Thursday, March 21, 2013

Alan Braverman and Anthony Vigorito Read at Cafe Dada Tues, 4/16 at 7 p.m.

Brownstone Poets presents Alan Braverman and Anthony Vigorito on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Café Dada.  Enjoy the Old World ambiance in Park Slope that’s near several subways.  Feast on French-Hungarian cuisine and delectable pastries.  Relax with some wine or beer, a cup of coffee or tea while listening to great poetry. There’s an open mic as well. Poetry does grow in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Alan Braverman and Anthony Vigorito

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Starts at 7 p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m.

Café Dada

57 Seventh Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Place)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217


2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza
B or Q to Seventh Avenue
F or G to Seventh Avenue (9th Street)
R to Union Street, plus a bit of a walk.

Alan Braverman, Brooklyn poet, painter, and  retired NYC schoolteacher, began writing poetry at a Kansas Christian College. Escaping the draft, this college became his sanctuary (although he is Jewish). He wrote controversial poems that were published in the school newspaper until they were censured. After college, Alan stopped writing. Five years ago, he attended an open mic at the Park Slope Barnes and Noble. Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn's Poet Laureate, hosted the readings. He inspired Alan to write again. He has been featured at three venues, and has illustrated a book of poems, by Anthony Vigorito (who is the current MC at the Barnes and Noble reading). 

 Brooklyn poet Anthony Vigorito was mentored by Ken Siegelman and has authored three chapbooks, Pier 48 South Brooklyn, Clefs & Palettes, and 17 West.  He is the host of Ken Siegelman’s Poetry Outreach at the Park Slope Barnes and Noble and Tom Kane’s Boulevard Bards at Boulevard Books Café in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.

Monday, March 18, 2013

On the Road Again A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac

You are invited to attend

On the Road Again

A celebration of the writings of Jack Kerouac

Monday, March 25th, 2013
7 – 9:30 pm

Yippie Museum Café
9 Bleecker Street (near the Bowery)
(subway: B,D,F,M, downtown 6 to Broadway/Lafayette)

Host – Gordon Gilbert

(no open mic)

$4 suggested donation


Big Mike

Roxanne Hoffman
Patricia Carragon
Evie Ivy
Puma Perl
Vivian O’Shaughnessy
Jack Cooper
Jon L. Peacock
Bob Quatrone
Linda Camiola
Steve Dalachinsky
Amy Barone
Mitch Corber
Clare Ultimo
Stephen Bluestone
April Jones

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Maria Chisolm and Marilyn Thomas King (MTK) at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, 4/6

Poetry Grows In Brooklyn Heights
Brownstone Poets presents:
Maria Chisolm and Marilyn Thomas King (MTK)

Saturday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m.

at the newly renovated 

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 – 596 – 5900

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

For more directions:

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon 



Maria Chisolm first took an interest in writing at the age of ten when she asked her Grandfather to buy her a diary. She has worked with and was inspired by the late Adolph Caesar. She won a poetry contest at the Queens Borough Public Library in 2007. Inga Judd, has read some of her work on WBAI Radio, Hugh Hamilton’s Talk Back Radio Show. Maria’s work is in three anthology books and was in the 2005 edition of Essence Magazine. She has done open mic poetry in Detroit, Washington D.C., and around NYC. Maria’s poetry book, Sudan’s Angels, was published through, and she is in Norman Riley’s workshop.


MTK: poet/author/host/producer from the South Bronx. Featured in various books since 1983 and published 1st book of poetry, Eyez of the Sister Book of Thoughts Vol. I, in 2010.  Has hosted events at Sam’s Soul Food Restaurant & Bar, La Pregunta Arts Café, Taza De Café, New Yorker Hotel and Bleu Violin in NYC.  Featured at Garto Manor in New Rochelle, Stark’s Reality, Nomad’s Choir, NAMA, Yippee Museum, and the annual event on 1/1/2013 in NYC.  For the past 3 years, producer of ‘Peace in the Streets Annual Cook-Out’ which she will continue August 2013.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

REMINDER: Locust Valley Reading Sat, 3/16


Locust Valley Reading Sat, 3/16

Locust Valley Library
Poetry Society
2013, almost Spring, series begins

Saturday, March 16

Reading starts at 2pm and followed by open reading, plus snacks!

Locust Valley Library
170 Buckram Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Susan Goldberg, Director

Chris Nicola
- 2012 winner of PPA haiku contest, has performed at Wyld Chyld, Best Bargain Books, Oceanside Library, Gallery 125 in Bellport, Sachem Library. Published in 2013 Haiku Calendar, Co-host: Performance Poets Association reading in Patchogue. Chris has produced the CD “Novus Digester”. 

Patricia Carragon
is a New York City writer and poet. Her publications include BigCityLit, Long Island Quarterly, MÖBIUS, The Poetry Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, and more. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book, The Cupcake Chronicles is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada. She is a member of Brevitas, a group dedicated to short poems. She hosts and curates the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of the annual anthology. For more information, please check out her Web sites at and at

Hosted by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), writer, small press publisher, and Turtle Islander.
He hosts a weekly literary audio show, “Between the Lines.”

Open Reading follows

This event was funded in
part by Poets & Writers,
Inc. with public funds
from the New York State
Council on the Arts with
the support of Governor
Andrew Cuomo and the
New York State

April 13 – Duane Esposito & Jeanne Marie Beaumont
May 11 – Kathy Donnelly anthology