The Brooklyn Poetry Slam brings together Brooklyn’s best slam poets for a monthly gathering of words and wisdom; hosted by poet, activist, and educator Mahogany L Browne with music by DJ Jive Poetic, and featuring poet Caroline Rothstein. The Slam is followed by an Open Mic, so come early to sign-up and make your voice heard. As Mahogany says, “These poets will make you feel things.” Read Mahogany's recent #BlackArtNow Manifesto written for our friends at 651Arts.
FEATURED POET: Caroline Rothstein
Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning writer, poet and performer. She tours worldwide performing poetry, speaking, facilitating workshops and teaching at colleges, universities, schools, community organizations and performance venues. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Narratively, The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, Mic, NYLON, Newsweek, and elsewhere. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at the 2010 National Poetry Slam, and co-coached the 2013 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed third. She is the Creative Writing faculty for Brandeis University's BIMA precollege summer arts-intensive program, and a producer on the forthcoming documentary film The Kids, and was an Associate Producer on Andrea B. Scott’s Florence, Arizona. She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
* Entry to this event is first come, first admitted, while space is available.
* Although it is preferred, you do NOT need an RSVP to attend this event.
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The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.