Sunday, September 25, 2011

WordParty September 2011 - Highlights

September was a busy month. Jennifer's dad Edward Barone was in town from New York City and was invited to be the featured poet at Caffe Roma in North Beach :
On Sept 15th - Jennifer Barone was the featured poet at the Reader's Cafe Poetry series along with Walter Gomez, poet and activist. Hosted by Jack Hirschman. Check out the Reader's Cafe for new featured poets every Thursday night at 6:30pm.

On September 17th, we were part of the fantastic event "Pablo con Pablo" in honor of the poet Pablo Neruda at the Delancy Street Screening Room. The event was a multi-media performance which included short films in reference to Pablo Neruda, poetry, music, dance and photography. Featured poets included: Pablo Rosales, Avotcja, Jacques Korn, Cara Vida, Jennifer Barone, Ingrid Keir, Steven Gray, Arthur Sheridan and was hosted by Marc Kockinos.

On September 20th, the WordParty's theme was 100 Thousand Poets for Change! It was a cool and intimate night, the weather outside was balmy and many poetry events were in the air. Our favorite poets came by to give us their take on the theme which included Jennifer running for the president of Love, Ingrid who gave us a piece about what "not" to say to a pregnant lady, Bear laid down the voodoo soul with "my baby's done changed the lock on my door". Diamond Dave came by to tell us his history of Viracocha, Ted Walker, Steven Gray, Jonathan Siegal, Justice Sweet, QR Hand Jr. and Pablo Rosales all came through with diverse and powerful pieces about change. Jennifer ended the night singing "Fever" with the band, and the party continued!

On September 24th, we joined "100 Thousand Poets for Change!" and poets around the globe. Jennifer went from the Beat Museum > City Hall to join friends and poets in the movement for change, peace, love and poetry! Check out our event page on their site and post your poems:

Hoping to get more event re-cap videos posted soon... stay tuned... and see you next month for these great events:
LitQuake - OutofOur & Switchback
Saturday October 15th, 8:30pm-9:30pm at Mission Pie: 2901 Mission St (as 25th) SF CA

WordParty Bocce Ball Tournament - to raise funds for our first CD of featured WordParty poets!
Sunday October 16, 11am at Joe DiMaggio Bocce Ball Court, $15 per person
Visit for more details!