Second Sunday Spoken Word

Second Sunday Spoken Word is the first and only regularly scheduled monthly event devoted to the Spoken Word. We welcome all writers, including lyricists, to share their work on the second Sunday of every month. We believe in speaking out and are dedicated to giving people a voice. We are open to all readers, genres, and formats.

Suggested Donation $2


3-5 pm Spoken Word – original poetry, fiction, and non-fiction

5-6 pm Singers, songwriters, and other acoustic musicians


Performers may sign up in advance by contacting the  SICC Literary Chairperson Robin Lampman at: LampmanRobin @

Second Sunday Spoken Word  

Every Second Sunday from 3-6 pm
Art on the Terrace Gallery,  776 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Our next Second Sunday event:

                     Second Sunday Spoken Word and the Art Built Project present

                                                           "Building Ideas with Words"

           August 11th, 4-5 p.m. at the Stapleton Waterfront Park, 455 Front Street

SICC's Second Sunday Spoken Word in collaboration with Labyrinth Arts Collective and the Art Built Project will present "Building Ideas with Words" at the Art Built Mobile Studio at the Stapleton Waterfront Park. Henne Van Campen, recipient of a Poets and Writers grant for this event, will be featured reading from her new collection of poems called "Devolution" and will be followed by well-known poets Kofi Antwi, Julie Bentson, Jessica Kratz, Kristen Leykos, and Fritz Weiss.

"Building Ideas with Words" is funded in part by Poets and Writers with public funds from the New York Council on the Arts.,   



Second Sunday Spoken Word at Art on the Terrace

Second Sunday Spoken Word at Art on the Terrace


SICC Literary Chairperson Robin Lampman

 Robin Lampman is a published poet and an educator with thirty-five years of experience teaching in universities, high schools, and elementary schools. Read More  on Poets & Writers