Updates and Events 9/14/15

Recently on August 28th, I had the privilege of performing at one of Baltimore Maryland's premier open mic venues, Be Free Fridays.  At this event I performed my poem "A Better Man,"  which is featured in my book Beyond the Event Horizon. 

Be Free Fridays is every last Friday of the month, and is hosted by
Shelly Says So and Love The Poet.  BFF is also located at the Eubie Blake Center in Baltimore, MD.  The love was flowing at this venue, and the two host were so welcoming.  I truly felt at home, and look forward to visiting Be Free Fridays some day in the future.  Check out the video of my performance, and don't forget to Like the video, if you truly enjoyed it.

"A Better Man" at Be Free Fridays Baltimore, MD

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I decided to created my own New Jersey Poetry Calendar. This calendar is designed for enthusiast and promoters of New Jersey poetry. You will be able to view and post events to this calendar, and be able to add events to your own Google Calendar. If you want to post your event, please email me at iPoetryNJ@gmail.com (only). All events will be posted by providing the following information, and follow the guidelines:

1. Email subject "NJ Poetry Event Post"
2. Must be a poetry event or open mic in New Jersey (poetry book signings or readings as well)
3. Date of event
4. Name of event
5. Start Time and Ending Time of event
6. Description of event
7. Contact information including URL if possible (Facebook URL is welcomed too)

In Montclair, NJ I plan on participating in the poetry slam at the Montclair Poetry Festival at Trend Coffee, 411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  The event will be hosted by Se'lah The-Author.  Please see New Jersey Poetry Calendar for more information.


"If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time" - Zig Ziglar

Abundant blessing,

James C Ellerbe

James C Ellerbe

James C. Ellerbe was born, and currently lives, in New Jersey with his wife. He graduated from Hackensack High School and Gibbs College (formerly in Livingston, New Jersey) with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Administration.

He has appeared on a BET’s "Buy The Book" and a non-taped edition of the world-renowned "Showtime at the Apollo" showcase in which he and other poets helped promote the first spoken-word event at a venue called "Poetic Battles." He represented New Jersey’s team for this event. He also performed at the Kola Note (Site of Montreal, Canada’s Jazz festival), Elizabeth High School, Rutgers University, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Sarah Lawrence College, and appeared on WLIB Radio NYC.

Recently, James was also a finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Award for Poet of the Year, and featured author at the BCCLS BooksNJ 2015 and 2017 Book Festivals at Paramus Library in Paramus, NJ. He also wrote and co-produced his three-act play, "A Dream Preserved." "Beyond the Event Horizon" is his first book of poetry published in April 2015 by Let It Flow Publishing, and "Pulsar" is his first spoken word album released by Not Enough Words LLC on April 2018.