Struggle for Liberty Virtual Reading Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Required – Registration Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsduCsrjwiEtMrMCgeWMUJulqmM7ujVoJv

Thank you Larry Robin for accepting my haiku for this anthology and will be sharing it at this event.

Kudos to David Dephy, R.Bremner, Martina McGowan, David Lawton, Robert Gibbons, Ameerah Shabazz, and more.

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

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom: NOEL FIGUEROA, ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS, AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL, Sat, February 26 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Celebrate Black History with Brownstone Poets on Zoom

A stellar trio of poets ready to share their craft:

NOEL FIGUEROA
ROBERT ANTHONY GIBBONS
AMEERAH SHABAZZ-BILAL

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.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST on Zoom

Please follow directions below, completing both steps at least two days before the reading to avoid delays entering the meeting room. Note the order of the open mic follows the order of signup. Sign up early to read early in the program. Last-minute signup means you will read at the end of the program.

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.

Looking forward to seeing you at our February reading! For your convenience, here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/14uHTk0sN 

Bios:

Noel A. Figueroa

Noel A. Figueroa is a poet, author, blogger, workshop facilitator, and event host from Brooklyn, NY who has been reading and writing poetry for over 10 years. He self-published his first book of Poems, One Man’s Journey, back in 2007 and has been actively blogging since 2012 through his site, “The Anointed Pen Scrolls” on WordPress.com. In 2018, he began a workshop called “Poets With Purpose” and in  2021, he launched “The P.W.P. Sessions”, a Podcast that interviews new or established Poets, and gives them space to perform along with an audience Q & A session.

Robert Anthony Gibbons

Robert Anthony Gibbons, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues. Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts. He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Ameerah Shabazz

Ameerah Shabazz has a talent for telling stories through poetry and visual arts. She is a teacher, writer/author/illustrator, poet, and photographer. She is the founder/facilitator of When Women Speak and When People Speak poetry platforms. She is the author and illustrator of Breathing Through Concrete, and is featured in: Every Kinda Lady and Her Sister Pages and Philadelphia Says: Black Lives Matter poetry anthologies.

Reminder: Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

FROM GREAT WEATHER FOR MEDIA:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom.

Please register by clicking here: Eventbrite 

by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic LevitationBuddha PressBear Creek HaikuDanse MacabreFirst Literary Review-EastJerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry ReviewThe Rutherford Red WheelbarrowNirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Robert Anthony Gibbons, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues.

Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts.

He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons


Spoken Word Sundays Zoom: Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM  5:30 PM
  • on Zoom

Happy to be reading with my Poets Wear Prada brother, Robert Anthony Gibbons. I will be reading an excerpt from my novel, Angel Fire, and from Meowku, plus new poems.

From great weather for media:

As COVID transmission rates in NYC are currently high, we have decided to temporarily move our Parkside Lounge show to Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite by 3:30 pm on the day of the event. The host will take open mic signups.

The reading will also be livestreamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on future readings. If we can’t be at the Parkside at any time, we will be on Zoom.

Featuring Patricia Carragon and Robert Anthony Gibbons

Plus poetry open mic

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

Patricia Carragon has been widely published online and in print. Her most recent publications include Acoustic Levitation, Buddha Press, Bear Creek Haiku, Danse Macabre, First Literary Review-East, Jerry Jazz Musician, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, Nirla Press, et al.  Her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Her latest book from Poets Wear Prada is Meowku. She hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Patricia lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Robert Anthony Gibbons, a native Floridian, came to New York City in 2007 in search of his muse Langston Hughes and found a vibrant contemporary poetry community at the Cornelia Street Cafe, the Green Pavilion, Nomad’s Choir, Brownstone Poets, Hydrogen JukeBox, Saturn Series, and Phoenix among other venues.

Robert has been published in over thirty literary magazines and in several notable anthologies. Recent publication credits include Year of the Poet, Killens Review, Tribes, Involuntary Magazine, Peregrine, Expound, Promethean, Turtle Island Quarterly, Killer Whale, Suisun Valley Review, and the Bronx Memoir Project: Vol. 2 published by the Bronx Council of the Arts.

He has received funding from the Puffin Foundation (2021), United States Artists (2020), and most recently the New York Foundation for the Arts.(2021).

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!

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Friday, March 26th, from 7 P.M. – 9 :30 P.M.

Hosted by Dorothy Friedman August

Featured Readers:

Patricia Carragon, Lydia Cortes, Lee Ann Brown, 

Bertha Rogers, Robert Gibbons, Roxanne Hoffman, Ron Kolm, 

Susan Sherman, Joanie Fritz Zosike, Larissa Shmailo, 

Yuko Otomo, Cynthia Frantz

Dorothy Friedman is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Women’s History Month Reading
Time: Mar 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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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