The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

The 2021 Newark Porchfest, Saturday, September 25

Patricia CarragonRobert GibbonsPrince A McNallyTalena Lachelle Queen, and Tantra Zawadi will be performing on the portico at:


533 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ


2:00-3:00 pm


This event is Free and Open to the Public!

Thank you, Marsha McGowan, for hosting us!

Reminder: Alliance of Youth Back to School Festival, Friday, September 10 — Poetry from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Poets Talena Lachelle Queen, Prince A McNally, Tantra Zawadi, Patricia Carragon, and Roxanne Hoffman live and in person and outdoors in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, September 10th in support of Alliance of Youth Development, a new not-for-profit mentorship program in East Flatbush.

Date: Friday, September 10th

Poetry Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Festival starts at 3 p.m.

Address: Flatbush Gardens 1404 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210FREE

Light refreshments to be served.

Please mask up.
Hosted by Patricia Carragon for Louis David

Alliance for Youth Festival East Flatbush Friday, September 10, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join Poets Talena Lachelle Queen, Prince A McNally, Tantra Zawadi, Patricia Carragon, and Roxanne Hoffman (Moi) live and in person and outdoors in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, September 10th in support of Alliance of Youth Development, a new not-for-profit mentorship program in East Flatbush.

Date: Friday, September 10th

Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: Flatbush Gardens 1404 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210

FREE

Light refreshments to be served.Please mask up.

Hosted by Louis David

REMINDER:BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M

REMINDER:

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m. on ZOOM!
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
PLEASE COME, IT’S A FREE EVENT!
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at:https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407

Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com
BIOS:
Prince McNally

A rising voice on the NYC poetry scene, Prince A. McNally’s work has appeared in Dissident Voice, TUCK Magazine, Leaves of Ink, The Blue Mountain Review, and Jerry Jazz Musician just to name a few as well as several anthologies here and abroad. Recently nominated for Best of the Net, he’s working on his first poetry collection for 2021. 

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons is a performance poet living in Brooklyn. He has several collections of his work anthologized and published. His most recent work, Flight, is published by (Poets wear Prada, 2019) You can connect to him at robertgibbons54@gmail.com

Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne Hoffman runs the small literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.

Patricia Carragon

Patricia Carragon’slatest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles. Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. 

Linda Lerner

Linda Lerner, author of 17 collections including Takes Guts and Years Sometimes and Yes, the Ducks Were Real from NYQ Books (2011& 2015).When Death is a Red Balloon, her most recent collection (Lummox Press, Nov. 20019.) Taking the F train, forthcoming from NYQ books.

Freida Jones

Playwright/poet, Freida Jones is the author of Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, dedicated to African-American jazz legacy. In 2020, The Midnight Ride was her tribute to the Bronx. Recent plays: Music Masquerades in Harlem and Lucky Strikes Legacy.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM for Rob Ramos, Sat, Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. on Zoom

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M.

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM,

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020 AT 6 P.M. ON ZOOM!

Saturday, January 2 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a night of inspirational, emotional and thought provoking poetry while supporting Rob Ramos our grassroots, progressive candidate for Brooklyn Borough President.
Featuring: Patricia Carragon Linda Lerner Prince A. McNally Robert Anthony Gibbons Roxanne Hoffman Freida Jones
Suggested Contribution: $20
RSVP for link and/or join host committee at: Robramos4brooklyn@gmail.com

Contribute at: https://www.nycvotes.org/campaigns/robertramosjr

ZOOM LINK:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89713363407

Meeting ID: 897 1336 3407


Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1194114214347597/

Host Committee: Patricia Carragon, Cindy Scavella, Bridget Cevellos, Natalia Vogel, Zoila Guiza, Theresa Brissett, Lakisha Keitt, and more.
www.robramos4bk.com

REMINDER: Julie Bentsen, Maria Chisolm, Freida Jones, and Prince A. McNally to at Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m.

Julie Bentsen, Maria Chisolm, Freida Jones, and Prince A. McNally to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, January 25, 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, January 25, @ 2:30 P.M.

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


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/754504878379386/

Bios:

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Julie Bentsen is a poet and surrealist illustrator from the forgotten realms of Staten Island, which she represented in the 2016 and 2018 National Poetry Slam competition. A student of the Unconscious, her poetry and sketches often stem from dreams and nightmares. As a visual artist she enjoys creating live pen and ink sketches to live poetry, and has done so at events with 3Po3try NYC, Deep Tanks Studios, Post:blank magazine, NYSAI magazine, and Lumen.

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Maria Chisolm worked with the late Adolph Caesar with her poetry and actor/play write, Paul Benjamin who both were a big inspiration to her and for her. She has read twice at The Ensemble Theater in New York. She participated in the Los Vegas 20th Anniversary and Symposium Poetry Contest for The International Library of Poetry. She won a poetry contest at the Queens Borough Public Library and has read some of her work on Hugh Hamilton’s Talk Back Radio Show. She has also read at The Drama Book Shop twice in Potpourri, a show directed by Melissa Maxwell. Maria is in several Anthology Books and was in Essence Magazine. Maria currently has a poetry book out called Sudan’s Angels which is available on Amazon, e-book, or from AuthorHouse, and a new book out called Burnt Orange.

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Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Freida Jones is a writer of poems, novels, and plays. She is the author of Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, a collection of poems centered around jazz. While at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her play, Lucky Strikes Legacy was produced. More recently, in 2016, Freida performed a dramatic reading of In the Tradition (Amiri Baraka), a tribute to writer at the theater in Gallatin, NYU. She was the producer of a live dramatic performance of Music Masquerades in Harlem in 2017. Participation in workshops: Cave Canem, Women Writers in Bloom, and John Maney’s Finding Your Inner Wisdom keeps her creativity refreshed.

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Prince A. McNally is a Brooklyn born poet, writer, philosopher, activist, and spoken-word artist. Prince is a rising voice on the NYC poetry scene, whose poetry focuses primarily on the human condition and social injustice. His work has appeared in The Dissident Voice, TUCK Magazine, GLO-MAG (India), The World Poets Anthology, The International Beat Poets, and anthologies, Beatatude and We Are Beat to name a few. His first collection of poetry is scheduled for an early 2020 release.

Julie Bentsen, Maria Chisolm, Roxanne Hoffman, Freida Jones, and Prince A. McNally to at Plaza Restaurant, Saturday, January 25, at 2:30 p.m.

Julie Bentsen, Maria Chisolm, Roxanne Hoffman, Freida Jones, and Prince A. McNally to rock Brownstone Poets on Saturday, January 25, 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. Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry and delicious food at this cozy family-owned restaurant.

Saturday, January 25, @ 2:30 P.M.

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


FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/754504878379386/

Bios:

Julie Bentsen is a poet and surrealist illustrator from the forgotten realms of Staten Island, which she represented in the 2016 and 2018 National Poetry Slam competition. A student of the Unconscious, her poetry and sketches often stem from dreams and nightmares. As a visual artist she enjoys creating live pen and ink sketches to live poetry, and has done so at events with 3Po3try NYC, Deep Tanks Studios, Post:blank magazine, NYSAI magazine, and Lumen.

Maria Chisolm worked with the late Adolph Caesar with her poetry and actor/play write, Paul Benjamin who both were a big inspiration to her and for her. She has read twice at The Ensemble Theater in New York. She participated in the Los Vegas 20th Anniversary and Symposium Poetry Contest for The International Library of Poetry. She won a poetry contest at the Queens Borough Public Library and has read some of her work on Hugh Hamilton’s Talk Back Radio Show. She has also read at The Drama Book Shop twice in Potpourri, a show directed by Melissa Maxwell. Maria is in several Anthology Books and was in Essence Magazine. Maria currently has a poetry book out called Sudan’s Angels which is available on Amazon, e-book, or from AuthorHouse, and a new book out called Burnt Orange.

Roxanne Hoffman runs the literary press Poets Wear Prada with Jack Cooper. Her words can be found in cyberspace (The IndieFeed Performance Poetry Channel Archive, Pedestal Magzine, New Verse News); set to music (David Morneau’s Love Songs); on the silver screen (2005 indie flick Love and the Vampire); and in print (The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology by Gang Members and Their Affiliates; Soft Skull Press; It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure, Harper Perennial). Her elegiac poem “In Loving Memory,” illustrated by Edward Odwitt, was released as a chapbook in 2011. Their second collaboration, The Little Entomologist, was published in 2018.

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Freida Jones is a writer of poems, novels, and plays. She is the author of Music Masquerades as Honey in My Hands, a collection of poems centered around jazz. While at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her play, Lucky Strikes Legacy was produced. More recently, in 2016, Freida performed a dramatic reading of In the Tradition (Amiri Baraka), a tribute to writer at the theater in Gallatin, NYU. She was the producer of a live dramatic performance of Music Masquerades in Harlem in 2017. Participation in workshops: Cave Canem, Women Writers in Bloom, and John Maney’s Finding Your Inner Wisdom keeps her creativity refreshed.

Prince A. McNally is a Brooklyn born poet, writer, philosopher, activist, and spoken-word artist. Prince is a rising voice on the NYC poetry scene, whose poetry focuses primarily on the human condition and social injustice. His work has appeared in The Dissident Voice, TUCK Magazine, GLO-MAG (India), The World Poets Anthology, The International Beat Poets, and anthologies, Beatatude and We Are Beat to name a few. His first collection of poetry is scheduled for an early 2020 release.