No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 23 and next Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.

Brownstone Poets is taking a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month from Saturdays, April 23, and 30 at 3 p.m. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and take a workshop class as well.

(A suggested donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated. The easiest way is through PayPal at:
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 to be held every Saturday in April 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.

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 am 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

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

Microphone and Speaker

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


April 23rd

Invite on Facebook:

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 Life

Open Mic

Schedule for the rest of April:

April 30th

MC: Roxanne Hoffman & Monik Walters

Keynote: Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Carragon reading Richard Wright

Open Mic