You’re invited to Brownstone Poets, the last Saturday of the month,
Saturday, June 24 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
for our next installment of Brownstone Poets with our rockstar features:
James C. Ellerbe
Plus 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 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.
Please follow these instructions:
Step 1: Make your $5 contribution: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
(Note 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 June edition! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
James C. Ellerbe has appeared on BET’s Buy The Book and a non-taped edition of the world-renowned Showtime at the Apollo showcase in which he and other poets helped promote the first spoken word event at a venue called Poetic Battles. He represented the New Jersey team for this event. He also performed at the Kola Note (Site of Montreal, Canada Jazz festival), Elizabeth High School, Rutgers University, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Sarah Lawrence College, and appeared on WLIB Radio NYC. James was also a finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Award for Poet of the Year and featured author at the BCCLS BooksNJ 2015 and 2017 Book Festivals at Paramus Library in Paramus, NJ. He also wrote and co-produced his three-act play, A Dream Preserved. Beyond the Event Horizon is his first book of poetry (2015). Pulsar is his first spoken word album released by Not Enough Words LLC (2018).
Gerald Wagoner is the author of A Month of Someday, (Indolent Books, 2023) and When Nothing Wild Remains, (forthcoming, Broadstone Books, September 2023). His childhood was divided between Eastern Oregon and Montana, where he was raised under the doctrine of benign neglect. 2018: Visiting Poet Residency Brooklyn Navy Yard. 2019. Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, On The Tides of Time, with painter Robert Gould, 2021—2023, Curator and Host of, A Persistence of Cormorants, a summer outdoors reading series. April 2023, Poets Afloat, resident poet, Waterfront Barge Museum. Selected Publications: Beltway Quarterly, BigCityLit, Blue Mountain Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, Night Heron Barks, Ocotillo Review, Right Hand Pointing, Misfits, Maryland Literary Review. Ed: BA Creative Writing, U of Montana 1970, MFA Sculpture SUNY Albany. Gerald currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Barry Wallenstein is the author of eleven collections of poetry, the most recent being It’s About Time (New York Quarterly Books, 2022]) A special interest is his presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz. He has made twelve recordings of his poetry with jazz, including: Lisbon Sunset (2018) and Lisbon Sunrise (2022). Barry is Emeritus Professor of Literature at the City University of New York and an editor at American Book Review and advisory editor of BigCityLit. Since retiring from CUNY, he’s been part of the faculty at the Center for Learning and Living, a continuing ed program for seniors.