Brooklyn Poets Grand Opening This Saturday: Free Writing Class, Food, Drinks, Music, and Poetry Readings Featuring Poet Laureate of Brooklyn Tina Chang and Others

Brooklyn Poets is hosting a grand opening and tenth anniversary party this Saturday at 144 Montague St. All are invited.

Sneak Peek Photo of Interior Courtesy of Brooklyn Poets

Sneak Peek Photo of Interior Courtesy of Brooklyn Poets

The celebration includes a ribbon cutting at 1:00 p.m., followed by a free drop-in writing class led by Founder & Executive Director Jason Koo at 1:30 p.m. Starting at 3:00 p.m., there will be a series of poetry readings by Brooklyn Poets alumni, faculty, board directors, staff and special guests, including Edward Hirsch, D. Nurkse and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang.

Sneak Peek Photo of Interior Courtesy of Brooklyn Poets

Sneak Peek Photo of Interior Courtesy of Brooklyn Poets

In celebration of Brooklyn Poets’ tenth anniversary, guests will receive a free commemorative magazine featuring poems and essays by board directors, faculty and alumni. Brooklyn Poets will also be selling books, T-shirts and other swag in its new store, featuring books published by Brooklyn poets and T-shirts honoring the newest members of the Brooklyn Poets Hall of Fame: June Jordan and Richard Wright.

Brooklyn Poets Tee

There will be food, drinks and music throughout the day, and guests can enjoy car-free access to Montague Street between Clinton Street and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as part of this summer’s Open Streets on Montague sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association and Montague BID. {Update: Open Streets is canceled this Saturday, but ribbon cutting and grand opening plans are unchanged.}

About Brooklyn Poets
Brooklyn Poets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization celebrating and cultivating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry. Since our inception in 2012, our core program of small, intensive poetry workshops taught by award-winning poets has served over 1600 students and employed over 60 teachers, and we’ve grown to host 29 regular events per year, fostering a more homegrown, close-knit, diverse community of poets and readers than what we see traditionally offered by graduate writing programs and the American literary community at large.


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