Friday, October 10

Next Week = Readings Galore

Tuesdsay - October 14, 7PM
Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match
The Kitchen
512 W. 19th St.

Thad Rutkowski will represent Poetry Vs. Comedy at Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match.

An epic lineup will feature three of NYC's best reading series and LA's finest. Katherine Taylor (Vermin Reading in LA), Thomas Hopkins (L Magazine's Annual Literary Upstart), Dennis DiClaudio (Guerrilla Lit) and Thaddeus Rutkowski (Poetry v. Comedy) will be judged by the New Yorker's Ben Greenman,'s Gabriel Delahaye and funnylady Jodi Bullock.

Wednesday - October 15, 9PM
WORD! @ Hysterical Festival
Ochi’s Lounge
353 W. 14th Street (at 9th Ave)
$5 plus a one item food or drink purchase from the discounted menu

Hysterical Festival
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These ladies take their funny from the page to the stage: Rachel Shukert ("Wasp Cove", “Have You No Shame? And Other Regrettable Stories”), Kambri Crews (The Moth,, Allison Kilkenny (Sirius Radio, Huffington Post), Christen Clifford ("BabyLove," Catie Lazurus (Comedy Central, “The Customer is Always Wrong”), Cheryl B. (Poets vs. Comics) and Michele Carlo ("Moth Slam Stories," "It Came From NY") A night of big words, and even bigger laughs hosted by solo/video maven Sara Schaefer (“Video Gaga,” MTV)

Thursday - October 16, 7PM
Drunken! Careening! Writers!
85 E. 4th Street

"We write, we read, we curate"
Cheryl Burke (Poetry Vs. Comedy)
Ed Hamilton (Legends of the Chelsea Hotel)
Nita Noveno (Sunday Salon)
Vittoria Repetto (Women's/Trans Poetry Jam at Bluestockings Bookstore)
with your hostess, Kathleen Warnock

Sunday, September 28

Drunken! Careening! Writers! - October 16th

I will be the evening's Sober! Careening! Writer!


Drunken! Careening! Writers!
Thursday, October 16, 7pm
85 E. 4th St., NYC
"We write, we read, we curate"
Cheryl Burke
Ed Hamilton
Nita Noveno
Vittoria Repetto
with your hostess, Kathleen Warnock

Cheryl Burke is Brooklyn-based poet and writer. Her work appears in numerous print and online publications including; Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press), Suspect Thoughts, Reactions 5: New Poetry (Pen & Inc), and Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person (Alyson Books). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a
residency at the VCCA. Cheryl is also the creator and producer of PVC: The Poetry vs. Comedy Variety Show. Her website is

Ed Hamilton is the author of Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Living with the Artists and Outlaws of New York's Rebel Mecca (Thunder's Mouth Press). He also writes Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog. His non-fiction has regularly appeared in the local newspapers, Chelsea Now and The Villager. Ed's fiction has appeared in The River Walk Journal, SoMa Literary Review, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Exquisite
Corpse, Southern Ocean Review, Limestone: A Journal of Art and Literature,
Modern Drunkard, and Lumpen Times, as well as in dozens of online publications.

Nita Noveno is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program. She founded the Sunday Salon series in the summer of 2002. She has most recently been published in Lost and Found: An Anthology of Teachers Writing and Worldview and was a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2005 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors Prize. Sunday Salon is both an online prose magazine and larger than life reading series in New York, Nairobi and Chicago, featuring a refreshing blend of local and international literary voices.

Vittoria Repetto's first poetry book Not Just A Personal Ad has won accolades; in a Lambda Book Report column, poet and reviewer Rigoberto Gonzalez wrote "Poems of intense sensibility and gorgeous imagery are a rarity these days; but this book of verse by a distinctly working class, distinctly lesbian, and distinctly Italian American voice is a must for all readers of good poetry." She has been published in Mudfish,Voices in Italian Americana, Rattle, Lips, and many other magazines and
anthologies. She has a chapbook entitled Head For the Van Wyck that contains a poem that her current publisher refused to print for fear of beingsued by Camille Paglia. She has been hosting the Women's/Trans Poetry Jam at Bluestockings Bookstore since 1999.

Drunken! Careening! Writers! is a monthly reading series dedicated to the proposition that readings should be: excellent, well-read pieces that have at least one thing in them that makes people laugh (nervous laughter counts), and don't run more than 15 minutes each.

PVC Lit Crawl

I got a late start today thanks to last night's Poetry Vs. Comedy/Lit Crawl show at The Lucky Cat in Williamsburg and the after-partying at Metropolitan where I drank my first Red Bull in a while. I stayed up way past my bedtime which was a good thing.

Here's a photo of last night's PVC winner and amazing poet Bakar Wilson with judges Abbi Crutchfield and Shawn Hollenbach:

Friday, September 19

Apparently, It's My Birthday

I'm 29 again, for the seventh time.

No plans. I may go to a museum after work and then to the gym. I may eat a chocolate croissant for breakfast. A mani/pedi may occur at some point this weekend. Tomorrow, I'm watching Weeds with my ex. I have work to catch up on the rest of the weekend.

For my birthday, I'd like everyone to come to PVC on Wednesday. That would be super nice.

Wednesday, September 17

PVC - Sept. 24th!

Cheryl B. Presents
PVC: The Poetry Vs. Comedy Variety Show

PVC is not a typical poetry slam nor a regular stand-up comedy show. PVC is a battle of wits and rhymes where the stanzas and the stand-up collide.

Featuring: Shawn Hollenbach (Host of here! TV's Busted), Hilary Schwartz (Comix) and Kyle Supley (Comix) Amy Ouzoonian (Your Pill), Tsaurah Litzky (Best American Erotica), Saurabh Tak (The Moth) with judges Jon Friedman (The Rejection Show), Diana Saez and Tionna Smalls (Talk Dat Ish Entertainment) and musical guests Booth & Pat (The Duplex)

Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia (VH1)

September 24th, 8PM
$7, One Drink Minimum
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NYC