Finishing Line Press Group Reading at Jefferson Market Library


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



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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

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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.

Christina M. Rau Gazebo 2016

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.
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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 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, or



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.


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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