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Prose, Poetry & Open Mic Salon

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


Join us for an evening of prose and poetry with local writers and poets. This is a FREE community event designed to bring together our community in support of the arts and artists. 

The last 30 minutes will be an open mic, so come early to sign up if you have a piece or poem to share.

State changing elixirs and healthy treats will be available for purchase at our Elixir Bar. 


Host – Samantha N. Kirby

S.N. Kirby received a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing from Tulane University in New Orleans and graduated from The New School’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Her creative work centers on the nexus of man, magic, and nature. With roots in magical realism and fables, her creative work infuses magic and mystical transformation into character focused storytelling. Lunatiques is the author’s debut work.

Instagram: S.N. Kirby

Special Guest:

Itzhak Beery

Itzhak Beery, the author of The Gift of Shamanism, bridges the indigenous shamanic traditions his teachers entrusted in him with a contemporary shamanic approach relevant to our modern life. Born in Israel he is a New York-based practitioner who conducts shamanic healing ceremonies, and teaches seminars internationally and co-lead trips to Ecuador and Brazil’s Amazon. Itzhak apprenticed intensively and initiated by don Jose Joaquin Diaz Pineda an Ecuadorian Quechua Yachak from Iluman, into his family tradition and into the Sacred 24 Yachaks Circle of Imbabura. He was also initiated by Shoré a North Amazonian Pagé in Brazil. He studied with and assisted Ipupiara Makunaiman, a Brazilian Amazonian Pagé from the Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe for 12 years until his passing, and with his wife Cliecha, Peruvian Curandera, and also with other indigenous and contemporary elders and shamans from around the world.

He is a member of the NY Open Center faculty. He is a co-founder of the NY Shamanic Circle (NYSC)in 1997. He is a member of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners (SSP), The Foundations for Shamanic Studies. (FSS). He publishes the most comprehensive global shamanic resource website today. Itzhak’s work has been featured in a variety of worldwide publications including the NY Times, radio and video interviews and he is often invited to speak on panel discussions, press conferences and festivals and to host and participate in Shamanic Webinars. He was featured in the feature film “The Hindenburg Omen” and Parashakti’s “Dance of Liberation” documentary. He is also the featured shaman in the upcoming TV show “Soul Search.” Itzhak developed and facilitates a special program geared to high school students, called The Bridge.

Additional Information

  • The maximum number of people allowed in the space is 30-people. Our staff, will be monitoring the flow of foot traffic in the space.
  • Please email learn@thealchemistskitchen.com for additional questions


May 21
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The Elixir Bar @ 117 Crosby St
117 Crosby St
New York, NY United States
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