Join 3RP co-director Kat Georges for the world premiere of “Medication Time: An Epic Poem” as great weather for meda presents Spoken Word Sundays @ The Parkside Lounge. Co-featuring with Kat is broadcast journalist and author Francesca Marguerite Maximé plus open reading. The event will be held Sunday, December 13, 4 pm, hosted by David Lawton, at The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street (at Attorney), New York. $2 donation appreciated; two drink minimum.
Kat Georges is a poet, playwright, performer and graphic designer. She is the author twelve plays, including SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story and Art Was Here, a creative look at Dada instigator Arthur Cravan. Her poetry books include Our Lady of the Hunger, Punk Rock Journal and Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute. Her poetry and prose work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Signs of Life: San Francisco Short Stories, and numerous regional and international journals and magazines. She edited the Orange County, California punk rock magazine The Eye and the San Francisco poetry journal The Fold, and has edited numerous anthologies including The Verdict Is In, a poetic response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots (Manic D Press, San Francisco, 1993), Along the Fault (Resident Alien Press, Los Angeles, 1990) and A Gathering of the Tribes, Issue 13 (A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, 2012). In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, produced more than 150 events, and performed widely. She is co-director and artistic director of the publishing company she founded, Three Rooms Press, a fiercely independent press inspired by dada, punk, and passion. She lives in Greenwich Village.
Francesca Marguerite Maximé is a poet aa well as a Special Correspondent for PBS NewsHour with a specific focus on poetry. Maximé has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, and has three Honorable Mentions in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. In addition to her books, Rooted: A Verse Memoir (NYQ Books; 2012) and Re-Routed: Verse for the Human Animal (Blue-Cream Books; 2013), her poetry has been published in Lips, The Paterson Literary Review, and New York Quarterly. She is currently working on a new memoir, as well as her third book of poetry. Born in Chicago to an Italian-American mother and a Haitian-Dominican father, she grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Harvard with a degree in English literature. Maximé studied poetry at SUNY Binghamton under Maria Mazziotti Gillan and later worked with poet Laura Boss in New York City. A member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists, she also volunteers her mentoring and media consulting services to the Asian American Journalists Association and is a recipient of The Beacon Award from Circuit One Community Alliance for her work on behalf of foster children. She loves the beach, cooking and baking, and her two cats.