“Rimes of The Ancient Mariner,”
An exciting monthly “Spoken Word” Open Mic venue for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers.
Produced by Phillip Giambri aka "The Ancient Mariner" with special "Guest Host" for May 28th poetess Alessandra Francesca.
Recurring the last Wednesday of every month.
The Basement Lounge @ Three of Cups,
83 First Avenue @ 5th. Street, NY NY
7:00pm - Open Mic signup
Fifteen Open Mic slots plus four featured performers.
Curtain up at 7:30pm
21 and over only
Featured "Silver Tongued Devils" for May 28, 2014
Mutiya Vision is an award winning author of 11 children’s books. She's an extraordinary woman encompassing wife, mother of 8, poet, writer, educator, entrepreneur, musician, inspirational speaker and professional development workshop facilitator with her Masters Degree in Childhood Education. Her children’s books entertain, raise the human spirit and strengthen the mental development in children of all ages. Growing up she used writing to work out issues and turn her pain of emotions into works of inspiration. Mutiya Vision's books, poetry, music, and comedy touch on themes reflective of real life issues crossing barriers of gender, culture, and abilities. She uses her words to give the voiceless a platform to be heard, and spark empathy from everyone in the chain of humanity. Being born with 5 fingers and ten toes did not render her disabled; she considers herself "Handi-Capable". She challenges herself to grow beyond her greatest best, and encourages others to do the same. She uses the power of her monumental example to emphasize that with hard work and creativity anything is possible. Mutiya is the founder of Vision Works Publishing, Choice Scholars Pre-School, Young Poets, Playwrights & Drama Kids Summer Camp, and Portraits of Poetry. Her most recent accomplishments include winning The National Best Book Award in the children's educational category for My Choices Make Me Who I Am”, winning the Skipping Stones Honors Award highlighting the best in multicultural concept books for “The Land of Expression”, and winning the Robin Hood Hero of the Year Award for her inspirational example of overcoming obstacles, and converting challenges into opportunities for success. Mutiya has shown that beauty is as beauty does by taking control of her destiny, enriching her own life and showing others how to do the same!
For more information please visit www.VisionWorksPub.com.
To book Mutiya Vision for interviews, speaking engagements and/or book signings please call Lisa Coleman at 888-789-6757 or by e-mail at info@VisionWorksPub.com.
Graham Willner is 28 years old, was born, raised, and still resides in Brooklyn. He makes his living as a Pre-School teacher. He’s been writing poetry for about nine years and started attending open mic and performing poetry about two years ago. His desire to write poetry is not solely rooted in a desire to find an avenue for artistic expression, but rather, his writing process involves searching through the English language for metaphors that pertain to a particular topic.
Verandah-Maureen Shepard, Brooklyn born and bred, is a dynamic, oft-times controversial, soul-stirring, spoken word artist and author of two books of poetry with a style largely conceptual and rhythmic, packed with stark imagery, metaphor, and detail. Verandah has gained the attention of entertainment bloggers and writers domestically and abroad. The passionate K-12 educator, dedicated to supporting disadvantaged at risk youth, is also the founder of The Creation Station Foundation for The Arts, a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture artistically inclined inner city youth and young adults. She’s performed her poetry up and down the East Coast advocating the importance of “live arts.” You can find her website at www.verandahmaureen.com.
Thomas Fucaloro's latest book, by three rooms press, is called "It Starts From the Belly and Blooms." He is a founding editor for Great Weather for Media and editor for Staten Island's new literary magazine NYSAI. He teaches poetry workshops at the NEON Bronx Probation Center, Writopia Lab, and The Acorn Youth Treatment Center.