Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram at Café Dada Tuesday, 2/18 at 7:30 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada. Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Brownstone Poets presents:

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. –   sign in at 7:15 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217


2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

$4 donation + food/drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon


Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, has poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and a M.A. in Art Education, from NYU’s School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College (CUNY), where she studied with the acclaimed poet Marie Ponsot for two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She also studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and in Trinidad and is seeking publication for her two poetry manuscripts and a book of essays.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram ( is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book. She also has two upcoming book-length collections of poetry in 2014. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across seven countries in three continents. Sweta has won three Pushcart Prize nominations, Queens Council on the Arts Grant– BYOB Program for Writers, an International Poetry Award, Best of the Net Nomination, Nomination for Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, and writing fellowships. She was short-listed for the Independent Literary Awards and Unisun Poetry Prize. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in New York City with her husband and teaches creative writing across the globe & gives talks on gender studies. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (


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