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Three Powerful Woman Read for the Brownstone Poets on Saturday, April 2

Brooklyn, NY, March 18, 2011 --( The Brownstone Poets presents three powerful woman poets, Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown, and Barbara Hantman on Saturday, April 2 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. There's an open mic as well.

Shonda Buchanan, Linda Carter Brown, and Barbara Hantman

Saturday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & 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:

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink - Open Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon

Contact info: or pcarragon@


Shonda Buchanan is a recipient of the Eloise Klein-Healy Scholarship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and several Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grants. Ms. Buchanan is a Sundance Institute fellow and a PEN Center Emerging Voice fellow. She has freelanced for the Los Angeles Times, and as a poet and essayist, published in Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature, Def Jam Poetry’s Bum Rush the Page, Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 and Indian Country Today. Editor of Voices from Leimert Park: A Poetry Anthology, she is working on a second collection of poetry, a memoir and a novel. Of the North Carolina Indian and Choctaw Mississippi Nations, she is a board member of the Poetry Society of Virginia and the Weyanoke Association, which educates the public on the shared heritage of African Americans and Indigenous Americans. Ms. Buchanan is an assistant professor in the Dept. of English at Hampton University, teaching creative writing. For more info, visit

Linda Carter Brown is a transplanted southerner with her feet planted deeply in the sidewalks of New York City. She begin to write poetry at the age of forty after a friend suggested she take a writing class as she always went for the pen and paper whenever she had something to say. She lives in Queens and is a member of the Fresh Meadows Poets. Linda works as an administrative assistant in a private school in NYC and teaches poetry to first, second and third grade students. Helping children to realize their feelings and thoughts and to get them from the mind, to the hand to paper is rewarding and exciting.

Barbara Hantman has served the NYC public schools for over twenty years. She is proud to be Fresh Meadows Poets'Corresponding Secretary. Her credits include four volumes with Edwin Mellen Poetry Press (Capullos Del Alma: Soul Buds is fully bilingual in Spanish and English) and two books with Xlibris (the most recent one, Call of Abraham’s Kin, focuses on Jewish themes and has some Hebrew and Spanish bilingual verse; access excerpts at'skin.html). She has also published in such journals as Midstream, Poetica, The Deronda Review, Mobius the Poetry Magazine, Conceit, Freshet and Women In Judaism. She has placed in poetry contests at the New York Poetry Forum, and won first prize for her poem "The Velvet Toolbox" in the Lone Stars Magazine Winter 2009-10 contest.

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Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
917 679 5002

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