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Working Poets of the World, Unite!

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Raised by 12 people in 25 months
"The New International: Working Poets of the World, Unite!" is a poetry event on the near horizon, set for September 24th, 2016 (7-9PM) at KGB's "Red Room" -- a Communist-themed bar and event space in the East Village, NYC.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725898367669439/

The event is in association with 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100tpc.org), a global poetry festival gathering and solidifying communities from all over the world, with a dedication to social, economic, and political issues.

The themes include change, transformation, peace, and empowerment, and I am both proud to be apart of and excited for the day when our New York City location will join all others, all across the globe; change and transformation through the power of spoken word, in every language, every culture, every time zone.  

Free Drinks for all Card Carrying Poets, of course (cards provided) ;)

Open bar for 1 hr in the 'RED ROOM' (after that, cash bar).

Details to come on guest poets...
please contact me if in any one you would like to get involved! Of course, the GoFundMe is here to help the financial aspects of this endeaver, but there are other ways to be involved (i.e. event promotion, networking, design, volunteering, et al).

Ideally, donations for this event should be received by the 1st of September - at the latest, with every penny going to: securing the venue, open bar, gratuity for the staff, design/printing services, any costs involving promoting the event, the purchase of goods and services (i.e. flyers and pamphlets), and of course, I would really LOVE to be able to have at least a few published poets who are known within the writing community - which means I would certainly want to pay them for their time!

 In advance, I want to thank each and every one of you for your generosity, be it a financial donation, volunteering, spreading the word, or just simply good vibes.

See you in September!
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A few of the incredible poets who will be reading at KGB's 'Red Room' this September!! :)

Laura Sims - http://www.laurasims.net/home/

Rickey Laurentiis - https://rickeylaurentiis.com/

Amy King - http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/amy-king
Laura Sims
Rickey Laurentiis
Amy King
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Update! Poets set for September's event include Laura Sims, Rickey Laurentiis, Corey Page Spencer, and Alex Bernstein... more to come! :)
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http://www.100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/2016/06/anmarie-soucie-new-york-new-york-2016/

https://www.facebook.com/workingpoetsunite/


Poets confirmed!!

Laura Sims - http://www.laurasims.net/home/

Laura Sims is the author of four books of poetry: Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), My god is this a man, Stranger, and Practice, Restraint (Fence Books). In 2014 she edited Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, a book of her correspondence with the celebrated experimental novelist (powerHouse Books). Her work was included in The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century, and individual poems have recently appeared in Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and Gulf Coast. She has published book reviews and essays in Boston Review, Evening Will Come, Jacket, New England Review, Rain Taxi and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.

Sims’s first book, Practice, Restraint, was awarded the 2005 Fence Books Alberta Prize, and in 2006, she received a JUSFC Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship to spend six months in Tokyo. Sims is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Washington in 2000, and she now teaches creative writing and literature at NYU-SPS. She has been a featured writer for the Poetry Foundation, and has been a co-editor of Instance Press since 2009. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Corey Page Spencer -

Corey Page Spencer was born and raised in up-country South Carolina. After struggling to find a place in his hometown and moving from college to college, he eventually moved to New York and got into New York University where he studied sociology and then, literature and poetry. He is now an MFA Poetry candidate at Columbia University.

Alex Bernstein -

Alex Bernstein is an INTRO coordinator at Columbia University School of the Arts - Writing, and currently an MFA Poetry graduate student at Columbia University.


Anmarie Soucie - http://anmariesoucie.strikingly.com

Anmarie Soucie is a writer/performer living (mostly) in New York City - Lower East Side and Brooklyn. Trained at Lee Strasberg Film and Theater Institute, a graduate of NYU with a B.A. in creative writing and literature; she plans to complete her M.F.A. in creative writing and performance studies, and is currently in the final stages of completing her first novel, "Broken Jade".
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