Thursday, June 6, 2013

Poetry, Muaic and Art Tonight at the 61 Local!

Tonight come down to a Poetry Reading and Embroidery Circle. It all starts at 6pm and will wind down around 9pm. Bring your words and smiles to the 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street near Smith Street (F/G trains to Bergen) This event is in conjunction with the Artist Iviva Olenick's work with the @EmbroideryPoems project. The evening will begin with a quick embroidery lesson, after which poets will read, with musical breaks by Cristina Martin and friends. As poets read, embroiderers will stitch select phrases, creating new "found" embroidered poems. Everyone can come and join the embroidery circle because the supplies will be provided, or be an audience member without embroidering. The 61 Local has a great selection of locally crafted beers, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. The Performing poets/musicians include: Jeanette Anderson, Mahogany Browne, Robert Colpitts, Liz Daly, Megan DiBello, Jessica Elsaesser, Kevin Kinsella, Iviva Olenick, Monte Olenick, Montana Ray, Purvi Shah, Kris Wettstein, and original music by Cristina Martin. This event was funded from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council.  With music, beer, poetry and craft art this is the best way to spend this Thursday evening!

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