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Poetry in the Park

April 13, 11:30 am3:30 pm.
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In honor of National Poetry Month in April, we invite you to join us on April 13 for an afternoon to celebrate poetry. Notable poets such as Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Denise Bell, and Richard Wright drew inspiration from Fort Greene Park. Come be inspired by the deep connection the park has to poetry & writing!

Poetry in the Park is an opportunity to participate in a poetry workshop led by Najee Omar, be part of a supportive and welcoming environment during our Open Mic session, and enjoy poetry performances by Jennifer Falú, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, and Liz Chestang.

Doors open at 11:30 AM at the bottom of the 100 Steps for Poetry in the Park. Najee Omar, MC and Workshop Leader, will begin the festivities with the (Nothing But) Flowers: A Writing Workshop from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Space is limited for the workshop, and RSVP is strongly encouraged.

After the workshop, we invite all literary lovers to stay for the open mic from 1:45 to 2:30. There will also be an opportunity to create Blackout Poetry with Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn Book Bodega will lead a Book Giveaway for families and literary lovers.

We will conclude the afternoon with poetry performances by Jennifer Falú, Joselia Rebekah Hughes, and Liz Chestang from 2:30 to 3:00 PM.

RSVP and read about the artists here


Fort Greene Park, Monument Plaza, Eastern Wing
Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States