Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Poetry Goodness

Events this Week​

6/25 -- ​Writer Wednesday welcomes Shy but Flyy!​

Shy is an amazingly kind individual, very open, honest, friendly 
-- exactly who you'd want to see at your 1st open mic! 
She hosts Xpressions in downtown Long Beach, 
she sings and plays groovy rhythm and percussion. 
She is a Poet!

We are honored to have her in our house this Writer Wednesday!

Singer/Writer/Radio-Host/Poet- The list goes on and on. 
Shy But Flyy has been making her presence known in the music world 
since 2006 with her debut Mix-tape self titled “Shy But Flyy”, “Product Of The South, 
Princess Of The West” in 2007, and “Still The Princess” hosted by New York DJ LGEE in 2008. 
Shy took the rappers route into breaking in the bizz and was one of the 
few young female singing artist to drop mix-tapes in her So Cal area. 
“Up And Down” Shy's most recent musical release produced by 
west coast producer Dae One, is available on 
along with the music video on

Check out her website:

Show Details:  Weds, June 24th, at Bob's Espresso Bar (5251 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo, CA 91601)  

Starts at 7pm-9:30pm, free show -- show your love!
PLUS Open Mic to all creative genres! 5 mins max, no cover songs!

6/29 -- ​Salon @ NoHo featuring Gloria Alvarez and Brenda Petrakos!

We are thrilled to announce this month's showcase for the 
Last Sunday Salon @ NoHo!

We have 2 powerhouse Poet/Prose Queens:

Gloria Enedina Alvarez es una Chicana poet/intermedia artist, 

playwright, librettist, literary translator, and curator, Alvarez currently teaches 
creative writing and works as a consultant in public schools, universities, 
libraries, museums, and art centers. Her literary/artistic efforts have 
been recognized by the CAC, National Endowment for  the Arts, 
Cultural Affairs Department, City of L.A., COLA Award, Poets & Writers, Inc., 
among others. She has published and read widely in the U.S., 
Latin America and Europe. Her plays and librettos for opera, 
Los Biombos, Cuento de un Soldado/Story of a Soldier, El NiƱo, 
have been produced internationally. Her books of poetry in English and 
Spanish include La Excusa/The Excuse and Emerging en un 
Mar De Olanes. Her poetry has been published in various 
anthologies and numerous periodicals. 

Read Poetry from Gloria:

Gloria will be accompanied with music 

from Spanish singer and guitarist, DANIEL SOSA!

Brenda Petrakos is a 2013 Pushcart Prize Nominee for Her Poetry & Flash Fiction 

Have Been Published In Various Publications Including : , 
Falling Star Literary Magazine , Voices Of New Women Writers -Duke University Press Huston Literary Review, Poetic Diversity, The Messenger and many more.
Her short story "Cop" was made into a short film which screened at 
Cinema Slam in Park City. She has also co-authored the screenplay 
"Stanley" currently in development. 

Read some of Brenda's poems on Poetic Diversity:
Brenda has books! Check out her books and purchase them here:

Also featuring is our musical guest: YesGo!

PLUS Open Mic! We have limited spots -- come down early to sign up!

Let the art commence!

Show Details:  Sun, June 29th, at Bob's Espresso Bar (5251 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo, CA 91601)  Starts at 2pm-4pm, free show -- show your love!
PLUS Open Mic to all creative genres! 5 mins max, no cover songs!

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