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The Brooklyn Poetry Slam / Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop /

Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop w/ CJ Parker and Lindsay Young

Bloom new writing in this poetry workshop led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young. Registration opens Monday, February 17, 2020.


MON, FEB 24, 2020 | 5:30-6:30PM 




BRIC Conference Room
647 Fulton Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Courtesy of CJ Parker and Lindsay Young

The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop is designed to investigate how our experiences can inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we study contemporary poetry, this workshop will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing & editing. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share your work during the open mic afrer the Brooklyn Poetry Slam directly following the workshop. 

Led by CJ Parker and Lindsay Young

RSVPS for this writing workshop are now full. Sign up for our waitlist >> 


  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to start promptly at 5:30PM.
  • Come with your favorite notebook and pen! 


CJ Parker: Brooklyn Slam Team Member (& Alum) CJ Parker is a Brooklyn-based wordsmith who uses his craft to paint pictures of his life through performance. CJ's work speaks to his experiences growing up as a multi-ethnic kid in turbulent environments, and how he navigated his troubles to turn affliction into growth. An Urban Word NYC alum, he has since become the 1st person in history to represent two NY based slam teams simultaneously - the 2018 Nuyorican Slam Team that went on to represent New York City at the National Poetry Slam, and the 2018 Brooklyn Slam Team that went to the first ever Carnival Slam in Antigua.

Lindsay Young: Brooklyn Poetry Slam Team Member Lindsay Young is a poet from Long Island, New York. She represented The Philadelphia Pigeon at the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She was also a member of The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 2018 National Poetry Slam team, and was crowned a 2018 NUPIC (National Underground Poetry Individual Competition) Co-Champion. She is a Winter Tangerine alumnus and her work has been published in The Fem Lit Magazine, The Offing Magazine, and featured on Blavity and SlamFind. She is the art director at The Reign XY, an online publication geared toward millennial women of color, and her first book titled Salt to Taste is set to be published Summer 2019.