Our final installment of the Ft. Greene Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month
is coming up on
Saturday, April 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (depending on how long the open mic lasts).
Admission is Free!
Roxanne Hoffman and Monik Walters will be at the helm
Patricia Spears Jones will be our Keynote Speaker
Patricia Carragon will read for the Richard Wright Tribute
Plus a Wide Open Mic
Microphone and Speaker to be provided
This will be one event that can’t be missed!
Come to the Eastern Wing Lawn of the park. The area is across from the visitor’s center walkway. Some chairs and open Lawn Space but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating.
Take the A, or F to Jay Street Metro Tech
the Q or R to DeKalb Avenue
the 2, 3, 4, 5, R to Court Street
Head Northwest to the park
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Brownstone Poets Schedule:
Just to remind you that Brownstone Poets is still on a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and enjoy! We’ve already had several friends who support Brownstone Poets attend the readings.
(A suggested donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way is through PayPal at: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
Your contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features.)
Our regular program will be back on Saturday, May 28 on Zoom with featured poets Carolyne Lee Wright, Jose Mobili, and Megha Sood. We will start promoting this reading early in May.
I’m so happy to be part of this festival at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and a big Brownstone thank you to those who came to hear me with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon and take the workshop with Jordan Franklin. I will be on the program again to share about Richard Wright who once lived in Ft. Greene.
A BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Roxanne Hoffman from Poets Wear Prada, and Poets and Writers for coordinating these April events, and glad that I am able volunteer my services.