Brooklyn-based literary series usually held twice a month: First Saturdays in Brooklyn Heights and third Tuesdays in Park Slope.
Open Mic usually with two featured readers.
Publish an annual anthology with work from the featured readers and the open readers who support the series.
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 email@example.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 BIOS: 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. 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.
Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant Brownstone Poets presents Babette Albin and Richard Fein, Saturday, April 5 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: Babette Albin and Richard Fein Saturday, April 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 BIOS: Babette Albin, a long-time activist on the New York poetry scene, is pleased to feature for the Brownstone Poets one again. Her work is dynamic as are her presentations, filled with witty observations, rich political/historical content and a flare for the dramatic. Having enjoyed the success of seeing her four children graduate from college, Babette has returned to school to fill in the gaps. She is studying Russian History and Literature and can tell you everything you wanted to know about Vladimir Putin but were afraid to ask. Richard Fein was a finalist in The 2004 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition. A Chapbook of his poems was published by Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been published in many web and print journals such as: Reed, Southern Review, Roanoke Review, Skyline Magazine, Birmingham Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, Paris/atlantic, Canadian Dimension, and many others.
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