"Jee Leong Koh, Deborah Emmanuel and Jane Ormerod feature at The Inspired Word in the East Village! Come along for some good words and sign up for the open mic. Tickets are $10."
The Inspired Word has featured acts like Golden Globe Award winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Golden Globe/Emmy nominated actress Amber Tamblyn, TV comedian John Fugelsang, prolific film/stage actor Taylor Negron, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, Hollywood exec Eve Brandstein, award-winning crime novelist Marcus Sakey, and HBO Def Poetry stars Suheir Hammad, Oveous Maximus, Shihan, Patricia Smith, Lemon Andersen, Beau Sia, Regie Cabico. Also, with its ever-growing open mic (open to ALL types of artists – not just spoken word artists and poets, but musicians and comedians as well), the series has given voice to a slew of stunning emerging talent.
A little bit about my fellow readers:
Jee Leong Koh’s book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of the Year by UK’s Financial Times. He is the author of three other books of poem and a book of zuihitsu. His work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Born and raised in Singapore, Jee lives in New York City, where he organizes the biennial Singapore Literature Festival.
Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean writer, performer and four-time TEDx speaker. As a slam poet, she has won competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. Her work has seen places like Melbourne, Berlin, London, Bali and Kathmand, and e has toured alongsid eopl ik nthony Anaxagoro nd Sarah Ka. ebora has written When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015) and Rebel Rites (2016). When not writing or performing poetry, she also perform as an acto on stage and scree an makes music with her bands Wobology and The Ditha Projec.