Creative Writing at The New School


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015; 6:00pm - Open Mic signup, 6:30 PM, curtain up

Three of Cups Lounge, 83 First Avenue @ 5th. Street, New York, NY

Rimes of the Ancient Mariner is an exciting monthly “Spoken Word” Open Mic venue for Performance Poets, Writers, Monologists Memoirists, Barroom Bards, and Storytellers. Curated and hosted by Phillip Giambri aka "The Ancient Mariner."

Normally the last Wednesday of every month but earlier in December to allow you to enjoy your holidays with family and friends. There are Fifteen Open Mic slots plus four featured performers. 21 and over only; $7 Admission

Featured "Silver Tongued Devils" for this month's reading:

Jerry T. Johnson is a writer from Danbury, Connecticut. He began writing in 1992, had one poem published, then took a break from writing to pursue a corporate career overseas. Nearly 20 years later, in 2013, Jerry started writing again. Since then he has published one poetry chapbook, “Good Morning 2015! An Inspirational Journey”. Jerry was featured by Great Weather for Media in the summer of 2015 and continues to develop his performance poetry skills in a variety of open mic venues in the New York City area.

Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she served as Reading Series Coordinator and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Born in Australia, she grew up in the Middle East and Singapore, and is presently based in New York City. She teaches writing at BMCC, City University of New York and has published fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Gabriel’s work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), LiveMag!, Gargoyle 62, 12, and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. She’s currently working on a book based on interviews with female authors. She’s read at KGB, Nuyorican Cafe, The New York City Poetry Festival, Gaslight and others. She’s appeared in the visual poems Unbound and Woman Without Umbrella, originated several reading-soiree series, editor on publication LIT and has received press for her writing Quiet Lunch ,Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry!, and Great Weather for Media.

Art Gatti won the CUNY-wide Dwight Durling Award for a Manuscript of Poetry in 1965. He’s published in The New Mexico Quarterly, America Sings, The East Village Other, PiF, The New York Hangover, And Then, Image9, Allegro and the international anthology, From Neza York to Nueva York—recently celebrated by the Mexican government and its NYC consulate in conjunction with The Poetry Society of New York. He chaired a poetry/fiction workshop at WestBeth and had a regular column, “Misadventures in Poetry,” in WestView News. An SDS community organizer right out of college, he was absent from the poetry scene for many years while engaged in journalism and editing. Through his screenwriting, he’s a member of the Producer-Writers Guild of America. Now, finally out of his self-imposed exile from poetry, he’s come crawling back to the Muse.

Duane Chivon Ferguson is an actor, poet, director, producer and filmmaker who has been involved in the NYC arts scene for the better part of 20 years. He has performed with numerous repertory companies within and outside of the United States and is currently a proud member of Wide Eyed Productions Theater Company. He has been featured on such networks as ABC, HBO, Nickelodeon among others. He is a proud poppa, child of the universe and owes his creative energy to his Trinidadian roots.



Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ortega y Gasset Projects, 363 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

ORTEGA 100 is a ONE-NIGHT ONLY holiday party, exhibition and art sale, featuring for sale an Armenian GIF by alum Alina Gregorian. Attendance is FREE for all! If you have pre-purchased a ticket ($100) you will be guaranteed a work of art by some of today’s most exciting artists. If you buy a ticket on the night of the event, it’s $125, but that’s still a steal! Dibs will be given through a raffle-style system. Luck of the draw gets to choose the next piece! Your generosity not only helps keep the gallery running, but aids us in attracting a dynamic mix of emerging artists, curators, art-enthusiasts and collectors.


Readings in Color

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

65 Fenimore Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

The READINGS IN COLOR poetry series continues at a new location in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn!






An Evening of True Holiday Tales

Sunday, December 20th, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KGB Bar, 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Celebrate the season with strange-but-true stories behind some of the most familiar Christmas traditions. Learn about St. Nicholas’ grave robbers, the dissent-filled history of American Christmas trees, and a Santa letter scam artist at this evening of remarkable holiday history.

Alex Palmer is the author of The Santa Claus Man, the true story of a New York City huckster (and Alex’s great-granduncle) who used a Santa letter–answering scheme to make himself rich and famous. He is the author of two previous nonfiction books, and his work has appeared in Slate, Vulture, Smithsonian, the New York Daily News, and other outlets.

Bess Lovejoy is a staff editor at mental_floss, a former editor at and Schott’s Almanac, and the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses.

Alison Kinney is the author of the forthcoming nonfiction book Hood (Bloomsbury/Object Lessons Series, January 2016) and a Writing Program Alum. Her work has appeared online at Paris Review Daily, New York Times, The Atlantic, and Hyperallergic.

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