Saturday, September 27, 2014

This weekend! The Folk Factory & Queer Memoir at William Way!

Dear Friendular-Type units!


Hope you can make one, if not both. See you soon :-)


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 


Split Bill: Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie 
SAT., SEPT. 27, 7:30 PM 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE FOLK FACTORY PRESENTS: 
Split Bill: Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie SAT., SEPT. 27, 7:30PM

On Saturday, September 27, at 7:30 PM, the Folk Factory presents a split-bill concert by Cassendre Xavier and Professor Louie. Doors open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30pm. Admission is by requested donation of $10 to $30 (sliding scale, online or at the door), half price for no or low wage, with children under 12 admitted free. Childcare is available with advance registration; by September 22 if possible by calling (215) 848-6246. The concert is wheelchair accessible (but the bathrooms are not yet). The Folk Factory coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, at 6900 Stenton Avenue (the corner of Stenton Avenue and Gorgas Lane). For directions, advance tickets, or further information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.

Ever since he learned to talk, Professor Louie, (Poet of the Streets, The People's Rapper) has been rapping endless hard-hitting and insightful urban reality street poetries. He was born, bred, and buttered in Brooklyn, NY. His mom testifies that "You never know what's coming out of his mouth next." Louie plays more community rallies, benefits, and demonstrations than he (or anyone else) can remember. He has five recordings out on the Free Brooklyn Now label, and you have got to hurry, there are only a billion left. "Whenever people try to make a better world, count me in."

Cassendre Xavier has co-billed with Tret Fure, Charlie King, Alix Dobkin, Joe Crookston, Lucie Blue Tremblay, Toshi Reagon, Pat Humphries of emma's revolution, Ubaka Hill, and Anne Rabson of Sapphire: Uppity Blues Women. Under her Serious Creature Music label, she released 6 original recordings described as "a cross between Tracy Chapman, Sade, and Enya" (Steven M. Wilson, Borders), and her album "Live at Tin Angel" was honorably mentioned by Philadelphia City Paper's M. J. Fine as the number 9 of "Top 21 Local EPs of 2007". WXPN 88.5's Amazon Country host Debra D'Alessandro has said, "Her stage presence is one part sex kitten serenading in heels, two parts powerhouse kick-ass feminist troubadour poet. In concert with Cassendre Xavier, there is never a dull moment." For more, see www.cassendrexavier.com.

The Folk Factory Coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, at 6900 Stenton Avenue (the corner of Stenton Avenue and Gorgas Lane), Philadelphia, PA 19150. For directions or further information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.

The Folk Factory, based at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, is a forum for people interested in music of all kinds and progressive social change. Facilitated announcements of progressive events (marches, boycotts, etc.) can be made before the start of each event. The Folk Factory is an organizational affiliate of the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, co-founded by Charlie King and Pete Seeger. Regular concerts are normally around the second weekend of most months, and an Open Stage/Open Circle is held normally on the fourth Thursday of most months. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.folkfactory.org or call (215) 848-6246.


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"Queer Memoir is a rollicking, happy, community building gathering  that is loved and appreciated by its presenters and audience.”   -Sarah Schulman


We’re really looking forward to our matinee showing of Queer Memoir: SECOND THOUGHTS in Philly!  


Sunday September 28 at 3 pm William Way Community Center

1315 Spruce Street Philly, PA


(BTW, you can get last minute updates and RSVP on our facebook event)


Queer Memoir is a storytelling series for all of the LGBT community; giving voice to our collective queer experience and preserving and documenting our complex queer history.


You know how the Moth's motto is "real stories, told live without notes?"  Queer Memoir's motto is "real stories, told live with whatever you need to get your story told." Notes. Ativan. A friend holding your hand. Telling via skype.


At every event, Queer Memoir hosts some of the queer world’s well known performers, and folks who have never been on a stage in their lives, bring them together to celebrate the ritual and community building value of storytelling.


This event’s storytellers:

Robin FM

Cassendre Xavier

Colleen O’Connell & Connie Youkon

R. Eric Thomas

Debra D’Alessandro

Susan DiPronio

Wesley Garis & Kelli Dunham


5-15 bucks sliding scale, no one turned away! If you don’t have the cash, please just show up, no worries, we want you there!


Queer Memoir was founded by comic storyteller Kelli Dunham and playwright Genne Murphy in January 2010. In four years they have created more than 85 Queer Memoir events, drawing in over 7200 audience members and 365 different storytellers. Queer Memoir has collaborated with 13 arts organizations in four states, conducted almost a dozen storytelling workshops and used nearly a hundred venues including the MTA, sharing stories on both the A and Q Trains.


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Write To Your Mentors

You don't have to be in a conventional mentor/mentee relationship to have a mentor who inspires you to improve your work or personal life and reach your goals. Take the time to contact and thank them for teaching and inspiring by example. And if they're not on social media, write to them through their publisher, editor, agent, or management. Who knows what good may come of your showing appreciation!

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Chapbooks for $1 at Dollar Stroll Tonight!

Dear readers of the renaissance negresse!

Just letting you know my chapbooks:

Affirmations for Survivors: Self-Love, by Amethyste Rah
Affirmations for Survivors: Spirituality, by Amethyste Rah
This is What a Millionaire Looks Like: Inspiring Essays, by Cassendre Xavier

have just been delivered and will be sold for one measly dollar ($1) at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll tonight! (My chapbooks are regularly priced at $5 and up).

Thurs, September 18, 2014
5:30pm-8:30pm
Bindlestiff Books
4530 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143-3705
215-662-5780

Dollar Stroll link: http://bit.ly/1r1hE3E

I regret I will not be in attendence, but you'll have a great time anyway!

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Green Smoothie Raw Blog

Greetings, my healthy friends!

I'm really proud of myself that yesterday I refrained from late night eating for the first time in 4 months!

Usually I go home on the train around 7 or 8pm, don't get home until about 10pm and then by the time I'm unpacked, etc., I'm eating at around 11pm, and watch TV till I fall asleep. 
This time, I decided to avoid going into the kitchen, which couldn't be helped because I had grapes to put in there. I quickly put it in the fridge and went back to my room. By the way, I live with my "host family" temporarily, an hour outside of Philadelphia. I'm not on my own, don't have my own fridge, etc. 
 So, this time, I grabbed a pretzel dog and 2 pretzels on the way to the train, and ate it at 7:40pm. When I got home, I did not eat anything else, and I went to sleep around 12:30am. 
So, all day I ate bananas and drank green smoothie, and then had that "dinner" at a halfway decent time.
 Today I'm trying to eat my heavier/cooked meals during the day and not eat anything heavy this evening.
So far I've had grapes for breakfast, and now I'm eating my first heavy meal (Cooked brown rice, batatas, cabbage, chili, two breakfast sausage patties that were left on the plate of the smaller of two youthlettes I live with.)


RAW TIP: EAT MORE CALORIES
One of the biggest causes of raw wagon falloffery (aka "falloffage") is you're not eating enough calories. When you're not eating enough, you get hungry and then get tempted much more easily. 

KEEP RAW FOOD WITH YOU
Whether you have the ability to carry big things with you like bottles of green smoothie, or only little things, like a little sandwich bag of your favorite nuts or seeds, it will help you significantly to carry your food with. I did that yesterday, so when I passed by the hot dog stand, I was able to whip out my jug of g.s. and down the good stuff.

ALSO KEEP COOKED FOOD WITH YOU
I didn't want to eat pretzels again tonight, nor be tempted to buy any other kind of takeout food. So I brought two servings of a healthy, heavy dinner type foodstuffs. This will keep me sated, strong, focused, and energized when I'm at work. And it's lighter on the wallet, too! You're not always going to want raw food. Best to have what you do want with you, and I'm much happier eating this brown rice, batatas, and cabbage that are all homemade, than anything else I'd buy on a whim, in a hurry, or worst yet, hungry and impatient. (It's different if you're in a restaurant, calm, and ready to order with relaxation and choice.)

ASKING FOR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
I ask the angels, my higher self, and even the Living Plants themselves for strength and discipline to keep me on the raw path, and they always come through for me! (That's where I got the idea to drink green smoothie when I was tempted to matronize the hot dog vendohr. I was very tempted, and I put out the psychic call "Angels, please help me resist this...I know it's not good for me..." And instantly I realized two things: I was hungry. And I hadn't eaten enough in the last couple of hours. Then something said, "You have green smoothie... why doncha drink some?" So I did and the rest as they say is l'herstoire!)

ELIMINATION STATION
Ah, my favorite part of this blog! Americans on the SAD (Standard American Diet) are constipated and this makes them (us) moody and grumpy! Did you know  you're supposed to poop out every meal, every time? I'm always doing it. I'm doing it now, even. No, I'm not. Just kiddin'! But I have already gone twice today. And I will likely again once or maybe even twice before I hit the sack tonight. It's not just the fact that I eat a lot and hat a lot of it's raw. It's also because even the cooked food I prefer has a lot of fiber. For instance, I eat whole wheat pasta or whole grain pasta. Basically, if it's pasta and it's going into my body, it's going to be brown. This has a lot of fiber. 
 I'm not saying I'm never moody or grumpy. But I'd be much more so if I was only going once or twice a day. It would be a scary situation. 
I think if everyone in America began their day with 32 oz of green smoothie instead of coffee or any other beverage, the nation would be transformed in 6 months.


I'm glad I'm here to share this journey with you. And I'm very very very glad you're here reading it. Thank you :-)


Please enjoy my raw videos on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/CXYouTubeRaw
I'll be teaching "Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better Without Being Perfect" on Saturday, Nov. 8th, 11:00am-1:30pm through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. Info: http://mtairylearningtree.org
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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today's Raw Food Update

So far today: 3 bananas, 90 oz. green smoothie (kale, parsley, bananas, water). I resisted the urge to buy street vendor sausage sandwiches this afternoon, but am greatly looking forward to chili at home tonight.
I would like to significantly reduce or eliminate entirely my late night eating. Eating light, raw, vegan fare during the day and then a heavy cooked meal just before bed is not very self-loving. Please enjoy my many raw food videos at The YouTubes here: http://tinyurl.com/cxyoutuberaw

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 



Friday, September 12, 2014

Transitional Recipe: Mixed Oven Roasted Potatoes (+Bonus!)

Dear friendular types!

Here's what I got goin' right now. Thought I'd write it down, you know, on account of I'm a writer and all :-)

Sweet potatoes, white potatoes, red potatoes, onion, onion powdohr, fresh garlic (lots!), one bunch of fresh curly parsley, chopped, generous drizzle of EVOO. Mixed/tossed, and put in pre-heated 400 degree oven at 30 minutes or less (keep an eyeball or two on them).

And yes, this is NOT a raw recipe, but whether transitioning to a raw foods diet and lifestyle, or just incorporating more of the Living Plants into your life, ya still gotta eat, and sometimes if we're not careful, we end up grabbing what's convenient instead of being more selective. 

Preparing this was a delightful experience, and I invite you to try it too! (You select your quantities, based on your needs. I live with a family (my host family) of 5 - total of 3 adults and 2 youthlettes. And I'm rather fond of leftovers. So the quantities were, um, how-you-say - "Healthy". Ta!

BONUS: MY YOUTUBE VIDEO: Raw Vegan Transformation - Transitional Recipe (Rice & Kale) (2010) http://youtu.be/N37V9DEtNbI

Hope to see you at my Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) class "Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better Without Being Perfect" on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:30pm! $20 course fee + $5 materials fee to your instructohr, and guess what? Because it's a brand schpankin' NEW class at MALT, you get 10% OFF your course fee if you register by September 30! Clicketh thyself in the hereward direccione for more informationals! http://bit.ly/1nO23AW


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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Raw Foods class at MALT officially ON!

Hi, Friends!

Just wanted to let you know how excited I am that the minimum amount of students required for my class to happen (4) has officially registered, so I can now say we're officially on! Of course, there are still spaces available and because it's a new Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) class, you get 10% OFF the registration fee through September 30!

This will be my second time presenting this class. The first was this past Friday at SisterSpace Weekend in Darlington, Maryland, where I also presented two other workshops: "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Poly, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric" and "Sexual Healing with the Angels", which were both very well attended and interactive!

Here's info about my MALT class:

Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: How to Eat Better Without Being Perfect

Raw fruits and vegetables are a well-known and powerfully effective way to vibrant health, and longevity. But it's not so easy when you have serious challenges like a tight budget. Learn how you can experience the benefits of a partially raw diet and lifestyle without having to go all raw or vegan. Relax and heal your relationship with food, while using techniques including meditation, guided imagery, dietary adventure, sports (vs. exercise), and community support.   Hours: 2.50

$5 materials fee payable to the instructor.


There are still openings remaining at this time.

  Instructor: Cassendre Xavier    Location: Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive  

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Old school contact info:
Mt. Airy Learning Tree
6601 Greene St. | Philadelphia PA 19119
215-843-6333 | 215-843-6655 (FAX)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm


[Enclosed Image: Expanding Your Capacity for Joy: a Raw Vegan Comfort Book, Sourcebook & Journal, by Cassendre Xavier, cover design by Daniel de Jesús. Released 5/27/09 at Essene in South Philly. Also available in e-book format. Order: www.cassEndrExavier.com.]

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 



You Remember Important Dreams...

Your most important sleeping dreams are the ones you easily recall upon waking. Be sure to use them. Bonus link: My "Dreamlogue & Interpretation" series: http://tinyurl.com/CXDreamlogue. [Image: book cover of my favorite dream dictionary, by Tony Crisp. Highly recommended.]

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Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
“renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
(musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 



Thursday, September 4, 2014

My schedule at SisterSpace this Weekend!

Dear Friends,

Just wanted to share with you my estimated schedule for SisterSpace Weekend (Fri/5 thru Sun/7)! All are subject, but not likely to change!

My music concert: Saturday, 2:00pm (for about 45 minutes)

Workshops:
Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: Friday at 4:00pm
Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Saturday at 8:30am
Sexual Healing with the Angels: Sunday at 11:00am

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MORE INFO FROM PREVIOUS MUSELETTER...

Greetings, Friends!

I just wanted to let you know that in addition to performing music at my own set at this forthcoming Sisterspace Weekend, I will also be doing not one, not two, but three, count 'em three workshops!
 The Weekend this year is from Sept 5-7 in Darlington, MD. Pre-registration ended August 12, but you can find out about Late Registration and Saturday Arrival at http://sisterspace.org/register.html!).

My music:

I'll be performing from my 6 albums of music available athttp://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre and http://tinyurl.com/CXiTunes, which you can enjoy for free at http://tinyurl.com/CXYouTube.

My workshops:

  • Raw Foods for the Rest of Us: Learning how to eat better without being perfect. Related links: Cassendre's raw vegan videos on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/CXYouTubeRaw. Cassendre's Green Smoothie Raw Blog (since 2007 on MySpace. Remember MySpace, heh-heh! http://tinyurl.com/GreenSmoothieRawBlog.) I'll also be doing this workshop on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 in Mt. Airy, through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. You can learn more about that class at http://bit.ly/Y20ZmG

  • Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Managing dating and relationships if you're polyamorous, into tantra, or recovering from abuse, addiction, or dealing with mental health issues. Related links: Wisdom Magazine articles "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us" http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/2225/ and "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us II: You Are Healthy Enough for Love" http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/3060/.

  • Sexual Healing with the Angels: Learn how this non-denomenational spiritual practice can be applied to this area of life as it's commonly practice in every other. Wisdom Magazine article "Sexual Healing with the Angels" http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/3645/, and YouTube video "Sexual Healing with the Angels" http://youtu.be/kwFYpwIjj_8


  • I hope you'll be joining us for these and much more at Sisterspace this year! For more information please enjoy the following linkery device units at your leisure!
    Sisterspace Weekend Entertainment link: , http://sisterspace.org/entertainment.html. Sisterspace Workshops link: http://sisterspace.org/workshops.html



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    Make yourself a beautiful day!

    Cassendre Xavier
    (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
    “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
    (musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
    Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    The Biggest Secret in Self-Help

    Please enjoy my latest column in Wisdom Magazine's online edition! http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/3710/

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    Make yourself a beautiful day!

    Cassendre Xavier
    (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
    “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
    (musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
    Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Cassendre Xavier Concerts, Readings & Workshops

    Dear Friends,
     
    Some of you haven't heard from me in many years. I have lots of email, Facebook, and other accounts, and it's been difficult to keep up with them. But now I'm experimenting with this thing called "MailChimp" which hopefully will allow me to send notice of my events and news more easily.
    I trust you have been and will remain well!
    Here are my upcoming appearances, with new dates recently added. Hope to see you soon!
    [Enclosed image: me sailing for the first time. October 2013, Waterford, CT, USA. I can't swim (yet) and I have a fear of large bodies of water for this reason. So this was a big deal! Plus it was fun being with my then Main Squeeze, and Squeeze's sailing friends!]
     
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    Make yourself a beautiful day!

    Cassendre Xavier
    (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
    "renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur"
    (musician/writer/actress/fine artist)
    Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 
    Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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    2014 Schedule of Appearatroids
     
    Fri-Sun, Sept. 5-7 – Sisterspace Weekend 2014 (I'll be performing music on the Day Stage of Saturday, 9/6 in the early afternoon, and doing workshops throughout the weekend. The workshops are: Raw Foods for the Rest of UsSoulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us, and Sexual Healing with the Angels). For more information, please click here.
     
    Thurs Sept. 11 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Featured readers: Phoenix Mystique and Maleka Fruean. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. For more  info: http://WomensWritingSeries.org
     
    Sat Sept. 13 – Private wedding (plus possible house concert chez vou). I'll be performing music for my cousin Daphne and her soon-to-be betrothed husband-type deud! This will be somewhere in NJ and if you'd like to host me for a house concert the day before or the day after, send me an email at cxmusic [AT] gmail [DOT] com or leave me a comment here!
     
    Thurs Sept. 18 – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Available to sign copies of my "Curious Bookling(s)" (chapbook/s) at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. At least one of my chapbook titles will be sold for $1. Location: Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143. (Dollar Stroll is really from 5:30pm-8:30pm so Bindlestiff Books staff will be there, as will my Curious Booklings. However, the renaissance negresse she has a train to catch!)
     
    Mon Sept. 22 – I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.
     
    Sat Sept. 27 – 7:30pm – I perform live music at the Folk Factory http://folkfactory.org
     
    Thurs Oct 9 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org
     
    Wed Oct 22 – 6:30pm – I open for David Rovics at fundraiser for IWW. Calvary United Methodist Church, 815 S 48th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19143. 48th http://lehighvalleyiww.org/?p=236. Tickets are $10.
     
    Thurs Oct 23 – I open for Dave Nachmanoff at the Lansdowne Folk Club http://www.folkclub.org.
    Mon Oct. 27 – 5:30pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.
     
    Sat Nov. 8 – 11:00am (until 1:30pm) – I teach my class "Raw Foods for the Rest of Us" as part of the fall classes of the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. Location: Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Course fee:  $20. $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. 10% discount for this or any other new MALT course if you register by September 30! For more about this class, please visit http://bit.ly/Y20ZmG, or go to http://mtairylearningtree.org.

    Thurs Nov. 13 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

    Mon Nov. 24 – 5:30pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.
     
    Thurs Dec. 11 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org
     
    Mon Dec. 22 – 5:30pm I host the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.
     
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    Dear Friends,

     

    Some of you haven’t heard from me in many years. I have lots of email, Facebook, and other accounts, and it’s been difficult to keep up with them. But now I’m experimenting with this thing called “MailChimp” which hopefully will allow me to send notice of my events and news more easily.

    I trust you have been and will remain well!

    Here are my upcoming appearances, with new dates recently added. Hope to see you soon!

    [Enclosed image: me sailing for the first time. October 2013, Waterford, CT, USA. I can’t swim (yet) and I have a fear of large bodies of water for this reason. So this was a big deal! Plus it was fun being with my then Main Squeeze, and Squeeze’s sailing friends!]

     

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    Make yourself a beautiful day!

    Cassendre Xavier
    (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls)
    “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur”
    (musician/writer/actress/fine artist)

    Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). 

    Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com

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    2014 Schedule of Appearatroids

     

    Fri-Sun, Sept. 5-7 – Sisterspace Weekend 2014 (I’ll be performing music on the Day Stage of Saturday, 9/6 in the early afternoon, and doing workshops throughout the weekend. The workshops are: Raw Foods for the Rest of UsSoulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us, and Sexual Healing with the Angels). For more information, please click here.

     

    Thurs Sept. 11 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Featured readers: Phoenix Mystique and Maleka Fruean. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. For more  info: http://WomensWritingSeries.org

     

    Sat Sept. 13 – Private wedding (plus possible house concert chez vou). I’ll be performing music for my cousin Daphne and her soon-to-be betrothed husband-type deud! This will be somewhere in NJ and if you’d like to host me for a house concert the day before or the day after, send me an email at cxmusic [AT] gmail [DOT] com or leave me a comment here!

     

    Thurs Sept. 18 – 4:00pm-6:00pm – Available to sign copies of my “Curious Bookline(s)” (chapbook/s) at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. At least one of my chapbook titles will be sold for $1. Location: Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

     

    Mon Sept. 22 – I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

     

    Sat Sept. 27 – 7:30pm – I perform live music at the Folk Factory http://folkfactory.org

     

    Thurs Oct 9 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org

     

    Wed Oct 22 – 6:30pm – I open for David Rovics at fundraiser for IWW. Calvary United Methodist Church, 815 S 48th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19143. 48th http://lehighvalleyiww.org/?p=236. Tickets are $10.

     

    Thurs Oct 23 – I open for Dave Nachmanoff at the Lansdowne Folk Club http://www.folkclub.org.

    Mon Oct. 27 – 5:30pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

     

    Sat Nov. 8 – 11:00am (until 1:30pm) – I teach my class “Raw Foods for the Rest of Us” as part of the fall classes of the Mt. Airy Learning Tree. Location: Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Course fee:  $20. $5 materials fee payable to the instructor. 10% discount for this or any other new MALT course if you register by September 30! For more about this class, please visit http://bit.ly/Y20ZmG, or go to http://mtairylearningtree.org.

    Thurs Nov. 13 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

    Mon Nov. 24 – 5:30pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

     

    Thurs Dec. 11 – 7pm-9pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org

     

    Mon Dec. 22 – 5:30pm I host the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series at Walnut Street West Library in University City, Philadelphia. Free, and includes mixed-gender open mic. Details forthcoming and more info at http://WomensWritingSeries.org.

     

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