Kickstart the New York City Poetry Festival!

April is National Poetry Month, and The Poetry Society of New York is spending it running its annual Kickstarter campaign for the New York City Poetry Festival (to be held this July 27th and 28th on Governors Island). What better time of year to work for the pleasures of the poetic word and give something back? The $10,000 campaign will culminate in a two-part fundraising event at Forgotten Works Studio on May 4th. And a $10 donation to our campaign will get you into the Benefit BBQ for free!  We cannot do this without you, and every little bit helps. Please make your donation here today.

An NYCPF Benefit BBQ
sponsored by the Brooklyn Salsa Company
featuring
Ben Fama, Hafizah Geter, John Deming, Jason Koo,
Caroline Gormley, and Christine Kanownik

Saturday, May 4th, 5pm-9pm
Forgotten Works Studio
46 Bridge Street, DUMBO

$10 admission
FREE FOOD


From 5pm-9pm on May 4th, The Poetry Society of New York and the Brooklyn Salsa Company will host a Benefit BBQ for the New York City Poetry Festival. The FREE menu includes BBQ Chicken, Grilled Seasonal Veggies, organic tortilla chips, and an assortment of the Brooklyn Salsa Company’s line of salsas. Beer will be lovingly provided for sale by the Brooklyn Brewery. Expect poetry readings, music, and other performances throughout the evening. Featured readers include some of the curators of the festival’s readings: Ben Fama (WONDER), Hafizah Geter (Cave Canem), John Deming (Coldfront), Jason Koo (Brooklyn Poets), Caroline Gormley (Sh*tluck), and Christine Kanownik (The Electric Pumas). Admission is $10, but it’s free if you donate $10 to our Kickstarter!

The Poetry Brothel presents… The Factory
Saturday, May 4th, 9pm-2am
Forgotten Works Studio
46 Bridge Street, DUMBO

$10 admission (Free for BBQ ticket holders)
Buy your tickets here

The second part of the evening will be a “Warhol’s Factory”-themed event hosted by The Poetry Brothel. The evening’s festivities will include a great deal of live art-making. A short film will be shot on-site, and we’ll invite the audience to help create a tributary mural. More details to come!

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