Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, and DFaye Anderson, Sat, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom welcomes another year of poetry:

Saturday, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our January features are:

Ketriana Yvonnne

Christine Weimer

DFaye Anderson

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: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

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. https://fb.me/e/2yAD2iU8S

Looking forward to seeing you at our January reading!

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

Bios:

Ketriana Yvonne is a poet and author of Sequin Soul Poetry from the Spirit. She is the host and producer of the Brooklyn Free Speech, First Amendment Award Winning Show The Ketriana Yvonne Show. Ketriana Yvonne has featured for the Ft Green Park Conservancy Fundraiser “The Fling” and the Ft. Greene Park  Conservancy Poetry Festival. She is a Ft. Greene Member of the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and served as panelist for the 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council Music Grants. Ketriana featured for The Share with the Myrtle Ave Partnership and has been featured on podcasts and BRIC TV. She was the winner of the 2019 TrulyBrooklyn.com contest. “Dear Brooklyn,” which has become her signature poem. She is a member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. She writes as Spiritwriter on Allpoetry.com.com and was featured in their anthology Circular Whispers. She has led virtual poetry workshops for New York Writers Coalition and her own  group “The Sequin Soul Spirit Writing Group” and hosts Janeswalk.org virtual writing workshops. Ketriana Yvonne is a poet writing for change and to be an inspiration to the world. She is Ketrianabelove on Twitter and Instagram.

Christine Weimer is an award-winning author, publisher, creative copywriter, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York. She is honing all the guts and glory of motherhood while promoting and supporting women writers as the Editor-in-Chief of Our Galaxy Publishing.

Christine is the author of three poetry collections; Tainted Lionheart, which won the Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021, I Got to Know Nature, and Claiming the Throne. Her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies and Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. She is also the Publishing Advisor for Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of STEM education to today’s youth.

Born in Bronzeville, Chicago, DFaye Anderson now calls Brooklyn home. A theater artist, former educator, and filmmaker, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY and has performed her poetry and short fiction in parks, bars, schools, theaters, and parlors across New York State. The PotLuck Poets, a collective she formed in 2019, met the challenge of isolation from COVID by presenting free shows via Zoom. She is an AUDELCO nominee in directing, and her work is published in the anthology NOMMO: A Literary Legacy of Black Chicago (1967-1987) and MERGE Literary magazine.

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Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, and DFaye Anderson, Sat, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom welcomes another year of poetry:

Saturday, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Our January features are:

Ketriana Yvonnne

Christine Weimer

DFaye Anderson

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: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO

(Note that your contribution is not refundable.)

Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://bit.ly/3hnpy8D

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. https://fb.me/e/2yAD2iU8S

Looking forward to seeing you at our January reading!

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

Bios:

Ketriana Yvonne is a poet and author of Sequin Soul Poetry from the Spirit. She is the host and producer of the Brooklyn Free Speech, First Amendment Award Winning Show The Ketriana Yvonne Show. Ketriana Yvonne has featured for the Ft Green Park Conservancy Fundraiser “The Fling” and the Ft. Greene Park  Conservancy Poetry Festival. She is a Ft. Greene Member of the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and served as panelist for the 2022 Brooklyn Arts Council Music Grants. Ketriana featured for The Share with the Myrtle Ave Partnership and has been featured on podcasts and BRIC TV. She was the winner of the 2019 TrulyBrooklyn.com contest. “Dear Brooklyn,” which has become her signature poem. She is a member of the Society of Old Brooklynites. She writes as Spiritwriter on Allpoetry.com.com and was featured in their anthology Circular Whispers. She has led virtual poetry workshops for New York Writers Coalition and her own  group “The Sequin Soul Spirit Writing Group” and hosts Janeswalk.org virtual writing workshops. Ketriana Yvonne is a poet writing for change and to be an inspiration to the world. She is Ketrianabelove on Twitter and Instagram.

Christine Weimer is an award-winning author, publisher, creative copywriter, and spoken-word artist from Queens, New York. She is honing all the guts and glory of motherhood while promoting and supporting women writers as the Editor-in-Chief of Our Galaxy Publishing.

Christine is the author of three poetry collections; Tainted Lionheart, which won the Gold Medal Poetry Award for Readers’ Favorite 2021, I Got to Know Nature, and Claiming the Throne. Her most recent work is published in The Order of Us and Venus Rising anthologies and Sunflower Station Press literary magazine. She is also the Publishing Advisor for Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of STEM education to today’s youth.

Born in Bronzeville, Chicago, DFaye Anderson now calls Brooklyn home. A theater artist, former educator, and filmmaker, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY and has performed her poetry and short fiction in parks, bars, schools, theaters, and parlors across New York State. The PotLuck Poets, a collective she formed in 2019, met the challenge of isolation from COVID by presenting free shows via Zoom. She is an AUDELCO nominee in directing, and her work is published in the anthology NOMMO: A Literary Legacy of Black Chicago (1967-1987) and MERGE Literary magazine.

Brownstone Poets on Hiatus – Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
May the season bring peace of mind, joy, hope, and inspiration!

Come back on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 2
 p.m on Zoom

to hear: Ketriana Yvonne, Christine Weimer, DFaye Anderson 

Stay safe, my friends!

First snow

falling

on the half-finished bridge

Matsuo Bashō

Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 9 at 3 p.m. and Every Saturday Throughout April

Come to Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival every Saturday in April. It’s a celebration of Brooklyn’s wordsmiths and bards during National Poetry Month. 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!

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 around 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

This Saturday, April 9th 

MC: Roxanne Hoffmann & Monik Walters

Readers: 

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

Workshop Leader: Sarah Stern

Workshop Topic: What Makes A Poem?

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

Schedule for the rest of April:

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

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