Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:00pm at the SEV Lounge in Brooklyn, “Sunset Park Slope Open Mic & Live Art Uncensored” is featuring award-winning Latino Writer, Author, Poet, Rich Villar.
Albert “TainoImage” Areizaga offers “Sunset Park Slope Open Mic & Live Art Uncensored” EVERY LAST FRIDAY of the month at The SEV Studio Lounge in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This month, not only will renowned Latino writer Rich Villar be reading NEW POEMS and from his poetry book “Comprehending Forever”; back by popular demand, special guest R&B singer Tom E. Morgan will be performing.
Hosted by: Albert “TainoImage” Areizaga
Music by: DJ Tito
ABOUT THE FEATURE:
RICH VILLAR is a writer, performer, editor, activist, and educator originally from Paterson, New Jersey. His first collection of poems, “Comprehending Forever” (Willow Books, 2014), was a finalist for the 2015 International Latino Book Award.
He served as a founding director, host, and co-curator for Acentos, a grassroots project fostering the Latino/a voice in American letters. From 2003-2012, through its workshops, panels, reading series, and public programming, Acentos allowed Latino/a poets at all skill levels to connect with their peers, in the one of the most historic Latino enclaves in the nation, the South Bronx. Its literary arm, The Acentos Review (for which he served as fiction editor), continues to publish emerging and established Latino/a writers four times a year at www.acentosreview.com.
Rich’s poems and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Black Renaissance Noire, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Rattapallax, Hanging Loose, Thrush Poetry Journal, Union Station, and Radius. He has been quoted on Latino/a literature and culture by HBO, The New York Times, and the Daily News. On the radio, his work was featured on Louis Reyes Rivera’s “Perspective,” on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York; on Nuestra Palabra on KPFT-FM in Houston, Texas; and on the long-running NPR program “Latino USA.” His poem “Always Here” will appear in the anthology Poetry of Resistance: A Multicultural Anthology in Response to Arizona SB 1070, Xenophobia and Injustice, forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press.
Rich is currently teaching at #LaSoPaNYC at their new home: The Loisaida Center. He will also be traveling to Miami soon, as a selected writer, to take part in “the only multi-genre workshop for writers of color in the nation,” VONA/Voices.
Check out Rich’s book of love poems “Comprehending Forever,” right here on Spoken Word New York. (click book title for details)
Be at the “Sunset Park Slope Open Mic Uncensored” for LIVE! Art, the soulful R&B sounds of Singer Tom E. Morgan, and for the mentally-stimulating Poetry by award-winning Latino poet/writer/author Rich Villar.
Hit the Open Mic with your poem, musical styling, comedy, whatever you’d like or just sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment. This will be an Uncensored Open Mic you’ll want to return to each month!
“Sunset Park Slope Open Mic & Live Art Uncensored” Featuring Poet Rich Villar with special guest R&B Singer Tom E. Morgan
DATE: Friday, May 29, 2015
TIME: 7:00pm (Doors open at 7. Show starts at 8.)
21+ with I.D.
SEV STUDIO LOUNGE
870 4th Ave (at 32nd St.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York 11232
TRAVEL: Train: R, N, D to 36th St.
For more information about “Sunset Park Slope Open Mic & Live Art Uncensored” and upcoming shows, contact Albert: [email protected]
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