Brownstone Poets on Zoom: Jason Smartwood, Kim Brandon, Prince A. McNally, Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. EST

You’re invited to Brownstone Poets, the last Saturday of the month,

Saturday, February 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

for our next installment of Brownstone Poets with our rockstar features:

Jason Smartwood, aka Buttered Roll

Kim Brandon

Prince A.McNally

$5 ticket purchase and advance registration required.

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

Visit our FB event page at https://fb.me/e/2mW4wt096 or DM @herbf533 or @patriciacarragon for the how tos. Please sign up early to secure a first come first serve slot at our open.

Looking forward to seeing you at our February reading!

Bios:

Buttered Roll (he/his/him) is a self-taught poet, painter, performer, and not-so-complex carbohydrate who resides in Hoboken, NJ. “Exile in Orange,” Buttered Roll’s first solo visual art show, took place at SMUSH Gallery, from March 2021 through May 2021. https://www.smushgallery.com/exileinorange. Buttered Roll released his first book Quarantine: Solo, in August 2020. Buttered Roll’s poetry has been published in Soup Can Magazine, The Esthetic Apostle, and Breadcrumbs Magazine. Buttered Roll has been a featured reader at Pine Barrens Jam, great weather for MEDIA, WAYE reading series, and Backroom Broadsides. Buttered Roll’s second book, Disjecta Dismembra, was self-published on September 22, 2022.

Kim Brandon is a poet, artist, activist, and storyteller. Her work has been included in stage performances, anthologies, and journals. This year, her work was included in Peregrine’s Black Poets Speak collection. She is a 2021 Brooklyn Poets’ Poet of the Week and a VONA alumnus. She has attended Wild Seed retreats and Cave Canem Writers workshops. She is the founder of Brooklyn Society Writers group and the host of writing workshops for people of color. This year her work centers on the revolutionary power of Black love. She is hoping to publish her first poetry collection Red Honey in 2023.

Prince A. McNally is a widely published teaching poet and spoken word artist, who facilitates workshops for kids in crisis through schools and outreach programs, utilizing poetry and creative writing as a means of expression and self-discovery. His poems have appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies, such as Boog City, Spill Words, Tuck Magazine, Dissident Voice, Jerry Jazz Musician, and The Blue Mountain Review, to name a few. He is a recipient of a Poets and Writer’s Grant and has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Poetry Prize. He currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. and every Saturday throughout April

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 16, 23, and 30. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. Brownstone Poets is taking a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Fort Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month from Saturdays, April 16, 23, and 30. 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: https://bit.ly/3bkqFmO
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 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 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

SCHEDULE

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 & Poetry

Open Mic

Schedule for the rest of April:

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 Life

Open 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

CHOICES AND MONSTERS: A READING

 

 

 

CHOICES AND MONSTERS: A READING

Friday, February 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238 

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/243143126614304/

 

We will read on the themes of choice and/or the dream of reason produces monsters (from the Goya painting) or the end of monsters (via Beckett),

followed by work of our own poets/performers:

Sparrow, Eve Packer, Violet Snow, Robert Gibbons, Jason R. Gallagher, Stella Padnos, Federica Pantana, Patricia Carragon, Carol Wierzbicki, Danny Shot, Kim Brandon, Lehman Weichselbaum, Ron Kolm, Austin Alexis, Tsaurah Litzky, Stephen Paul Miller, Nicole Costa

short Open Free event

curated by Eve Packer