Brownstone Poets is celebrating its 10th year this August!
Brownstone Poets presents Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh, Saturday, August 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
Brownstone Poets presents:
Virginia Walker and a Special Tribute to Michael Walsh
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
For more directions:
$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Virginia Walker has been a finalist for Suffolk County Poet Laureate and her poetry has been published in local and national publications, including Long Island Quarterly, South Fork Naturalist, The Nassau Review, Pegasus, Minetta Review, and the anthologies, The Light of City and Sea, Touched by Eros, In Autumn, Bards Annual, and Poems in the Garden: Rebel Road 7.She has mentored many poetry workshops on Long Island for Live Poets and has been a visiting poet in East End middle schools. She lives on Shelter Island and is active in the East End Poetry Workshop. She has created many poetry events at Dowling College featuring East End Poets
Virginia Walker earned her Ph.D. at New York University. She teaches English and Humanities courses at Dowling College and Suffolk County Community College.
Michael Walsh graduated from Gilmour Academy, took a B.A. in anthropology from Cleveland State University, and did further course work at John Carroll and Yale Universities.
He was happiest with his rock hammer, kneeling in a creek bed or combing shale cliffs for Paleozoic fossils. He contributed his collections to museums and colleges.
Michael has published over eighty poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has read in Ohio, Manhattan, and across Long Island.
He was a human rights and animal rights advocate and was interested in the intertwine of psyche. He felt we lived in a small world without room for expansion and we needed to get along.
Michael lived in Rocky Point and was active in the East End Poetry Workshop.