Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reminder: Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.


REMINDER:

Brownstone Poets presents Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 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.



Brownstone Poets presents:

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin
Saturday, March 1 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 or  to 5 Borough Hall


For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/



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


Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS:


Austin Alexis won the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for Privacy Issues, published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press. The final judge for the contest was Poet Laureate Emeritus of California, Al Young. Austin's second chapbook, For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada), was a Small Press Review "Pick of the Month." His short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Arts Cure, Six Sentences, The Journal, The Writer and others. One of his plays was selected for the Samuel French Short Plays Festival. He has been a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.






Lorraine Conlin is a U.S. Customs broker at JFK Airport and an avid writer. She is on the staff of Performance Poets Association, hosting at Sip This and at the Bellmore Bean Café. She hosts “Tuesdays with Poetry for Poets in Nassau and is a staff member of The Bards Initiative. When not hosting, she attends workshops and attends and photographs poetry readings. Lorraine’s short stories and poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and online publications and is working on her first poetry collection. Writing is her ‘Prozac”.  Lorraine is a breast cancer survivor and “a student of life”.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada







Brownstone Poets presents Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 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:

Alessandra Francesca and Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner)


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m.  sign up at 7:15 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

pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com


Born in Boston, poet Alessandra Francesca has been inspired by a range of artists, from T.S. Eliot to Humphrey Bogart, and her family feared she would run off to New York since before she could walk. She can be found mumbling poetry to herself on the L train and her work will strike you with its raw honesty and lasting poignancy. She lives in Brooklyn.



 
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Phillip J. Giambri (The Ancient Mariner) A product of the streets of South Philadelphia, he obtained his deviant perspective on life listening to Jean Shepherd on WOR radio back in the ‘50s.  He fled Philly at seventeen, served in the military, has been an actor, hairstylist, stoner, janitor, writer, drifter, recording engineer, poet, traveling salesman, barfly, banker, biker, announcer, mail-order minister, photographer, and “Computer Guru”.  He came to NY City in ’68, joined the Hippie pilgrimage to St. Marks Place, and never left.  He’s attended too many schools to mention, blown several scholarships, and   studied nearly everything, without ever attaining a degree in anything. His self-published websites “Ancient Mariner Tales” and “Confessions of A Repeat Offender” offer bored web surfers a glimpse into his futile search for self-discovery and meaning.  He can be found downtown, regularly spinning yarns and telling tall tales at Mike Geffner’s Inspired Word, Barnes & Noble, Black & White Bar, great weather for Media @ Parkside Lounge, Kairos Poetry Café, Cornelia Street Café, and anywhere else that will tolerate him. www.AncientMarinerTales.com.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

REMINDER: The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event Tues, 2/25 at Barnes and Noble Park Slope at 6:30 p.m.


REMINDER:






The Brownstone Poets 2013 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from  

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. 



Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers Park Slope
267 Seventh Ave.
Park Slope, NY 11215
 
NO OPEN MIC unless time permits!


Free Admission  



SUBWAYS:

F or G to Seventh Ave.
D, R, N to 9th St.


List of Contributors so far:


AUSTIN ALEXIS
BERNARD BLOCK
BRENDA J. GANNAM
CAROLYN OTA
CYNTHIA TORONTO
DIANE BLOCK
ELLIOT ABOSH
ERNEST K. WOODLEY
JOSEPH C. REBIS, JR.
KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON
LARISSA SHMAILO 
LESLIE PROSTERMAN
MARY ASKIN-JENCSIK
MAX NEMEROVSKY
MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
MICHELLE CADETT
MINDY MATIJASEVIC
MIREYA PEREZ
NOEL DAVID COHEN
PATRICIA CARRAGON
PHILIP BEITCHMAN
PUMA PERL
RICHARD FEIN
RICHARD LEVINE
STEPHEN BLUESTONE
SUSAN MAURER
VALERIE CONTI
VELEZ MOORE 
ZEV TORRES
 
And more to come . . . STAY TUNED!
If you are part of this anthology and would like your name to be added, please contact Patricia Carragon at  
pcarragon@gmail.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reminder: Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Café Dada



REMINDER:

Brownstone Poets presents Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 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:

Erica Mapp and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Starts at 7:30 p.m. –   sign in at 7:15 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
pcarragon@gmail.com

brownstonepoets.blogspot.com

patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/

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people/Brownstone-
Poets/541314712


BIOS:


Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, has poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union School of Art in NYC and a M.A. in Art Education, from NYU’s School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College (CUNY), where she studied with the acclaimed poet Marie Ponsot for two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. She also studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning author and poet. She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and in Trinidad and is seeking publication for her two poetry manuscripts and a book of essays.


Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com) is an award-winning poet, writer, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book. She also has two upcoming book-length collections of poetry in 2014. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across seven countries in three continents. Sweta has won three Pushcart Prize nominations, Queens Council on the Arts Grant-- BYOB Program for Writers, an International Poetry Award, Best of the Net Nomination, Nomination for Asian American Members’ Choice Awards 2011, and writing fellowships. She was short-listed for the Independent Literary Awards and Unisun Poetry Prize. A graduate of Columbia University, she lives in New York City with her husband and teaches creative writing across the globe & gives talks on gender studies. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin at Park Plaza Restaurant Saturday, 3/1 at 2:30 p.m.



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Brownstone Poets presents Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. at 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.



Brownstone Poets presents:

Austin Alexis and Lorraine Conlin
Saturday, March 1 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 or  to 5 Borough Hall


For more directions:

http://www.hopstop.com/



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


Curated by Patricia Carragon


pcarragon@gmail.com



brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/


patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/


 en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712


BIOS:


Austin Alexis won the 20th Annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for Privacy Issues, published by Lotus Press of Detroit and distributed by Wayne State University Press. The final judge for the contest was Poet Laureate Emeritus of California, Al Young. Austin's second chapbook, For Lincoln & Other Poems (Poets Wear Prada), was a Small Press Review "Pick of the Month." His short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Arts Cure, Six Sentences, The Journal, The Writer and others. One of his plays was selected for the Samuel French Short Plays Festival. He has been a writing fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico and received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center.






Lorraine Conlin is a U.S. Customs broker at JFK Airport and an avid writer. She is on the staff of Performance Poets Association, hosting at Sip This and at the Bellmore Bean Café. She hosts “Tuesdays with Poetry for Poets in Nassau and is a staff member of The Bards Initiative. When not hosting, she attends workshops and attends and photographs poetry readings. Lorraine’s short stories and poems have been published in anthologies, newspapers and online publications and is working on her first poetry collection. Writing is her ‘Prozac”.  Lorraine is a breast cancer survivor and “a student of life”.