great weather presents spoken word sundays NYC

by Jane on July 18, 2013

July 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
$2 donation appreciated. Two drink minimum (any drink incl. non-alcoholic, coffee is available)
Aimee Herman

Featuring Yasmine Lancaster and Cecily Schulerparkside lounge2

Hosted by Aimee Herman

Plus open mic, 21+

Yasmine Lancaster was born in East Harlem raised in the Bronx and claimed the world as her oyster even if she’s veganish. A graduate of Purchase College with a minor in African American studies and music. She has begun writing as a child and went to HS Graphic Communication Arts where she studied Creative Writing. She received award with the NAACP Act-So competition in both essay and poetry. However she truly began to write with vigor after embracing SGI Nichiren Buddhism. Two years ago she was apart of a Sidewalk Walk Sister a choreopoem which combines music and dance to tell the story of being a young woman living working and falling in love in NYC. It sold out for all 3 performance. She has featured at Soul Revenue and Open Mic Moments. Published poet in Free Verse Magazine and Bronx Times. She has a chapbook Summer Breath filled with haikus and breath poems. She has two essays that have recently been published at In April she was featured at Sister Uptown Bookstore where she debuted her Visual Arts Project Afrofutistic in Scope Reimagining different Black Women in position of power. She is grateful for the writing group that she is apart of Women’s Writer’s in Bloom her family her friends – the support of African Voices, Mama Hawk’s Speakeasy and all of you listening to her tonight.

Cecily Schuler is a Miami-raised, Brooklyn-based genderqueer writer and spoken word artist. Their work is featured in Jai Alai Magazine, Baphash Quarterly, the Offing, great weather for MEDIA’s The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, Duende,  and elsewhere. They are an assistant editor at Anomolous Press (fka Drunken Boat), and run Union Square Slam, a weekly poetry open mic and slam in the heart of New York City every Tuesday. While receiving an MFA in Writing and Social Activism at the Pratt Institute, and attending residencies at Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Home School: Miami and the Vermont Studio Center, they’ve been working on a full-length experimental poetic memoir. Their first chapbook, 296, is available on Next Left Press.

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