Notes on WPJ:
Vittoria has been doing this event at Bluestockings for more than 10 years! She’s pretty fierce and particular — which means she should be treated respectfully & kindly.
She’ll arrive, put her things in the volunteer closet, and she’ll want a coffee with whole milk.
Setup: Please set up one mic, mic stand and music stand. If you’re looking at the front of the room (as if you’re seated in the audience), the mic should go on the left of the music stand.
Event: Vittoria will pretty much run the show. She’ll make a open mic sign-up sheet to pass around. She’ll intro the store, event & featured readers. Just make sure she has what she needs, and that’ll be fine!
Donations: Vittoria reviews the donation bucket before Bluestockings gets it. She’ll find the bucket, count the cash, take out some money for the featured poets, and then give the bucket to Bluestockings. Don’t bring the bucket behind the counter before Vittoria gets to it, please.
BOOKS: Please always display Vittoria’s Not Just a Personal Ad
WOMEN’S/TRANS’ POETRY JAM & OPEN MIKE Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side—the jam has showcased the famous, the infamous, the unknown for over a decade. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information.
Open mike ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm
Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.