185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Minton Sparks is a wildly original poet, performance artist, novelist, teacher, and essayist. Her appearances range from the venerable Old Towne School of Folk Music to the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Minton’s books, Desperate Ransom and White Lightning, and her writing have received wide acclaim from NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered and BBC’s Bob Harris Show. She has appeared on stage with Ben Folds, Punch Brothers, John Prine, Jacob Dylan, Rosanne Cash, and country legend Pam Tillis.
Minton also teaches a writing/performance workshop at universities and professional organizations across the country.
Kurt Peloquin aka Thrive Poet is a spoken word artist and singer-songwriter dedicated to helping audiences of all ages answer the question: What does it mean to Thrive? His works are inspired by the likes of Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, and The Roots, and explore universal themes of justice, compassion, and creativity through deeply personal stories. With a consistent presence in the NYC poetry scene, he as competed, hosted, and performed at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Bowery Poetry Club, The Inspired Word, BK Voices, and, most recently, at a sunrise benefit for The Secret City. As a teaching artist, Thrive Poet is currently leading a 36 week empowerment program in the Bronx for at-risk youth, and using poetry and mindfulness to catalyze the work of social justice organizations and activists as The Artist-In-Residence for The Good Wolf Group.
$12.00 - $15.00
GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.
Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.