Monday, April 29, 2013

Reminder: Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. to Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. May 4 at 2:30 p.m.





Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry.  Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. 


Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr.

 
Saturday, May 4, 2013

Starts at 2:30 p.m.



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,


4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall


For more directions:




 
 
 
Bernard Block’s poems have appeared in the NY Quarterly and the Colorado Review.  He has published four chapbooks: Quest, Prometheus Returns, Portraits and To Music.  Bernard is presently the curator and host of the Anti-Tea Coffeehouse Poetry Collective Series at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
 


West Village resident Gordon Gilbert has co-authored a trilingual children’s book, Discovering Roots (2010). Still unpublished:
several books of poetry, and a few short stories. Currently producing and directing his Monologues from the Old Folks Home, he also hosts beat generation writer celebrations at the Yippie Museum Café in NYC.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto Read at Cafe Dada, Tuesday, 5/14 at 7 p.m.





Brownstone Poets presents Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto on Tuesday, May 14 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.




Brownstone Poets presents:

Bob Quatrone and Cynthia Toronto 


Tuesday, May 14, 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
718-622-2800

Subways:

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.

http://www.hopstop.com/

$4 donation + food/drink - Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon

  















Bob Quatrone graduated from Columbia College in 1965 and was Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1967. He served as Program Host and Director for the Walt Whitman Poetry Society during the mid-1980's. He was a featured poet for the St. Mark's Poetry Project in 1997. He currently hosts The 4 Horsemen Reading at The Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City and lives in New Jersey. 



















Cynthia Toronto is recognized as a forerunner of cutting-edge spoken word performance. Since the early ’80s she’s pioneered a form combining elements of poetry, music, theater and media portraying unique glimpses of urban life or any subject relevant to humans. She has penned eight books of poetry, including work in several anthologies, most recently Token Entry: New York City Subway Poems by Smalls Books and Three Room Press’ Maintenant 5 &, 6, Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing &, Art, and currently teaches acting and speech at City College of New York and Hostos Community College.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

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




REMINDER


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
718-622-2800


Subways:

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. to Read at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat. May 4 at 2:30 p.m.




Brownstone Poets presents Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr. on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-run diner while listening to great poetry.  Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. 


Bernard Block and Gordon Gilbert, Jr.

 
Saturday, May 4, 2013

Starts at 2:30 p.m.



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,


4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall


For more directions:




 
 
 
Bernard Block’s poems have appeared in the NY Quarterly and the Colorado Review.  He has published four chapbooks: Quest, Prometheus Returns, Portraits and To Music.  Bernard is presently the curator and host of the Anti-Tea Coffeehouse Poetry Collective Series at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
 


West Village resident Gordon Gilbert has co-authored a trilingual children’s book, Discovering Roots (2010). Still unpublished:
several books of poetry, and a few short stories. Currently producing and directing his Monologues from the Old Folks Home, he also hosts beat generation writer celebrations at the Yippie Museum Café in NYC.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Reminder: Maria Chisolm and Marilyn Thomas King (MTK) at Park Plaza Restaurant Sat, 4/6 at 2:30 p.m.







REMINDER:

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 



email: pcarragon@gmail.com









BIOS:



 
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 www.authorhouse.com, 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.