PA’LANTE A LA LUZ (Charge Into The Light)

PA’LANTE A LA LUZ (Charge Into The Light)

PA’LANTE A LA LUZ (Charge Into The Light)
The 24th Annual
Alternative New Year’s Day
Spoken Word / Performance


Jan 1st, 2018
2 PM to Midnight
170+ Performers
Poetry / Performance / Music / Dance
Plus Open Mic – Sign Up Early!

I’m on between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East 3rd Street
NYC, 10009

One of New York City’s biggest literary events, featuring more than 150 scheduled performers, returns to the historic Nuyorican Poets Cafe on New Year’s Day. The 24th annual Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza takes place on January 1, 2018, from 2 p.m. to midnight. This year’s theme is “Charge into the Light/Pa’lante a la Luz.”

The Alternative, which continues to be free to the public, features poets, prose writers, monologists, musicians, dancers and other performers in a 10-hour showcase that ranges from some of New York’s most seasoned talents to emerging stars. The lineup evolves each year to keep the event fresh and democratic.

The audience is encouraged to donate paperback books to Books Through Bars for people incarcerated in prison, and canned or boxed food or drink for City Harvest, which provides for the hungry in New York.

Among the poets scheduled to read on January 1 are Miguel Algarin, Steve Dalachinsky, Cornelius Eady, Daniela Gioseffi, hattie gossett, Willie Perdomo, Tracie Morris and Anne Waldman. There will also be a special hour that will feature performances by the poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, beginning at 7 p.m.


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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