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July 28, 2010 – Lars Ruppel, Sebastian 23, & Wolf Hogekamp

3 German Spoken-Word Poets on tour, sent by Gary Glazner of the Bowery Poetry Club.

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Wolf Hogekamp lives as an a/v editor and poet in Berlin. Since 1994 he has been reading and performing poetry and organizes regularly Poetry Slams in Berlin. He is a pioneer of the German Poerty Slam scene. Since 2000 Hogekamp is the mentor of the Bastard Slam in Berlin, one of the most important and biggest Poetry Slams of the German spokenword scene. He was the founder of the first national of german speaking poetry slam in 1997, also he managed the 10th in 2007 in Berlin. More than 400 appearances with Poetry-Slams and readings on all important German-speaking stages.

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Lars Ruppel was born in 1985 and is the youngest professional Slam Poet in the German speaking area. Since the age of 16 he’s touring through Europe and fascinates the audience’s ears and eyes, with his passionated performance poetry and the largest glasses since Buddy Holly or Erich Fried. He won every important slam in Europe, the national team-competition and the german TV Poetry Slam. In 2009 Lars Ruppel published his artwork in three books of poetry. He works as a tutor in colleges and trains teachers in the field of modern spoken word poetry.His contemporary work is focused on the German Alzpoetry Project and the corporate networking of international Poetry Slams.

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Sebastian 23 is a poet from the unknown industrial town of Bochum. Born in 1979 as a son of a coalminer, he somehow grew up to become a poet. Today he is one of the most succesful slam poets, winning several National Slam Competions, touring all across Europe and America and starring as Special Guest at the U.S.-National Poetry Slam 2009. Far out on the Pacific Ocean he once saw and smelled a humpback whale. Very impressive.

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July 21, 2010 – Joan Winokur

Joan Winokur

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Joan Winokur has been involved in the arts throughout her life, but once she discovered the joy of writing poetry, it became her passion. She was involved in the First Tuesdays in Wilton open mic started by Rose Drew. She reads regularly at the at the monthly Monday evening poetry event at the Stamford Barnes & Noble. She says her poems are about ordinary life and our shared emotional experiences. Her work has been published in a number of literary journals including the Connecticut River Review, Main Street Rag, Sensations Magazine,Main Channel Voices and in USA Today honoring 9/11.

 
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July 14, 2010 – Gabrielle Zane

Gabrielle Zane

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Poet Gabrielle Zane, who first performed her work for Wed Night Poetry when it met at the Doctor Java’s Caffeine Emporeium, is a freelance writer and arts educator. She holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College.

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July 7, 2010 – Open Myk, the theme is change

CHANGES, in the vein of David Bowie (Changing ourselves, be willing to adapt to change, being the cause of change, wanting change, resisting change, anything related to changes in our personal, work, world at large life.

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Don’t want to be a richer man
Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
(Turn and face the strain)
Ch-ch-Changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time”

Some folks may also be heading over to the Avon area to the Sunken Garden Festival to hear Jean Valentine etc. No official trip is planned.

 
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