I Took Part in ~ Mike Geffner Presents @InspiredWordNYC

When in NYC, I always do something different. It’s a crazy town, and I’m open to trying new things. Last night, I tried something new.

I’m no longer an open mic virgin, and I can say I’ve stood on a stage in NYC. Well … it wasn’t actually a stage, but that’s a good thing. I tend to be clumsy and would’ve probably fallen off.

Acclaimed poet and friend, Steven Marty Grant connected me to Mike Geffner and The Inspired Word when he learned I was looking for places to read while in New York.

Not even a cold, rainy evening kept the crowd away. Along with poets, comedians, and performance artists, I read a passage from my second book, Spring into Summer. It was scary but the audience was warm and gracious, and the experience a very good one for an introvert like me.

I’d highly encourage all artists to give The Inspired Word a try. It’s a gem of an event to have in a great city.

Thanks Mike, for your vision and for giving artists a forum to express themselves.

Readers, connect to Mike, follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Get to know this sweetheart of a man.

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Filed under Promo of Spring into Summer, Revelations & Humor

29 responses to “I Took Part in ~ Mike Geffner Presents @InspiredWordNYC

  1. Lance

    great picture! Is that an actual smile? That must have been a blast.


  2. Huge congrats…I wish I had been there to see you…


  3. So glad that you’re having fun in the Big Apple – You looked great, eden 🙂 Thanks for sharing such wonderful moments in your life 🙂


  4. You look fantastic! I wish I could have been there.


  5. Pierre Fontenelle

    It was great to have you there. Glad the rest of us made you feel welcome.


  6. And it’s a great smile!

    Obviously I’ve never done a reading; the last thing like that I’ve done was high school drama and improv…

    This is obviously much different material!


  7. THat event was amazing .. i’ve heard. lol don’t worry eden I’ve saved your once in a life time smile never to be lost again.. One day ill make it to that event just as you have. you’re a wonderful inspiration . You make us all proud of you and yet envious that you’re having so much fun, but we know you deserve it. Your books and your kind love and respect are what make you a true gem among people and writers. Keep smiling its awesome.. XO hugs. you rock !!!


    • My darling John. You are a true gentleman amongst men. Thank you so much for your kind words and for making an old gal feel so good.
      Big love,


      • you make us feel good , so its only right we return the gesture.. Eden you givhank you agin and have fun us all the energy and drive to keep going. Without you we would all be lost. You are what we all aim to be. YOu write so well and express yourself even better. We are all blessed to have you in our lives . THank you for being you.. Please enjoy yourself in NYC. YOU are the light we are guided by into the beautiful sunset which we call your writing.. thank you and have fun you deserve it !! hugs :-)💐


  8. You said once that I had bigger balls than you, but it’s just not true. I would have loved to have been there to watch and cheer. You’re talented, beautiful and brave…Bravo!


  9. one day ill have to head to your area and witness you reading .. i bet that will so melodious… XOX you rock


  10. M. Lee

    Congrats on being on the open mic gig in the big Apple! I am so very happy for you. As I was reading your blog, I couldn’t help but have the Sinatra song about NY running through my head. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!


  11. Eden, you are so stunning.
    Well done! I wish I could have been there to support you. I know it’s not easy for us shy people to get up in front of crowd.


  12. Any stage is a stage, ’bout time you got on one.


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