REMINDER: Brownstone Poets Annual Anthology Reading on Zoom

Reminder: Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world. We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings. 

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. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Brownstone Poets: Annual Anthology Celebration

Brownstone Poets 2021 Anthology Celebration

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Our November features are:

Susana H, Case
Jack Cooper
Ron Kolm
Bruce Whittacre
David Dephy
Mireya Perez
Jeff Cottrill
Zev Torres
Yuyutsu Sharma
Austin Alexis

$5 Donation

Plus a limited open mic

Hosted by Patricia Carragon

Since 2005, Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn. We strive to be a unique and diverse community, welcoming various literary styles and forms. Our reading series is expanding via Zoom, reaching out to new voices  across the U.S. and the world. We would like to thank this year’s 43 reader-contributors, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love and commitment, our reading series and this anthology would not have been possible.We’re honored to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma as our poet-in- residence and Yuko Otomo as this year’s guest poet. This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant spirit found in the Borough of Kings. 

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. Your $5 contribution keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief.

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 November reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/1h85uKJcS

Reminder: Brownstone Poets: Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani, Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Reminder: Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, October 30
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our October 30 features are:

Jeff Cottrill

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Ermira Mitre Kokomani


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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.

Our October features are Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani. 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.

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 October reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/2OCs3SBUz

Bios:

Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, but subverts them with wit, ironic humour and a satirical tone. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. over the last twenty years. In the past several months, he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and he has recently finished his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel.

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni has written poetry all her life. One night in 2008 she read a few poems at a local café. A member of the audience asked her to send him a manuscript. Turns out he was a partner in Quattro Books; within a few months they published her first book, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems. Eventually another book came out, called Second Collection (2013). Her first chapbook, Portrait Gallery, was a product of the pandemic lockdown 2020. Caroline edited and wrote the introductions for three anthologies of prose and poetry by Italian Canadian writers: Italian Canadian Voices (1984); Italian Canadian Voices revised (2006) and Bravo! (2012). Her poems have been included in other anthologies, magazines, and online.

Ermira Mitre Kokomani is a bilingual poet, essayist and translator from Albania living in New Jersey. Her  poetry has appeared in various international and national poetry anthologies and journals as: Jerry Jazz Musician, Red Wheelbarrow Poets Journals, THE POET’S anthologies, Live Encounters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Mediterranean Poetry, Montclair Write Group, etc. She has published a book of poetry in Albanian, and is submitting a second one for publication. Ermira is also completing the first English collection Blooming as a Sacred Lotus while working on another bilingual one. She has translated the fiction novel The King’s Shadow from Albanian into English.

Brownstone Poets: Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani, Saturday, October 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, October 30
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our October 30 features are:

Jeff Cottrill

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Ermira Mitre Kokomani


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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.

Our October features are Jeff Cottrill, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, and Ermira Mitre Kokomani. 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.

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 October reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://fb.me/e/2OCs3SBUz

Bios:

Jeff Cottrill is a fiction writer, journalist, and spoken-word artist based in Toronto, Canada. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions, but subverts them with wit, ironic humour and a satirical tone. He has headlined in countless literary series throughout Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. over the last twenty years. In the past several months, he has been published in several international anthologies from New York to Australia. Jeff has authored four chapbooks and recorded three CDs, and he has recently finished his seventh or eighth attempt at a first novel.

Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni has written poetry all her life. One night in 2008 she read a few poems at a local café. A member of the audience asked her to send him a manuscript. Turns out he was a partner in Quattro Books; within a few months they published her first book, Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems. Eventually another book came out, called Second Collection (2013). Her first chapbook, Portrait Gallery, was a product of the pandemic lockdown 2020. Caroline edited and wrote the introductions for three anthologies of prose and poetry by Italian Canadian writers: Italian Canadian Voices (1984); Italian Canadian Voices revised (2006) and Bravo! (2012). Her poems have been included in other anthologies, magazines, and online.

Ermira Mitre Kokomani is a bilingual poet, essayist and translator from Albania living in New Jersey. Her  poetry has appeared in various international and national poetry anthologies and journals as: Jerry Jazz Musician, Red Wheelbarrow Poets Journals, THE POET’S anthologies, Live Encounters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Mediterranean Poetry, Montclair Write Group, etc. She has published a book of poetry in Albanian, and is submitting a second one for publication. Ermira is also completing the first English collection Blooming as a Sacred Lotus while working on another bilingual one. She has translated the fiction novel The King’s Shadow from Albanian into English.

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!

Brownstone Poets on Zoom- Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, Jordan E. Franklin– Saturday, September 18 — 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, September 18
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 


Our September 18 features are:
Martina McGowan

Pauline Findlay

Jordan E. Franklin


Plus a limited Open Mic. 

Our September features are Martina McGowan, Pauline Findlay, and Jordan E. Franklin. 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.
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 September reading!

For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page:https://fb.me/e/1aRfrKDn8

Bios:

Martina McGowan

Martina McGowan, MD, physician, poet, writer, artist, advocate, activist in the wars against social, racial, and sexual injustices. She is the author of “i am the rage,” (February 2021, SourceBooks), and is an award-winner in the Social Change category of the 2021 International Book Awards. She is listed by the American Academy of Poets for a poetry reading list for the 25th Anniversary of National Poetry Month 2021 and a poetry reading list for Summer 2021. Woman’s Day has her listed among the “20 of the Best Poetry Books to Read in 2021.” Martina McGowan is the poetry editor for The Elevation Review Magazine, with work appearing in several literary magazines and anthologies.

Pauline Findlay

Pauline Findlay was born in Trinidad, West Indies and raised in Brooklyn. She is a poet, director, and filmmaker of short films, as well as a chef. Pauline is an original Silver Tongued Devil, has toured Augusta, Georgia, and is the author of Mirror Images. Her second collection of poems titled Dysfunction is waiting to be published. Her short films can be viewed on YouTube. Findlay’s work is not for the faint of heart. Her characters are stark, based within  the voices of reality. She’s performed at Medgar Evers College, Women of Color Series, Fahrenheit Series, Governor’s Island, Cornelia Street Cafe, libraries, Barnes and Nobles, as well as other private events.

Jordan E. Franklin

Jordan E. Franklin is a poet from Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton in 2018. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Frontier, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize and the 2020 Gatewood Prize. Her first poetry collection, when the signals come home, was published by Switchback Books in March 2021. Her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, was published by Tolsun Books in August 2021.

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: Brownstone Poets on Zoom-Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, Arden Levine, Sat, July 31 – 2p.m. to 4:30p.m. EST

Brownstone Poets on Zoom Saturday, July 31
from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST 
Our July 31 features are:
Tamara J. MadisonJennifer Franklin Arden Levine 
Plus a limited Open Mic. 

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 program.

Our July features are Tamara J. Madison, Jennifer Franklin, and Arden Levine. 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.

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/3wzsILg

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 July reading! For your convenience here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://bit.ly/3hwJiYb

Bios

Tamara J. Madison
Tamara J. Madison is an author, poet, editor, and instructor. Her critical and creative works have been recorded, produced, and published in various journals, magazines, exhibits, podcasts, and anthologies.  Her most recent poetry collection Threed, This Road Not Damascus was published by Trio House Press (May 2019).

Jennifer Franklin
Jennifer Franklinhas published two full-length collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, If Some God Shakes Your House, will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her work has been published in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bennington Review,  BlackbirdBoston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMALove’s Executive OrderThe Nation, Paris Review, poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She teaches in Manhattanville’s MFA program. For the past seven years, she has taught manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she runs the reading series, serves as Program Director, and co-edits Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City. Her website is jenniferfranklinpoet.com.

Arden LevineArden Levine is the author of Ladies’ Abecedary (Harbor Editions, 2021). Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Sycamore Review, Sixth Finch, and other journals, and have been featured in AGNI Online, The Missouri Review’s Poem-of-the-Week, WNYC’s Radiolab,and American Life in Poetry (selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser). Arden is a Foundation Board Member at Beloit Poetry Journal, a former Assistant Editor at Epiphany Magazine, and a Best of the Net nominee. She lives in New York City, where her daily work focuses on housing affordability, homelessness prevention, and equitable community development.