Where Are Those Who Love Spoken Word?

   Poetry, like prayer, has been around for centuries. It has uplifted people, inspired them and fortified their spirits. Yet, too often, does not receive due credit, rarely makes a best seller list & more frequently, is not supported.
  Thankful for social networks & self publishing companies, more poets are able to showcase their work! I am mighty proud, I have been able to invest in myself, while creating communities of individuals who believe in poetry.
  While reading, “Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing”, before I decided to publish my first book of poetry, “Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love.”, I learned that poetry was the least sold genre. I wasn’t surprised. If I had listened to my accountant & perhaps the author, I probably wouldn’t have bothered to invest. I simply had to try.
  It is not the profit (or projected lack thereof), that bothered me. I give away so much more than I charge for. I do not expect awards or accolades. I am just a true lover of words, figurative language & the feeling that poetry gives me.
  This weekend, there will be a Poetry 2Life Open Mic produced by YellowTapeInc at Epiphany’s in Harlem. It is not solely about the copies of “Poetry 2Life”, that I will have available nor the 2014 inspirational calendars that will also be available for purchase.       It is about the new poets, first time to the stage artists that will be performing their pieces, bringing them to life! It is about the ambience of the crowd, a large room (with a bar & a band), filled with people who feel similarly to the way that I do. It is about Harlem, the city that I was born in & the rich history of where writers such as Langston Hughes got their start! And to top it all off, it is free to attend.
  I do hope you can make it. I know that you will not be disappointed! I also hope that you reblog this, share the link & encourage your friends to come with you. Until then, be blessed & DO hope to see you there.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

On Saturday, November 23rd, Absolutely Fabulous will be holding an event that you will not want to miss!
Artists & entrepreneurs will be promoting and selling the “fruits of their labor”, right in time for you to stock up on gifts for the Holiday season. Handmade jewelry, gift baskets, art & more will be available for purchase. And YES, I will be in the building with copies of my first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love. autographed at your request as well as calendars for 2014 to start off the new year right!
This amazing event is free for all ages! It will be held at the Dardo Galletto Studio located at 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor from 3-8 pm! Bring your family &/or friends with you. I do hope to see you there ♥

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The Gifted Poets of This Eve

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Good Morning Bloggers & Readers,
  The Poetry 2Life Celebration will take place this afternoon. (See picture below for details.) There will be poets speaking their words on stage as they bring THEIR “poetry to life”. Each one is gifted in more than the art of writing. True artists, they are looking forward to performing. I am also excited to share the stage with each of them. Please read about each of them on my Instagram page @poetry2life.

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  If you are an artist/writer/reader and  looking for a fun, FREE event this evening,  please attend. Bring your business cards to give away as well as to receive my second collection of poetry (ebook) Embracing: A Poetic Perspective.
  Drinks will be available for purchase at happy hour prices. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win my an autographed, hard cover copy of my first book of poetry, Poetry 2Life. Youth. Struggle. Love. as well as an Amazon gift card. Soft cover copies of Poetry 2Life as well as poetry calendars will also be available for a reduced price.
  You will enjoy the positive vibes, humble spirits and a free cupcake as well lol! I truly hope to see you there. It is going to be a memorable evening. Please be blessed.
Best,
D.D. Wright

Networking Opportunity

  If you are an author, writer, poet or reader of beautiful words and are in the NYC area, this coming Saturday, please stop by the Poetry 2Life Celebration.     There will be many artists there, including the ones who will be performing their poems who would love to meet you. Bring your business cards to leave an impression. Drop a card in the basket marked “Networking” to have a chance at winning “Embracing: A Poetic Perspective”, D.D. Wright’s second book of poetry (ebook version).
  After spending this past year, promoting Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love., I realize the importance of supporting one another. If it was not for the support and opportunities offered to me by those who know this industry, I would not have been able to navigate these waters. I am hoping to provide a venue where we can all network and support each other. If it was not for us embracing one another, our gifts would seize to exist.
 
I truly hope to see you there!

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Please reblog if this is interesting to those who follow you. Forward the email. Bring a friend with you if you are interested. Word of mouth remains more powerful than any social network. Be blessed.