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Happy New Year!

To start off 2007 I have compiled businesses and events posted on urbanseashell—a collection from July 2006 thru December 2006. This year proves to be just as exciting. I have also included some upcoming events. Thank you all for your continued support. Subscribe safely to urbanseashell and enjoy the collection. Lisa

121 studio Looking for a new kitchen or bath? Need suggestions on paint colors or storage solutions? Know someone who is? Make an appointment for an in-home consultation with Clare Donahue and discover new ideas for a fresh new living space. Featured right here in August 2006, Brooklyn, NY.

Ave-B Authentic inspired vintage tees designed and produced by the founders of this web company was featured in July 2006 showcasing their new line of Brooklyn tees, New York.

CineWomenNY is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization whose mission is to support the work and advancement of women in the film and television industries. For film details read the September 2006 posting, New York, NY.

Francine Fleischer and Mary Ellen Bartley, photography exhibition posted in July 2006, East Hampton, NY.

Leslie Ferretti Professional Potter. Read the second Q & A interview with Leslie Ferretti in the December 2006 posting, Brooklyn, NY.

Golda Solomon
The medicine woman of jazz hosts Po’Jazz performances at The Cornelia Street Café featuring established writers/musicians and generously introduces new talent as well. Po’Jazz was first posted in September 2006. Postings are ongoing, New York, NY.

Olive design Owner Mary Van Vliet, an Interior Designer provides consultation and execution on Decorative Painting, Color Selection, Furniture Selection, Fabric Selection & Upholstery, Window Treatments and Accessorizing. Visit her website and view her one of kind lamp designs. Olive Design was posted in October 2006, Brooklyn, NY.

Retrotots A sneak preview of Retrotots (a branch of was featured in August 2006, New York.

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop
, founded in 1994.
12 years, 64 productions, 1,847 young actors. Keep their Stars Shining! Support this local children’s theatre company. For more information, call 631.329.1420. Featured shows were posted beginning in July 2006. Stages postings are ongoing, East Hampton and Southampton, NY.

Stan Mitchell
Is a drummer involved in song-writing, music production and music education.
Read the first Q & A interview with Stan Mitchell in the September 2006 posting, Brooklyn, NY.

The City College of New York
Featured performances were posted in August 2006, New York, NY.

The Cornelia St Café
Features upcoming readings and performances. Postings started in August 2006, New York, NY.

The Perch Café
Stop by for an evening cocktail and dinner . Bring the kids for breakfast and lunch. Don’t forget brunch on Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Perch hosts Monday night Karoke at 6pm;Tuesdays evenings they are host to Literary Tuesdays starting at 7:30 pm. $5.00 cover. Perch was first listed in July 2006. Events are posted here on a regular basis, Brooklyn, NY.


THE HEROIC WOMAN Anthology editor Pam Laskin puts together an original collection of female-centered folk/fairytales that speaks directly to issues facing today’s girls and young women. At times both poignant and bold, these exciting, new writers bring a fresh, imaginative perspective to a classic genre. A potent antidote to the noxious “Ophelia” spell! A secret weapon for heroic young women, wherever they may do battle! Published by Clique Clam Books, The Heroic Woman can be purchased directly from the editor: 718-965-0746, for $10. Pam is also one of the founders and the curator of Literary Tuesday’s at The Perch Café in Brooklyn, NY.


The Perch Café presents
Literary Tuesdays
curated by Pam Laskin

January Reading Schedule 7:30 PM

Janurary 9-Emily Moore currently teaches in the English department at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, where she specializes in poetry. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily and theYale Review. She has published an essay on education in NEWSWEEK, as well as several Spanish-English translations in Circumference. In 2004, she received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. This fall she began work towards a PhD in English at The City University of New York.
She will read with Jessica Reed, who grew up in “The Paris of the South,” Asheville, North, Carolina, and since leaving there, has lived and worked all over, London and Buffalo (yes, Buffalo!) among them. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing program at The City College, where she serves as graduate editor of Promethean. She lives in New York with her lovely wife and their cat, and has published poetry in Tin House Magazine, The Huffington Post, Shampoo, and has work forthcoming in The Paris Review and LIT. Her work was selected to be honored as part of the CUNY Arts Awards in 2005 and 2006.

January 16-Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a New Romantic known for sonnets, performance and politics. His tenth book, THE NAME POEMS, was published recently by Sisyphus. His work has been included in anthologies from Faber and Faber, Crown, Black Sparrow, Granary and Henry Holt. In addition to poetry, he also writes art criticism and poetry magazines. Recent work can be seen online at He will read with Wanda Phipps, a writer living in Brooklyn, and author of 66 Morning Poems; Your Last Illusion or Break Up Sonnets and Lunch Poems, among others. Her poetry has been published over a hundred times, in numerous journals, among them : Agni; The World; Hanging Loose; Longshot etc. She has curated several readings and a performance series at the Poetry series at St. Mark’s Church as well as other venues, and has written for the arts for Time Out New York, Paper Magazine and

January 23-Carla Gericke has lived and traveled all over the world. She is currently enrolled in the MFA program at The City College of New York, where she was honored with the $1000 Stark Award for outstanding short fiction. Her stories and essays are forthcoming or have appeared in literary journals such as Inkwell and Promethean. Before turning to writing fulltime, she practiced law in South Africa and California. Carla lives with her husband and three sad cacti in a decrepit loft in Chinatown. She is working on her first novel.

January 30-Amir Parsa was born in Tehran in 1968 and grew up in Iran and the U.S., while attending French international schools. He is the author of Kobolierrot, Tractatüus Philosophiká-Poeticüus, the multilingual L’opéra minora and Feu L’ encre-Fable, among other works. Also in 2006, Editions Caractères in Paris is publishing his Dîvân, Sil & anses and Erre. His literary oeuvre—written in English, French and Persian—constitutes a radical polyphonic enterprise that puts into question national, cultural and aesthetic attachments while fashioning new genres, forms and even species of literary artifacts. His works have appeared in Conciergerie, and he was featured in Artpress Magazine, one of France’s leading magazines covering innovative art, literature and culture in 2006. He currently lives in New York, where he is a Lecturer and Educator at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Perch Café
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)


Medicine Woman of Jazz
Poet Golda Solomon
to Moderate Clinic/Panel at 2007 IAJE Conference

NEW YORK, NY - New York-based jazz poet, Prof. Golda Solomon has been invited to moderate and present a clinic/panel at the 34th Annual Conference of The International Association for Jazz Education, Thursday Jan.11, from 10:00-11:00 AM, at The Sheraton Hotel, 7th Ave and W. 53rd St Central Park Suite, 2nd Floor.
The panel is entitled Po'People-Po'Jazz, Poetry In Partnership With Jazz: Past and Present.

 The IAJE conference is held jointly at The New York Hilton (Avenue of the Americas between 53rd and 54th Sts.) and the Sheraton Hotel, 7th Ave and W. 53rd St. between January 10-13, 2007.

Distinguished panelists are: Mike Canterino, owner of the legendary Half Note Jazz Club, Bill Milkowski, jazz journalist and historian, John Sinclair, poet, Michael TA Thompson, producer, and Saco Yasuma, alto sax. 

This panel will be historically retrospective and "in the now" of this genre and audience interactive. A demonstration of jazz partnering with poetry will be included.

For more information please contact or 877 JazzJau (529 9528) . Check out the Jazz Jaunts recommends ad in the IAJE conference issue, and if you have not yet read the review of Golda Solomon's latest, "
Word Riffs" in the November issue of All About Jazz, you may access it by linking to the following article which has been published at allaboutjazzcom:


Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street
(Betwixt Eighth and Ninth Aves.)
January 18, 2007 at 8:30pm
$10 plus a two drink minimum
For Information and Reservations call after 4pm
(strongly encouraged as seating is limited)
Call 212-757-0788

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