Gemstone Readings, New York City


Gemstone Readings is a series dedicated to finding and exhibiting new talent and break out work in writing, performance and media art, and is most interested in female and queer perspectives. Gemstone seeks the diamond in the ruff, like Aladdin, but more Jasmine, you feel me?

Gemstone Readings works to create unique audience experiences through the emergence of literary, visual and performance art, and non traditional venues and encourages viewers to dive head first into a barrel of gems, and take a few home in an encapsulated pencil - like that one you had in third grade!

Gemstone Readings is also interested in featuring your poetic and visual gems on our website, as well as featuring writers and artists in shiny new ways through visual and digital media projects ! Find some of this noise on our tumblr and watch out for new gem secrets to be revealed soon!


Gemstone Readings is:

  • Laura Marie Marciano - Gem Seeker and Director
  • Holiday Black - Keeper of Hearts and Assistant Artistic Director
  • Monica McClure - Lady in Waiting and Public Relations
  • Annie Rose - Stone Sorceress and Special Projects Manager
  • Harry Burke - Castle Groom and Creative Consultant



Gemstone Readings has hosted readings by the following gems:

  • Rachel Rabbit White
  • Annie Malamet
  • Monica McClure
  • Jennifer Tamayo
  • Bunny Rogers
  • Lora Li
  • Giovanna Olmos
  • Rivkah Barringer
  • Ana Cecilia Alvarez
  • Salisbury Bushnell
  • Grace Miceli
  • Dorothy Howard
  • Stephen Michael McDowell
  • Lucy K. Shaw
  • Ann Hirsch
  • Audrey Zee Whitesides
  • Chris Beldon
  • Elizabeth Hilts
  • Ioanna Opidee
  • Brian Hoover
  • Jess Dutschman
  • Laura Marie Marciano
  • Gabby Bess
  • Ben Fama
  • Mike Young
  • Cassandra Gillig
  • Sophie Collins
  • Sam Riviere
  • Holiday Black
  • Harry Burke
  • Victoria Reis
  • Marisa Crawford



Gemstone Readings has made videos with the following gems:

  • Stacey Teague
  • Natalie Chin
  • Kate Durbin
  • Monica McClure
  • Annie Malamet



Gemstone Readings wants to hear from you!
Send gems to: Laura Marie Marciano solarprocess@gmail.com