share their poetry for our Interactive Poetry Showcase! Our instructors and dynamic poets and authors are: T'ai Freedom Ford, Amber Atiya, JP Howard and Keisha-Gaye Anderson!
Longtime Salon member & fierce poet Ed Toney is one of our featured guest poets! Ed Toney is a chemist by day and poet all the time! Longtime participant in the Louis Reyes Rivera workshops, then many year participant of Cave Canem workshops! Ed has read in numerous events from Barnes and Noble, Black live Matters forums, features with Glitter pomegranate, Open Expressions, One Breath Rising series and others! Ed Toney has work published in African Voices, Blue Lyra Review, Mosaic Magazine, Young Mens Perspective, Brooklyn Poets Anthology and The Careless Embrace of The Boneshaker Anthology! Ed is still finalizing his first manuscript “ In the Nicks of The Tongue”
Angela Lockhart Aronoff is one of our dynamic featured guest poets!! Angela is a longtime Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon member and a member of our Inaugural CCNY CPS WWBPS Interactive Poetry Workshop! Angela is the oldest daughter of her father Moses Lockhart from Mississippi and mother, Wally Mae from Florida via South Carolina and Georgia. Angela and her mother’s people refer to themselves as Geechees. She began writing at the age of eight, grew up on U.S. military bases and her family moved every four years across the country and in Europe. Angela wakes up to write every morning before commuting to mid-town Manhattan to work. She has two Master’s degrees from New York University. The first MA for Educational Theatre resulted in her founding Living Lessons Inc. with her late husband Kenneth Aronoff. Her second MA for Rehabilitation Counseling informs her work as a policy advisor and subject matter expert in service and on behalf of individuals recovering from addiction and mental health challenges. As a poet, her early mornings, evenings and weekends are dedicated to writing, reading, attending and leading creative writing workshops. She has led creative writing workshops for the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the World Fellowship Center and the New York Writer’s Coalition. She has been chosen to participate in Cave Camem and Brooklyn Poets Workshops and has been an active member of J.P. Howards Women Writer’s in Bloom Poetry Salon since 2011. Angela’s poetry has been published in two anthologies (Into the Web and What if Writing is Dreaming Together, and a chapbook What is it You Think You See. She is currently focused on a poetry manuscript (seven years in the making) that explores her family’s worldview and ancestry of four different continents.
Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon shared a link to the event: Interactive Poetry Showcase & Open Mic at Aaron Davis Hall! - just now #Free #Eventbrite Tickets now available! Please share widely & register for your free tickets! Come out Wed, Dec 6th, 6:30 PM – 9:30pm to our Interactive Poetry Showcase & Open Mic at Aaron Davis Hall! This is the culminating performance of our Interactive Poetry Workshop, a collaboration between Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon & Continuing and Professional Studies at the City College of New York! This free event features dynamic guest poets, Angela Lockhart Aronoff and Ed Toney and will showcase our current students, as well as our Fall 2017 instructors Amber Atiya, T'ai Freedom Ford, Keisha-Gaye Anderson & JP Howard! Arrive early to sign up for our open mic & a chance to perform on the stage at Aaron Davis Hall! #WeBloom The City College of New York's Office of Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) and Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) proudly present this Free Interactive Poetry Showcase! Please join us at Aaron Davis Hall on Wednesday December 6, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm for an evening of poetry and pe... https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interactive-poetry-showcase-tickets-39623140881
MapAaron Davis Hall, 138 Convent Ave, New York, United States