Ideasmyth Presents: Booked Breakfasts at The Writers Room with Best American Poetry Blog Managing Editor Stacey Harwood




8:30am at The Writers Room
740 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10003


Stacey Harwood, Managing Editor of the Best American Poetry Blog


When:             Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 8:30 – 10 am

Where:           The Writers Room: 740 Broadway, 12th Floor btw. Astor and Waverly Places, New York, NY 10003

Closest subways: 6 to Astor or N/R to 8th Street/NYU

Tickets:           FREE but RSVPs are required via our website CONTACT page:


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Ideasmyth Presents: Booked Breakfasts at The Writers Room
A cuppa joe and brainfood to go!

New York, NY (November 18, 2013): Ideasmyth  continues its Booked Breakfast series of casual book-club-meets-book-signing-meets-quality-nosh-confab featuring Stacey Harwood, the Managing Editor of the award winning Best American Poetry blog. Join Ideasmyth at The Writers Room to get the inside story on how the BAP blog has developed into what NPR’s Ken Tucker calls a “lively and energetic” resource for writers. Stacey will discuss how a group blog can be an effective means to complement and build a brand, foster lasting relationships among writers, and provide a platform for established and emerging writers to explore their passions without editorial interference. One guest blogger’s book had its genesis in a series of blog posts; another’s was included in the annual Best American Music Writing.  The Best American Poetry blog is regularly ranked among the top sites for poetry and poetry lovers and draws a wide international readership. This series is graciously hosted by The Writers Room, located just south of Astor Place, and will take place 8:30-10am.

Also at this Booked Breakfast:
Start-up baking company Carpe Dough’em will be serving minulatti, warm savory rolls, from her Italian family’s heirloom recipe. She welcomes all taste-test feedback, except indifference.

We will also serve coffee from Third Rail Coffee.

Stacey Harwood was until recently a policy analyst for the New York State Public Service Commission. Her poems and essays have appeared in The LA Times, Michigan Quarterly Review, Humor, Lit, Saveur, Tablet, the Wall Street Journal, The Inquisitive Eater, and elsewhere. Her panel discussion about the Best American Poetry blog drew a full house at the Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) 2012 conference in Chicago. Paul Muldoon selected her poem Contributors’ Notes for The Best American Poetry 2005.

Ideasmyth  is a holistic creative communications, coaching and branding consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan whose previous professional lives included founding the multi-million-dollar education division of, artistic programming of the greatest living writers for the 92nd Street Y, writing for dozens of publications, websites and public radio including: Time Out NY, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The Financial Times, The Moscow Times and NPR. Through personalized coaching and workshops, Ideasmyth mentors and supports clients in creating and cultivating their endeavors, increasing their brand exposure and achieving their most important personal and professional life goals. Since 2000, her Independent Project workshops and coaching practice have helped nearly 1,000 writers produce many critically acclaimed books, theater, websites and other multimedia projects.

 Ideasmyth is in residency at The Writers Room, New York City’s first shared work space for emerging and established writers of all genres. Founded in 1978 by writers for writers, in this professional workspace creativity flourishes in an atmosphere of mutual support. The Writers Room provides over 200 writers with a quiet, affordable place in which to work. In addition to workspace, the Room offers a reference and research library for the use of its members; seminars and workshops on subjects of interest to writers; readings of members’ works; and community for people working in a solitary profession. In 2012, members published thirty fiction and non-fiction books and many magazine articles, plays & screenplays. Members have written more than 1,000 books since the doors of The Writers Room opened. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 Booked Breakfasts will take place at The Writers Room, 740 Broadway, 12th Floor, NYC 10003. For more information, contact Victoria Rowan at

Breakfast is FREE but please RSVP  to ensure we have plenty for everyone.

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