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Poetry & Coffee: sunday, january 11 2015
Omonia Cafe
Astoria, NY
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Poetry & Coffee: sunday, january 11 2015
Poetry & Coffee is a simple concept. It's a group of people who get together over food and drinks, each bringing a poem of their choice to read and discuss. **The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work.** Please bring 10 copies of the poem to share with the group.

We read, we talk. Simple as that. And that is where the simplicity ends, as each Poetry & Coffee gathering takes on a life of its own and consistently becomes magical beyond all expectation.

Tickets are free but you must have one to attend.

"I have tried to remember throughout that poetry is made by flesh-and-blood human beings. It is a bloody art. It lives on a human scale and thrives when it is passed from hand to hand." - Edward Hirsch

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please plan to purchase at least one item to kindly support our venue.

Omonia Cafe
32-20 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Take the N/Q to the Broadway stop. Omonia is 2 blocks from the train on Broadway and 33rd Street.

For more info, please email valeriegkeane@gmail.com.

What people who have experienced Poetry & Coffee are saying:

"No hyperbole - this was one of the greatest and most unforgettable nights of my life." - Rich Alexandro

"Thanks for waking me from my slumber." - James McMenamin

"Going to Poetry & Coffee allowed me to not only revisit a poem that has moved me, but it has made me question each line. It has pushed me to see it in more ways than I ever could if I were to just keep it to myself. No poet should be a selfish poet. And every poet should be exposed to all that is out there." - Crystal Rivera

"It was refreshing. Poetry was the starting point, but it opened up discussions about art, life, ideas, perceptions, perspectives. Artists of any persuasion will benefit, and human beings too.  Patricia Damon

"Poetry and Coffee is simply fabulous! Part meet-up, part seminar in the history of great writing, and part inspiration - all facilitated by the gifted and talented Queens-based poet, Valerie Keane. This is a must-read, must not miss event for grown-ups." - Anne Born

"It went beyond poetry. It was about the importance of community building. The art of conversation is invaluable." - Molly Goldstone

"Thank you for the beautiful, inspiring experience! My feet brought me here for a reason." - Jennifer Harmon

"Healing, inspiring, life-changing... A reminder that the sun will shine on tomorrow." - Karlo

"Sublime, magical, and inexplicable moment when words emerge and touch levels we never expect." - Samuel Nemir

"It's real. There's no other event like it - not just in Queens, but anywhere." - Devin Doyle

"Immensely inspiring!" - Dr. Claire Fitzpatrick

"A thought-provoking soirée that ignites the imagination and nourishes the soul." - Joan Willette

"I have so much to think, read, and write about! This was wonderful. I loved the variety of poems that people chose to read and everything we each brought to the poems. Will definitely be back." - Christina Tesoro

"This is fun and enlightening. I am so grateful to be a part of this!"  Hugh Tipping


Omonia Cafe (View)
32-20 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Poetry & Coffee
On BPT Since: Aug 08, 2014
Valerie G. Keane

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