Queens Poets/Writers Experiment in Live Audience Response Event at LIC Bar on January 30th

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    Wordsmiths, sharpen your pencils! On January 30th, Queens writers will gather by the fireplace at the LIC Bar carriage house to read their works and then compete in a unique, interactive exercise that combines spontaneity with literature. Dubbed “Nature of the Muse” and organized by Western Queens poet extraordinaire Audrey Dimola, the contestants — John “Chance” Acevedo, Jeff LaGreca, Malini Singh McDonald, Devin Doyle and M. Leona Godin — will write live responses to random prompts from the audience. It’s an exploration of inspiration; the juxtaposition between the work writers produce on their own time and what they do in almost no time. Musical, multi-disciplinary creative types Tyler Rivenbark and Thomas Graff will perform at other moments.

    Details: Nature of the Muse, LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, January 30th, 7:30 pm, no cover, but attendees are encouraged to buy at least one drink.

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    Top photo by Cesar Bustamante, bottom photo by Audrey Dimola

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