audrey dimola[art for the wild]

EVENTS

*For a list of literary resources & happenings in Queens, visit tinyurl.com/queenslit!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

**I’m Director of Public Programs at Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park. Find out what’s going on at Socrates for the 2017 season of vibrantly diverse FREE public programs from outdoor cinema to yoga/tai chi/capoeira to performance to dance to huge festivals to concerts to kayaking to art-making for kids, adults, and teens and much MORE!


The i’Mpossible Project book is now available! Thanks to Josh Rivedal for including my story in the first volume of inspirational stories. #iampossible

PAST EVENTS 
I’ve hosted, curated, read or performed at…

*2011*

Likeness: A Question of Perception – Portraits by Liz Nieves

February 4th, 2011 – Hell Gate Social in Astoria

FEATURED WRITER

Poetry and Prose Readings by:
Audrey Dimola, Dennis Borowsky, Justin Finley, Jon Mills & Thomas Pepe
Music by DJ Sambarella

Read the press release

The Q Note presents – Commas & Coffee: It Could Have Been

February 9th, 2011 – Cafe Marlene in Sunnyside

FEATURED WRITER

Featuring the writings of:
Nancy Agabian, Alia Akkam, Rena Bonne, Dennis Borowsky, Audrey Dimola, Beatriz Gil, Robert Trabold & KC Trommer

Read the Daily News article from 2/8/11 (I’m quoted!)

BOWWOW #9

October 6th, 2011 – Bowery Poetry Club in NYC

FEATURED WRITER

Thursday, October 6th, a night of poetry and performance featuring New York City’s finest emerging talents. Featuring the poetry of: Paolo Javier, the Poet Laureate of Queens, Audrey Dimola, Advocate of Wordz, the host of the “Open Room” at the Nuyorican Poets Café, BOWWOW favorite Carina Del Valle Schorske, Sarah Feeley, and from New Haven, David Gorin, in addition to BOWWOW’s newest contributor, Nadia Parbo, and a special performance by musical guest, Tanya Betley.

Boundless Tales Readings Series

October 20th, 2011 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

FEATURED WRITER

Featured writers:
Audrey Dimola, Paddy Fitzgerald, Joseph Mulholland, Mike Stahl, and host Aida Zilelian-Silak.

Boundless Tales is one of the only reading series in Queens – more on the reading and info on submitting your work here.

*2012*

Boundless Tales Readings Series

March 15th, 2012 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

FEATURED WRITER

Featured writers:
Michael Alpiner, Robyn Burland, Audrey Dimola, Maddy Lederman, and Richard Marx Weinraub.

Boundless Tales is one of the only reading series in Queens – more on the reading and info on submitting your work here.

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Queens Poets & Poems exhibition

April 2012 – Queens Borough Hall

WORK FEATURED

Not exactly a reading or performance, but I was thrilled to have my poem “validation” hand-picked for inclusion in the inaugural Queens Poets & Poems exhibition at Queens Borough Hall, curated by Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier for National Poetry Month 2012.

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Some Kind of Nature

April 28th, 2012 – 571 Projects in NYC

WORK FEATURED

Featuring my poem, “voyage.” Directed by Patrice Miller: An interdisciplinary exploration of the figure through performance text and sculpture using classical texts and new material from contemporary authors written in response to the process and work of artist Julie Tremblay. Featuring work from Marcus Bowers, Edward Einhorn, Audrey Dimola, Justin Maxwell and others, Some Kind of Nature focuses on the intersection between the real and surreal, the body and the idea of the body, drawing inspiration from classic surrealists and writers like Jorge Luis Borges.

Boundless Tales Readings Series

June 21st, 2012 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

HOSTING & READING

Featured writers:
Ignas Bautrenas, Christian Diaz, Audrey Dimola (guest host & reader), Anthony Frisina, and Mickey Z.

Boundless Tales is one of the only reading series in Queens – more on the reading and info on submitting your work here.

Boundless Tales Readings Series

July 19th, 2012 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

CO-HOSTING

Featured writers:
Lisa Badner, Devin Doyle, Carrie Noel, Patrick Noyes, and host Aida Zilelian-Silak.

Boundless Tales is one of the only reading series in Queens – more on the reading and info on submitting your work here.

Renegade Reading Series

October 11th, 2012 – LaunchPad in Brooklyn

FEATURED WRITER

Cassandra Trascik, Nathaniel Kressen, Audrey Dimola, David Moscovich, Cory Leadbeater, Adina Lepp, Siobhan O’Loughlin, and Kelly Wehrle share their work at LaunchPad from 8pm to 11pm (Renegade’s FB page is here).

PARACHUTE: The Coney Island Performance Festival

October 13th, 2012 – New York Aquarium in Coney Island

PERFORMER

Performing an excerpt from Muriel Rukeyser’s play “Houdini” with The Believe Project as a site-specific poetry installation to welcome attendees to PARACHUTE: The Coney Island Performance Festival. Curated by Amanda Deutch and Becca Klaver. Parachute’s FB page is here.

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Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays

December 1st, 2012 – Brooklyn Museum

PERFORMER

Invited by the Brooklyn Museum to reprise our Rukeyser performance (with even more pizzazz!) as part of their Target First Saturdays programming. So very cool! Parachute’s FB page is here.

*2013*

Honey and Poison

January 17th, 2013 – Two Moon Art House & Cafe in Brooklyn

FEATURED WRITER

Storytellers, poets, comedians, performance artists and… glass eaters. Really? Yes. Hosted by Siobhan O’Loughlin and featuring: Martin Dockery, Todd Anderson, Audrey Dimola, Abigoliah Schamaun, Matteo Lane, and Eli Reiter. Honey and Poison’s FB page is here.

Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing

January 27th, 2013 – LIC Bar in Queens

CURATOR & HOST

The debut of my reading and live writing event, fireside in the carriage house at LIC Bar! Featuring: Michael Stahl, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Michael Alpiner, and Carrie Noel, with myself as host and Ace Elijah as special musical guest. View the program here.

Sycamore Stories

February 20th, 2013 – Sycamore in Brooklyn

FEATURED WRITER

Featuring candid stories, short fiction, and poetry by the talented and insightful: Stella Perry, Dan Combs, Jose Paez, Adam Selbst, Robert Semple, Kate Jones, Eric Nelson, William Spadaro, Raquel Penzo, Audrey Dimola, Kathy Karadza, Alex Clermont, and Moshe Schulman, with your erratic host Kelley Brannon. Sycamore’s FB page is here.

REZ Reading Series

March 7th, 2013 – Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens

FEATURED WRITER

The triumphant return of REZ! Featuring Aida Zilelian, Audrey Dimola, Aaron Adler, Deborah Emin, Liza Charlesworth, Justin Martin, Vickie Byron, Alissa Heyman, Enrique Flores-Galbis and Mandy Gor. REZ’s FB page is here.

Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing

April 4th, 2013 – LIC Bar in Queens

CURATOR & HOST

The second edition of my reading and live writing series, Nature of the Muse! Featuring: Aida Zilelian-Silak, Joe Yoga, Tim Fredrick, and Greg Kirkorian, with special guests Siobhan O’Loughlan and Paul Weinfield. Find out more about Nature of the Muse here.

Boundless Tales Reading Series

April 18th, 2013 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

HOST

Featured writers:
Jeff Brandt, Susana H. Case, Kim Liao, Eric Nelson, and Malini Singh McDonald

Proud to be on the co-hosting team of Boundless with founder Aida Zilelian and Devin Doyle!

Oh, Bernice! Reading Series

April 20th, 2013 – Cafe Marlene in Sunnyside

FEATURED WRITER

Featuring: Brian Kim, Jenna Telesca, Sachiko Clayton, Audrey Dimola, John Rice as host, and one of the most hilarious event posters I’ve ever seen. Oh, Bernice’s website is here, and video from my performance that night is here.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

May 7th, 2013 – The Delancey, NYC

FEATURED WRITER

Reading poetry with LIVE IMPROV CELLO ACCOMPANIMENT! Amazing! Featuring: M. Leona Godin (also fabulous host), Audrey Dimola, Kyle Erickson, and singing cellist Calum Ingram, later accompanied by Sho Handa on drums. FB invite for future events is here.

Coney Island Oasis

Originally May 11th/rescheduled for May 18th, 2013 – Coney Island, Brooklyn

CURATOR & HOST

Oh, adventures in outdoor event curating! In collaboration with Lola Star – featuring a yoga class on the beach taught by Dina Ivas, readings by Jonathan Fox, Sheila Maldonado, Greg Kirkorian, and Audrey Dimola, with music from SMAX Music and Amy Leo.

The 1st NYC Not Wedding

May 22nd, 2013 – Bathhouse Studios, NYC

PERFORMER (SPOKEN WORD OFFICIANT)

So fun – I faux-officiated a real couple’s vow renewal with some spoken word at the 1st NYC Not Wedding, a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding with vendors, food, music, dancing, and more!

Boundless Tales Reading Series

June 20th, 2013 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

HOST

Featured writers:
Ignas Bautrenas, Greg Kirkorian, Anna Voisard, Vito Racanelli, and Joe Yoga

Proud to be on the co-hosting team of Boundless with founder Aida Zilelian and Devin Doyle!

REZ Reading Series

July 11th, 2013 – Odradeks Coffee House in Kew Gardens

FEATURED WRITER

Reading alongside featured reader Malini Singh McDonald as well as Devin Doyle, Josh Rivedal, and Valerie G. Keane.

Kea’s Spoken Word

July 19th, 2013 – Enigma Bookstore in Astoria

FEATURED WRITER

Reading with Kea DeVay, Aida Zilelian-Silak, Devin Doyle, and Greg Gordon as part of Enigma Bookstore’s soft opening and the debut of Kea’s new spoken word reading series.

The 3rd Annual NYC Poetry Festival

July 27th, 2013 – Governor’s Island

FEATURED WRITER

Representing Astoria’s own Boundless Tales Reading Series alongside Devin Doyle and Lisa Badner at the city’s biggest poetry fest! A clip from my performance is here.

First Tuesdays: A Neighborhood Reading Series in Queens

September 3rd, 2013 – Terraza 7 in Jackson Heights

FEATURED WRITER

Honored to grace their floating stage – the featured writer goes on after the fantastic open mic. First Tuesdays’ FB page is here, and video from my performance that night is here.

Astoria Art Festival – Instagram Photo Show

September 2013 – Sparrow Tavern in Astoria

FEATURED ARTIST

So very cool to have some of my Instagram photos chosen for inclusion in the 2nd annual Astoria Art Festival‘s Instagram Photo Show!

Newtown Literary Reading

October 11th, 2013 – Astoria Bookshop

FEATURED WRITER

Celebrating Newtown Literary‘s 2nd issue and the opening of Astoria Bookshop with a reading featuring LIC/Astoria writers Jeff Brandt, Audrey Dimola, Carlos Hiraldo, Daniel Damiano, Candice Mays & Jaclyn Majewski.

Boundless Tales Reading Series

October 17th, 2013 – Waltz-Astoria in Astoria

HOST

Featured writers:
Jeff Bakkensen, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Vickie Byron, Jared Harel, and Karen Levy

Proud to be on the co-hosting team of Boundless with founder Aida Zilelian and Devin Doyle!

Queens Literary Town Hall (inaugural event of Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space series)

October 18th, 2013 – Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria

CURATOR & HOST

Part performance, part soapbox, and part networking opportunity, the first ever Queens Literary Town Hall brought diverse Queens literary organizations (from bookstores to reading series to festival organizers and more) together with writers and lit lovers to celebrate and strengthen the burgeoning literary community in the borough. Click here for more info, and go here for more info on Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space program.

FAVORS Opening Reception – Writers Read on FAVORS

November 8th, 2013 – SPACE Gallery in LIC

FEATURED WRITER

Reading with Elisa Montesinos as part of artist Priscilla Stadler‘s FAVORS project opening reception, meant to “challenge the people of Queens, NYC and beyond to smash the stereotype that New Yorkers are cutthroat, competitive egoists by doing favors for friends, family and strangers”!

Trajectories: words and music

December 12th, 2013 – Aurora Gallery in Astoria

CO-CURATOR/FEATURED WRITER

Featuring music by composers from Queens-based new music ensemble thingNY and poets (Devin Doyle, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Safiel Vonay, Valerie G. Keane, and Thomas Fucaloro) curated by Audrey Dimola – an “exciting salon of spoken word and poetry and its intersection with classical and improvised music.”

*2014*

Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing

January 30th, 2014 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

CURATOR & HOST

The 2014 return of my reading/live writing series! Featuring: Jeff LaGreca, M. Leona Godin, Devin Doyle, Malini Singh McDonald, and John “Chance” Acevedo, with special musical guests Tyler Rivenbark and Thomas Graff.

In Celebration of The Year of the Horse: A Prose and Poetry Reading

February 2nd, 2014 – Bliss on Bliss Studio in Sunnyside [Facebook]

FEATURED WRITER

Seven writers – Jared Harel, Diane Chang, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Audrey Dimola, Jen Fitzgerald, Becca Klaver and Stephen Krauska – come to together to share their work and discuss what The Year of the Horse means to them. A Q&A will follow.

Beach Elements

February 6th, 2014 – Dougherty Gallery at Crescent Grill in LIC

FEATURED WRITER

A special poetry and prose reading for artist Nancy Gesimondo’s “Beach Elements” exhibition opening.

COFFEED Pop-up Art & Shop

February 13th, 2014 – COFFEED’s new event space in LIC [Facebook]

WORDS & MUSIC CURATOR/FEATURED WRITER

Poetry Teachers NYC’s The Unveiling Arrival

March 9th, 2014 – Bowery Poetry Club in NYC [Facebook]

FEATURED WRITER

Lecture on “Local Curating 101” for Intro to Creative Writing Class

March 11th, 2014 – Queens College

GUEST LECTURER

ETERNiDAY: the Queens Poet Lore Festival of the Language Arts

March 15th, 2014 – Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Park [Facebook]

LOCAL PROGRAM CURATOR/FEATURED WRITER

IAM (Immigrant Advancement Matters) Open Mic

March 21st, 2014 – COFFEED in LIC [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

UNSTAGED: A Playwrighting & Performance Experiment at Rough Draft Festival

March 28th, 2014 – LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC [Facebook]

CO-CURATOR & PERFORMER

Latimer Lounge presents: Latimer Creative Spark

April 4th, 2014 – Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Flushing [Facebook]

FEATURED SPEAKER/POET

ASTORIA STAND UP local arts showcase in conjunction with “ASTORIA PARK” film

April 5th, 2014 – Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria

CO-CURATOR & FEATURED PERFORMER

Audrey Dimola’s WORLD OF WORDS: QUEENS, A Celebration of Queens Literary Arts

April 12th, 2014 – LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC [Facebook]

CURATOR & FEATURED WRITER/PERFORMER

Kea’s Spoken Word

April 25th, 2014 – Enigma Bookstore in Astoria [Facebook]

HOST

Mike Geffner’s THE INSPIRED WORD at COFFEED in LIC

May 7th, 2014 – FEATURED PERFORMER

ONGOING – HOST [Facebook]

International Women Artists’ Salon – Salon Radio

May 12th, 2014 – FEATURED ARTIST

A recording of the interview is available here. Listen to new and archived episodes on City World Radio – if you’re interested in joining as a woman creative of any discipline, email womenartsalon@gmail.com.

Atlas Park Reading Series at Atlas Park Shops in Glendale

May 22nd, 2014 – Shiro of Japan

HOST & FEATURED READER [Facebook]

IAM Open Sessions

June 5th, 2014 – Flushing Town Hall [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Boundless Tales Reading Series

June 19th, 2014 (last reading of the season) – Astoria Bookshop [Facebook]

HOST

Queens Council on the Arts Block Party

June 21st, 2014 – Kaufman Arts District in Astoria [Facebook]

CURATOR/HOST OF LITERARY SLAM & FEATURED PERFORMER

Atlas Park Reading Series at Atlas Park Shops in Glendale

June 26th, 2014 – Shiro of Japan

HOST

QNSMADE Exhibition & Launch Party

July 18th, 2014 – 3rd Space at Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria [Website]

FEATURED ARTIST

3 Po3try NYC Presents – Hot House: A Summer Poetry Extravaganza

July 31st, 2014 – Organic Modernism in Brooklyn [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Inspired Word All-Star Showcase at COFFEED LIC

August 14th, 2014 – COFFEED [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Inspired Word All-Star Showcase at COFFEED LIC

September 11th, 2014 – COFFEED [Facebook]

HOST

International Women Artists Salon’s Monthly Salon

September 20th, 2014 – Dixon Place in NYC

FEATURED WRITER

Boundless Tales Reading Series

October 9th, 2014 – Astoria Bookshop

HOST

Canvas of Words’ Preserving Our Roots

October 11th, 2014 – Victoria Congregational Church in Jamaica, Queens [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

TRAVERSALS book launch & performance party

November 13th, 2014 – Q.E.D.: A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria

MY BOOK LAUNCH!

*2015*

Boundless Tales Reading Series

January 8th, 2015 – Astoria Bookshop [Facebook]

HOST

Queens Library Open Mic for Poets

January 11th, 2015 – Queens Central Library (main Jamaica branch) [Website]

FEATURED READER

Mike Geffner’s The Inspired Word 5-Year Anniversary Extravaganza

January 17th, 2015 – COFFEED LIC [Website]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Nature of the Muse fireside reading & live writing

January 29th, 2015 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

Featuring Marc Montfleury, Roya Marsh, Valerie G. Keane, Kevin Marquez, and special musical guests Jeanne Marie Boes and Geoff Ong.

CURATOR & HOST

Queens Lit in Action! with Audrey Dimola

March 6th, 2015 – Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria

Funded by Poets & Writers! Featuring readings from “TRAVERSALS” and new work AND discussion/free-write exercises playing with themes of wildness, nostalgia, and childhood from my upcoming show “THE WILD PAPERS” [Website]

Boundless Tales Reading Series

March 12th, 2015 – Astoria Bookshop [Website]

HOST

Nature of the Muse reading & live writing

March 26th, 2015 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

Featuring Crystal Rivera, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Jennifer Faylor, Billy Conahan, and Armando Chapelliquen, with special musical guests Samantha Leon and Providence!

CURATOR & HOST

Fringe Verses Open Mic & Poetry (part of Rough Draft Festival 2015)

March 31st, 2015 – LaGuardia Performing Arts Center [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

LIC Reading Series

April 14th, 2015 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

FEATURED READER (at the debut!)

No Bullsh%t Hip Hop Showcase

April 23rd, 2015 – Hail Hail Bar, Brooklyn [Facebook]

HOST

THE WILD PAPERS site-specific performance debut

May 9th, 2015

Lewis H. Latimer House (part of their #museumanarchy initiative) – Flushing [More info]

Conceived by and featuring: Audrey Dimola, Tyler Rivenbark, Jacob Horstmeier, and Kate Vander Velden, with Diana Benigno.

On May 9th, the Latimer House in Flushing, Queens will be home to the very first incarnation of “The Wild Papers” as a performance – a unique, site-specific experience in the house and its grounds, conceived with inventor/poet/draftsman Latimer’s spirit of the unconquerable, of innovation and creativity.

You will be led through a seamless presentation of vignettes of dreams and memories, told through music, dance, poetry, and theatrical elements both specific and universal, playful and haunting. “The Wild Papers” is an exploration of the joy and poignancy of nostalgia, what we bring with us as we go forward, and what makes us who we are.

CURATOR, PERFORMER, CO-CREATOR/WRITER

Public Faculty No. 9

May 14-17th, 2015 (workshop began Jan 2015)

Selected to work on Public Faculty No. 9 project – conversations about connection – in the field in Queens in conjunction with Queens Museum and visiting artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk.

PARTICIPATING ARTIST

THE WILD PAPERS site-specific performance ENCORE

June 20, 2015

Lewis H. Latimer House (part of their #museumanarchy initiative) – Flushing [More info]

CURATOR, PERFORMER, CO-CREATOR/WRITER

RAGE Readings – Astoria Summer Series

July 6, 2015 – Astoria Coffee [Facebook]

FEATURED READER

The Inspired Word’s LAST FRIDAYZ

July 31, 2015 – Local Project in LIC [More info]

FEATURED POET

Queens NYC Lit Festival produced by The Inspired Word & co.

August 1st & 2nd, 2015 – LIC Bar [More info]

A grassroots celebration of literary arts plus music, open mic, vendors, ALL QUEENS BASED! I’ll be hosting some of the open mic on both days & reppin’ my Nature of the Muse reading & live writing series with Michael Stahl, Sweta Vikram, M. Leona Godin, Kevin Marquez & Crystal Rivera performing (Aug 2nd).

HOST, PERFORMER, CO-CURATOR

Mike Geffner’s The Inspired Word open mic

August 25th, 2015 – Funkadelic Studios in NYC [More info]

HOST

Lecture on “Local Curating 101” for Intro to Creative Writing Class

September 28th, 2015 – Queens College

GUEST LECTURER

WORDS WITH WINGS all-poetry show

September 30th, 2015 – THE GRIND in LIC [Facebook]

CO-HOST, CO-CURATOR, FEATURED PERFORMER

The Inspired Word’s We Heart NYC Writers Night

October 8th, 2015 – Parkside Lounge, NYC [More info]

HOST

STAYING WILD: presentation on power, positivity & poetry

October 9th, 2015 – Long Island City High School (10 classes in a row!)

GUEST ARTIST/LECTURER

Audrey Dimola presents MASHUPS! performance/workshop

October 28th, 2015 – Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria [Facebook]

CURATOR & FEATURED PERFORMER

Nature of the Muse reading & live writing

November 12th, 2015 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

CURATOR/HOST

THE RISE OF NEON REBEL: a gathering of creatives

November 18th, 2015 – Q.E.D. in Astoria [Facebook]

CURATOR/CO-HOST/PERFORMER

Inspired Word NYC’s first ever Women Poets of the Q4

December 9th, 2015 – Q4 Hotel in LIC [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Boundless Tales Reading Series

December 10th, 2015 – Astoria Bookshop [More info]

HOST

Queens Museum’s Warming Up Winter Holiday Market

December 13, 2015 – Queens Museum [Facebook]

Featured artist vendor as ART FOR THE WILD with April Tigerlily and Omi Plufs.

FEATURED ARTIST

Risk of Discovery

December 15th, 2015 – Astoria Coffee [More info]

FEATURED READER

Inspired Word NYC’s Wednesday night open mic

December 16th, 2015 – Q4 Hotel in LIC [More info]

HOST

*2016*

WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES: a fireside poetry/art/affirmation event

January 21st, 2016 – LIC Bar [Facebook]

HOST/CURATOR, PERFORMER

Boundless Tales Reading Series

March 10th, 2016 – Astoria Bookshop [Facebook]

HOST

Celebrating Queens Women Artists / The Enchanted Goddess Revue
organized by Joan Becht Willette for Women’s History Month

March 11th, 2016 – Queens Council on the Arts  in Astoria[More info]

FEATURED POET / SPECIAL GUEST

Lecture on “Local Curating 101” for Intro to Creative Writing Class

March 14th, 2016 – Queens College

GUEST LECTURER

Queens Book Festival’s Q-Boro Lit Crawl – LIC

April 7th, 2016 – Corner Bistro stage (QBF/Wendy Angulo Productions) in LIC [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Inspired Word’s We Heart NYC Writers Night

April 14th, 2016 – Parkside Lounge in NYC [More info]

HOST

Queens Library – Poets from Queens reading
with Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella and other distinguished local poets

April 16th, 2016 – Queens Library in Flushing (auditorium)

FEATURED POET

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: The Inspirational Legacy of a King from Queens
honoring Astoria graffiti legend DON1 with Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro

April 16th, 2016 – QNS Collective in Astoria [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Queens Book Festival’s Q-Boro Lit Crawl – Forest Hills

April 28th, 2016 – Sorry Not Sorry Bar & Lounge (as part of Canvas of Words stage) in Forest Hills [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

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The Queens Bookshop Initiative’s Storytime in the Park

April 30th, 2016 – Russell Sage Playground, Forest Hills [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Boundless Tales Reading Series

May 12th, 2016 – Astoria Bookshop [More info]

HOST

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‘go slowly, see miracles’ at LIC Arts Open Festival 2016

May 18th-22nd, 2016 – 43-01 21st Street, LIC [Facebook]

Known throughout Queens for her explosive poetry, performance, and curatorial work, this is LIC native Audrey Dimola’s first art installation. ‘go slowly, see miracles’ is an immersive amalgam of hidden treasures and alcoves of memories, a cross between a lost boy’s wilderness hideaway, a secret grotto in the mind, and the gritty intersections of love, identity, and nostalgia. It features a variety of never before seen mixed media art pieces, 3D poetry, found objects, sound and visuals, and more- exploring wild spirituality, descents into darkness, reclamation and annunciation. The work is specially presented in this form for LICAO 2016.

INSTALLATION ARTIST

The Poets Settlement

July 12, 2016 – Brooklyn Colony [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

2nd Annual Queens Lit Fest

July 17, 2016 – LIC Landing [Facebook]

Representing my Nature of the Muse series (& other events) at Inspired Word’s 2nd annual Queens Lit Fest (July 16 & 17th) at LIC Landing, 3:30-4pm with Jack Feldstein, Timothy Bell & Tippy Rex.

FEATURED WRITER/CURATOR

Queens Book Festival

August 7th, 2016 – Kaufman Astoria Studios [Facebook]

Speaking on the Taking Poetry to the Streets panel with former Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier: Some may think of poetry as a writing style only for the lofty towers of higher education or the upper class, but these poets are taking their talents and love of poetry, and bringing it to everyone. These poets will elaborate on Audre Lorde’s statement, “Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity for our existence.” How is poetry a “light “in which we can put our hopes and dreams and use it to create change?

FEATURED POET/PANELIST

PETER PAN TURNS 30!

August 11th, 2016 – Local Project [Facebook]

MY 30th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Poetry, music, mashups, art, rainbowy food & potentially a water balloon fight.. The wildchild from Neverland turns 30, lost boy style!

CURATOR/PERFORMER… BIRTHDAY GIRL!

Boundless Tales Reading Series- 5 Year Anniversary

September 9th, 2016 – Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria [More info]

Boundless was the first reading series I read for and also the first reading series to give me a running gig as a host. Join us in celebrating this extra-special milestone!

CO-HOST

Visitor Experience Conference 2016

October 10th, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA

Speaking with the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum about my immersive theatrical experience, THE WILD PAPERS, on the “How to Let Visitors Create Their Own Experience” panel. View the presentation here.

One often under-represented group in the process of designing visitor experience are visitors themselves, who are really the core in experiencing cultural institutions. This session explores ways to involve visitors in creating their own experience through unconventional partnerships across cultural institutions, multidisciplinary artists, and community groups. Two projects being discussed here are Light On Sound art installation and Wild Papers theatre, both of which happened at Lewis H. Latimer House. The former incorporates the voice of local residents into an interactive installation, through community poetry workshops. The latter invited the audience to reinterpret the institutional space through a site-specific performance. The session will serve as a trigger for open conversations and collaboration proposals on more innovative ways to engage visitors to create their own cultural experience, either prior to or during their visit, and make a lasting impact on the institution through their experience.

FEATURED PANELIST

THE FIRE ROOM installation at LIC-A’s Fall Group Show

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November 22nd, 2016 – 5-25 46th Ave, LIC [Facebook]

Special poetry graffiti installation with sharpie, spray cans, paint, candles, FIRE in THE FIRE ROOM at the LIC-A artists space through Dec 22, plus poetry performance on the opening night.

FEATURED POET/INSTALLATION ARTIST

The sisSTAR Loop Series: Authors & Writers Info Session

December 1st, 2016 – Novelty Nachos in the Bronx [Facebook]

FEATURED WRITER/PANELIST

Empyre Media Productions’ ArtistSpace 1 Year Anniversary

December 2nd, 2016 – Astoria, Queens [More info]

FEATURED SPEAKER

Boundless Tales Reading Series

December 8th, 2016 – The Local NYC in Long Island City, Queens [More info]

Hosting for Queens’ longest running reading series, Boundless Tales at their new venue The Local NYC! Submit your work if you’d like to read for a future date.

HOST

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reliquary: the body premiere at LIC-A Winter Gala

December 22, 2016 – 5-25 46th Ave in Long Island City, Queens

Debut of brand new poetic theatre piece, reliquary: the body

FEATURED PERFORMER

*2017*

International Women Artists’ Salon’s Salon Radio

February 2nd, 2017 – City World Radio broadcast from NYC

Featured artist on City World Radio on International Women Artists’ Salon’s Salon Radio program discussing HOW WE CREATE & HOW WE COPE, listen LIVE online at cityworldradio.com, 8-8:55pm EST. *Listen to the recording by clicking “Listen to Archived Shows,” clicking the folder icon, and going to International Women Artists’ Salon 2-2-17.

FEATURED ARTIST

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HOW WE CREATE & HOW WE COPE: intersections of art & mental health/mental illness

February 10th, 2017 – Queens Council on the Arts’ LAB space in Astoria [Facebook]

Queens native and poet/curator Audrey Dimola hosts a panel and performance evening aiming for safe space, honest talk, and open presentations about the too-often stigmatized topic of mental illness, particularly in connection to the creative experience. Throughout our cultural history, many of the legendary artists we know today grappled in this way- yet it becomes a passing line in their bio, a tragic footnote; and their brilliant work remains. In the present day, an increasing number of individuals of all ages are struggling in similar fashion, frequently in silence and shame, for fear of judgment and unanswered questions. How much of how we suffer makes us who we are and results in the art we create? How much of these feelings are the natural experience of the artist, and when is it time to seek help? What do those forms of help look like? A variety of local featured artists will present their stories, poetry, music, visual art, and more, in addition to facilitated discussion, Q&A, and sharing of resources/experiences on these topics. All are welcome, your voice is encouraged.

HOST, CURATOR, PERFORMER

Cyrus Second Saturdays Poetry Series

February 11th, 2017 – Cyrus Chai & Coffee in Bay Shore, Long Island [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Generative Spaces & Social Change

February 13th, 2017 – The New School in NYC

Featured guest speaker representing Socrates Sculpture Park and my work as an independent poet/curator for P. Azzarello and J. Pirone’s incredible class on generative spaces and social change at The New School.

GUEST SPEAKER

LIC-A’s Valentines Night opening of 8 LOVES

February 14th, 2017 – Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, Queens

Special dance/poetry multidisciplinary debut of “a memory is altered everytime you recollect it” with Alvin Ailey dancer Artemis Stamouli [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

What is Human? in a Figurative Sense – exhibition opening

February 17th, 2017 – The Factory in Long Island City, Queens

FEATURED POET

What is Human? in a Figurative Sense – exhibition closing

March 2nd, 2017 – The Factory in Long Island City, Queens [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

The Divine Female exhibition opening – Eduardo Anievas & Yelena Tylkina

March 4th, 2017 – The Local NYC in Long Island City, Queens [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Boundless Tales Reading Series

March 9th, 2017 – The Local NYC in Long Island City [More info]

HOST

2nd annual Celebrating Queens Women Artists event

March 10th, 2017 – Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria [More info]

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & FEATURED PERFORMER

MDAD presents 5th Annual Women Empowerment Event

March 18th, 2017 – La Maison d’Art in Harlem, NYC [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

Inspired Word NYC’s Pre-Queens Lit Fest Open Mic

March 24th, 2017 – COFFEED in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens [Facebook]

FEATURED POET

NeverTheLess: A Night of Nasty Women

March 28th, 2017 – El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 in NYC [Facebook]

FEATURED PERFORMER

Line Break Reading Series

April 1st, 2017 – Q.E.D.: A Place To Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens [Facebook]

FEATURED READER

Nasty Women Unite Fest

April 26, 2017 – The Paper Box in Brooklyn [Facebook]

Featured panelist for the panel on Nasty Women* and Community Engagement and Activism as part of Nasty Women Unite Fest (April 23-30)!

FEATURED PANELIST

Inspired Word NYC’s 3rd annual Queens Lit Fest

April 30, 2017 – LIC Landing in Gantry Plaza State Park [More info]

FEATURED POET

Into the wild wonderland…

Celebrated as "a wildfire in a world of fluorescent bulbs" and a "poetic force of nature," Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist, as well as Director of Public Programs at Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park. // Thanks so much for stopping by! You'll find all my work on this website, past and present, as well as new blog posts. Poetry, prose, videos, events, photos, articles - it's all here. // As always.. STAY WILD, STAY GRATEFUL!

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Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012)

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