Laborfest 2022, Tuesday, July 12 at 8 p.m. EST

Fighting for A New World, Poets & Musicians

July 12, 8 p.m EST

Zoom Event

FREE

Join LaborFest when we have labor music and poets from around the US.
Musicians include Matt Seidel and others.
Poets:
– Christopher Hirschmann Brandt is a writer, political activist, translator, carpenter, actor and theatre worker who teaches poetry workshops, Peace and Justice and theatre courses at Fordham and Pace Universities. His poems, essays and translations have been published in Spain, France, and Mexico as well as in US journals and anthologies.
– Ama Birch lives and works in New York City. Belladonna* published her chapbook, “(Spirit)” in June of 2022 as part of their Lesbian Allstars series.
– Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online.
– Linda Kleinbub is the curator of Fahrenheit Open Mic, founder of Pen Pal Poets & editor of Pink Trees Press. Linda was one of six local poets invited to read at the Americas Poetry Festival of New York 2021. Some of her work is found in The Best American Poetry, Brooklyn Rail, The Observer, and Sensitive Skin Magazine. Her first full-length book of poetry COVER CHARGE is an Unbearables Title from Autonomedia.
– Eve Packer: Bronx-born, poet/performer/actress, appears solo, w/music, in dance and theatre. Grants and awards include NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NEH, and NYSCA. She has published four poetry books, skulls head samba,, playland poems 1994-2004, new nails. (Fly By Night Press). Fall ’21 sees her new book no mask no talk corona poems 2020-2021 (w/photos) from Autonomedia Press. Has several poetry/jazz CD’s w/ saxophonist Noah Howard & others. Teaches at WCC. Honored to the skies to have known steve cannon and be one of the Tribes mom, grandmom, Lives downtown and swims daily.
– Jenifer Vernon is author of Rock Candy on West End Press and active with the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA). You can see one of her poems, “Bobbie the Girl,” on WCSA’s website under the WCSA Creatives Corner section. She and Rosie O’Halloran got this section going in 2022. She lives on Nisenan lands in a place currently called Folsom, California with her family; and teaches communication and journalism at Sierra (Community) College.”
– Howard Pflanzer (poetry organizer) poet, playwright, and lyricist and co-founder of Crossways Theatre. Dead Birds or Avian Blues, his book of short poetic satiric plays and poetry, was published by Fly By Night Press. He was the prizewinning Poet of the Month of The Poetry Company. His hybrid performance piece, Walt Whitman Opera, adapted from Whitman’s poetry with music by Constance Cooper, was presented at the undergroundzero festival in New York.

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Reminder: Life of a Kalamata Book Launch, Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Reminder:

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 https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

Reminder: 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 https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

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 https://www.facebook.com/DidiChampagne for a few of her music livestreams, as well as her art poetry series, which has developed into her first art/poetry collection

Connect on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/197840082546004

Reminder: Queens Spectacular 3 Tina Chan, Linda Kleinbub, James McMenamin, Susan Weiman

Reminder:

Queens Spectacular 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
 
We are ringing in 2017
 
 
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant
in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m


QUEENS SPECTACULAR 3:
 
Tina Chan

Linda Kleinbub

James McMenamin

Susan Weiman
 
 

@ 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

 

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics.  She has been published in: Alternative New Year’s Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012Nomad’s Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle.  For life’s challenges her mother stated many times:  “when you fall down stand up – stand stronger.” Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper.
 
 
Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East,forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener.

 

 

James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he’s been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad’s Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he’s taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU’s Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. 
 
 
Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City.  http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com

 

Queens Spectacular 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets
 
We are ringing in 2017
 
 
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant
in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there’s an open mic as well.
 
 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m


QUEENS SPECTACULAR 3:
 
Tina Chan

Linda Kleinbub

James McMenamin

Susan Weinman
 
 

@ 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
 
Tina Chan made her poetry debut in 2009 and has been fortunate to be selected as a feature performer at open-mics.  She has been published in: Alternative New Year’s Poetry Extravaganza Anthology 2016 and 2015; Brownstone Poets Anthology 2016; 2015, 2013, 2012; Nomad’s Choir Poetry Magazine Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012; and Big City Lit Fall 2011. She is a lively spoken word poet whose writing style is a poetic puzzle.  For life’s challenges her mother stated many times:  “when you fall down stand up – stand stronger.” Tina is a full-time civil service employee and part-time poet and Yelper.
Linda Kleinbub is a volunteer at Girls Write Now. During her lifetime she has been a database programmer, Cub Scout Cubmaster, and mentor. She appeared on the reality TV show 10 Years Younger. She received her MLS from Queens College and her MFA from The New School. Her work has appeared in The New York Observer, The Brooklyn Rail, Yahoo! Beauty, Front Porch Commons, Grabbing the Apple: An Anthology of New York Woman Poets, First Literary Review-East,forthcoming in The Nassau County Poet Laureate Society Anthology 2016 and The Best American Poetry Blog. She is a painter and organic gardener.

James McMenamin is a familiar face on the poetry scene, as he is celebrating his twentieith year (2017) of reading at open mike venues in N.Y.C. A Queens native, he’s been published in various journals, including Brownstones Poets, Brevitas, Nomad’s Choir, Performance Poets, and others. For the past handful of years, he’s taught writing for new immigrants at Queens Library. Some of his students were selected for publication through NYU’s Literacy review program, as well as Symphony Space. 
 
 
Susan Weiman, writes literary nonfiction, poetry and vignettes. Her work has been published in First Literary Review-East, POST(blank), Citylore.org, run-to-the- roundhouse nellie, Riverside Poets Anthology, Parkside Collective, and formerly on the Home Magazine blog where she wrote about art. Susan is an artist, jewelry maker, and iPhone photographer. She resides in Long Island City.  http://scwnynotebook.blogspot.com