Words Be Our Voice, Triumphs at Modern Restaurant & Lounge!

Welcome, Lorraine Currelley, Founder/Director Poets Network & Exchange
Lorraine Currelley, Founder/Director Poets Network & Exchange welcomes guest-friends & supporters
PN&E Featured poets, and Open mIc poets Ms. Barilla, Kevin Stewart and Virginia Gilley
PN&E Featured poets, and Open mIc poets Ms. Barilla, Kevin Stewart and Virginia Gilley
Featured poets Charlie Giardino, Kevin Jenkins, Peter Velotti, Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari, Elizabeth Lara and Lorraine Currelley
Featured poets Charlie Giardino, Kevin Jenkins, Peter Velotti, Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari, Elizabeth Lara and Lorraine Currelley
Poets Gallery with Featured poets Kevin Jenkins, Elizabeth Lara and Charlie Giardino
Poets Gallery with Featured poets Kevin Jenkins, Elizabeth Lara and Charlie Giardino
Poets & Publishers C D Grant, Gary Johnston, Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari with Lorraine Currelley
Poets & Publishers C D Grant, Gary Johnston, Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari with Lorraine Currelley
PN&E Friends & Supporters
PN&E Friends & Supporters
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PN&E Friends and Supporters
PN&E Friends and Supporters
Featured poet Elizabeth Lara
Featured poet Elizabeth Lara
Chris Velotti PN&E Tech/Audio
Chris Velotti PN&E Tech/Audio
On Wednesday August 14th, 2013 Poets Network & Exchange’s Words Be Our Voice triumphed at Modern Restaurant & Lounge! The evenings featured poets were Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari, Lorraine Currelley, Charlie Giardino, Kevin Jenkins, Elizabeth Lara and Garito resident poet Peter Velotti. The evening started with guest being greeted by Poets Network & Exchange members. Mary A. Miller a long time Poets Network & Exchange supporter greeted guest and facilitated a surprise raffle. Five guest won poetry and literary anthologies.

Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari spoke of her experiences as a mother, relationships and lost. Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari is a new and exciting voice on the literary stage! We can look forward to hearing great things from this talented young poet and writer. Charlie Giardino shared thoughts of his beloved deceased wife Maryann and an older man meeting and being infatuated by a young woman. Kevin Jenkins opened with a joke, leaving the room in an explosion of laughter. Kevin Jenkin’s poems were inspirational and left us with lots of food for thought. Elizabeth Lara’s poems were historical and addressed life and societal issues. Some of her selections were infused with humor. Peter Velotti dedicated a love poem to his fiancee Mary A. Miller. Lorraine Currelley’s poem Una cancion para una Afro Latina encouraged Afro Latina to embrace her African ancestry with pride.

Open Mic guest were Francesca Barilla, Virginia Gilley and Kevin Stewart. Kevin Stewart a dynamic speaker spoke of his deceased son in a powerful and gripping poem. Francesca Barilla, petite power house spoke of sexism and the strength of a woman. Virginia Gilley paid tribute to the environment.

Thank you, to all guest in attendance. Special thank you to poet Cyd Charisse Fulton and poets/publishers Gary Johnston and CD Grant, Blind Beggar Press for their attendance and support of this event. Thank you, Mary A. Miller for your support and hosting the raffle! Thank you, Modern Restaurant & Lounge, you’re being commended on the service, professionalism and hospitality of your staff!

Poets Network & Exchange congratulates and thanks everyone who contributed to the success of Words Be Our Voice! Success does not happen in isolation, it indeed takes a village! Firstly, it takes a vision, commitment and work. As a result Poets Network & Exchange guest and members experienced a wonderful evening of spectacular poetry, exquisite fine dining, community and hospitality!

Watch for photographs of the event!

©Lorraine Currelley 2013. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author is strictly prohibited.

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6 thoughts on “Words Be Our Voice, Triumphs at Modern Restaurant & Lounge!

  1. Thank you so much for those lovely word, it was my pleasure to assist PNE. It meant so much to me being a part of Words Be Our Voice. Everything was just beautiful. All of the Poets were wonderful. We had a great time and look forward to the next event.

  2. truly a wonderful night .. the room was lovely, the poets brought it home and the food was amazing .. the family atmosphere was pronounced and our guests were lively and lovely ..

  3. Congrats Lorraine & PN&E on what sounds like a wonderful evening of poetry! Thanks, as always, for posting your lovely updates, which truly capture the evening and bring it to life via your descriptions.
    Peace & Poetry,
    JP

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