Mon. 9 Dec., 2013 Between the Covers Erotic reading series at An Beal Bocht Cafe 445 W. 238th St. Bronx, NYC 7pm
Sat. 7 Dec., 2013 Hyper Gender Burlesque Cabaret: FEAST at Wow Cafe Theatre 59-61 E. 4th St.59-61 E. 4th St. $15 / 10 if on HyperGender mailing list. Featuring: JZ Bich, Mercedes Matilda, and Jean va Gin bring you a delicious lineup of queer burlesque legends Fern Appeal, Marinara Stardust, Luvely Rae, Essence Revealed, Foxy Squire, IR Marin, Sister Filthy, Crimson Kitty, Aimee Herman, Relle the Poet, Elijah Scott Wood, and Mikey Mouse.
Wed. 4 Dec., 2013 Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe A performance of remix’d poetix with PTNYC 7pm 236 E. 3rd St.
Mon. Nov. 25th, 2013 Our Stories, Our Lives Reading @ The Space at Thompkins Pop Up shop through Persist Health Project. An evening celebrating the stories of sex workers and activists. 75 E. 4th St. NYC 8-9:30pm
Sat. 16 November, 2013 Poetry Teachers NYC performance featuring music and poetry. Located at Pomegranate Art Gallery 137 Greene St. NYC 7-9pm
Wed. 13 Nov., 2013 Epic 12 Performance featuring a slew of amazing poets and musicians all collaborating with Nichole Acosta. I will present an improvisational work of body language graffiti poetics with Nichole. Located at Obra Negra (Casa Mezcal basement) 86 Orchard St. NYC 6:30p-8pm
Sun. 10 Nov., 2013 Parkside Lounge open mic and performance series. 317 E. Houston NYC 4-6pm Featuring PTNYC faculty: Megan DiBello and Aimee Herman
Sat. 2 Nov., 2013 Hyper Gender Burlesque Cabaret @ Wow Cafe 59 E. 4th St. NYC 10pm $15
Sunday 27 October, 2013 Bay Ridge Poets Society @ Owl’s Head Wine Bar 479 74th St. Brooklyn plus open mic 7pm
Sundays Oct 6, 13, 20, 28 12-2pm Writing Workshops with Poetry Teachers NYC at The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, NYC ($99 for all sessions) Our workshops will consist of 3 teachers: Dan Dissinger, Aimee Herman, and Megan DiBello. We will focus on a student revising old work, reacting to other students work, as well as reviewing what they have learned not only in the workshop, but from each other. This class is open to all levels of writing. The classes will consist of discussion, writing, reading, craft, critique, editing, and performance technique.
Tuesday 8th Oct., 2013 Feature at With Special Guest literary series hosted by M Leona Godin @ The Delancey 7pm 168 Delancey St. NYC FREE!
Monday, 30 Sept. 2013 A celebration of Banned Poetry @ Housing Works Bookshop 126 Crosby St. NYC 7pm Sponsored by PEN American Center and the American Booksellers Foundation for readings in celebration of PEN’s Banned Books Month and the poets whose work have been banned throughout history. Hear banned and censored poems by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Walt Whitman, Frank O’Hara, Daniil Kharms, and many more, as read by some of today’s best contemporary poets.
Friday, 27 Sept. 2013 Dumbo Arts Festival with Poetry Teachers NYC . The installation will be under the Manhattan Bridge, in the archway. Performances will be from 12-6pm on the 28th and 12-5pm on the 29th.
Saturday, 21 Sept. 2013 Performing at The Newer New York Reading at Vig Bar 12 Spring St. NYC 6-8pm
Friday, 20th Sept., 2013 Host of The Inspired Word’s Titillating Tongues erotica open mic. The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge) 158 Bleecker Street NYC Signup: 7pm/ Show: 7:30pm $10
Sat. 7th Sept., 2013 Host of the Inspired Word’s Big Garden Poetry Showcase on the corner of 6th Street and Avenue B in Manhattan’s East Village. Featuring poets: Danny Matos, Verless Doran, Jherelle Benn, John Casquarelli, Gordon Gilbert, and Nichole Acosta. FREE!!!
Wed. 28 August, 2013 The Understanding between Foxes and Light” Book Launch @ The Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston NYC 7-9pm Featuring: Hala Alyan, Billy Cancel, Steve Dalachinsky, Kat Georges, Aimee Herman, Robert Gibbons, Ngoma and Karl Rouston
Thurs. 1 August, 2013 Electrify Gender! @ Hot! Festival Dixon Place 161 Chrystie St NYC 10pm $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students/seniors Featuring: Bonnie Forest, Sweet Lorraine. Essence Revealed, Aimee Herman, Jherelle Benn, Crimson Kitty, Switch N’Play and JZ Bich. Electrify Gender! is an evening celebrating the spectrum of gender and sexualities through burlesque, spoken word and performance art. On this night, gender is bent and retranslated. It is twisted into a new discourse as performers question how bodies can experiment with the many versions of masculine and feminine inside. estimated runtime: 75 minutes
Sun. 14 July, 2013 Jump Rope Salon at the Bowery Poetry Club. This will be the first of MANY salons at the Bowery Poetry Club, @ 308 Bowery NYC so be there to usher in this new Bowery Poetry event! The performance will be dedicated to the late Taylor Mead, a regular at the Bowery Poetry Club, and an organizer of chaos. It’s a happening and it’s for Taylor. Performers are working off Frank O’Hara’s “The General Returns From One Place To Another.” It won Taylor his 1st Obie. This performance will include Bob Holman Sam Jablon, Megan DiBello, Daniel Dissinger, Peter Rugh Aimee Herman, Bowwow Poetry, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, and others.
Sat. 12 July, 2013 Poetry Teachers NYC collaboration of poetry performances with Samuel Jablon, Megan DiBello, Daniel Dissenger, Aimee Herman, Peter Rugh, Bob Holman, Nikhil Melnechuk, David Lawton, Gina Mobilio and others at Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd 12-2pm FREE In collaboration with the sculpture park and the sculptures there, Poetry Teachers NYC, with the help of some of NYC’s finest performers, will bring these structures to life. The formation and words of the poets will define the sculpture via collective action, group decisions, and word (sound) waves. Poet sculpture will be in constant flux, with poets not performing one at a time as in a scheduled reading, but together, interweaving their words, creating a unified sculpture (“poem”), while physically interacting.
Fri. 5 July, 2013 Feature with InStereo Press at That’s Independent: Celebration of NYC Based Independent Presses @ Cornelia St. Cafe 29 Cornelia St. NYC6pm $7 (includes drink)
Mon. 24 June, 2013 Co-host (with the stunning, musical poetic goddess Zita Zenda). A Tribute to Patti Smith: A Celebration of Her Poetry and Song. Poets, artists, and creative folk read the work of Smith at the Yippie Museum 9 Bleeker St. NYC 7 – 9:30 pm
Thurs. 6 June, 2013 Feature at The Silver Tongued Devils open mic @ Identity Lounge at 511 East 6th Street (Between Avenues A & B ) NYC ($7)
Mon. 3 June, 2013 Feature at DDAY’s Anniversary Show @ The Yippie Cafe 9 Bleeker St. NYC 7-9:30pm
Sat. 1 June, 2013 Howl Fest (with other phenomenal poets) Tompkins Square Park NYC between 12-5pm (FREE!)
Fri. 31 May, 2013 Feature at Switch N Play’s Open Drag Night @ Outpost Lounge 1014 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY Doors open at 9:30pm/show: 10pm $7/ $5 if you come to the event in drag
Sun. 26 May, 2013 Feature at The Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St NYC 4-6pm $2 suggested cover with poetry OPEN MIC
Fri. 17 May, 2013 Host of The Inspired Word’s Titillating Tongues Erotica Open Mic @ le poisson rouge 158 Bleeker St. NYC Open mic sign up 7pm/ Event at 7:30pm. $10
Wed. 8 May, 2013 Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics reading at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division bookstore. 27 Orchard St. btwn Canal and Hester NYC 7pm FREE.
Fri. 19 April, 2013 Host of Titillating Tongues Erotica open mic @ le poisson rouge 158 Bleeker St. NYC 7:30pm. Open mic! $10
Sat. 13 April, 2013 Rainbow Book Fair @ The Holiday Inn Midtown 440 W. 57th St.
Sun. 7, 14, 21 April, 2013: Poetry Teachers NYC Creative Writing Workshops with Dan Dissinger, Aimee Herman and Megan DiBello Queens, NY. 10am-12pm $100 for 3 weeks. Sign up: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/364704
Fri. 5 April, 2013 Between the Covers: The Next Generation– Writers Under 35 @ Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome St. NYC 8-10pm FREE
Thurs. 4 April, 2013 Feature at The Red Umbrella Diaries 8pm @ Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome St. NYC (FREE)
Mon. 18 March, 2013 Performing w/ John J. Trause and others at La Mama 8pm
Fri. 15 March, 2013 Host of Titillating Tongues: NYC Erotica in Poetry and Prose @ le poisson rouge 158 Bleeker St. NYC 7:30pm. Open mic! $10
Sat. 2 March, 2013 Fundraiser for Poetry Teachers NYC 8pm @ Comedy Bar 134 W 29th St (btwn 6th and 7th) NYC
Sat. 16 Feb, 2013 Shades of Burlesque show at WOW cafe theatre @ 59-61 East 4th St.4th Floor NYC with Essence Revealed, Sweet Lorraine, Aimee Herman, Falana Fox, Genie Adagio, JZ Bich, and Rosabelle Selavy Doors open at: 8:30pm Show begins: 9:00pm $15 online, $20 at door
Wed. 23 Jan, 2013 feature with great weather for MEDIA at Manitoba’s in NYC
Wed. 12 Dec., 2012: feature with great weather for MEDIA at KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street NYC 7-9 pm (FREE)
Sat. 27 Oct., 2012: feature with great weather for MEDIA at Lolita Bar 266 Broome Street NYC 5-7pm (FREE)
Fri. 5 Oct., 2012: The Harder She Comes reading at The Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome Street NYC (FREE)
Sat. 8 Sept., 2012: The Yippie Cafe 8:30pm 9 Bleeker St. NYC
An erotic interruption for Laura Dinnebeil and her one woman show
Sat. 21 July, 2012: The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival at Governor’s Island Inspired Word stage 11:50-12:20p and DDAY Productions stage 12:30p
Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd, 11am-5pm
Pre-sale tickets: $5 for both days
Day-of tickets: $5 per day
Fri. 20 July, 2012: Fresh Fruit Festival
The WILD Project, 195 East 3rd St, (between Aves. A & B) NYC
Ejaculating Beauty; Boxes & Smack; Athens Boys Choir
10pm / $18
Thurs. 19 July, 2012: Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn,
Featuring Aimee Herman, Eric Alter, and Kyle De Ocera as we engage in magical poetic and musical collaborations!
Tues. 10 July, 2012: The Folding Chair reading series @ 61 Local
61 Bergen St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Featuring Aimee Herman, Honor Molloy, and Evan Wilson
Thurs. 21 June, 2012: Bowery Poetry Club DDAY MAKES MUSIC NY
7-8 OUTSIDE THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB 308 B0WERY 8-9:30
Hosted by Big Mike
Produced by Big Mike, Faux Maux, Puma Perl
Featuring: Aimee Herman, Jane LeCroy, and Lauren O’Brien
LIMITED OPEN MIC
$6 AT THE DOOR
Sat. 9 June, 2012: Eden Bar 3090 Downing Street Denver, CO 80205 7pm Hosting a night celebrating gender and sexuality featuring burlesque, drag, poetry and erotica. $5
Thurs. 7 June, 2012: Innis Free Poetry Cafe 1203 13th Street Suite A Boulder, CO 7 pm Booksigning/performance with j/j hastain
Tues. 10 April, 2012: Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen St. NYC 7pm featuring Aimee Herman, Jackie Sheeler, and Puma Perl.
Thurs. March 29th, 2012: Book release celebration of: to go without blinking @ The Inspired Word 116 on 116 MacDougal St. NYC, downstairs lounge, between Bleecker and Minetta. 7:30-10pm $10
Wed. Feb. 8th, 2012: [Host] Queer Apple: NYC GLBT Life in Poetry, Music & Prose @ 116 (formerly the Gaslight Cafe) on 116 MacDougal St. NYC, downstairs lounge, between Bleecker and Minetta. 7:30-10pm. $10 Featuring: Sinclair Sexsmith, Ocean Vuong, Kestryl Cael Lowery, Jessica Halem, Christa Orth, Sam Barrow, Kelli Dunham, and Brandon Lacy Campos.
Mon. Jan. 9th, 2012: [Host] Titillating Tongues @ Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson & Sullivan) NYC [downstairs Gallery Bar] 7-10pm $10 http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2891
Fri. Jan 6th, 2012: The Inspired Word 2-Year Anniversary Marathon! A not-to-be-missed all-star lineup of 30+ spoken word artists, poets, singers, and comedians. 116 @ 116 MacDougal Street, NYC 6-11pm $15
Scheduled performers: Aimee Herman, Patricia Smith, Oveous Maximus,Regie Cabico, Vanessa Hidary, Ngoma, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Bonafide Rojas, Erica Miriam Fabri & Robin Andre, Big Mike, Osagyefo, Jamaal St. John, Jane LeCroy, Advocate of Wordz, Ocean Vuong, The MarXman, Simply Rob, Eliel Lucero, Jane Ormerod, Jazz Horn, Thomas Fucaloro, Sylvana Joyce + The Moment, Emanuel Xavier, David Lawton, Vince Royale, Eve Brandstein, Carolina Hidalgo, Yenny Love, Amy Leigh Cutler
To order tickets in advance online, please go to http://inspiredwordanniversarynight.eventbrite.com/
Tues. Dec. 6th @ 7:30-9:30pm at Wylde Chyld Tattoo Cafe 1708 Sunrise Hwy
Merrick, Long Island NY
Thurs. Nov. 3rd @ 7-10pm Titillating Tongues: Erotica Reading at The One & One Bar and Restaurant 12 1st Avenue @ 1st St. NYC $10 Open mic sign-up at 6:30p. Featuring: Aimee Herman, Uche Nduka, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Puma Pearl, Sam J. Miller, Jennifer Blowdryer, Janice Erlbaum, Elizabeth Rivera de Garcia, Jane LeCroy, and Kathleen Warnock. More info or to buy tickets ahead of time:
Sun. Sept. 11th @ 6-8pm at Jujomukti Tea Lounge 211 East 4th Street NYC Featuring the phenomenal Jackie Sheeler and Aimee Herman $5 (goes toward delicious tea). Open mic sign up before hand. Hosted by the theatrically brilliant David Lawton
Sun. Aug. 14th @ 2:30pm at No Joe’s Café 51 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 2:30 pm. Featuring: John Trause, Francesca Sphynx, and Aimee Herman
Fri. Aug. 5th, 2011 Son of Pony @ Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St. (between W. 4th St. & Bleecker) New York, NY 6-8pm Hosted by the fabulous Kat Georges
Featured poet: Aimee Herman
Spotlight poet: Staten Island poet extraordinaire, Eric Alter
PLUS NYC’s Sensational Open POETRY Mic
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink.
Fri. July 22nd, 2011 Hot! Festival @ Dixon Place UNBOUND S/HE: EJACULATING BEAUTY Written and performed by: Aimee Herman Travel along the seams of the ever-changing and sometimes confused queer body. Aimee Herman utilizes music, movement and language to translate the stories of one queer body as it unravels itself in patches of narration. This is a funny, sexy, and revealing portrayal of one particular journey through queerness, gender and the complications of labels.
~ FOLLOWED BY ~ WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONE Created & Performed by Laryssa Husiak
In a trio of live music videos, solo artist Laryssa Husiak explores the sexualization of women through
repetitive thrusts and blank stares. Don’t worry, it’s not as ball-busting as it sounds: she is wearing a
groovy swimsuit. The result is a ferocious dance party spun out of some classic tunes.
Advance tickets: $15 General Admission | $12 Student/Senior Door: $18 General Admission $15 Student/Senior
Thurs. June 30th, 2011 Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word featuring poets Jesús Papoleto Meléndez (of the Nuyorican Poets’ Movement) and Aimee Herman + a 15-slot Open Mic open to ALL types of artists. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Showtime @ 7:30pm Cover Charge: $10 @ One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge) 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) NYC
For more info or to purchase tickets: http://newyorkspokenwordpoetry.eventbrite.com, http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com, http://twitter.com/InspiredWordNYC
Fri. June 24, 2011 Hyper Gender at WOW CAfe Theatre 59-61 E. 4th St. NYC 10pm/$15 Burlesque to celebrate Gay Pride
Sun. June 19th, 2011 The Fresh Fruit Playhouse at Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 E. 3rd St, NYC 7pm $10 featuring LGBT performers
Sun. June 12th, 2011 Doors open at 7:30pm, show begins at 8pm @ Public Assembly 70 North 6th St. Brooklyn, NY Sex Worker Cabaret $12 in advance/$15 at the door. For more info, go to: http://www.sexworkercabaret.com/home/
Sat. April 23rd, 2011 12-8pm Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island, NY Full day of poetry, dragon parade, puppets, and music. Representing Uphook Press 1-2:30pm
Thurs. April 14th, 2011 6-9pm The New School 2 West 13th St. NY, NY Queerocracy Art Exhibition of images, videos, live performances, readings, comics, and art to kick off beginning of the Queerocracy Symposium
Sat. March 19th, 2011 8pm, $10 WoW Theatre Cafe 59-61 East 4th St. btwn. Bowery and 2nd Ave. NYC Essentuality Evening of Erotic Expression with Aimee Herman, Jeremy Edwards and comedy duo, The Black and The Jew
TUES. FEB 8th, 2011 7:30pmSideshow Queer Literary Carnival @ The Phoenix 447 East 13th St. @ Ave A NYC (FREE) Hosted by Cheryl B. and Sinclair Sexsmith
SAT. Feb. 5th, 2011 10pm (doors at 9:30pm)Hyper Gender Burlesque Cabaret @ WOW Cafe Theatre @ 59-61 E. 4th St. btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave NYC $15 Hosted by JZ Bich
THURS. FEB 3rd, 2011 8-10pm The Red Umbrella Project reading @ Happy Ending Lounge 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge NYC 21 and up + FREE
FRI. Nov. 12th, 2010 10pm Switch N Play Open Drag Night @ Outpost Lounge 1014 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY
SUN, OCT. 17th, 2010 8pm Abigail 807 Classon Ave Prospect Heights, Brooklyn NYC Free (two drink minimum requested) Celebrating Uphook Press’s latest poetry anthology: hell strung and crooked Featuring: Samantha Barrow, Christian Georgescu, Aimee Herman, John Marcus Powell, Elliott D. Smith, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, Geoffrey Kagan Trenchard, Jacob Victorine, Ocean Vuong
JUNE 13, 2010, Smitten Kitten Sex shop, 70 Broadway, Denver, CO Erotica Reading 7-9pm
DECEMBER 31st, 2009, The Mercury Cafe 2199 California St. Denver, CO Erotica Poetry Reading 7-9pm
APRIL 27th, 2009, Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St. Boulder, CO8pm–Monkey Puzzle reading featuring Merrill Shane Jones, Irene Joyce, Christopher T. Schuman, Rebecca George, Richard Schwass, and Aimee Herman
MAY 16th, 2009, b side lounge, 2017 13th St. Boulder, CO 8pmBook release party for Oysters & Chocolate Erotic Stories of Every Flavor–Featuring amazing burlesque, drag and fetish performances, readings by anthology contributors Heather Monaco and Aimee Herman, sex toy prizes, book signings with Jordan & Samantha, DJs, dancing and lots more. Advance tickets $10 (For more info, go to: http://blog.thebsidelounge.com/)
MAY 22nd 2009, The Center, 208 W. 13th St. NYC 6:30 PMAimee Herman will be reading selections fromOysters & Chocolate Erotic Stories of Every Flavor and talk about writing erotica. There will be a film following the discussion and reading. Books will be available for purchase. (For more info, go to : http://www.gaycenter.org/)
MAY 31st 2009, Madame X Lounge, 94 West Houston St. NYC 7:30 PM–This sexy bar is the perfect place to sit back in their signature comfy couches, sip on a fruity concoction and listen to the erotica of Jeremy Edwards and Aimee Herman, contributors to the anthology,Oysters & Chocolate Erotic Stories of Every Flavor. (For more info, go to: http://www.madamex.com/)