Patricia Carragon July Events

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A Garden Variety of Poetry and Prose at the 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

Saturday, July 22, from 3:30  5:30

with Patricia Carragon, Arden Levine, and Richard Jeffrey Newman, and friends

A Garden Variety – POETRY and PROSE, hosted by Mindy Levokove.

Words among the bleeding hearts and the tomatoes.

Open mic—Bring your words and sign up to read 

6th Street and Avenue B

New York, NY, 10009

Free Event

FACEBOOK EVENT:

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Berl’s Poetry Shop

Rooms of Our OwnWomen Read Poetry and Prose

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.

With Tsaurah Litsky, Nancy Mercado, Patricia Carragon, Elisabet Velasquez

141 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (347) 687-2375

FREE Event!

F train to York

FACEBOOK EVENT:

 

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Tsaurah Litzky is a widely published, Pushcart Prize nominated, poet, performer and writer of fiction,memoir, erotica, plays and commentaryHer major poetry collections are “Baby On The Water” (Long ShotProductionsand “Cleaning The Duck” (Bowery Books). The most recent of her sixteen poetry chapbooks isFull Lotus – Poems about Yoga” (Night Ballet Press). She has performed her work in over fifty venuesMostrecently she presented her poetry in Prague at the High Holy Mass of Poetry via SkypeTsaurah believes it’sa privilege to be a poet. 
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Nancy Mercado is the editor of the “Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology” published in Voices e/Magazine,an online literary journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College– CUNYShe is a guestcurator for the Museum of American Poetics and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org; a website dedicated toaddressing the issue of climate changeThe author of “It Concerns the Madness” (Long Shot Productions),her work has been extensively anthologizedFor more information, go to: 
nancy-mercado.com
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Patricia Carragon’s latest book is “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and the “Cupcake Chronicles” isforthcoming from Poets Wear PradaPatricia curates the Brownstone Poets and is the editorinchief of itsannual anthologyShe is a member of Brevitas, Pen Literary Workshop, Woman Writers in Bloom, andTamarindShe is one of the executive editors of Home Planet News Online.
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Elisabet Velasquez is a Puerto Rican writer, mother, feminist from Bushwick, BrooklynHer work has been nominated for Best Of The NetHer poems have appeared in numerous publications including HuffingtonPost, Muzzle, Latina and Vibe MagazineShe is a VONA alumni, a 2017 Poets House Fellow and the authorof the chapbook “PTSD.” You can find her online at:ElisabetVelasquez.com

Reminder: Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Reminder: 

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents 

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
 

Richard Jeffrey Newman

 

Sherese Francis

 

Luis H. Francia

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 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


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BIOS

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man, especially as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (forthcoming in April 2016 from Ghostbird Press), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahameh (Junction Press). He curates the First    Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY and is acting President of the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance, a Queens-based literary non-profit. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is http://www.richardjnewman.com.
 
 
 
Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Additionally she is the literary director of the upcoming Queens Book Festival. Besides her blog and the festival, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called “The E” based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, “Lucy’s Scroll-Bones,” and a longer poetry manuscript.
 
 
Manila-born Luis H. Francia is a poet, nonfiction writer, and playwright. His latest volume of poetry is Tattered Boat, released in 2014. Previous collections include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, Museum of Absences, and The Beauty of Ghosts. He has read at numerous literary festivals and most recently at the XI International Festival of Poetry (2015) held annually in Granada, Nicaragua. A collection of his most recent nonfiction, RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, was released the summer of 2015. In 2002, he won both the PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers literary awards. He is in the Library of America’s Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. His full-length play, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, had its world premiere in San Francisco in 2012.

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016

 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents 

Queens Spectacular 2: Richard Jeffrey Newman, Sherese Francis, and Luis H. Francia on Saturday, June 4, 2016 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.

Brownstone Poets presents:
 

Richard Jeffrey Newman

 

Sherese Francis

 

Luis H. Francia

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 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


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712

 
BIOS

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man, especially as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (forthcoming in April 2016 from Ghostbird Press), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahameh (Junction Press). He curates the First    Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY and is acting President of the Board of Directors of Newtown Literary Alliance, a Queens-based literary non-profit. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is http://www.richardjnewman.com.
 
 
 
Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Additionally she is the literary director of the upcoming Queens Book Festival. Besides her blog and the festival, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called “The E” based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, “Lucy’s Scroll-Bones,” and a longer poetry manuscript.
 
 
Manila-born Luis H. Francia is a poet, nonfiction writer, and playwright. His latest volume of poetry is Tattered Boat, released in 2014. Previous collections include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, Museum of Absences, and The Beauty of Ghosts. He has read at numerous literary festivals and most recently at the XI International Festival of Poetry (2015) held annually in Granada, Nicaragua. A collection of his most recent nonfiction, RE: Recollections, Reviews, Reflections, was released the summer of 2015. In 2002, he won both the PEN Open Book and the Asian American Writers literary awards. He is in the Library of America’s Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing. His full-length play, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, had its world premiere in San Francisco in 2012.