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

SCHEDULE

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

Readers: 

  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

Readers: 

  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

Readers

  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

RSVP for Workshops/General Attendance:

https://www.classy.org/event/poetry-month-festival-in-fort-greene-park/e396840

Open Mic Sign Up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fRAM0NrfMjo3GgXAnhMjGvRwwRceHfv_vEbFqrUpNz4/viewform?edit_requested=true#responses

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REMINDER: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor Angela Lockhart Aronoff Cynthia Manick Yuyutsu RD Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

 

Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Angela Lockhart Aronoff

Cynthia Manick

Yuyutsu RD Sharma


@ Park Plaza Restaurant 

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK EVENT:

Boyce-Taylor, Lockhart Aronoff, Manick, Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant

Bios:

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the recipient of the 2015 Barnes and Noble Writers For Writers Award, and founder/ curator of Calypso Muse and the Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series. Cheryl earned an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine, and an MSW from Fordham University. She has three collections of poetry: Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. A poetry judge for The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Astraea Foundation, she has facilitated poetry workshops for Cave Canem, Poets & Writers, Poets House, and The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center. Her poetry has been commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and the National Endowment for the Arts for Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company. A VONA fellow, her work has been published in Callaloo, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Pluck!, Killings Journal of Arts & Letters, Adrienne, and Prairie Schooner. Her fourth and most recent collection, Arrival, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2017 and is a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Visit Cheryl’s website: CherylBoyceTaylor.net.

Angela Lockhart Aronoff began writing at the age of eight. She has two Master’s degrees from NYU. The first MA for Educational Theatre resulted in her founding Living Lessons Inc. with her late husband Kenneth Aronoff. Her second MA for Rehabilitation Counseling for individuals recovering from addiction and mental health challenges. She has led creative writing workshops for the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the World Fellowship Center, and the New York Writer’s Coalition. She is a member of Cave Camem and Brooklyn Poets Workshops, and Writer’s in Bloom Poetry Salon. Angela’s poetry has been published in two anthologies Into the Web and What if Writing is Dreaming Together, and a chapbook What is it You Think You See. She’s working on a poetry manuscript (seven years in the making) that explores her family’s worldview and ancestry from four continents.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A poet and storyteller with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the MacDowell Colony among others. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry, her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, The Los Angeles Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally renowned poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal TrilogyPhotographs andPoetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.deEpsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Oyuyuther Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014), andAnnapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012). In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.More: www.yuyutsu.de, http://www.niralapublications.com.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor Angela Lockhart Aronoff Cynthia Manick Yuyutsu RD Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018

Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005

Brownstone Poets presents

 

 

Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Angela Lockhart Aronoff

Cynthia Manick

Yuyutsu RD Sharma


@ Park Plaza Restaurant 

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718 – 596 – 5900


Subways:

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street

R to Court Street


4 or  to 5 Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

http://web.mta.info/weekender.html


$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

FACEBOOK EVENT:

Boyce-Taylor, Lockhart Aronoff, Manick, Sharma at Park Plaza Restaurant

Bios:

Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is the recipient of the 2015 Barnes and Noble Writers For Writers Award, and founder/ curator of Calypso Muse and the Glitter Pomegranate Performance Series. Cheryl earned an MFA in Poetry from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine, and an MSW from Fordham University. She has three collections of poetry: Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, and Convincing the Body. A poetry judge for The New York Foundation for the Arts, and The Astraea Foundation, she has facilitated poetry workshops for Cave Canem, Poets & Writers, Poets House, and The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center. Her poetry has been commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, The Joyce Theater, and the National Endowment for the Arts for Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company. A VONA fellow, her work has been published in Callaloo, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Pluck!, Killings Journal of Arts & Letters, Adrienne, and Prairie Schooner. Her fourth and most recent collection, Arrival, was published by Northwestern University Press in 2017 and is a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Visit Cheryl’s website: CherylBoyceTaylor.net.

Angela Lockhart Aronoff began writing at the age of eight. She has two Master’s degrees from NYU. The first MA for Educational Theatre resulted in her founding Living Lessons Inc. with her late husband Kenneth Aronoff. Her second MA for Rehabilitation Counseling for individuals recovering from addiction and mental health challenges. She has led creative writing workshops for the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, the World Fellowship Center, and the New York Writer’s Coalition. She is a member of Cave Camem and Brooklyn Poets Workshops, and Writer’s in Bloom Poetry Salon. Angela’s poetry has been published in two anthologies Into the Web and What if Writing is Dreaming Together, and a chapbook What is it You Think You See. She’s working on a poetry manuscript (seven years in the making) that explores her family’s worldview and ancestry from four continents.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A poet and storyteller with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the MacDowell Colony among others. A winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry, her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day Series, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, The Los Angeles Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally renowned poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal TrilogyPhotographs andPoetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.deEpsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Oyuyuther Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014), andAnnapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012). In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.More: www.yuyutsu.de, http://www.niralapublications.com.

REMINDER:   Women Writers in Bloom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration

REMINDER:

Women Writers in Bloom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration

Women Writers in Bloom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration!

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION #REQUIRED to attend!
#Eventbrite Link: goo.gl/ptaAju
***** or #Click #TicketURL in FB event

Phillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn * Pamela Sneed *
Hosted by JP Howard
Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave (between Hoyt and Bond)
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(347) 987-4966
Refreshments to be served.  Open Cash Bar.
Subways:

  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn: A, C and G
  • Bergen Street: F
  • Atlantic Ave – Barclay Center: B, D, Q, R, 4,  and 5
Check the MTA’s weekend schedule changes at http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION #REQUIRED to attend!
#Eventbrite Link: goo.gl/ptaAju
***** or #Click #TicketURL in FB event

From JP Howard, the host:

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon‘s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration is live! Come celebrate our big 7 as we celebrate our fabulous Salon writers during National Poetry Month on Saturday evening April 14th! Join our FB event, but make sure to also register for your Eventbrite ticket (link available in FB event page) or here: goo.gl/ptaAju #Eventbrite tickets #required for entry, so we stay within capacity for our venue. Please help us spread the word y’all!

Fabulous features are: Pamela SneedAngela BrownCheryl Boyce-TaylorElizabeth LaraWendy AnguloCandice IlohPhillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn and Patricia Carragon#HappyCurator #WeBloom

Women Writers in Bloom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Women Writers in Boom’s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration!

Phillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn * Pamela Sneed *
Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(347) 987-4966

Subways:

  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn: A, C and G
  • Bergen Street: F
  • Atlantic Ave – Barclay Center: B, D, Q, R, 4,  and 5
Check the MTA’s weekend schedule changes at http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=r

EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION #REQUIRED to attend!
#Eventbrite Link: goo.gl/ptaAju
***** or #Click #TicketURL in FB event

From JP Howard:

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon‘s Seven Year Anniversary Celebration is live! Come celebrate our big 7 as we celebrate our fabulous Salon writers during National Poetry Month on Saturday evening April 14th! Join our FB event, but make sure to also register for your Eventbrite ticket (link available in FB event page) or here: goo.gl/ptaAju #Eventbrite tickets #required for entry, so we stay within capacity for our venue. Please help us spread the word y’all!

Fabulous features are: Pamela SneedAngela BrownCheryl Boyce-TaylorElizabeth LaraWendy AnguloCandice IlohPhillip J. Ammonds as Trinity Rayn and Patricia Carragon#HappyCurator #WeBloom

FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/221323048612843/