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Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:00pm, power-poets, MARIA APONTE and DEB HAUSER rock the mic for great weather Spoken Word Sundays @ Parkside. Along with these powerhouse featured poets/writers, there will also be an OPEN MIC. This weeks “great weather Spoken Word Sundays” reading/open mic showcase will be hosted by Russ Green.

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“great weather Spoken Word Sundays” has another great set of Featured Artists and an Open Mic planned for you. This weeks features will be Poets, MARIA APONTE and DEB HAUSER.




Maria Aponte
MARIA APONTE is a Poet/Performance Artist/ Community Arts Activist/Educator. Maria works in Latino Theatre against racial discrimination and women’s rights. She has written and performs her two one woman shows, Lagrimas de mis Madres an autobiographical play based on the women in her family, and I Will Not be Silenced based on the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

Maria performs her work at colleges/universities/ conferences locally and nationally. She has been featured on Bronx Net, News 12 and NBC Latino. Maria has been published in The Marymount Review, the literary magazine of Marymount Manhattan College. She studied at the Iowa University Summer Writer’s Workshop. Her one woman show, Lagrimas de Mis Madres was published by Marquette University and Western Michigan University in Caribe Revista de Cultura y Literatura. She has been published in Phati’tude Literary Magazine’s issue; ¿What’s in a Nombre? Writing Latin@ Identity in America, The Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology published in Voices e/Magazine, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College- CUNY; an online literary journal, editor Dr. Nancy Mercado.

In May 2013 Maria’s first book, “Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella” won 2nd Place for Best Poetry in English at the International Latino Book Awards. Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella is listed on RockThoseReads selected books about Harlem by Total Equity Now. Maria has her Masters in Latin American/Latino Studies from Fordham University and the Diversity Initiatives Coordinator/Career Counselor in Career Services at Fordham University. She is a member of the PEN American Center. Maria is also the founder of Latina 50 Plus™ a program honoring Latina Pioneers.


FYI: Maria will be performing FRIDAY, JANUARY 08, 2016, 6:30pm for Bronx Stories’ 5-Year Anniversary Celebration with Storytelling, Poetry, Music & Open Mic @ The Bronx Museum
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DEB HAUSER is a poet with an MA in English Literature from Stony Brook University. A Phi Beta Kappa member, she has taught composition and literature at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College. Listed in Poets & Writers, her poetry has been published in journals such as The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, Oberon, and Mobius among others. She was a finalist in the 2009 Crab Creek Review poetry contest judged by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and a finalist in the 2009 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge judged by Robert Lee Brewer of Writer’s Digest. She recently won honorable mention in the 2011 Great Neck Plaza Poetry Contest. She has read her poetry at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New York University, Newman University, KGB Bar, and Bowery Poetry Club. She has presented her academic work at conferences including the Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference and graduate conferences at The City University of New York and Stony Brook University. http://deborahhauser.com/



great weather for MEDIA showcases both national and international writers EVERY SUNDAY at the Parkside Lounge for their reading series, “great weather Spoken Word Sundays.” They offer Featured readers and always a Poetry Open Mic, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. All styles of poetry are welcome at the Open Mic.

Power-Poets, Maria Aponte and Deb Hauser Feature for great weather Spoken Word Sundays @ Parkside
DATE: Sunday, January 10, 2016
TIME: 4:00pm
COST: $2 (suggested donation)
**21 & over – 2 drink minimum (coffee, tea, soda available)
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317 East Houston St, Manhattan, New York (LES)
(212) 673-6270

TRAVEL: By Subway: Take the F to Second Avenue. Go up the 1st Avenue stairs and head East on Houston Street.
For more information about great weather for MEDIA, visit:
Webpage: www.greatweatherformedia.com
Twitter: @greatweatherfor

For more information about MARIA APONTE, visit:
Webpage:  http://www.mariaaponte.com
Twitter: @mamaponte73
Twitter: @Latina50Plus

For more information about DEB HAUSER, visit:
Webpage: http://deborahhauser.com/

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