Featuring Robin Lampman, M.C. Neuda, and Shane O’Hanlon
Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non
Robin Lampman is a published poet and an educator with 35 years of experience teaching in universities, high schools, and elementary schools. She has a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education and has taught literature in two languages in the public schools in New Mexico, Texas, and New York as well as at the University of Monterrey in Mexico and the American School of Madrid in Spain. She produced a volume of poetry by eighth graders in Harlem which was funded by the National Endowment fro the Arts and published by the Big Read. For the last several years she has been teaching writing classes for The Noble Maritime Collection. She developed and taught an adult class on Poetic Forms and is now teaching a class on the reading and writing of Food Literature. She produced a book called Cooking The Books with the class which includes recipes, poetry, essays, and memories relived. Lampman is the Literary Chairperson for the Staten Island Creative Community. She organizes and moderates the Second Sunday Spoken Word events, publishes the Staten Island Creative Community Journal of Literature and Art, and works on the Poets and Writers grants.
M.C. Neuda is a crime fiction writer whose stories over the last two years have appeared nine times online, including in the ezines Shotgun Honey, Near2theKnuckle, and Yellow Mama, and three times in print, notably in Crimespree Magazine and Flash: The International Short Short Story Magazine. She has been a featured reader at various venues around town, including The Irish American Writers & Artists Salon, Cornelia Street Cafe, and Secret Loft.
Shane O’Hanlon is a humanitarian aid worker on staff with Doctors Without Borders while also a fellow at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. His poems have been published by great weather for MEDIA (The Other Side of Violet), The Poet in New York, Breadcrumbs, 4th Arts Block, Blue Minaret, and the Peace Corps Voices from the Field Anthology. His travel and work within disaster contexts informs his writing-- the U.S. is included in that category.