As Louis Armstrong says, “Everything I’ve ever done is dedicated to the cause of HAPPINESS!”
And so we tip our hats to you, and to the fine spirit of Louis’ credo, and thank you dearly for your vibrant support in celebrating New Orleans culture!
Please join hands with us at 17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series. Be a part of our fundraiser! Help us continue to provide FREE world class POETRY EVENTS in the New Orleans community; go here: www.indiegogo.com/17-Poets-Literary-and-Performance-Series
We have succesfully raised $465; however, this is well short of our goal.
We only have 17 HOURS remaining to the conclusion of our fundraising campaign.
The host venue for 17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series, the Gold Mine Saloon, is an essential part of the French Quarter’s cultural tradition of Poetry & Jazz reaching back over FIFTY YEARS. In an earlier period, at the very same location (705 Dauphine Street), the establishment was called The Tunnel Bar. One of the more memorable JAZZ POETRY sessions took place at 3:00pm, Sunday, December 21, 1958. The event was produced and hosted by New Orleans’ cultural visionary and poet BOB “Rainey” CASS featuring performances by poets JACK MICHELINE, celebrating his first book of poetry (RIVER OF RED WINE, Troubadour Press 1958), and RAINEY CASS accompanied by the ALEX “DUKE” BURRELL TRIO. Admission for that show was $1!
17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series is a vital center for poets, artists and musicians to share their works in New Orleans community,www.17poets.com.
We are entering the eighth year of the program. Please support our continuing efforts however generously you can.
Our weekly Thursday night program is an important locus for visiting poets worldwide and for emerging voices of our region.
100% proceeds help underwriting honorariums given to each featured poet for their performance and reading.
—FALL 2011 season will include featured programs—
Thurs, Sept 15: Louisiana Poet Laureate JULIE KANE
Thurs, Sept 22: poets JOHN SINCLAIR and SIMON PETTET
Thurs, Sept 29: poets MARK FOLSE
Thurs, Oct 6: poet ANNA RABINOWITZ
Thurs, Oct 13: JAZZ POETRY SESSION featuring LEE GRUE, FELICE GUIMONT et al
Thurs, OCT 20: poets DARA WIER, JEN TYNES and JEN DUNROW
Thurs, Oct 27: poets LEWIS WARSH and MARILYN KALLET
Thurs, Nov 3: poet NIYI OSUNDARE
Thurs, Nov 10: poet ALISON PEREGRIN and KRISTIN SANDERS
Thurs, Nov 17: poets BERNADETTE MAYER and PHILIP GOOD
Thurs, Dec 8: TULI KUPFERBERG: A Celebration of His Life & Works
Thurs, Dec 15: poets JULIAN SEMILIAN, LAURA SEMILIAN and ANDY FOREST
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