Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, April 24 from 2 P.M to 4 P.M. EST New York City

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, April 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

William Washington

A.i. Firefly

James Dean Rivera

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last minute signup means you will read at the end of program. 

Our April features are William Washington, A. i. Firefly, and James Dean Rivera. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

 Please follow these instructions: 

 Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://rb.gy/utlbol (Note that your contribution is not refundable.) 

 Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom: https://rb.gy/aafx4k 

 Step 3: After making your donation and completing your registration, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event. 

Looking forward to seeing you at our April reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/4mP0kXEZC

BIOS


William Washington

William Washington is a Spanish Harlem Elder/SpokenWord Artist, and Community Activist. William has performed SpokenWord throughout The United States. He’s performed at The Legendary NYC Nuyorican Poets Cafe- The 2016 BPC Poetry Festival in Atlanta Ga. – The Chicago Illinois 2019 Spoken Ink Live!, as well as events, in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Albany NY, Syracuse NY, etc. Mr. Washington has starred, on Off Broadway Stages- Most Notably “Sistahs Black Like Me- Harlemville.” He has performed at major Churches & Colleges throughout The Tri- State area. William Washington is the author, of the widely acclaimed Autobiography “The Nigger Chronicles/The Mispronunciation Of Who I Am” published in December of The Year 2012. Lastly William recently co-featured at “Great Weather for Media” Hosted by The Phenomenal Mr. Thomas Fucaloro! Introducing.. Mr. William Washington!

A. i. Firefly


photo by Kristopher Johnson

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry, A.B. Baird Publishing, E·ratio, & Great Weather For Media. You can read more of her work and engage with the author on Instagram @a.i.firefly or at https://aifirefly.wordpress.com

James Dean Rivera

James Dean Rivera, also known as The Dean of Poetry, is an author, spoken word artist, and YouTuber who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Through his words, he promotes positivity and inspiration. He shares life lessons for in hopes of bettering of the lives of his audience. James has been writing since he was 14 years old and he published is book Words From The Heart in 2018 and Deep Thoughts in 2020. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science from Brooklyn College. The Dean of Poetry lives to inspire the world one moment at a time.

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Friday, March 26th, from 7 P.M. – 9 :30 P.M.

Hosted by Dorothy Friedman August

Featured Readers:

Patricia Carragon, Lydia Cortes, Lee Ann Brown, 

Bertha Rogers, Robert Gibbons, Roxanne Hoffman, Ron Kolm, 

Susan Sherman, Joanie Fritz Zosike, Larissa Shmailo, 

Yuko Otomo, Cynthia Frantz

Dorothy Friedman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Women’s History Month Reading
Time: Mar 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

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REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

BIOS


Talena Lachelle Queen

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Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano

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Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

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Crystal Crusti Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

Come one, come all. New Jersey poets to rock Brooklyn on Zoom this Saturday!

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation:https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting:https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our…

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High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series with Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis, Sunday March 14 at 2 p.m. EST

REMINDER:

Patricia Carragon's Blog: Words Give Me the Will to Write

High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series with Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis, Sunday March 14 at 2 p.m.EST

High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series features:Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis
plus an Open Mic

Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. EST

Hosted by Denise Laneve

Virtual information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89250494669…

Meeting ID: 892 5049 4669
Passcode: 658038

https://www.facebook.com/events/748347255816778/

Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s fiction pieceWhat Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week fromgreat weather for MEDIA.She was nominated byBear Creek Haikufor a Pushcart Prize. Her latest books fromPoets Wear Pradaare “Meowku” and “The Cupcake Chronicles” and her debut novel, “Angel Fire,” is fromAlien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor forHome Planet News Online

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REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

REMINDER: Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

BIOS


Talena Lachelle Queen

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Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano

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Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

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Crystal Crusti Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.

High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series with Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis, Sunday March 14 at 2 p.m. EST

High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series with Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis, Sunday March 14 at 2 p.m.EST

High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series features:Patricia Carragon and Helen Mazarakis
plus an Open Mic

Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. EST

Hosted by Denise Laneve

Virtual information:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89250494669…

Meeting ID: 892 5049 4669
Passcode: 658038

https://www.facebook.com/events/748347255816778/

Bios:

Patricia Carragon’s fiction piece “What Has to Happen Next” has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem “Paris the Beautiful” won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are “Meowku” and “The Cupcake Chronicles” and her debut novel, “Angel Fire,” is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Helen Mazarakis is a former community development specialist, who now works with several non-profit organizations when not writing. Her poetry has been published in Exit 13, Tiferet, Clementine, Everyday Poetry, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. She is currently at work on two middle-grade novels, and lives in Montclair.

Paterson Review #48 this Saturday at 1 p.m. EST

Paterson Review #48 this Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. EST

Come join me with Amy Barone and other great poets at this celebration of words.  I will be reading “Dance with Me,” a touching poem inspired by a Ben E. King classic song.

For Your family and friends:

Dear contributors of Paterson Literary Review #48:  

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College present a virtual Poetry Reading  by the contributors of Paterson Literary Review #48 on Saturday, March 6, 21 at 1PM (EST).  If you want to join and enjoy the Poetry Reading, please see below the Livestream YouTube link and click on it at 1 PM (EST).

Please see below the Livestream YouTube link and forward it to your family and friends so they can hear you read. You can send it to as many people as you want.

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

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Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

BIOS


Talena Lachelle Queen

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Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano

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Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

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Crystal Crusti Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, Crystal Davis

Brownstone Poets on ZOOM

Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City

Talena Lachelle Queen

Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix

Crystal Davis

Please follow directions below promptly, in advance of the reading, to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note that order of the open mic follows the order of registration.

Sign up early, read early.:

We’re back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbolStep 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrtStep 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event.Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!

BIOS


Talena Lachelle Queen


Talena Lachelle Queen 
is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”

Susan Justiniano


Susan Justiniano
, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.

Crystal Davis

Crystal Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.