Poets and writers are invited to read at this monthly open mic series with featured readers hosted by Leslie Gerber.
Thursday, November 16 (THIRD Thursday), poets Greg Correll and Sharon Israel will read their work at New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties. This reading will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive by 6:30 for dinner. Call 845-246-0900 for reservations. Readings include an open mic (5 minute limit) which can be poetry or prose.
Greg Correll is a Fellow at the CUNY Gradute Center’s Writers Institute. He wrote about his Parkinson’s diagnosis for Salon, and about his sexual assaults in jail at 14 for The Good Men Project. Published in a half-dozen essay and poetry anthologies. Two of his short plays were produced, one off-Broadway at the Makor. Despite movement disorders he won TMIdol slam competitions, and read as featured writer and poet throughout the Hudson Valley, in Manhattan, and New Orleans. Moved from Montana to NYC in the 1980s, channeled his PTSD/ hypomania as art (won a CLIO for package design, illustrated for The New Yorker) and science (engineered the Yale Climate Institute’s scientific collaboration system/site). He also works as a freelance editor, loves immersing himself in manuscripts, helping writers improve and polish their work. He broke the cycle of abuse in his family; was a doting single parent for over nine years to his firstborn, then to all three of his ferocious, brilliant daughters.
Sharon Israel hosts the radio program, Planet Poet-Words in Space, an edition of the Writer’s Voice, on WIOX FM in the Catskills. Sharon’s chapbook, Voice Lesson, was recently published by Post Traumatic Press (2017). Her poem “Melodrama at the Biograph” was nominated for Sundress Publication’s “2016 Best of the Net.”
Readings take place at New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties. This reading will begin promptly at 7, so please arrive by 6:30 for dinner. Readings include an open mic (5 minute limit) which can be poetry or prose. No admission charge; we take a voluntary collection for the writers. Attendees who wish to have dinner before the reading can call 845-246-0900 for reservations.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New World Home Cooking