The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

Patricia CarragonRobert GibbonsPrince A McNallyTalena Lachelle Queen, and Tantra Zawadi will be performing on the portico at:

533 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ

2:00-3:00 pm

This event is Free and Open to the Public!

Thank you, Marsha McGowan, for hosting us!


HerStories Poets, Wednesday, September 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Zoom

Coming right up – 7 -9:30 pm – Wednesday, September 22!

For the Zoom link,


Brownstone Poets on Zoom- Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, Jordan E. Franklin– Saturday, September 18 — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, September 18
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 

Our September 18 features are:
Martina McGowan

Pauline Findlay

Jordan E. Franklin

Plus a limited Open Mic. 

Our September features are Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, and Jordan E. Franklin. 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: that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

Step 3: After making your contribution 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 September reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:


Martina McGowan

Martina McGowan, MD, physician, poet, writer, artist, advocate, activist in the wars against social, racial, and sexual injustices. She is the author of “i am the rage,” (February 2021, SourceBooks), and is an award-winner in the Social Change category of the 2021 International Book Awards. She is listed by the American Academy of Poets for a poetry reading list for the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month 2021 and a poetry reading list for Summer 2021. Woman’s Day has her listed among the “20 of the Best Poetry Books to Read in 2021.” Martina McGowan is the poetry editor for The Elevation Review Magazine, with work appearing in several literary magazines and anthologies.

Pauline Findlay

Pauline Findlay was born in Trinidad, West Indies and raised in Brooklyn. She is a poet, director, and filmmaker of short films, as well as a chef. Pauline is an original Silver Tongued Devil, has toured Augusta, Georgia, and is the author of Mirror Images. Her second collection of poems titled Dysfunction is waiting to be published. Her short films can be viewed on YouTube. Findlay’s work is not for the faint of heart. Her characters are stark, based within  the voices of reality. She’s performed at Medgar Evers College, Women of Color Series, Fahrenheit Series, Governor’s Island, Cornelia Street Cafe, libraries, Barnes and Nobles, as well as other private events.

Jordan E. Franklin

Jordan E. Franklin is a poet from Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton in 2018. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Frontier, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize and the 2020 Gatewood Prize. Her first poetry collection, when the signals come home, was published by Switchback Books in March 2021. Her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, was published by Tolsun Books in August 2021.

Reminder: Alliance of Youth Back to School Festival, Friday, September 10 — Poetry from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Poets Talena Lachelle Queen, Prince A McNally, Tantra Zawadi, Patricia Carragon, and Roxanne Hoffman live and in person and outdoors in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, September 10th in support of Alliance of Youth Development, a new not-for-profit mentorship program in East Flatbush.

Date: Friday, September 10th

Poetry Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Festival starts at 3 p.m.

Address: Flatbush Gardens 1404 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210FREE

Light refreshments to be served.

Please mask up.
Hosted by Patricia Carragon for Louis David


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


Friday, September 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by Turner Contemporary

Free Event

Honored to be part of this event.

I will be zooming from Brooklyn:
Event byStretch Outsider Art GalleryTurner ContemporaryDuration: 3 hrPublic·Anyone on or off FacebookAS PART OF THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORTED PROJECT ‘A WONDROUS PLACE’ – A special evening of stories and readings from the new Anthology – ‘SOS SURVIVING SUICIDE’- Live readings alongside projected zooming of poets from across 4 continents. A very special evening to be held in Margates most celebrated arts venues ‘TURNER CONTEMPORARY FOYLE ROOM’ Places are limited to just 80! So get in quick or be disappointed… Confirmed live readers are ; Dean Stalham, Raw by Nature, Luke Sullivan, Pat Havemercy, Suzanne French, Carlotta Allum, Madeleine White, Sophie Cameron, and Banu Ercon – Zooming in on the…

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