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Poets Attack! Featuring Gabrielle Patterson, Januarie York, and Vinny Corsaro

Join us for this month's Poets Attack event. We'll be featuring local sensations, Gabrielle Patterson, Januarie York, and Vinny Corsaro.

Gabrielle Patterson is a slam poet and motivational speaker who hails from Indianapolis Indiana. She has been working within the Arts and poetry community for the last 10 years, and is the winner of multiple poetry slam competitions all over the country. She has opened for national acts such as R&B singers Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton, along with one of the stars of morning talk show, THE TALK, Sheryl Underwood. In 2013 she was a competitor in the Rustbelt Regional competition and finished in the finals. The title of play write is another aspect of her writing where she takes pride. In 2008, Gabrielle wrote her first play called THE OTHER WOMAN, which was seen in poetry venues in Indianapolis to rave reviews. In 2014, she released her newest play called THE WIZER OF ODD to sold out crowds its opening weekend.

For over a decade, Januarie York has been carving her own lane in poetry, writing and performance art. Januarie is a freelance writer, published author & poet who, in addition to performing original poetry, has produced several of her own spoken word theatrical shows that focus on uplifting and inspiring women. She has released two spoken word albums, one chapbook of poetry, runs an online magazine publication called, "LiT Magazine" and currently operates her own blog, "The I Is Never Silent". She resides in Indianapolis, IN, where she received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and works with the 46208-based organization "The Learning Tree." She is currently putting the final preparation on her first full-length book, "NOMAD", set for Fall 2019.

Vinny Corsaro is an artist based out of Indianapolis. He's a fiction student/poet at Butler's MFA Program, plays music with Moonmen and Maddie and the Roadies, and is heavily involved in the Indianapolis art scene. He's an avid writer, musician, rock climber, and, most importantly person.


Get in, get culture, get out. This is the motto of Poets Attack. The last Wednesday of each month, for 90 minutes or less, Irvington Vinyl & Books hosts two talented local poets and tries to pair them with visiting writers from out of state. The goal is to connect Hoosier poets with writers from across the United States, and to build relationships between our local scene and the world outside.