Open Book – Spoken Word

NECS invites you to our monthly Spoken Word Event, in which, we’ll have a poetry writing workshop for the first half hour, and then participants will be invited to present their poetry in open mic fashion.

If anyone wishes to present another art form, we’d love that!

The workshop will take place at Studio Theater in Exile at Hudson Valley MOCA (1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY 10566) From 6:30 to 8:00 PM 


Though workshop writing prompts will vary each month, the overarching theme will center around matters of society and NECS core values: creativity, joy, nobility, empathy, justice and service.

Since we also include youth to participate, we ask that participants keep their art “clean.”

Light snacks/refreshments will be available for participants.

Participants are strongly encouraged to email before attending

  • Appropriate for: Young Adults and Teens
  • Dates: Third Wednesday of the Month


Oct 18 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Free Admission


College Age


Studio Theater in Exile at Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, 10566


  • Bria Waterman
    Bria Waterman
    Composer and Poetry Director

    Bria The Artist aka The Original Bri-dimensional is a singer, songwriter, producer, painter, sketch artist and poet based in Westchester, NY. Having been recognized by Grammy Award-winning artist, Ne-Yo for her single, “People Fall In Love In Heaven” and also completed a 10-city tour in Dubai, The Artist has released two albums titled Moon Swings and Jaded (self-produced) along with a handful of singles. She displays her producing and vocal arrangement skills with a unique blend of neo-soul, jazzy and nostalgic hip hop sounds that everyone’s calling “a vibe.” Truly a one-stop-shop, Bria The Artist uses her visual art and poetry as inspiration when creating music, also creating her own cover art, bridging the gap between realms. She aims to create a Bri-dimensional experience that invokes other-worldly imagery for listeners around the globe.

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