“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 at Inspired Word’s “Pre-Queens Lit Fest Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic on March 24, 2017

The 2017 “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” event, curated/hosted by Joan Becht Willette aka The Enchanted Goddess at the Queens Council on the Arts. Friday: March 10, 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

RSVP link/performer bios: http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/calendar/2016/3/11/lab-presents-the-1st-annual-celebrating-queens-women-artists


 “Women Poets Feature” at Q4 Hotel – December 2015


Boundless Tales Reading Series at Astoria Bookshop – January 2016

Astor Bake Shop Open Mic Series: January 2016

Risk of Discovery Reading Series: January 2016

Women who run with Wolves -Debut series: January 2016

Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing at LIC Bar – January 2016


* Special Events

Boundless Tales Reading Series – April 2014

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Atlas Park Reading Series – June 2014

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Kea’s Spoken Word at Enigma Bookstore – July 2014


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Canvas of Words – August 2014

* Waltz-Astoria – October 2014  Debut Feature Event

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* The Inspired Word All-Star Showcase – November 2014

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* Newtown Literary Journal Issue #5 Author Event – December 2014

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Immigrant Advancement Matters – January 2015

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Boundless Tales Reading Series – February 2015

JMB Hosts Acoustic Open Mic/Jam – March 2015

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International Women Artists’ Salon for Women’s History Month – March 2015

Risk of Discovery – March 2015

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* NYC Public Library Poetry Reading – June 2015

* The NYC Poetry Festival – July 2015

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* Queens NYC Lit Festival (representing The Enchanted Goddess) – August 2015

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Astor Bake Shop Open Mic- August 2015

Special Projects:



* The Poet Is In – QAI Event at Socrates Sculpture Park (with grant funding from Queens Art Intervention & RPGA Studios) and created Literary Art pieces for the community- September 2015


Words With Wings at THE GRIND – September 2015


The Enchanted Goddess Writing Series – a monthly workshop for midlife women at the Astor Bake Shop.

The Enchanted Goddess Reading Series – a monthly book discussion group for midlife women at the Astoria Bookshop

Monthly trips to local Open Mic performances

 Taking local Art courses

Participating in local “Family History Writing” workshops  at QED

 Monthly cultural trip events to local Author events at Astoria Book Shop


Attend monthly Artist workshops at  Queens Council on the Arts