Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, Jay Chollick at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 5 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
Brownstone Poets presents Concetta Abbate, Jan Castro, and Jay Chollick on Saturday, November 5, 2016 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.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Concetta Abbate
Jan Castro
Jay Chollick

@ 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:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon 
Concetta Abbate, a NYC violinist, violist, vocalist, and composer, began studying classical violin and ear training at age 4. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album Falling in Time in February 2015 (Waterbug Records.) She has performed at The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, and more. She was a visiting composer in residence at TAKT gallery in Berlin this past winter. Concetta performed with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records), and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records). She is the musical director of a music education non-profit,”Teacup Music”. She’s currently pursuing graduate studies in Music and Music education at Columbia University and has received grants from the Charles Mayer Foundation, as well as The Roothbert Fund.
Jan Garden Castro’s poetry chapbooks—The Last Frontier (Eclectic Press) and Mandala of the Five Senses are out of print. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in periodicals includingAmerican Poetry Review, American Book Review, Sculpture Magazine, Bomb, The Nation, New Letters, Roof, and Telephone. Castro was a finalist for the Adirondack Review Fulton Fiction Prize and received the CCLM Editor’s Award as Editor of River Styx Magazine. She blogs monthly at and is Contributing Editor for Sculpture Magazine. She has curated exhibitions for JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano – Lima). See for her books, interviews, and essays. 
Jay Chollick: The word’s most harmless terrorist; shadowy at the open mic; insufferable in print; bookish in slim volumes: Colors; American Vesuvius; FiveO The Stately Poems; prizes & awards but not the bluest ribbons; big mouth on the radio; a tv pipsqueak, for which only his one hand claps.

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