No Brownstone Poets Reading in April but come to the final installment of the Fort Greene Poetry Festival this Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m.

Our final installment of the Ft. Greene Poetry Festival is coming up on

Saturday, April 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (depending on how long the open mic lasts).

Admission is Free!

Roxanne Hoffman and Monik Walters will be at the helm

Patricia Spears Jones will be our Keynote Speaker

Patricia Carragon will read for the Richard Wright Tribute

Plus a Wide Open Mic

Microphone and Speaker to be provided

This will be one event that can’t be missed!

Come to the Eastern Wing Lawn of the park. The area is across from the visitor’s center walkway. Some chairs and open Lawn Space but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets for seating.


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

Invite on Facebook:

Brownstone Poets Schedule:

Just to remind you that Brownstone Poets is still on a hiatus during April because we are supporting the Ft. Greene Park Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month. Your attendance will count toward the anthology. Admission is free. It’s an open mic, so bring your poetry to the festival and enjoy! We’ve already had several friends who support Brownstone Poets attend the readings.

(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 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. I will be on the program again to share about Richard Wright who once lived in Ft. Greene.

A BIG Shout Out to Monik Walters, Executive Director of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, Roxanne Hoffman from Poets Wear Prada, and Poets and Writers for coordinating these April events, and glad that I am able volunteer my services.




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Thursday, September 27 at Bluestockings Bookstore

192 Allen Street, NYC – 10002

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With Maureen Brady     

Hosted by Vittoria Repetto

Open mic ( for women and trans only) – sign-up at 7 p.m. – 8 minute limit

Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word.
$10 suggested donation 

F train to Second Ave.



Monday, October 1 at Saturn Series Reading at

430 Third Avenue at corner of East 30th Street, NYC
Train: 6 to 33rd Street, walk East

7:30 p.m.

With Juanita Torrence-Thompson and Elleraine Lockie

Hosted by Su Polo

Open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. $3 donation, plus food or beverage

6 train to 28th Street


Open Mic for Poets

Sunday, October 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 990-0700

Guest poet Patricia Carragon

Free admission

F train to 169th Street


Sunday, November 18 at the Great Weather for MEDIA Sunday Reading Series

at The Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston Street, NYC 10002

Hosted by George Wallace

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2 drink minimum (they do have coffee and sodas) 
$3 suggested donation. Open mic list closes at 4:45

F train to Second Avenue

More details to come on co-feature (s) . . .


Sunday, December 16 at Voices of Poetry at the Montauk Club

25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

With Cathy Gigante-Brown, Heather Corbally Bryant, Gillian Cummings, Terence Degnan, Devon Moore,

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Neil Silberblatt and Harvey Soss

Free Admission – No Open

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza

G to Seventh Avenue

***Check with the MTA Weekender for all service changes