Friday, April 8, 2011

HBO Def Poet Paul Flores & Grammy Nominated Singer Carolyn Malachi + Open Mic - Thursday, April 14

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word features 2011 Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi (in from Washington, D.C.) and HBO Def Poetry star Paul Flores (in from San Francisco) + 15-slot open mic (open not only to poets and spoken word artists but fiction/nonfiction writers, comedians, monologists, singers, and musicians). Hosted by 3-time Def Poetry star Gemineye.


Paul S. Flores, one of the most influential Latino performance artists in the country, is a published poet, playwright, novelist, and co-founder of Youth Speaks. Flores was raised in Chula Vista, California near the Mexican border. He moved to San Francisco in 1995 where he co-founded the Latino poetry performance group Los Delicados: Poetas del Sol and recorded the spoken word CD Word Descarga (Calaca Press, 2000). His performance projects have taken him from HBO's Def Poetry to Havana, Cuba, Mexico City, and El Salvador. He is the 2003 PEN Award winning author of the novel Along the Border Lies, and his most recent play REPRESENTA! was directed by Danny Hoch, commissioned by the San Francisco International Arts Festival and presented by the Hip-Hop Theater Festival 2007. Flores holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and teaches Hip-Hop Theater and Spoken Word at the University of San Francisco. He is married with two children and lives in San Francisco.

Songstress, musician, dancer, spoken word artist, philanthropist are just a few titles 2011 Grammy Nominee, Carolyn Malachi holds. She is a Washington DC native whose great grandfather happens to be legendary jazz pianist John Malachi. Her sound is a soothing genre-bending blend of jazz, pop, R&B, and spoken word. Her 2010 release of the “Lions, Fires & Squares” EP is composed of songs regarding relationships, love, and strength which bear influence of her recent tours in South Africa inspired by the South African artist Hip Hop Pantsula. The single “Orion” from the “Lions, Fires, & Squares” EP earned Carolyn a 2011 Grammy Nominee for Best Urban Alternative Performance. For more info on Ms. Malachi, please visit


When: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (212) 598-9126

Time: 6:30pm

Cover Charge: $10


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