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Join me in Brooklyn as Four Writers Read from Their Work [01 Feb 2010|10:08am]

[ mood | excited ]

Four Writers Read From Their Work
February 5th, 7pm
At the Douglass Street Composer's Collective

295 Douglass St. (between 3rd and 4th Aves.) Map
in Brooklyn (2 blocks from the Union St. stop on the R train)
Prepare to laugh, cry and eat cheese!

Free event!

Nancy Rawlinson is a writer, editor, teacher and coach. She has an MFA from Columbia University and has been awarded several writing residencies and fellowships. She runs her own writing workshops, is a contributing editor for Guernica magazine and writes a writing advice column for The Faster Times.

Deirdre Sinnott is a memoirist and speaker who reveals the disturbing truths, outrageous behavior, and humbling circumstances that taught her how to survive. She splits her time between New York City and the Catskill Mountains.

Lily White is a saxophone player, composer and writer from Illinois. She currently lives with her husband, and her daughter in Brooklyn, NY. She divides her time between practicing, performing and re-learning how to ice skate with her daughter.

Comedian and writer Emily Epstein has been trapped in a self-cleaning toilet and has stitches from a treadmill accident. She performs all around New York City and the Northeast, (not to mention a boat in the middle of the Yangtze River in China). She has been a comedian in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and was on Good Morning America. Her writing has been featured in such publications as Travelistic.com, Gawker.com, and the Hartford Courant.
"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."--Woody Allen


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Do you know of any small venues or open mics? [02 Feb 2009|02:02pm]


My friends and I are planning a tour. After renovating a school bus in to an RV, and raising the funds the only thing left to do is solidify where we're headed.

I thought I would come on here and see if I can get some help from the wise minds of the internet...

I'm trying to find small venues and open mics in the following cities.

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We already have shows booked in San Fransisco, at Stanford, Fresno, Vegas, Las Cruces, Austin, and Denver/Ft.Collins.

If you are interested you can check out myspace for our music.
Sheltered Kids
Def Kids
Jake Generalli
Unkle Nancy and the Family Jewels

If you like the music you should come out to a show! I might even give you some goodies from the merch table and talk to me!

(We'll be touring to the east coast this summer so if you have any info for fun stuff going on out there in the coming year shoot it my way!)


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Deirdre Reads Publicly Jan. 27 in Manhattan [05 Jan 2009|04:57pm]

[ mood | Thrilled ]

Join me if you can. This is part of the Women's / Trans' Open Mic at Bluestocking Bookstore. I'm one of two featured readers, we go on after the Open Mic which tends to last 45 minutes to an hour. (Feel free to bring something to read -- if you fit the bill.)

Here's a link to a Google map.

Here's the announcement:
Women's / Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Tuesday January 27th 7PM - 9PM

Feature Writers: Hadassah Hill & Deirdre Sinnott

Hadassah Hill [aka D'Luxe] is a stage veteran who creates multimedia theatre and soundscape, weaving narratives that ask the question: what is it about science that rules us? And why can't we have more fun with it? She'll be performing from her album Ice-9 and from her new Podcast, Choose Your Own Cast.

Through memoir and personal essays Deirdre Sinnott reveals the disturbing truths, outrageous behavior, and humbling circumstances that populate her off-kilter life.

Bluestockings Bookstore
$5 suggested donation

Hosted by Vittoria repetto - the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
(between Staton & Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston


Open mike - sign-up at 7 pm - 8 minute limit
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.

Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store


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From my reading at the Phoenix Reading Series [15 Feb 2008|11:21am]

[ mood | mellow ]

Hi folks. Everything about the reading I did last Sunday went well... except that the fancy new wireless microphone, bought to capture the pearls that fell from my lips, had drop outs and static.

So because you are a demanding lot, I decided to rerecord the shorter of the two pieces that I read.

So follow the link to my website and see a five minute video of my story "Can't You Write Anything Nice?"


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My Next Reading: Sunday, February 10, Manhattan [04 Feb 2008|09:49am]

[ mood | creative ]

Sunday, February 10
5:00 PM

Come Hear:
Michael Graves will be reading from his new Chapbook ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSER (Cervena Barva, 2008)

American Book Award Winner Robert Viscusi

And memoirist Deirdre Sinnott reading some of her latest work.

an Open Reading Follows

Come to Bengal Curry
65 West Broadway, Manhattan
(Between Warren & Murray)

Come hungry for good Indian food and great literature!

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Reading in Brooklyn, December 6, 2007 [20 Nov 2007|02:27pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Join me for a night of memoir and personal essay, Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 PM at the Crossroads Cafe, corner of Prospect Ave and Reeve Place in Brooklyn, New York.

Featured readers include, Tina Barry, Susan Diehl, Emily Mikulewicz, Lynn Shapiro and me, Deirdre Sinnott.

Visit my website for more information and maps.


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Reading from October 14 NYC [17 Oct 2007|12:28pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

I did a live reading of one of my personal essays the other day. If you'd like to see it, I have it right here. It runs about 20 minutes (but 20 entertaining minutes). Note: You may have to allow "Active X" controls in your browser. And press play twice.

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Deirdre Sinnott -- Live [02 Oct 2007|01:36pm]


I wanted to invite you all to a reading that I am doing in New York City, Sunday, October 14th, at 5:00 p.m. The reading is part of The Phoenix Reading Series organized by Michael Graves.

I'll be reading with Vittora Repetto, author of Not Just A Personal Ad. Her book of poems is an exploration of her life on New York's Lower East Side. Her poems sing of love and lust, neediness and loss. Repetto describes herself as "the hardest working guinea butch dyke on the Lower East Side" and her poems prove it.

There will be an Open Mic following the featured readers.

Hope to see you there.

Deirdre Sinnott
Reads Live at Bangal Curry
Sun., Oct. 14 @ 5 p.m.

65 West Broadway, in Manhattan (below Chambers Street)
Between Warren & Murray


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[07 Jun 2007|12:00pm]

Beryl beloved
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Click on the Photo to view the site [02 Apr 2007|05:52pm]


Beryl does Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Mixing, and Mastering.

His sound is inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra,
the SouthernDeathCult, Marc Bolan, the Beatles, Alice Cooper,
Queen, Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys,
Tom Petty, Simon Philips, and Ennio Morricone.

Besides his Solo project he's also the Lead Vocalist for the band Zinc Alloy.

you can check it out at:
Zinc Alloy
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Sunday Night Madness (toronto) [21 Oct 2006|04:32pm]

Come one, Come all

This Sunday night at the Gladstone Melody Bar: Find your Band Night! Bring your instruments, even a kazoo, and play your heart out. Us at the Haunted Fishtank know a few too many people who are looking for a band; let this be our gift to you.

And my usual message to the poets: COME OUT AND PLAY!

Sunday October 22
Open Mic
Hosted by Molle Dorst and Marnie (this is probabily Marnie's last night with us so lets celebrate in style!)

Gladstone Melody Bar
Gladstone and Queen West
Parking across from the Drake
TTC stop right outside!

Message me for details.

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[16 May 2006|02:04pm]

Can you tell a story in 100 words or less? Can there be a plot, climax, and possible resolution or would it just be a tangled segment of your thoughts?

Take the challenge here

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[28 Dec 2004|04:47pm]

My name's Lorraine and I'm a singer-songwriter from SW Ontario. I'm just starting out on the open mic circuit, singing & playing piano for awhile, but acoustic guitar is new to me. Here's a link to MP3s of my recordings. Please have a listen and let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Floating Ashes. [09 Sep 2004|12:01pm]

[ mood | revengeful creativity ]

When the weakness comes
it will be small and white
carried with food
ready to delude
three times a day
not night

When I look at it right
I don't feel I should
fight, your words
I was clean, I was pure
healthy and strong
intelligent, smart
I did nothing wrong.

Karmic influx
two divided by one
A chance it wasn't God
but just a stroke
of a slut
who touched my baby

And now I have your words
beautifully layed out
between my lover and I
on our bed
like pieces of wood
cut for a witch's burial
just like you said.

This is the death
of our innocence
to the hypocrites.
This is the honor
of their lies
burning with our
floating ashes
in the sky.

-By Circebe

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With You, I Am. [29 Jul 2004|01:41pm]

Heat is rapturous
Melts everything in sight
Cascades of rivlets
Upon your open thighs
In the air that you breath
The weather of the Southern Comfort
In your voice a smile of eternity
recognized, at first felt
deep at the base, of your
spin, open through your chest
and eyes that now know God
glazed over with the
crippling art of poetry
without words
but the colored stroke
of afternoon light up your face
turned against the pillow
and your fingers still
in my damp hair
that rests upon your chest
and listens to faith by the
zealous drumming of the heart.

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storyfusion [14 Jul 2004|12:03pm]

This is an experimental page for an ongoing communal narrative (or anti-narrative) which can include any narrative (or non-narrative) form such as prose, poetry, lists, scripts, tables, images and surveys, etc. It is intended for anyone willing and interested in contributing to an ongoing piece of art (with periodic digressions). There are no restrictions but that contributions be a part of the ongoing story. It is hoped to develop a fusion of widely varied voices and styles and media within a somewhat coherent framework. The ridiculous is highly welcome. Please edit your contributions.

The idea is that the story is not planned, it evolves. So, if one writer or artist introduces a character or theme the next writer or artist can develop it, or not, as she or he chooses, as long as there is some kind of coherent link that makes it 'readable' (in the broadest sense of a readable 'text').

The idea partly came from a party scene in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, where characters' personalities are developed, and contemporary reading habits explored, through a joint storytelling game. I was thinking along the lines of Pynchon or Rabelais or Perec or something anti-novelistic when I thought of doing this, but perhaps an avante-garde soap opera could also be an apt description. I am reminded of a drawing game I learned in primary school where each child draws a section of a body, folds it over to conceal it, and passes the page onto another child who contributes the next section, and so on, until the page ends and an inconsistent creature is revealed which doesn't conform to any kind mould other than that the pieces fit together. Also think: serial, like Dickens or Conan-Doyle, where each contribution to a larger story is written periodically (The Pickwick Papers), or each short story contributes to a larger reality (the myth of Sherlock Holmes), but with different authors (as in a television series) and, of course, with different media.

Illustrators, digital artists, graphic novelists, photographers, cartoonists, poets, writers of any genre, scriptwriters, non-fiction writers, copywriters, painters, embroiderers, sculptors, artists of any description are welcome and encouraged to participate.

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Seeking independent artists/musicians for independent film [10 Jul 2004|02:35pm]

I am currently involved in the production of an upcoming independent film, Mixtape. We are searching for music from independent or unsigned artists to be featured in the film.

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seeking independent/unsigned musicians for independent film [25 Apr 2004|02:16pm]

I am currently involved in the production of an upcoming independent film, Mixtape. We are searching for music from independent, or unsigned artists to be featured in the film. We are not looking for a particular genre or style of music, but we are looking for music that has a certain emotional poignancy or gives us a certain vibe. (Some examples of this would be Radiohead, the Cure, Ani Difranco, Smashing Pumpkins, the Smiths, Damien Rice, Melissa Etheridge, Fiona Apple, etc.) (If you don't sound like any of these bands, but feel your music still might be good for this project, please go ahead and submit it anyway. We are looking for all kinds of music.) If you are interested, please leave a comment or e-mail me at scrawford85@bellsouth.net

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[17 Apr 2004|07:22pm]

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my 18 secs. at the mic [09 Feb 2004|10:21pm]

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System Override - Trauma

Lyrics: Trauma attack/ I open my eyes/ my head snaps back// Gazing the room/ feeling doomed/ I'm in a trap// Looking at my hands/ I can't understand where I am// My mind's lost and I'm lying on a foreign land//
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