I’m a featured reader at Bluestockings’ Women’s/Trans Poetry Jam!

Awesome news! I’ve been invited to perform as one of two featured readers at Bluestockings’ monthly Women’s/Trans Poetry Jam on Tuesday, September 25th.

This event has been happening at Bluestockings for 13 years, about as long as the store has been in existence, and has showcased all sorts of writers, from the totally famous to the variously up-and-coming to the mostly unknown (that’s me!). Despite its name, it’s not just for poetry – people perform all sorts of things, from stories to novel chapters to the occasional musical break, and it’s always a fun mix. It starts at 7pm, there’s an open mic section first and then the featured readers will read for about 25 minutes each. After being an audience member many times, and an occasional open-mic contributor, I’m thrilled to be a part of it as a headliner! Here’s the official announcement:

Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Tuesday Sept 25th at 7pm
Featured Writers: Gina Inzunza & Betsy Housten

Gina Inzunza’s poetry enlists dramatic voices, humor and a variety of forms to champion the underdog and those who often go unnoticed. Her poems feature characters who search for meaning in adversity, discover their own unique voice and stumble upon ways to celebrate life.

Betsy Housten writes the annual zine You Know Better, exploring queer life in Brooklyn and comprising stories and poems that leave a great deal unanswered.

$5 suggested donation
Hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St, NYC
Open mike – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit