"Frank Messina has become a classic." New York Times
Sat. Jan 17: Italian American Writers Association Reading Series- Cornelia Street Cafe, Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, Frank Messina. 6:00PM. 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY. 212-989-9319. IAWA website: http://iawa.net/
Jan 19 - Feb 12: Feature Film Project (NY,NJ,FL,New Orleans)
Friday, Feb 20: The Turning Point, Piermont, NY. An Evening of Words, Music and Rhythm with Frank Messina & Friends Frank's birthday show with an all-star line-up of musicians including guitarist SCOTT MURAWSKI (Max Creek, Mike Gordon Band), bassist MARK EGAN (Pat Metheny Group, Gil Evans), drummer VICTOR JONES (Dizzy Gillespie, Chaka Khan), keyboardist BRIAN JACKSON (Gil Scott-Heron), master percussionist LEE BARONIAN, genius guitarist and soundscaper MIKE CALLAGHAN. Plus secret surprise guests! 8:30 Show. $20. Turning Point, 468 Piermont Rd. Piermont, NY. Click to Buy Tickets or call 845-359-1089 Venue: www.turningpointcafe.com
Friday, Feb 27: The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, Fl. Frank Messina reads with accompaniment by jazz pianist Per Danielsson, Also reading, award-winning poet Caitlin Doyle. Hosted by Naomi Butterfield for the Kerouac Project. 8:00PM. The Gallery at Avalon Island, 29 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801.
Monday, March 8: City World Radio Network Frank is a special guest on the legendary Johnny Mandolin Show. 8:00PM. Listen Live
Thursday, April 2: The Annual 'Inferno' Reading at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City The annual reading of key selections from the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. This dramatic literary event will take place in the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators and visiting scholars including Michael Palma, Charles Martin, John Ventimiglia, Frank Messina, Paolo Valesio, Annie Finch, John Simko, Anthony Vicusi, Eileen Myles and others. Hosted by The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski, Cathedral Dean, and Cathedral Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson. St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th St. New York. 9pm-midnight. Followed by Pipe Organ meditation at midnight. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 11: Gonzofest 2015, Louisville, KY Frank appears as special guest as part of the city's annual tribute to author Hunter S. Thompson. Tickets and info
Sunday, April 19: Hoboken Historic Museum, Something Old, Something New (Jersey) - A Poetry Event Celebrating NJ's 351st Birthday Words by Toi Derricotte, C.K. Williams, Patti Smith, Maggie Estep, Reg E. Gaines, Stephen Crane, Frank Messina, Ntozake Shange, Danny Shot, W.S. Merwin,Teresa Carson, Magdalena Alagna Schmidt, Renee Ashley, Bob Rixon, Joe Weil, James Richardson and Gretna Wilkinson. Sunday, April 19, 3:00PM at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ. More Info
April 23 - May 1: "Where Have all the Poets Gone?" Frank appears in the interpretive dance theater production of "Where Have all the Poets Gone?" where the art forms of poetry, dance and music meet on stage. Choreagraphed by Katrina Phillip. More Info soon.
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