Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival Every Saturday in April from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come to Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival every Saturday in April. It’s a celebration of Brooklyn’s wordsmiths and bards. Enjoy the poetry from featured readers, listen to the words from Brooklyn’s cherished poets and keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share your talents at the open mic, et al.

It’s a FREE event!

The dates are

April 2 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 16 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

I’m so happy to be part of this festival to be held every Saturday in April at the beautiful Ft. Greene Park in my borough of Brooklyn and to feature on April 16 with Robert Gibbons and Kim Brandon.

a BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, and Roxanne Hoffman for coordinating this event, and glad that I was able volunteer my services.

Every poetry event starts at 3pm and ends at 6pm (depending on how long the open mic lasts).

Layout: Eastern Wing Lawn and area across from the visitor’s center walkway

Microphone and Speaker

Some chairs and open Lawn Space but non-workshop attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating


April 2nd

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Albert Massimi reading Marianne Moore

Open Mic

April 9th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffmann & Monik Walters


  1. Richard Arriaga
  2. DFaye Anderson
  3. Peter Kozlowksi

Workshop Leader: Sarah Stern

Workshop Topic: What Makes A Poem?

Open Mic

April 16th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters


  1. Patricia Carragon
  2. Robert Gibbons
  3. Kim Brandon

Workshop Leader: Jordan Franklin

Workshop Topic: Pop Culture & PoetryOpen Mic

April 23rd

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters


  1. James Dean Rivera
  2. Ketriana Yvonne
  3. Pauline Findlay

Workshop: Felix Guzman & Dr. Faizen Syed

Workshop Topic: Poetry Saved My LifeOpen Mic

April 30th

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Patricia Spears Jones

Monik Walters reading Richard Wright

Open Mic

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