Spoken Word Series: John T. Trause


To begin the new season of the Spoken Word Series, an eclectic artist has been chosen to be featured on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 3pm: John J. Trause. The Spoken Word Series, is a monthly event at Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ.

Spoken Word Series: 9/14/2008

john-j-trause-hoboken-spoken-word-series-symposia-book-store.jpgJohn J. Trause is Director of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. His chapbook “Seriously Serial” is published by Poets Wear Prada, Hoboken, NJ. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear in Sensations Magazine, Cover (New York), The Rift, The Troubadour, Global City Review, Xavier Review, Alternative News, Parse (Alchemy), Radix, Now Culture, the on-line journals Sidereality and Pedestal Magazine, and the artists’ periodical Crossings, published by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. It is forthcoming in Sulphur River Review and Lips. The performance version of his chapbook “Latter-Day Litany” (Éditions élastiques, 1996) has been staged Off-Broadway and elsewhere by Daniel P. Quinn since 1998. In both 2005 and 2006, Trause participated in the Visible Word: Ekphrastic Art for the Senses (DeBaun Center). In 2005 he co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative (Rutherford, NJ), where he serves as programmer and host. You can learn more about Trause at www.johnjtrause.com or poetswearpradanj.home.att.net/JohnJTrause.html.

John will read from his works and then the microphone will be open to the public to share their work. Although it is not necessary to pre-register to attend the event, those interested in sharing their work during the open mic are asked to sign up at 2:45 p.m. Open mic participants are asked to limit their work to five minutes per person.

The Spoken Word Series takes place at Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ. Symposia is the only used bookstore in Hoboken and has great prices for used books, wireless Internet access and many events every week. This is the fifth year DeBaun Center for the Performing Arts and Symposia Bookstore have teamed up to co-produce the Series. With each reading, more and more people are introduced to this wonderful bookshop and the work of many superb artists.

The next Spoken Word event will be on October 5, 2008 at 3 p.m.

Performance Date: September 14, 2008 at 3 p.m., with open microphone following
Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ (Accessible by PATH & Light Rail), www.symposia.us
Admission: FREE, with $3 suggested donation
Information: www.debaun.org/SpokenWordSeries.html or 201-216-8937

PS, would you consider “spoken word” the same as “talking?”

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