Save the Date! I’m reading at Sidewalk Cafe on August 12

1 Aug

Image via the event’s Facebook invitation

Poet RA Araya invited me to read from Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the book I’m coauthoring with esteemed biographer Paul Maher Jr.  It’s going to be an AWESOME event!  I’m so honored to have been invited to read as part of R’s birthday jam.

Get a load of this line up:::

RA’s Music Poetry Jam Celebration… FREE ADMISSION Sunday August 12th 5PM-9PM

Cabaret singer Marissa Mulder and pianist composer Mr Bill Sefiro

… Foamola to perform

Opera gospel singer Virdell Williams

Tango singer Steve

Poets Patricia Spears Jones, Sparrow, Puma Perl, Kate Levin, Sarah Sarai, birthday-oh-boy RA “R!” Araya and the German poetry of Hillary Keel

Stephanie Nikolopoulos will read, as the f-b-p band plays, from her upcoming co-authored biography about Jack Kerouac: Burning Furiously Beautiful

RA’s Flashbackpuppy band featuring bassist singer Jon Martinez and guitarist singer composer Peter Becket

With poet Mia Hansford via telephone


Plus invited performers from the audience

Free Admission, one drink minimum

It’s my b-day celebration… With artists friends at a nice hip restaurant bar with a stage in the back room, free admission with a one drink or coffee minimum… ’tis to be a sweet four hour event, come and go and come back for more on a Sunday that’s surely be filled with fine seasoned performers… Open-mic with band backing yer poetry or and music… Don’t bring a present, bring a poem 🙂 -R!

Seriously, seriously excited about reading while Flashbackpuppy plays and hearing all the other amazing poets and performers.  This also will be my debut reading from Burning Furiously Beautiful.


4 Responses to “Save the Date! I’m reading at Sidewalk Cafe on August 12”

  1. david amram August 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Dear Stephanie


    Hronia Pollah!!!

    Wish i could be there.

    Please send me an I[phone video of your reading (or something)

    And remind the band to LISTEN to the music already there in your words and remind them that LESS IS MORE and …WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT OUT

    That’s what Jack and i always did , prior to and after the first-ever jazz/poetry readings done in NYC in 1957

    We never had a sound system, we never rehearsed , and it always came out perfectly because we LISTENED to one another.

    Now you are re-igniting that flame in YOUR OWN WAY with YOUR OWN WORDS!!

    Please come down to Cornelia St Cafe Monday night Sept 3rd (Labor Day night, if you are in town) and read a short excerpt from your new book with our band.

    We will be LISTENING TO EVERY WORD (and save our hot licks and musical acrobatics for when we play without a reader!)

    As Lord Buckley’s favorite career councelor Willie the Shake said…..
    “Speak the speech trippingly on the tongue”….(and don’t forget to tip the waitress)

    David Amram

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      David, I would be HONORED to read with you. Your invitation means more to me than I could possibly express. Count me in!

  2. paulmaherjr August 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    this sounds like a serious gig — have fun!

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 4, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      Right?! What a great list of poets and performers. I feel so honored to be included.

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