Trey K. Blackburn is in the Limelight

Name: Trey K. Blackburn

What’s your current project: JANEY MILLER’S WORLD TOUR with Speranza Theatre Company in Jersey City, NJ

Why and how are you involved?  Acting in the show as “The Other Men” with this wonderful women-centric theatre company.

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Jara Jones in the Limelight

Name: Jara Jones

What’s your current project: King of the Hobos

Why and how are you involved? Composer/Writer/Performer

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Valerie G. Keane is in the Limelight

Name: Valerie G. Keane

What’s your current project: As the event coordinator for Newtown Literary, I am running Book Trivia Night on November 2nd, a fundraiser for the Newtown Literary Journal.  You should come!  As a poet, I am reading with Saeed Jones and Molly Rose Quinn at the LIC Reading Series at LIC Bar in Long Island City on November 10th at 8pm.  As founder of Poetry & Coffee, I hold monthly meetups to discuss poetry (the one rule is that it cannot be your own work) over food and drinks in various locations in NYC/Westchester/LI.  Next month, November, is the 2nd anniversary of the group.  In the last year, I’ve expanded it into Poetry Hikes and special events for book-length poems.  In the second half of 2016, I will be developing Poetry & Coffee nationally and internationally.  But in the first half of 2016, I will be concentrating on my own writing, submissions, and finally putting a manuscript together.  In the middle of all of this, I am a former executive director who is looking for a full-time position as an office manager, project manager, event planner, or all-around kick-ass assistant in a company that is doing good things in the world.  Hire me!

Why and how are you involved?  I am involved in the world because I am supremely interested in the world.  I am also supremely interested in things BEYOND this world, which is probably why I can handle everything in my life with a fair amount of patience and not take myself too seriously.  I really just want to leave the earth at the end of my days having made a few people a little happier and their lives a little easier.

Websites: www.newtownliterary.org ; www.valeriegkeane.comwww.poetryandcoffee.com

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Who’s in the Limelight?

Power of WordsNo. I am not talking about those crazyfunfabulous days at the now defunct club turned mall. Yet, still in the body of the church.

It’s November and art never rests. I figured what a great opportunity to showcase what my family, friends, and colleagues are creating. Over the next month, I’ll be unrolling their projects. If you are starved for art of any form or would like to get your feet wet, feel free to reach out to me or any of the artists. We are a supportive community that believes in the voice of the artist.

And to kick off the month, I found this great post by Diana Urban on 43 words you should delete from your writing. A tough read but I implemented her suggestions for this post. I hope I succeeded.

Name: Malini Singh McDonald

What are my current projects: The Eternal Space and Who’ll Save the Plowboy?

Why and how are you involved?  I am a producer and the marketing director for The Eternal Space about the demolition of Penn Station as well as the publicist for Who’ll Save the Plowboy? about what layers of untruths may unfold.

I have been involved with The Eternal Space for almost 2 and half years. It marries my love of theatre and my proud New York roots. Who’ll Save the Plowboy? sparked an interest as it was a play that had not been produced in 53 years in New York City. I was drawn to the subject matter and the enthusiasm of the producer.