Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction

Verses Against Drug War: Reading for VOCAL & Harm Reduction
Saturday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
231 Norman Avenue #114, Brooklyn, New York 11222
$7.50 Admission

A poetry reading and meet-and-greet in Brooklyn featuring 15 NYC-based writers against the War on Drugs and its destructive effects on our bodies, our minds and our communities, and honoring Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), a wonderful grassroots organization committed to empower and help people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration with advocacy and direct services, including needle exchange services and counseling.

Proceeds from ticket sales all go to VOCAL-NY. Get your tickets NOW here at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/verses-against-drug-war-reading-for-vocal-and-harm-reduction-tickets-32398364380 before they are out. If space permits, tickets will also be sold at the door.

Before, between and after sets we would encourage all to meet, talk, engage, and facilitate collaboration with VOCAL staff, the poets, and all others involved. It is our intention to use this event as a vehicle for greater things to come that would unite passionate people towards a common goal.

Plus, food and drinks will be available.

FACEBOOK INVITE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/771470923015678/

Lineup:

Part 1
Eytan Stern Weber
Joanna Valente
Craig Kite
Christoph Carr
Jessica Reidy
Heath Antonio

Special feature: Jawanza James Williams from VOCAL-NY

Part 2
Thomas Fucaloro
Lisa Marie Basile
Brian Sheffield
Yael Baron
Patricia Carragon
Ashley Young
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Dallas Athent

Reminder: Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Reminder:
 
 
Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton,and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 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.
 
 


Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m
 
Peter V. Dugan
Thomas Fucaloro
David Lawton
Peter John Scarpa
 
 


@ 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

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
Peter V. Dugan has authored five collections of poetry and his book The Prowess of Immodest Emptiness New and Selected Poems published by Chatter House Press has just been released. Over the years, his poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. Mr. Dugan also hosts a reading series at the Oceanside Library on Long Island.
 
 
 
 
Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on three national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a cofounding editor of Great Weather for MEDIA and NYSAI press. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Childrens Zone and lives in Staten Island.
 
 
 
David Lawton is the author of the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), and serves as an editor for great weather for MEDIA. He has work forthcoming in Muse/A, POST(blank)and From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (Automedia). David loves dogs, trees, and bananas.
 
 
 
 
Peter John Scarpa has written six books of literature and short stories; three books on Bay Ridge. His latest book is Ever Returning Spring (ColorPage 2016). He was president of the Bay Ridge Historical Society for twelve years. He also served on the Men’s Council and Community Council.

Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2017
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Peter V. Dugan, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton,and Peter John Scarpa on Saturday, February 4 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.
 
 


Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m
 
Peter V. Dugan
Thomas Fucaloro
David Lawton
Peter John Scarpa
 
 


@ 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

 

pcarragon@gmail.com


brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/
 
 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 
 
Bios:
 
 
 
Peter V. Dugan has authored five collections of poetry and his book The Prowess of Immodest Emptiness New and Selected Poems published by Chatter House Press has just been released. Over the years, his poetry has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. Mr. Dugan also hosts a reading series at the Oceanside Library on Long Island.
 
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Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on three national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a cofounding editor of Great Weather for MEDIA and NYSAI press. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children’s Zone and lives in Staten Island.

 
 
 
David Lawton is the author of the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), and serves as an editor for great weather for MEDIA. He has work forthcoming in Muse/A, POST(blank) and From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (Automedia). David loves dogs, trees, and bananas.
 
 
 
Peter John Scarpa has written six books of literature and short stories; three books on Bay Ridge. His latest book is Ever Returning Spring (ColorPage 2016). He was president of the Bay Ridge Historical Society for twelve years. He also served on the Men’s Council and Community Council.