Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction

Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction
Saturday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
231 Norman Avenue #114, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$7.50 Admission

A poetry reading and meet-and-greet in Brooklyn featuring 15 NYC-based writers against the War on Drugs and its destructive effects on our bodies, our minds and our communities, and honoring Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), a wonderful grassroots organization committed to empower and help people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration with advocacy and direct services, including needle exchange services and counseling.

Proceeds from ticket sales all go to VOCAL-NY. Get your tickets NOW here at before they are out. If space permits, tickets will also be sold at the door.

Before, between and after sets we would encourage all to meet, talk, engage, and facilitate collaboration with VOCAL staff, the poets, and all others involved. It is our intention to use this event as a vehicle for greater things to come that would unite passionate people towards a common goal.

Plus, food and drinks will be available.



Part 1
Eytan Stern Weber
Joanna Valente
Craig Kite
Christoph Carr
Jessica Reidy
Heath Antonio

Special feature: Jawanza James Williams from VOCAL-NY

Part 2
Thomas Fucaloro
Lisa Marie Basile
Brian Sheffield
Yael Baron
Patricia Carragon
Ashley Young
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Dallas Athent


Published by: Patricia Carragon

Brooklyn writer and poet Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. Her publication credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Mom Egg, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of "Journey to the Center of My Mind" (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and "Urban Haiku and More" (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest books are "The Cupcake Chronicles" (Poets Wear Prada, 2017) and "Innocence" (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of brevitas, Pen Women's Literary Workshop, Women Writer's in Bloom,and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her other website at: ---Performances --- ---Publications--- ---Series Schedule--- ---Bookstore--- ---Poetry Corner--- ---Online Reviews of My Books--- ---Follow Me on Goodreads--- ---Check Out My Author Page on--- Amazon.Com ---Become My Fan on ReverbNation--- ---Like My Page on FaceBook--- ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- ---4th Saturday Readings (3rd Saturday if the 4th Saturday falls on a religious holiday). No reading in December. --Park Plaza Restaurant --220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11201-- - 718 – 596 – 5900--- 2:30PM--- ---$5 donation---food/drink - Open Mic--- Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, R to Court Street, Borough Hall---

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