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: Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 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.
 
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Gabriel Don
Robert Gibbons,
Yi Wu
 


@ 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 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Wednesday Kim
Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media.  She currently teaches writing at BMCC.


Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CDBrain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions).
 
Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry’s infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M.

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016
 
Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005
 
Brownstone Poets presents Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, and Yi Wu on Saturday, October 1, 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.
 
 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
 
Gabriel Don
Robert Gibbons,
Yi Wu
 


@ 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 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Wednesday Kim
Gabriel Don received her MFA in creative writing at The New School, where she worked as the Reading Series and Chapbook Competition Coordinator. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, A Minor, Westerly, Mascara Literary Review, The Legendary, Transtierros (translated into Spanish), Gargoyle 62, LiveMag! 12 and Three Rooms Press MAINTENANT 9. Don also interviews people at Gainsayer. She has appeared in visual poems such as Woman Without Umbrella and Unbound, started several reading-soiree series, worked as an editor on publications such as LIT and has received press for her writing work including Quiet Lunch, Let Them Talk, Art Loves Her, Yes Poetry! and Great Weather for Media.  She currently teaches writing at BMCC.


Robert Gibbons grew up in Belle Glade, Florida, the eldest of five children, and earned a B.S. in History from Florida A&M. In 2007, he moved to New York City in search of his muse, Langston Hughes. Gibbons has studied with such master poets as Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Nelson, Klmiko Hahn, and Nathalie Handal, and has participated in workshops at Cave Canem and the 92Y. His work has been published in numerous anthologies including The Brownstone Poets Anthology, Dinner with the Muse (Ra Rays Press), The Cartier Street Review, Nomad’s Choir, and Maintenant 6: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Art & Literature (Three Rooms Press). His poetry may also be heard on the CDBrain Ampin’ (Logo Chrysalis Productions).
 
Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet who calls New York his home after years of drifting along the East Coast. He has been scribbling verses since middle school and was drawn at the time to the poetry’s infinite potential for both elegance and transgression. His work has appeared in Uppagus, New Verse News and Clockwise Cat, and his collection A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

REMINDER: Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Cornelia Street CafeCoe

REMINDER: Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word, Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe

REMINDER:

Join us for Evie Ivy’s Dance of the Word 
A Halloween Harvest of Dance, Poetry, and Music
 
Friday, October 30, 2015  from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
MC: Alan Baxter
 
Poets: Amy Barone, Mary Askin-Jencsik, Patricia Carragon, Mark Johnson, Anthony Moscini, Bob Heman, Gordon Gilbert, Yi Wu
 

Dancers: Evie Ivy, Sword Dancer: Cleopatra Amaris

Musicians: Jazz Pianist: Paul Knopf,

Special Presentation: Len Vretholm



The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY – 10014
212-989-9319
 
Subways: A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th Street
1 to Christopher Street -Sheridan Sq.