Wednesday, July 25, 2012
All-Star Storytellers Night - Leslie Goshko, Gabrielle Selz, Joanne Solomon + Open Mic
The Inspired Word presents a night of some of New York City's finest storytellers, featuring Leslie Goshko, Gabrielle Selz, Joanne Solomon + a 15-slot open mic (5 minutes each slot) to bring your own story to the party.
Prepare for a night of dazzle and laughs.
Hosted by Aimee Herman.
When: Friday, July 27, 2012
Where: The Gallery at LPR
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street-Washington Square.
Doors open for sign-up @ 7pm.
Cover Charge: $10
21+ Age Limit!
Leslie Goshko is a Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, recipient of the NY Fringe Excellence Award, and host of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko (Time Out NY "Critics' Pick"). Her stories and comedy writing have been featured on The Huffington Post, Sirius XM, WNYC, NY Metro, and her one-woman show, Vodka Shoes, played to rave reviews as part of the NY Frigid Festival. She’s also pretty proud to have performed in “Hairspray” on Broadway. Her website can be found @ http://www.ohmygoshko.com/.
Gabrielle Selz is an award-winning writer, live story-teller, art critic, teacher and mother. Her essays have appeared in More Magazine, The New York Times, and Newsday among others. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction Magazine and her art criticism in Art Papers and Newsday. Gabrielle writes regularly on art for the Huffington Post. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in nonfiction and was a New York Moth Story Slam Winner. Her memoir, Unstill Life, about growing up in the outrageous and uncontained art world of the 60s and 70s, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton &Company.
Joanne Solomon is a writer/performer who feels like she is perpetually trapped inside a Christopher Guest movie called “The Story Teller.” She first performed her stories at Luna Lounge in 1994 and has been featured on the Moth Main stage. After finishing an almost seven year run with the off Broadway show De La Guarda, Joanne is attempting to combine her skills of writing and movement in her own aerial theater piece (without making her main character a flying bug or superhero). Joanne can be seen around town at Steamboat, Story Collider, How I Learned, Told, Pacific Standard, The Liar Show and Soundtrack Series. This past summer, Joanne turned forty… then broke her face in two places and tore three ligaments in her shoulder flying off her bike, avoiding a pedestrian on the Manhattan bridge. Not to be slowed down, she has traded in her bike for a kick scooter. Stay tuned for her collection of essays, "Walking Mr. Lieberman”
Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
"The Inspired Word isn't just a series, it's a movement."