Brooklyn, NY, January 31, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Brownstone Poets Presents:
Saturday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Diana Gitesha Hernandez
@ Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 – 596 – 5900
Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street
R to Court Street
4 or to 5 Borough Hall
For more directions:
Please check the MTA's "The Weekender" for all transit updates.
$5 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic
Curated by Patricia Carragon
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/991978457608062/
Nancy Mercado is the recipient of the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Before Columbus Foundation. Editor of the Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology published in City University of New York's Voices e/Magazine, she is a guest curator for the Museum of American Poetics, and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org.
Featured on National Public Radio's The Talk of the Nation, and a PBS NewsHour Special, America Remembers 9/11, Nancy has authored: It Concerns the Madness (a poetry collection), Las Tres Hermanas (a children's coloring book), and is the editor of if the world were mine (a children's anthology).
For more information, go to nancy-mercado.com.
Diana Gitesha Hernandez, "Gitesha," is an inter-disciplinary artist. Co-founder of the poetic/voice/jazz group, The Artemis Collective. Hernandez is an early member of the Nuyorican Poets Café. She has authored several books of poetry, appears worldwide in performances and anthologies, Raw Lips Melao: A Nuyorican Rhapsody is available on Amazon. Her debut CD IMBUED (2013) weaves her voice with jazz and poetry as Miguel Algarin, founder of the Nuyorocan Poets Cafe notes "makes these words swirl with passion."
She is a graduate from the Swedish Massage Institute, has a masters from LIU in guidance counseling and holds a BA from SUNY in Jazz Performance and painting. Her artwork is shown and collected internationally.
Elisabet Velasquez is from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including NBC, Huffington Post, Latina and Vibe Magazine. She is a VONA alum, 2017 Poets House Fellow and the author of the chapbook PTSD. You can find her online at ElisabetVelasquez.com.
Susan Yung: Anti–bullying, Domestic-Violence, misogynist-hater, anti-racist, democratic-anarchist, ghetto-girl, Chinatown-Harlem, East Village-West Village, homesteading-gentrifier, yuppie-squatter, homeless-sheltered, American-Asian, World-Traveller, Adventuress-Common-Law-Wife, Photographer-Videographer, Martial-Fine-Artist, Musician-Drummer, Artist-Scientist, Geologist-Librarian, Mathematician-Designer, Collector-Exhibitionist, Buyer-Seller, Cook-Politician, Migrant-Worker, Independent-Dependent, Pacifist-Activist.