Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market

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A Gentile Reminder:

Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library

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Saturday, November 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Jefferson Market Library NYPL

425 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-4334

Patricia Carragon, Gillian Lynn Katz, Carla Schwartz, Tim Tomlinson, Francine Witte

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Free Admission

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1678609095506527/

Subways:

A, C, E, F, D to West 4th Street
1, 2 to Christopher St./ Sheridan Sq.
L to 6th Ave.
N, R to 8th Ave

Please check the MTA Weekender for Subway Updates:
http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women…

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Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch 

Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch

Patricia Carragon’s “The Cupcake Chronicles”

Iris N. Schwartz’s “My Secret Life with Chris Noth: And Other Stories”

F-Bomb NY Flash Fiction Reading

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB’s Red Room 3rd Floor up
85 E 4th St.
NYC 10003

Hosted by Paul Beckman

Plus a great lineup of readers: David B. McConeghey,
Alice Jacoby, Madeline Artenberg, Thaddeus Rutkowski,
Roxanne Hoffman, Diane Stiglitch, and Paul Beckman.

Two Drink Minimum

Subways:  F/ D/ B to Broadway/ Lafayette

F to Second Avenue

6 to Bleecker Street

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/507690689593316/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

“The Cupcake Chronicles” is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o

“My Secret Life with Chris Noth: And Other Stories” is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2gUEQ5P

Tom Savage and Don Yorty Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, November 18 at 2:30 P.M.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m.

TOM SAVAGE

DON YORTY


@ Park Plaza Restaurant

(PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE BACK ROOM THAT DAY. )

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

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.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

 

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/207667539774094/

 

pcarragon@gmail.com
brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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Tom Savage is the author of eleven books of poetry including Sonnets, Mostly (135 collaborations with Bill Kushner); Afghanistan: From Herat to Balkh and Back Again (Fly By Night Press, 20015); Brainlifts (Straw Gate Books, 2008)Political Conditions/Physical States (United Artists Books) and many others. He has taught twice at The Poetry Project. His poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Tamarind, Hanging Loose, Brevitas, Wryting-L, and many others print and online journals. His plays have been done at The Poetry Project and at Medicine Show Theater. He is also an amateur classical singer.

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Don Yorty is a poet and garden activist who helped win the battle to establish community gardens in the East Village, NYC. His poetry collections include A Few Swimmers Appear and Poet Laundromat, and he has video-documented the work of hundreds of poets through his blog, donyorty.com. His work appears in Little Caesar, Out of This World, An Anthology of the Poetry of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, 1966-1991, (Crown), LiVE MAG!, Literati Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, and others. His novel, What Night Forgets, was published by Herodias Press. He lives in New York City.

Publication News Updates


Publication News Updates:



Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Many thanks to Yuyutsu RD Sharma for including my 2 poems “Living In Silence” and “Outdoor Yoga Meditation Haiku” in the Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, Edited by David Austell, Nirala Publications, 2017. Congrats to David Austell, Ruth Danon​, Carolyn Wells, Cathy Gigante-Brown​, Jack Tar​, Nancy R. Lange​, Bill Wolak, Mindy Kronenberg​ Su Polo​, Robert Scotto​, Michael Graves​, Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny​, Kymberly Brown​, James Romano​, Eugene Hyon​, Jan Garden Castro, and more. It was an honor to read at YogaSole on Saturday, October 21.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Snow-Worldwide-Anthology-Intersections/dp/8182500885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508782463&sr=8-1&keywords=eternal+snow+an+anthology


Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017.

A shout out to Jaroslav E. Sykora for including my 4 poems “Living In Silence,” ”Open Space,” “Rage,” and “The Corneal Gates” in Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017. Happy to be on board with: John A. Todras, Joshua Meander, Noel Cohen, Linda Kleinbub, Rp Verlaine, Patrick Hammer Jr., Rosalie Calabrese, Anoek van Praag, James McMenamin, Barbara Hall, Julia Griffin, ff. white, Gabriel A. Levicky, Chris Robin, Jaroslav E. Sýkora, KenJazzo.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Poems-about-Love-Hate-Anthology/dp/1548347671/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508785548&sr=1-4&keywords=Jaroslav+E.+Sykora


 
Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4
 
Thank You Joshua Meander for accepting “Gray-White” for Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4. Kudos to Bob Barci, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, Ros Rabin.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
Pleased to be part of the Haiku group again. Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen. Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Dorothy McLaughlin, Dennis Rhodes, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Greg Gregory, pl. wick
Click below and enjoy:
 
 
Mankh’s haiku du jour, October 20, 2017
Thank you Mankh for selecting one of my tree haiku:
 
veins of leaves
my tree’s hands
touch mine
 
 
Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #140, October 2017
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for including me in this issue with Sharon Anderson, Michael Ceraolo,
Lysa Collins, Bijay Kank Dubey,June Forte, Peggy Dugan French, Dean Wiseman Golden, Gene Gryniewicz, Stephanie Hiteshew, Jeff Howell, Judy Katz-Levine, Dennis S. Malan, Celine Rose Mariotti, Carl Mayfield, Gerald A. McBreen, Dorothy McLaughlin, Edir Meirelles, Ndongolera C. Mwangupili, normal, Karen O’Leary, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Don A. Ryan, Dennis Saleh, Vivian Bolland Schulklapper, t. kilgore splake, Jane Stuart, Tseten Madison Sun, Diane Webster,Michael Dylan Welch, Joanne Weston, Simone Wheeler, pl wick, Yates Young, Paula Yup
 
Catku
 
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
 
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
 
dinner table scraps
trash bags ripped for survival
hungry kittens eat
 
like cat’s eyes
doors to inner peace
open and shut
 
keep your pussy
rodent-free
kick him in the ballot!
(for Alison Ross)
 
progressive claws
send political machines
to the shredder
 
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after grieving
sun gets brighter
days get warmer
 
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on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums
 
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wild geraniums
remember the holiness
that greed demolished
 
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inside this kaleidoscope
souls of flowers
ever-changing
 
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like clouds
departing for sun
grief fades
 
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Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market

 

Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library

 

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Saturday, November 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Jefferson Market Library NYPL

425 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-4334

Patricia Carragon, Gillian Lynn Katz, Carla Schwartz, Tim Tomlinson, Francine Witte

 

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Free Admission

 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1678609095506527/

Subways:

A, C, E, F, D to West 4th Street
1, 2 to Christopher St./ Sheridan Sq.
L to 6th Ave.
N, R to 8th Ave

Please check the MTA Weekender for Subway Updates:
http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.

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Gillian Lynn Katz grew up during the apartheid era in South Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s. In 2012 she won Second Place for her poem Midnight in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest, and Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Kaleidoscope. Her poetry has appeared in Inkwell, The Westchester Review, Epiphany and other magazines and anthologies. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College.

 

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Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, and photographe. Her poems have appeared in Aurorean, ArLiJo, Fourth River, Fulcrum, Bluefifth, Common Ground, Cactus Heart, Mom Egg, Switched-on Gutenberg, Gyroscope, Naugatuck River, Solstice, Triggerfish, Sweet Tree, and Ibbetson Street. Find her book, Mother, One More Thingon Amazon.com. Her second book of poetry, Intimacy with the Wind, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her CB99videos youtube channel has 1,000,000+ views. Learn more atcarlapoet.com, or wakewiththesun.blogspot.com.

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Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, is the first poetry collection to address climate change catastrophe. He is also the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (fiction). He lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program.

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Francine Witte is a poet, flash fiction writer, playwright, photographer, blogger, and reviewer. She is the author of five chapbooks and her full-length poetry book, Cafe Crazy, is forthcoming from Kelsay books. She is a former high school teacher. She lives in Manhattan.

More Upcoming Events and Book Launch

PEN Women’s Literary Workshop

Wednesday, October 25 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

588 Broadway, Suite 303.  ph: 212-334-1660; website: pen.org.

Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

Free Admission

with Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,
Patricia Carragon, Jan Garden Castro,
Jan Emerson, Anna Michaels-Gaudreau,
Madeline Millan, and more.

Subways: F, D, B, M to Broadway/Lafayette  6 to Bleecker St.

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Roxanne Hoffman’s Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch

Patricia Carragon’s “The Cupcake Chronicles”

Iris N. Schwartz’s “My Secret Life with Chris North: And Other Stories”

F-Bomb NY Flash Fiction Reading

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB’s Red Room 3rd Floor up
85 E 4th St.
NYC 10003

Hosted by Paul Beckman

Plus a great lineup of readers: David B. McConeghey,
Alice Jacoby, Madeline Artenberg, Thaddeus Rutkowski,
Roxanne Hoffman, Diane Stiglitch, and Paul Beckman.

Two Drink Minimum

Subways:  F/ D/ B to Broadway/ Lafayette

F to Second Avenue

6 to Bleecker Street

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/507690689593316/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

“The Cupcake Chronicles” is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2yAYc9o

“My Secret Life with Chris North: And Other Stories”
 is now available on Amazon:http://amzn.to/2gUEQ5P

The Party Continues for October

The party continues for October


 

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Risk of Discovery Series

Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m.

Patricia Carragon

Blue Cups

38-04 61st Street

Woodside, NY 11377

(917) 832-6940

Hosted by Micah Eaton Zevin

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564955446875889/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

Subway: 7 to 61st Street Woodside

Open Mic

Free admission but please support the café 💗

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SPIRAL THOUGHT PRESENTS LITERARY READINGS

at 6/15 Green

Patricia Carragon and Gabriel Levicky

Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m.

AT 6/15 GREEN (a community garden) at the corner of

6th Avenue and 15th Street in Park Slope Brooklyn

FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by Emily Brown

6/15 Green is easily accessible by mass transit using the F train (7th Ave. Or 15th St. Stations), the R train (Prospect Ave.) And the 68, 63 and 61 buses. 6/15 Green is a 501 ( c) 3 organization. Please visit the website for more information: www.615green.org

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I’m honored to be one of the guest readers on Saturday, October 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at YogaSole
254 Windsor Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 541-1382

Subways:
Take the F or G train to 15th Street/Prospect Park Station. Exit Windsor Place

Brooklyn Launch of

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Eternal Snow

& A Workshop with the Himalayan Poet

Saturday Oct 21st

Workshop will be 6:00pm – 7:00pm $25pp

(includes reading)

Reading will be 7:30pm – 9:00pm $10pp

In the workshop

Yuyu will share his experiences and recite mantras and prayers to evoke the Himalayan world, especially, Devataatma, a Sanskrit word for the Himalayas, meaning the place where Soul of the God lives. After years of traveling the globe as an itinerant poet, Yuyutsu Sharma has earned the respect and admiration of thousands of people all over the world. Yuyu will unravel the secrets of Himalayan spirituality, inducing the participants to write fresh poetry likely to be published in the second volume of Eternal Snow.

The Reading will be the

The Brooklyn launch of

“Eternal Snow:  A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

will take place.

Editors will share their experiences of editing this anthology.

Select Poets include:

David Austell, Kathleen D Gallagher, Ruth Danon, Carolyn Wells, Catherine Gigante-Brown, Jack Tar, Nancy R Lange, Bill Wolak, Robert Scotto, Michael Graves, Bari Falise,  Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny, Jack Tar, Marion Palm, Eugene Hyon, Patricia Carragon,
Jan Garden Castro

 & others will read from the book.

 

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PEN Women’s Literary Workshop

Wednesday, October 25 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

588 Broadway, Suite 303.  ph: 212-334-1660; website: pen.org.

Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

Free Admission

with Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bomze,
Patricia Carragon, Jan Emerson, Anna Michaels-Gaudreau,
Madeline Millan, and more.

Subways: F, D, B, M to Broadway/Lafayette  6 to Bleecker St.

 

Patricia Carragon Oktoberfest of Poetry Events

Patricia Carragon Oktoberfest of Poetry Events

 

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Unbearables and Friends: 100 Thousand Poets for Change

This is an invitation to join the Unbearables and friends

on October 7, Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Unbearables and Friends: 

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street

NYC- 10002

Subway: F to Second Avenue, D to Broadway/ Lafayette

Hosted by Francine Witte and Ron Kolm

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1960886010865986/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2294%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Please check the MTA Weekender for updates:

http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

This is an invitation to join the Unbearables and friends as they take part in the international event 100 Thousand Poets for Change by reading their work at the Parkside Lounge.

This event will be free, though there is a two drink minimum –
the Parkside does have two dollar drinks, so we hope this isn’t a problem for anyone. We will also be passing the hat to help with expenses.

We would like to thank Michael Rothenberg for creating 100 Thousand Poets for Change, and for his continued support to poets around the world who participate. Many of the events in other countries will take place on September 30th, but Michael recognized the 30th is also Yom Kippur, so he gave organizers some leeway on choosing another date.

Hosted by Francine Witte and Ron Kolm, with the following poets participating:

1. Francine Witte
2. Jane Ormerod
3. Carol Wierzbicki
4. David Lawton
5. Thomas Fucaloro
6. Aimee Herman
7. John Trause
8. Brendaliz Guerro
9. Phillip Giambri
10. Bill Considine
11. Bruce Weber
12. Joanne Pagano
13. Richard West
14. Puma Perl
15. Matthew Hupert
16. Joel Alegretti
17. Amy Barone
18. Rob Hardin
19. Su Yung
20. Patricia Carragon
21. Jason Gallagher
22. Pete Dolack
23. Mitch Corber
24. Jim Feast
25. Jill Rapaport
26. Tsaurah Litzky
27. Deborah Pintonelli
28. Carl Watson
29. Sparrow
30. Gordon Gilbert
31. Larissa Shmailo
32. Bob Holman
33. David Huberman
34. Tom Savage
35. Bonny Finberg
36. Valery Oisteanu
37. Bob Quatrone
38. Jeff Wright
39. Dorothy Friedman
40. Eve Packer

Filmed by Mitch Corber

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Faultlines: a Reading

Saturday, October 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Unnameable Books

600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

poet/performers/persons: we are:

Sparrow, Eve Packer, Carol Wierzbicki, Jim Feast,
Francine Witte, Danny Shot,Tsaurah Litzky, Austin Alexis,
Stella Padnos, Robert Gibbons, Brendaliz Guerrero,
Jason R. Gallagher, Patricia Carragon, Stephen Kwok,
Lehman Weichselbaum, David Huberman and TBA

The Theme: ‘Faultline–Seismic Shifts’
Reading from someone else’s, then our own stuff–

Free event

Host: Eve Packer

Subway: Q, B to Seventh Avenue

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/302031530202729/

Please check the MTA Weekender for updates:

http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

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Risk of Discovery Series

Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m.

Patricia Carragon

Blue Cups

38-04 61st Street

Woodside, NY 11377

(917) 832-6940

Hosted by Micah Eaton Zevin

Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564955446875889/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

Subway: 7 to 61st Street Woodside

Open Mic

Free admission but please support the café 💗

———————————————————————

SPIRAL THOUGHT PRESENTS LITERARY READINGS

at 6/15 Green

Patricia Carragon and Gabriel Levicky

Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m.

AT 6/15 GREEN (a community garden) at the corner of

6th Avenue and 15th Street in Park Slope Brooklyn

FREE ADMISSION

Hosted by Emily Brown

6/15 Green is easily accessible by mass transit using the F train (7th Ave. Or 15th St. Stations), the R train (Prospect Ave.) And the 68, 63 and 61 buses. 6/15 Green is a 501 ( c) 3 organization. Please visit the website for more information: www.615green.org

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I’m honored to be one of the guest readers on Saturday, October 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at YogaSole
254 Windsor Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 541-1382

Subways:
Take the F or G train to 15th Street/Prospect Park Station. Exit Windsor Place

Brooklyn Launch of

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Eternal Snow

& A Workshop with the Himalayan Poet

Saturday Oct 21st

Workshop will be 6:00pm – 7:00pm $25pp

(includes reading)

Reading will be 7:30pm – 9:00pm $10pp

In the workshop

Yuyu will share his experiences and recite mantras and prayers to evoke the Himalayan world, especially, Devataatma, a Sanskrit word for the Himalayas, meaning the place where Soul of the God lives. After years of traveling the globe as an itinerant poet, Yuyutsu Sharma has earned the respect and admiration of thousands of people all over the world. Yuyu will unravel the secrets of Himalayan spirituality, inducing the participants to write fresh poetry likely to be published in the second volume of Eternal Snow.

The Reading will be the

The Brooklyn launch of

“Eternal Snow:  A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

will take place.

Editors will share their experiences of editing this mammon anthology.

Select Poets include:

David Austell, Kathleen D Gallagher, Ruth Danon, Carolyn Wells, Catherine Gigante-Brown, Jack Tar, Nancy R Lange, Bill Wolak, Robert Scotto, Michael Graves, Bari Falise,  Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny, Jack Tar, Marion Palm, Eugene Hyon, Patricia Carragon,
Jan Garden Castro

 & others will read from the book.

 

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PEN Women’s Literary Workshop

Wednesday, October 25 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

588 Broadway, Suite 303.  ph: 212-334-1660; website: pen.org.

Hosted by Ilsa Gilbert

Free Admission

with Ilsa Gilbert, Rosalie Calabrese, Bracha Nechama Bromze,
Patricia Carragon, Jan Emerson, Anna Michaels-Gaudreau,
Madeline Millan, and more.

Subways: F, D, B, M to Broadway/Lafayette  6 to Bleecker St.

Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library

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Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library

Saturday, November 4 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Jefferson Market Library NYPL

425 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

(212) 243-4334

 

with Patricia Carragon, Gillian Lynn Katz,

Christina M. Rau, Carla Schwartz, Tim Tomlinson, Francine Witte

 

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Free Admission

 

 

Facebook Event:

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1678609095506527/

 

Subways:

A, C, E, F, D to West 4th Street
1, 2 to Christopher St./ Sheridan Sq.
L to 6th Ave.
N, R to 8th Ave

Please check the MTA Weekender for Subway Updates:
http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

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Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of brevitas, as well as the PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.


 

gillian katz

Gillian Lynn Katz grew up during the apartheid era in South Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1960s. In 2012 she won Second Place for her poem Midnight in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest, and Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Kaleidoscope. Her poetry has appeared in Inkwell, The Westchester Review, Epiphany and other magazines and anthologies. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College.

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Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press, 2017) and the chapbooks WakeBreatheMove (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and For The Girls, I (dancing girl press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and in various literary journals. She serves as Poetry Editor for the international literary journal The Nassau Review at Nassau Community College where she teaches writing. In her non-writing life, she practices yoga occasionally and line dances on other occasions.
Find her links on http://www.christinamrau.com/

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Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, and photographe. Her poems have appeared in Aurorean, ArLiJo, Fourth River, Fulcrum, Bluefifth, Common Ground, Cactus Heart, Mom Egg, Switched-on Gutenberg, Gyroscope, Naugatuck River, Solstice, Triggerfish, Sweet Tree, and Ibbetson Street. Find her book, Mother, One More Thingon Amazon.com. Her second book of poetry, Intimacy with the Wind, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her CB99videos youtube channel has 1,000,000+ views. Learn more atcarlapoet.com, or wakewiththesun.blogspot.com.

 

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Tim Tomlinson is co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. His chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, is the first poetry collection to address climate change catastrophe. He is also the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and This Is Not Happening to You (fiction). He lives in Brooklyn, and teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program.

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Francine Witte is a poet, flash fiction writer, playwright, photographer, blogger, and reviewer. She is the author of five chapbooks and her full-length poetry book, Cafe Crazy, is forthcoming from Kelsay books. She is a former high school teacher. She lives in Manhattan.

Reminder: Alan Braverman, Catherine Gigante-Brown, Omayma Khayat, Anthony Vigorito at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 10/28 at 2:30 p.m.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017

Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Reminder: Brownstone Poets presents

Saturday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Alan Braverman

Catherine Gigante-Brown

Omayma Khayat

Anthony Vigorito


@ Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

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:

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$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

 

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Bios:

 

Alan Braverman is a Brooklyn poet, artist, and, a retired teacher. Nine years ago at Ken Siegelman’s Poetry Outreach, Ken inspired Alan to write again. Sadly, Ken Siegelman passed away in 2009.  Subsequently, Alan was featured at the BookMark Bard, Barnes and Noble, and the Park Slope Library with Anthony Vigorito, the MC; and Evie Ivy’s Open Mic, at the Green Pavilion. Evie Ivy published two of his poems, in The Venetian Hour, Dinner With the Muse, Volume II, and one poem in Patricia Carragon’s Brownstone Poets Anthology. Alan has illustrated a book of poems by Anthony Vigorito, the author of several books of poetry.

 

Catherine Gigante-Brown’s works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in publications as diverse as Ravishly, Essence, American Gardener, Huffington Post Woman and Dakota Outdoors. She co-authored two biographies for Prometheus Books. Her short stories appear in women’s fiction anthologies. Several of her screenplays have been produced by independent film companies.Her novels The El, Different Drummer and The Bells of Brooklyn are published by Volossal, and she is currently working on a musical version of Different Drummer with a director and composer. Brown was born and bred in Brooklyn, where she still lives with her husband and son.

 

Omayma Khayat is a poet, a mother of three young children, and a project manager. In her writing, she often explores the tug and pull of her identity as an American of Lebanese origin, and her Muslim faith. Her poetry speaks through various levels of truths; they are a way for her to search for her part in the world, to know where she belongs. With a cultural aspect, taking from being totally culturally confused she bleeds her soul onto paper to find her mark in the world. Feeling at times stuck between two worlds, her poetry explores the tug and pull of her identity. Her poems, at times, are the legend to a map, an exploration of countless journeys throughout her existence to find the place where she belongs. Her search of where the X is, where her treasure is buried, where her identity is defined.

 

Anthony Vigorito, a lifelong Brooklynite, attended St. Athanasius elementary school, Lafayette High School, SUNY Fredonia, and Brooklyn College. He is retired from the Department of Education after having served 30 years as a special education teacher. Anthony was mentored by and worked closely with Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s third Poet Laureate for the past ten years, assisting in the implementation of Brooklyn Poetry Outreach, the Ken Siegelman and Marty Markowitz creation, from its inception until now. He sat on the committee to select the new poet laureate, and is currently writing, reading, supporting poets, advocating literacy, encouraging everyone to write, chronicle, diary, and journal. Anthony is the author of 4 volumes of poetry: Pier 48 South Brooklyn, Clef & Palettes, 17 West, and Seeing in 17: Art Haiku.