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An evening of women writers from Queens reflecting on life, identity, and the spaces in-
Nancy Agabian is the author of the Lambda-nominated coming-of-age memoir Me as her again:
True Stories of an Armenian Daughter and a Fulbright scholar from 2006 to 2007, currently
working on a book about the intersections of sexuality, tradition, nationalism and corruption in
the fight for socialjustice in post-Soviet Armenia.
Panagiota Lilikaki, a native of Greece, is an MFA candidate at Queens College, working on her
thesis entitled: Bed Monologues, a life journey, through bed lessons, of a young girl,
Chryssanthi, who comes to America to realize that all her valuable lessons are useless. Her
monologues have been a part of the Queens Stories radio at Queens College; the reading
series at KGB Bar sponsored by Ducts.org and at the Oh! Bernice reading series.
Judith Sloan, host and performer- actress, writer, audio artist/radio producer , co-author of
Crossing the BLVD and author/performer of theatre works including, Denial of the Fittest, A
Tattle Tale and a new play in development YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, will
present excerpts from a work-in-progress Anecdotal Evidence.
Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, educator, and author of six chapbooks of
poetry, a novel, a nonfiction book, and a full-length collection of poetry. She writes about
identity and the role of modern women, hybridization of cultures, and immigration—as a
movement of thoughts.
EarSay is an artist-driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying
stories of the uncelebrated. Founded by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan, EarSay projects
bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage,
in sound & electronicmedia.
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"Throughout the decade of the 2000s, The Claudia Quintet recorded, toured, and became one of the top five progressive jazz units in the U.S. and the world. ... [expect an] extraordinary musical experience from the Claudia Quintet, who deserve all the high marks they receive as an innovative, thought-provoking, singularly unique contemporary ensemble." – All Music Guide
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“Inventive, edgy, fearless, delicate, fun, a passion for music - these are some of the words Deborah Latz brings to mind. Following her previously acclaimed discs Toward Love and Lifeline, FIG TREE is a wide ranging and ambitious project, backed by a remarkable set of players, that includes acid jazz, spellbinding ballads, songs in Portuguese and Greek, and three originals worthy of becoming new standards.” — Scott Yanow, excerpt Fig Tree liners
Deborah Latz, vocalist and songwriter, has played in Beijing, China at CD Blues Cafe with celebrated pianist, Liang Heping. In Paris, she has played with France’s jazz piano luminary, Alain Jean-Marie at Cafe Universel, Le Neuf Jazz Club, Sept Lezards and Atelier de la Main d’Or and will continue her collaboration with Jean-Marie in Fall 2013 when they will record a duo album. On her 2011 West Coast tour she headlined in Seattle, Portland and Eureka, CA and in 2010 she played to packed houses in Kansas City at Jardine’s Jazz Club. In NYC Latz has performed at The Kitano, 55 Bar, Tomi Jazz, and Sweet Rhythm among others. Her longtime residency continues at Cornelia Street Cafe and Somethin’ Jazz Club. Latz’ sophomore disc, 'Lifeline' features guest artist, Joel Frahm. [“...few are in Deborah Latz’s league... Lifeline is a gem....” (L.A. Jazz Scene)]. Her acclaimed debut CD, 'Toward Love' features Jimmy Wormworth on drums. [“Her voice rings with a fetching richness… I’m bewitched.” (AllAboutJazz.com)]
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ROBERTA MAXWELL: Broadway: Our Town, Equus, Othello, Henry V. Off-Broadway: CSC,
The Public Theater, MTC. Regional: McCarter Theatre Center, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf,
Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, Guthrie Theater, Alley Theatre, Stratford Connecticut,
Stratford Ontario. Film: Dead Man Walking, Brokeback Mountain, Popeye, Philadelphia, Last
Night, Sudden Disclosure, Scar Tissue. TV: "Law & Order," "Another World," "Mourning
Becomes Electra" (PBS), "Airwaves, (CBS Series), "What Makes A Family," Warehouse 13."
Awards: Obie (Whistle in the Dark, Ashes), Drama Desk (Slag), Willager (Mary Stuart),
Carbonell (Lettuce and Lovage).
Richard Easton was named as one of Theater World’s “Promising Personalities of 1957-
58”. He won the Best Actor Tony Award in 2001 for The Invention of Love and in 2008 he was
inducted into the Broadway Hall of Fame. Other Broadway credits; Back to Methusela , The
Country Wife, School for Scandal, Noises Off, Henry IV, The Rivals, The Coast of Utopia. And
Off-Broadway: New Jerusalem; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; Bach at Leipzig; Echoes of the War;
Observe the Sons of Ulster; Hotel Universe; Waste; Give Me Your Answer, Do!; and Salad
Days. Lots of Shakespeare at all three Stratford Festivals, The Old Globe in San Diego, APA at
Barbara Feldon is best known as “99” -- the secret Agent on the TV series, Get Smart. During
her career she has performed in television films, variety shows, and motion pictures, (only one
of which she wishes to recall: the Michael Richie film Smile).
On stage Barbara performed in the Circle in the Square production of Past Tense, the off
Broadway musical Cut the Ribbons, and her one woman show, Love for Better or Verse. Over
the years she has developed a number of poetry and prose readings: Great Love Poetry,
Pablo Neruda in His Own Words, Jane Austin, and Virginia Woolf.
Her book of essays, Living alone -- and Loving it! was published in 2003 by Simon and
Lutenist Hank Heijink (pronounced Hey-ink) has played all over the world with leading
ensembles such as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, European Union Baroque Orchestra,
Orchestre d’Auvergne, TENET, Mark Morris Dance Group and the Wooster Group, among
others. He is in high demand as an accompanist on theorbo, lute and guitar, and his playing
has been described as “eloquent” (Wall Street Journal) and “deft and sensitive” (New York
Hailed as a “golden soprano” and called “a major force in the New York early music-scene” by
the New York Times, Jolle Greenleaf is one of the leading voices in the field. She is a much
sought-after soloist in music by Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, Purcell and, most notably, Claudio
Monteverdi. Her performances have earned raves from the Oregonian, “[Greenleaf] sang with
purity and beguiling naturalness,” and the New York Times, who called her “An exciting
soprano soloist… beautifully accurate and stylish…”
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Lenea Grace is a Canadian writer based in NYC. Her work has appeared in Washington Square Review, The Toronto Quarterly, Contemporary Verse 2, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The New School. She is the founding editor of The Mackinac, an online poetry magazine. Visit her website at www.leneagrace.com.
Lizzie Harris was born in southern Arizona and raised on Pennsylvania's coasts. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Open Thread, and Three Rivers Review. She holds an MFA from NYU and is a Poetry Editor for Bodega Magazine (www.bodegamag.com).
Alex is a recent graduate of the MFA program at The New School. He teaches creative writing and literature in the SUNY system and composition in the adult education program at The College of New Rochelle. He is interested in topography, fractal geometry, and uncreative writing.
Katie Longofono is a writer living in Bronxville, NY, where she is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first chapbook, The Angel of Sex, was just released from Dancing Girl Press; she has a collaborative chapbook with Mary Stone Dockery titled Honey and Bandages forthcoming from Folded Word Press.
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Jean Rohe is a multi-lingual singer, storyteller, and composer, whose narrative writing explores the intersection of jazz, American folk, Brazilian and Afro-Peruvian traditions. She leads the eclectic and genre-bending 8-piece ensemble Jean Rohe and The End of the World Show.
Jean has performed with the Billboard-charting alt-country group Calexico, has made several live appearances on New York Public Radio, and co-wrote and performed the music for the feature film “Noise."
She won the audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and hold awards from the New York Songwriters Circle and ASCAP
Tonight, Jean gives an intimate solo performance of brand new songs written in 2013.
Swenson has five books of poems published by such entities as Doubleday, Copper Canyon and Tiger
Bark Press. For the last 30 years she has traveled in SE Asia writing poems and articles about her
experiences. The later have been published in The New York Times and The Wall St. Journal. She is
presently living in Barcelona, Spain.
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The group is celebrating it's debut recording "Zebulon" available March 15 from Evans' More is More Records."
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“Mat Maneri has changed the way the jazz world listens to the Violin and Viola” --All About Jazz
Notes from the Underground: Subversive Poems that Challenge Conventional Wisdom
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Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
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