Welcome to Boog City 12 Arts Festival - Bridget Eileen Reading on Saturday Afternoon

Unnameable Books in Brooklyn New York
Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, NY

Bridget Eileen Reading Sept 22, Saturday Afternoon, for the "Welcome to Boog City 12 Arts Festival"


From Sat., Sept. 22 through Tues. Sept. 25, the 12th annual Welcome to Boog City Arts Festival: Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film will take place. It will feature 47 poets, 12 musical acts, 8 poets theater plays, 25 actors, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, and 60 minutes of film screenings over the four days.

The full schedule is available at:
https://boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc123.pdf

I will be participating in the festival on Saturday afternoon as one of the featured readers during the 1:30 to 3:00pm section. Come on by to Unnameable Books in Brooklyn to check out the festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to see me!

More details available at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/486464605098796/

Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 Schedule

bridget eileen in the boston poetry marathon as a reader and an organizer of the three day long poetry festival


The (slightly less tentative) Schedule for the Boston Poetry Marathon 2018


This year is going to be so great, just as all the years of the past have been. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Christmas can fight me on this assertion. This year, we have OVER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY poets on our schedule!!! What?!?!?! Yeah. See what I mean about being a wonderful time of the year?

Here is the (slightly less tentative version) of the schedule.

BOSTON POETRY MARATHON 2018 SCHEDULE


Friday, August 10th

START

In Memory of Lucie Brock-Broido, 6:00-6:50

Eileen Cleary, Beatriz Del Rio, Jenny Grassl, Amanda Hope, Tanya Liu, Pam Matz, Pamela Bailey Powers

Break

Laura Green 7:00
Kythe Heller 7:08
Jean Dany Joachim 7:16
Kacy Cunningham 7:24
Jordan Davis 7:32
Jack Miller 7:40

Break

Kevin Gallagher 8:00
Audrey Mardavich 8:08
Jackie Wang 8:16
Jess Mynes 8:24
Steph Burt 8:32
Julia Story 8:40

Break

Tim Suermondt 9:00
Kevin McLellan 9:08
Amy Lawless 9:16
Pui Ying Wong 9:24
Shirley Jones-Luke 9:32
David Blair 9:40

Break

Kayla Cash 10:00
Zachary Bos 10:08
Mary Bonina 10:16
Michael Todd Steffen 10:24
Judson Evans 10:32

-End of Friday Night-

Saturday, August 11th

Gale Batchelder 12:00
Anthony Febo 12:08
Timothy Gager 12:16
Mickey Coburn 12:24
Valerie Loveland 12:32
Michael Gottlieb 12:40

Break

KH van berkum 1:00
Alifair Skebe 1:08
Olivia Thomes 1:16
Christina Liu 1:24
Chad Parenteau 1:32
Danielle Legros Georges 1:40

Break

Zoe Tuck 2:00
Brittany Billmeyer-Finn 2:08
Mark Pawlak 2:16
Shari Caplan 2:24
Aaron Kiely 2:32
Clay Ventre 2:40

Break

In Memory Of Marthe Reed
Mark Lamoureux 3:00
Kenning JP Garcia 3:10
Trace Peterson 3:20
Maria Damon 3:30

Break

Adeena Karasick 3:50
Heather Hughes 3:58
Jeffrey Pethybridge 4:06
Steven Riel 4:14
Lori Lubeski 4:22
Jade Rei Sylvan 4:30

Break

Mairead Byrne 4:52
Sam Cha 5:00
Nausheen Eusuf 5:08
Anthony Cueller 5:16
Fanny Howe 5:24

-dinner break-

Michael Peters 7:00
Joe Elliot 7:08
Simeon Berry 7:16
Uche Nduka 7:24
Heather Treseler 7:32
Ruth Towne 7:40

Break

Jennifer Marie Bartlett 8:00
Jim Stewart 8:08
Karen Locascio 8:16
Mitch Highfill 8:24
Martha McCollough 8:32
Gilmore Tamny 8:40

Break

Darren Black 9:00
Brenda Ijima 9:08
Christina Strong 9:16
Douglas Rothschild 9:24
John Mulrooney 9:32
Suzanne Mercury 9:40

Break

Brendan Lorber 10:00
Jessica Bozek 10:08
Ben Mazer 10:16
Claudia Amador 10:24

-End of Saturday Night-

Sunday, August 12th

Russell Bennetts 11:00
Lisa Maria Martin 11:08
Eliza Jerrett 11:16
Keith Jones 11:24
Jennifer Martelli 11:32
J.D. Scrimgeour 11:40

Break

Hannah Larrabee 12:00
Alyssa Mazzarella 12:08
Colleen Michaels 12:16
Danielle Jones-Pruett 12:24
Catherine LeBeau 12:32
Tracy Marks 12:40

Break

January O’Neil 1:00
Lloyd Schwartz 1:08
MP Carver 1:16
Lisa DeSiro 1:24
James Stotts 1:32

Break

In Memory of Gerrit Lansing
Ruth Lepson 1:50
Abigail & Samuel Cook 2:00
Jim Dunn 2:10
Amanda Cook 2:20
Sean Cole 2:30
James Cook 2:40

Break

Carol Weston 3:00
Dara Wier 3:08
Christine Tierney 3:16
Janaka Stucky 3:24
Dennis Nurkse 3:32
Sawako Nakayasu 3:40

Break

Bridget Eileen 4:00
Kathleen Lake 4:08
Carol Berg 4:16
Darcie Dennigan 4:24
Richard Hoffman 4:32
William Orem 4:40

Break

Tom Daley 5:00
Serina Gousby 5:08
Frannie Lindsay 5:16
Robert Carr 5:24
Rebecca Roach 5:32
Gillian Devereux 5:40

Break

Rob Chalfen 6:00
Oni Buchanan 6:08
Meia Geddes 6:16
Dan Wuenschel 6:24

~*~Finish Line~*~

Tentative Schedule for the Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 - new updates soon!

boston poetry marathon 2018 tentative schedule
Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 Tenative Schedule

The (Tentative) Schedule for the Boston Poetry Marathon 2018

Hello Folks! I present to you, the majority of my "free" time last week: aka the Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 Schedule (tentative, expect changes here and there). This labor of love was a mix of my organizational acumen and knowledge of poet people, as well as some alchemical magic of some sort.

New for This Year - Extra Hours


We were literally overwhelmed in your enthusiastic interest in participating, so we had to expand our hours! We will start at 6pm on Friday, instead of 7pm and at 11am on Sunday instead of 12pm.

Even with the extra time, we were not able to include all the poets who have not participated in the past but showed interest. However, we encourage everyone to attend the event, if they can, even though we were unable to extend an invite to them at this time. It is such a great time of year to hear good poems and meet good poets.

Special for This Year: "In Memory Of" Segments


Sadly this year saw the loss of several poets who were very dear to the poetry community in Boston and of the Boston Poetry Marathon. As such, we decided to give some extra time to some poets, so that they could honor the work and memory of Lucie Brock-Broido, Marthe Reed, and longtime-Boston Poetry Marathon participant, Gerrit Lansing.

This is the Tentative Schedule for the Boston Poetry Marathon 2018


FRIDAY NIGHT, AUG 10 6pm-10:30pm

In Memory of Lucie Brock-Broido 6:00-6:50
 *This segment is in Memory of Lucie with readings from her good friends, lineup TBA

break

Simeon Berry 7:00
Kythe Heller 7:08
Jean Dany Joachim 7:16
Kacy Cunningham 7:24
Jordan Davis 7:32
Jack Miller 7:40

break

Kevin Gallagher 8:00
Alexis Bhagat 8:08
Jackie Wang 8:16
Jess Mynes 8:24
Steph Burt 8:32
Julia Story 8:40

break

Tim Suermondt 9:00
Kevin McLellan 9:08
Amy Lawless 9:16
Pui Ying Wong 9:24
Shirley Jones-Luke 9:32
David Blair 9:40

break

Kayla Cash 10:00
Zachary Bos 10:08
Mary Bonina 10:16
Michael Todd Steffen 10:24
Judson Evans 10:32

end of night


SATURDAY DAY, AUG 11, 12pm-5:30pm

Laura Green 12:00
Anthony Febo 12:08
Sam Cha 12:16
Mickey Coburn 12:24
Valerie Loveland 12:32
Michael Gottlieb 12:40

break

Timothy Gager 1:00
Alifair Skebe 1:08
Olivia Thomes 1:16
Christina Liu 1:24
Chad Parenteau 1:32
Danielle Legros Georges 1:40

break

Zoe Tuck 2:00
Brittany Billmeyer-Finn 2:08
KH van berkum 2:16
Mark Pawlak 2:24
Shari Caplan 2:32
Aaron Kiely 2:40

In Memory Of Marthe Reed
*poets in this segment have extra time to honor the work and memory of Marthe

Mark Lamoureux 3:00
Kenning JP Garcia 3:10
Trace Peterson 3:20
Maria Damon 3:30

break

Heather Hughes 3:52
Jeffrey Pethybridge 4:00
Clay Ventre 4:08
Steven Riel 4:16
Lori Lubeski 4:24
Jade Rei Sylvan 4:32

break

Mairead Byrne 4:52
Joe Elliot 5:00
Ruth Lepson 5:08
Nausheen Eusuf 5:16
Anthony Cueller 5:24
Fanny Howe 5:32

dinner break


SATURDAY NIGHT, AUG 11, 7pm-10:30pm

Michael Peters 7:00
Edison Dupree 7:08
Audrey Mardavich 7:16
Uche Nduka 7:24
Heather Treseler 7:32
Ruth Towne 7:40

break

Jennifer Marie Bartlett 8:00
Jim Stewart 8:08
Karen Locascio 8:16
Mitch Highfill 8:24
Martha McCollough 8:32
Gilmore Tamny 8:40

break

Darren Black 9:00
Brenda Ijima 9:08
Christina Strong 9:16
Douglas Rothschild 9:24
John Mulrooney 9:32
Suzanne Mercury 9:40

break

Brendan Lorber 10:00
Jessica Bozek 10:08
Ben Mazer 10:16
Claudia Amador 10:24
J.D. Scrimgeour 10:32

End of night


SUNDAY, AUG 12, 11-6:30pm

Rebecca Roach 11:00
Rob Macdonald 11:08
Russell Bennetts 11:16
Eliza Jerrett 11:24
Keith Jones 11:32
Jennifer Martelli 11:40

break

Danielle Jones-Pruett 12:00
Hannah Larrabee 12:08
Alyssa Mazzarella 12:16
Colleen Michaels 12:24
Lisa Maria Martin 12:32
Adeena Karasick 12:40

break

Tracy Marks 1:00
January O’Neil 1:08
Lloyd Schwartz 1:16
MP Carver 1:24
Kathleen Lake 1:32
James Stotts 1:40

In Memory of Gerrit Lansing
*poets in this segment have extra time to honor the work and memory of Gerrit

Abigail & Samuel Cook 2:00
Jim Dunn 2:10
Amanda Cook 2:20
Sean Cole 2:30
James Cook 2:40

break

Carol Weston 3:00
Dara Weir 3:08
Christine Tierney 3:16
Janaka Stucky 3:24
Dennis Nurkse 3:32
Sawako Nakayasu 3:40

break

Bridget Eileen 4:00
Ana Božičević 4:08
Carol Berg 4:16
Darcie Dennigan 4:24
Richard Hoffman 4:32
William Orem 4:40

break

Tom Daley 5:00
Christie Towers 5:08
Lisa DeSiro 5:16
Robert Carr 5:24
Suman Shah 5:32
Gillian Devereux 5:40

break

Rob Chalfen 6:00
Oni Buchanan 6:08
Meia Geddes 6:16
Dan Wuenschel 6:24

~*~finish line~*~


More about the Boston Poetry Marathon


Online at:








Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 - Aug 10-12 at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA

Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 - Aug 10-12, Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA

The 2018 Boston Poetry Marathon is August 10, 11, and 12 at Outpost 186 in Inman Square, Cambridge

Yay! Yay! Yay! One of my favorite times of the year is the Boston Poetry Marathon, a weekend-long poetry reading festival featuring hundreds of poets, each reading 8 minutes a piece. And, like last year, I will be one of the organizers this year. This is my second year as an organizer. 

More Details for the 2018 Boston Poetry Marathon

Outpost 186 at 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA

Where: 

When:
Friday, August 10, 7-10:30pm
Saturday, August 11 12:00-10:30pm 
Sunday, August 12 12-6pm

How:
We don’t go over 8 minutes. We listen to a bunch of poems. We hang out. We have fun.

Why:
Because it's great to get together with hundreds of poets and poetry-appreciators to hear live poetry.

Website:


On Being an Organizer: Emailing Hundreds of Poets at Once Makes Me Look Like the Scream Emoji

scream emoji
Me While Creating the Mail Merge
Seriously. If you've ever thought about being an organizer for an event, do it. It's great to be able to bring that joy to so many people. Sometimes, though, planning can be ugh. In the first mail merge, I realized I'd screwed up the link to the Facebook group. 

It's okay because later, I realized I should've made a Boston Poetry Marathon Facebook Page instead, because Group events can't get sent to the public, only Page events can. This is after I made a really pretty page with all my old photos from the past Boston Poetry Marathons, and the collection of flyers and other photos past organizers had posted on the website. That's okay, though. I transferred everything and the page is looking good. Go follow it, if you're so inclined.


Also, I messed up the amazingly awesomely wonderful co-organizer Gillian Devereux's last name in the first batch of emails that went out today. I feel so terrible about that one. SO SORRY Gillian!!!

Boston Poetry Marathon 2018 Event Details


See event details and latest information at 


Exciting Changes Coming This Spring to Vintage Bridge Style and a New Website from Bridget Eileen: "Vintage Bridge, Online Arts and Culture Notebook"





Exciting times! I wanted a way to honor all my interests in arts and culture from politics to performing arts, to food and entertainment to neopaganism, nature, permaculture and gardening, and, of course, literature and poetry. I wear lots of hats -- as seen on my style blog, VintageBridgeStyle.com -- so how do I bring it all together? After a lot of thinking, I have created a new way to "do" my creativity and online content, at Vintage-Bridge.com.

Vintage Bridge online arts and culture notebook


Welcome to my answer! Here you'll have all the archives of past posts from my old sites, the Commonplace Book, as well as the jewelry-making site and the vegetarian notebook. Additionally, starting this Spring, I'll post new content focusing on all of my many interests in arts and culture:
  • Entertainment
  • Visual Art
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Burlesque 
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Nature 
  • Permaculture
  • Urban Gardening
  • Neo-Paganism
  • Politics
  • Feminism
  • Sex Positivity
  • Body Positivity
  • Bargain Hunting
  • Personal Finance
  • Organization
  • Journaling
  • Literature
  • Poetry

I will still run "Vintage Bridge Style: Retro Fashion on a Bohemian Budget" at VintageBridgeStyle.com, featuring plus size vintage and pin up style outfits, make up, and accessories on a bargain hunter's "bohemian budget." That will be the sole focus of VintageBridgetStyle.com and the affiliated social media: @VntgBridgeStyle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

The rest of what I love to write about and share will be on regular old "Vintage Bridge - Online Arts and Culture Notebook" at Vintage-Bridge.com.

And the latest news about publications, poetry readings, and any other affiliated creative work I'm part of will continue to be announced here on my homepage Bridget-Eileen.com.

Thanks for joining me in my new endeavors. Hope you enjoy!