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Creative Spirits: Celebrate Poetry and Song in NYC, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

Creative Spirits: Celebrate Poetry and Song in NYC, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

Creative Spirits: Celebrate Poetry and Song on May 16 at 6:00 pm!

You’re invited to a Wellesley class of 1978 min-reunion. Please join Dana Robbins, poet, and Lisa Faith Phillips, writer, who will share their latest works.

Join us for an evening of inspiration and fun as we celebrate creative spirits among us. Let's honor the power of creativity in shaping our lives and inspiring joy, friendship and community.

When: Thursday, May 16, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Chita-Chita Room, Michiko Rehearsal Studios, 15 W 39th St, 7th Floor, New York, N.Y.
Wine and cheese will be served
Free! Seating is limited so please reserve.
Reserve: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-spirits-a-celebration-of-poetry-and-song-tickets-
882886125167

About the Performers: Dana Robbins ‘78 is a widely published and prize-winning poet, and author of three books published by Moon Pie Press of Westbrook, Maine, The Left Side of My Life, After the Parade, and Frida's Boots. Her poem, To My Daughter Teaching Science, was featured on the Writers Almanac. On April 3, 2024, her poem River Study, With Hawk, was read on the radio station WNYC. Dana is excited to read from her most recent book, Frida's Boots as well as poems from her upcoming book, Birds of the Bronx. Her books will be available for sale.

Lisa Faith Phillips ‘78 is working on a new show about the songs of George and Ira Gershwin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their first Broadway musical Lady Be Good. Between 1918 and 1937, they wrote over 700 songs, stopping only when George died tragically young at 38. Lisa will share stories about Ira, his clever lyrics and how they created some of their popular songs. Lisa has toured with her original musical-comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Washington D.C. Capital Festival, Dublin, Ireland, Los Angeles and New York, and has been a Participating Artist at The Cherry Lane Theater, Cornelia Street Café Underground and Manhattan Punch Line’s Comedy
Corp in New York.

For Lisa’s Gershwin cabaret show:
Let’s Do It Again: The Songs and Love Affairs of George Gershwin
Dates: Fridays, May 10 & June 7
7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00
Pangea [https://www.pangeanyc.com/] 178 2nd Ave, New York City

Tickets: online $20 ($20 food & drink min) https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/83148

Headshots of Lisa Faith Phillips and Dana Robbins