“Celebrating Queens Women Artists” Performance at Queens Council of the Arts, filmed/produced by Empyre Productions for telecast on QPTV (July 2017)
Featured reading at Boundless Tales on April 13, 2017
Reading as a published writer of “An Apocalypse of the Heart” story in “These Winters Month” anthology (Backpack Press 2016) at editor Anne Born’s book event reading at Inspired Word on January 25, 2017.
Hosting “ArtistSpace Anniversary Celebration” of Empyre Media Productions, December 2016
Featured poet in “Celebrating Women Poets” at Inspired Word, November 2016
Open Mic reader at Queens Book Festival event at Kaufman Studios, September 2016
Featured writer at Queens Lit Fest, sponsored by Inspired Word in August 2016
Open mic reading at Inspired Word “Lit Crawl” at QED July 2016
Hosting Writing Workshop for fundraiser for Newtown Literary, May 14, 2016
Debut of “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” curated and hosted by Joan Becht Willette. This is part of her new “The Enchanted Goddess Revue” performance series. March 2016
Friday, March 11th from 6:30-9:00pm
at Queens Council on the Arts, 37-11 35th Ave in Astoria, Queens
A tribute to women artists of Queens, this Queens Council on the Arts LAB event creates a space for performance, collaboration, and networking. Writer/educator Joan Willette of the Enchanted Goddess has curated a dynamic list of 12 featured female poets, singers, writers and musicians across diverse backgrounds, ages, and genres. Performers will share their work and collaborate on the spot, and the audience is also invited to share thoughts/affirmations and make community connections throughout the evening.
Curator, Host & Writer: Joan Becht Willette
Writers & Performers: Spoken word poet Shafina Ahmed, writer Anne Born, poet/performer Audrey Dimola, performer Valerie Hager, poet Jennifer Harmon, writer Allison Jackson, poet Valerie G. Keane, poet Lucy Torres, and writer Aida Zilelian.
Musicians: Singer/pianist Jeanne Marie Boes, MOTHER TONGUE duo- Marissa Dooley & May Madarang.
Maria Cora Fernandez from Empyre Media Productions will also be featured and is filming the event for broadcast on Queens Public TV.
Featuring at Audrey Dimola’s “Nature of the Muse” January 2016
Boundless Tales Reading Series at Astoria Bookshop – January 2016
Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing at LIC Bar – January 2016
* Special Events
Words With Wings at THE GRIND – September 2015
Attend monthly Artist workshops at Queens Council on the Arts