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Spoken Word Sundays NYC

  • The Parkside Lounge 31 East Houston Street New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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Featuring Joelle Morrison, Daniel Saftler, and Henry Stewart  

Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro

Plus open mic


$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.

Joelle Morrison was born and raised in New Orleans and lived in the South until the summer of 1967, when she moved to NYC's Lower East Side. In almost 30 rigorous years she raised six kids, mostly as a single mother. She has worked as a medical transcriber, typesetter (for the Soho Weekly News and Details and small news weeklies, among others), and a TV news and feature transcriber. In 1999 she began a 17-year career as an accidental journalist at the Staten Island Advance. She writes about extraordinary "ordinary" people and places in her former nabe to share and honor them, as well as describing her own experiences. She was last in the Parkside in the early 1980s for a pit stop outside her Avenue C habitat.

Daniel Salter: A longtime poet and supporter  of artists and musicians in New York City’s Lower East Side, he began to frequent local open mikes as a performer  on and off in NYC since 2010. He has been published in local fanzines produced by one of those open mikes and has been a featured performer at the Sidewalk Café on several occasions including feature sets during the biseasonal Sidewalk Antifolk Festival. He has a blog where you can read his poetry at

Henry Stewart is the deputy editor at Opera News magazine and was previously the culture editor at The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine. His writing has also appeared on Gothamist, Lit Hub and Electric Literature. He lives with his wife in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where he has always lived. He runs the Bay Ridge Poets Society; True Crime Bay Ridge is his first book.

Earlier Event: November 2
Suitcase of Chrysanthemums - San Francisco
Later Event: November 11
Spoken Word Sundays NYC