Women Writers in Bloom Six Year Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)
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Hello Beautiful People!
I'm JP Howard, Curator and Nurturer of Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) and I'm excited to invite you to the Salon's Six Year Anniversary Celebration! We have so much to celebrate Friday evening April 28, 2017! Our poetry community is in full bloom! Please join our Anniversary event featuring and celebrating our dynamic Salon members. Many of our featured poets are producing multi-genre work and will all give powerful performances. Many will be performing brand new work. I'm excited to introduce our featured Salon performers. They are:
* r. erica doyle * Sherese Francis * Cynthia Hilts * Safia Jama * Cynthia Manick
*Allia Matta * Yesenia Montilla * Ed Toney *
Thanks to my 2017 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant I will have food catered for our Six Year Celebration, so bring your appetites! Brooklyn Commons has provided the space to the Salon at a low cost because of their long-standing commitment and support of local community groups. We ask those who attend to please support Brooklyn Commons by purchasing your alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages from them on the night of our celebration. Please bring your appetites and come celebrate our Six Year Anniversary on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30pm at The Brooklyn Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, NY! Special thanks to Brooklyn Arts Council whose 2017 Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant Award helped to make this event and event space possible!
Volunteers Needed to Help JP set-up before/clean up after event! Please email JP Howard at email@example.com if you can help with set-up/clean-up or any other event needs.
EXCITING NEWS! I am a 2017 Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award Finalist for my work on behalf of the Salon. I'm so honored and proud to represent the Salon in Washington, DC on April 21, 2017 at an awards ceremony that will celebrate Loma (aka Christopher Soto), the winner and three finalists.
RSVP ON EVENTBRITE REQUIRED so that we do not EXCEED CAPACITY at our Event Space! NOTE: All 75 FREE Tickets have been ordered as of April 1, 2017! Some donation tickets are still available (donations of any amount are appreciated. No minimum required). While Brooklyn Commons space can accommodate many more people than our usual intimate monthly events, WE WILL BE CHECKING CONFIRMED NAMES FROM THE EVENTBRITE LIST AT THE DOOR! Except for our eight featured poets, no one else will be admitted without an Eventbrite ticket.
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Any funds donated either in advance or at the door help to support the Salon and help to insure that our featured poets continue to receive honoraria going forward. Please contact event host and Salon Curator, JP Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The Salon will also accept donations of new or gently used poetry books for our traveling Salon library at this event. If you are an author, associated with a small press or a generous Salon supporter and would like to donate book(s) to our traveling Salon library, please feel free to drop your book(s) off at our Anniversary Celebration or contact JP in advance to make other arrangements to get your book(s) to the Salon.
This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
Directions: The Brooklyn Commons aka Commons Cafe is located in downtown Brooklyn at:
388 Atlantic Avenue
Between Hoyt and Bond
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Directions to The Commons
- Hoyt-Schermerhorn: A, C and G
- Bergen Street: F
- Atlantic Ave - Barclay Center: B, M, Q, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Flatbush Avenue: LIRR
- B63 and B65 Please check MTA Weekender for updates!
About Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS): WWBPS is a Literary Salon Series modeled after traveling Salons, popular during the Harlem Renaissance. Poet and author JP Howard lovingly curates and nurtures the Salon. We are a forum offering women writers at all levels a venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. The Salon is open to all and has a large LGBT POC population. JP Howard has been awarded Brooklyn Arts Council Grants for the Brooklyn-based portion of the Salon Series & Open Mic for the last four years. JP is a 2017 Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award Finalist for her work on behalf of our Salon; the achievements of the three finalists and one winner will be celebrated at a gala ceremony and reading at the Arts Club of Washington at 6 pm on the evening of Friday, April 21, 2017. goo.gl/8d2Auc JP Howard's essay about the growth of the Salon was previously in Poets & Writers Magazine and can be found online HERE! You can visit JP Howard, Salon Curator online at http://www.jp-howard.com.
I look forward to celebrating with you!
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JP Howard, Curator & Nurturer, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon
JP Howard, Curator, Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon
JP Howard aka Juliet P. Howard is a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the author of SAY/MIRROR, a debut poetry collection published by The Operating System and a chaplet "bury your love poems here" (Belladonna Collaborative*). JP is a 2016 Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards for her book SAY/MIRROR. JP was a 2016 Lambda Literary Foundation Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award winner. She is a Split This Rock 2017 Freedom Plow Award for Poetry and Activisim Finalist. She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon(WWBPS), a forum offering women writers at all levels a monthly venue to come together in a positive and supportive space. She is the recipient of a 2017 Brooklyn Arts Council grant on behalf of the Salon. The Salon celebrates a diverse array of women poets and includes a large LGBTQ POC membership. JP is an alum of the VONA/Voices Writers Workshop, as well as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging LGBT Voices Fellow. She was a finalist in The Feminist Wire’s 1st Poetry Contest and in the poetry category for the Lesbian Writer's Fund of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Three of her poems were recently featured in Emotive Fruition with Cave Canem in 2016, a lively performance series in NYC, where actors bring to life new page poetry for the stage. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Split this Rock, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, Muzzle Magazine, Adrienne: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, The Best American Poetry Blog, MiPOesias, The Mom Egg, Talking Writing, Connotation Press and the anthology, Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander. JP has facilitated community workshops at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, the LGBT Community Center (NYC), Hobart Festival of Women Writers and on campuses across the country on a range of topics inclduing James Baldwin, Black Lesbian Poets, Memoir, Family Photos and Poetry. JP holds a BA from Barnard College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. Visit JP online at: http://www.jp-howard.com.
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