Life of A Kalamata Book Launch

Book launch for Didi Champagne’s debut poetry/art book at KGB’s Red Room Speakeasy Salon.

85 E. 4th Street

3rd Floor

NYC 10003

Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Come celebrate Didi’s launch in person
with the poets:

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Dorothy Friedman August
Linda Kleinbub
Patricia Carragon

2 drink minimum
21 or older
ID and proof of vaccination required

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

About Didi Champagne

Brooklyn girl, Didi Champagne, is a self-taught poet, artist, electric bass guitarist, and singer/songwriter with a classical background in vocals. Since the mid ’80s, she has graced the New York stages, including CBGB’S, the Bitter End, Webster Hall, and the Limelight, and played at numerous outdoor festivals and radio interviews. Didi shared her words at various downtown venues, including one reading with Punk Rock Queen, JD Rage, at ABC NoRio. As a vocalist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Show, and the United Nations for a benefit to save children.

Didi Champagne has a few CDs with her original music, lyrics, and poetry. Please check out her Facebook page at for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

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Revised Carragon Events February-March 2020

Photo by Marc-André Runcie-Unger

A New Decade for Sharing Words. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events with other wordsmiths and more!
Will be bringing my latest books,”Meowku” and “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada to the reading. Hope to have my new novel, “Angel Fire,” for the Secret Loft reading.

Saturday, February 15 

Boog City 13.5 Arts FestivalFrom 1:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. 

Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 11238
(718) 789-1534$5 admission

I go on around 5:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. Miwa Gemini (music) 2:00 p.m. Jim Feast2:10 p.m. Bonny Finberg2:20 p.m. Yuko Otomo2:30 p.m. Eve Packer 2:40 p.m. Matthew Hupert2:55 p.m. Susan Weiman3:05 p.m. Dorothy Friedman August3:15 p.m. break3:25 p.m. Jane Ormerod3:35 p.m. David Lawton3:45 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)4:00 p.m. Evie Ivy4:10 p.m. Thomas Fucaloro4:20 p.m. Jason Zuzga4:35 p.m. Natalie Mack (music)4:50 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk, featuring Joanna Fuhrman and Jean-Paul Pecqueurreading and in conversation5:20 p.m. Amy Barone5:30 p.m. Patricia Carragon5:40 p.m. Hugo dos Santos5:55 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)6:10 p.m. Cynthia Dewi Oka6:25 p.m. Meghan Boltz6:40 p.m. Kirwyn Sutherland6:55 p.m. Wanda Phipps7:05 p.m. Suzan Jivan7:20 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)


Thursday, February 27 

NeuroNautic Institute Presents
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Joel Allegretti

Patricia Carragon
John J. Trause

Hosted by Matthew Hupert

KGB Red Room

85 E.4th Street NYC 10003 3rd Floor up

Free Admission – 2 Drink Minimum – Open Mic

Friday, March 6 The New Feminine: Poetry/Flash Reading and Open Mic Meet and hearthe fabulous writers from Poets Wear Prada:
Patricia CarragonIris N. SchwartzTantra-zawadiChocolate Waters

Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman

Bureau of General Services / Queer Division208 W 13th St, Rm 210 NYC 10011from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.$10 suggested donation or whatever you can afford!!!

plus panel discussion
Open mic 

Secret Loft March Madness with Carragon and more

Thursday, March 26 

7:30-8: Open mic sign-up

8-10: Open mic and featured readers

Secret Loft
137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

$8 General Admission. Details to come on Advance General admission.

I’m happy to announce that I will be one of the featured readers at the amazing Secret Loft.
I will be bringing copies of MEOWKU, THE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES, INNOCENCE, and hopefully, my first novel, ANGEL FIRE.

I will be reading that day with other readers. Will update you when I know their names.There will be an open mic sign-up sheet by the refreshment area. Please keep your reading under 5 minutes.

All Saint’s Day Happy Hour Poetry Pub Crawl

Celebrate the spirit of Poetry on a Friday night tour de force!

Wet your whistle at each watering hole and proclaim to the rooftops!

Mob of poets paint the town red! Remember, remember, the 1st of November! Remember this day, Ladies and Gentleman

fore it will be yours for all time!

The full schedule of reading and drinking is as follows:



POETRY LOCATION #1 [6 PM – 6:20 PM]: Corner of Attorney Street

Directly in front of Parkside Lounge side door entrance

DRINK LOCATION #1 [6:20 PM – 6:40 PM]: Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street


POETRY LOCATION #2 [6:45 PM – 7:05 PM]: In front of Cardinal Spellman

137 East 2nd Street

DRINK LOCATION #2 [7:05 PM – 7:20PM]: 2A, 25 Avenue A, Lady Stardust


POETRY LOCATION #3 [7:30 PM – 7:50 PM]: Under La Mama Theatre Scaffold, 74 East 4th Street, Across the street from KGB Bar

DRINK LOCATION #3 [7:50 PM – 8:10 PM]: KGB Bar – 84 East 4th Street


POETRY LOCATION #4 [8:15PM – 8:35 PM]: In front of old CBGB’S

315 Bowery

DRINK LOCATION #4 [8:40 PM – 9:00 PM]: Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery


[9:00PM – Midnight]: Mas’s Crib, East 4th Street

*A flask of Writers’ Tears Whiskey will be available for the less fortunate*

Lantern escort from venue to venue

facebook event


Hosted by Mas Walker and Jennifer Juneau

Performers confirmed thus far:

Jerry Johnson, Jennifer Juneau, Nancy Mercado, Mas Walker

Prince Mcnally, Buttered Roll, David Huberman, Patricia Carragon

Dorothy Friedman, Rose Tang, Michael Carter, Carrie Magness Radna,

Danny Lama, Big Mike Logan, Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, Ron Kolm,

Roxanne Hoffman, Dorothy Cantwell, Karen Neuberg

Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch 

Poets Wear Prada Double Book Launch

Patricia Carragon’s “The Cupcake Chronicles”

Iris N. Schwartz’s “My Secret Life with Chris Noth: And Other Stories”

F-Bomb NY Flash Fiction Reading

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

KGB’s Red Room 3rd Floor up
85 E 4th St.
NYC 10003

Hosted by Paul Beckman

Plus a great lineup of readers: David B. McConeghey,
Alice Jacoby, Madeline Artenberg, Thaddeus Rutkowski,
Roxanne Hoffman, Diane Stiglitch, and Paul Beckman.

Two Drink Minimum

Subways:  F/ D/ B to Broadway/ Lafayette

F to Second Avenue

6 to Bleecker Street

Facebook Event:

“The Cupcake Chronicles” is now available on Amazon:

“My Secret Life with Chris Noth: And Other Stories” is now available on Amazon:

Happy Birthday Pattie! F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Happy Birthday Pattie!

F Bomb Reading at The Red Room @ KGB

with Francine Witte, Robert Marshall, MC Neuda

Thursday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.




85 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003

b/t Cooper Square & Second Ave.

3rd Floor up

(212) 777-6088


F to Second Avenue

4, 6 to Astor Place

N, R to 8th Street-NYU




Welcome to F Bomb, where NY flashers come together for a night of thrills and chills, heartbreak and laughter. Hosted by Paul Beckman. Free admission.


Come celebrate my Pre-Birthday (May 12) at The Red Room. Will be reading excerpts from my upcoming book, “The Cupcake Chronicles” from Poets Wear Prada and a chapter from my emerging novella, “What Hasn’t Happened Yet.”