Plain PBR/whiskey consumption doesn’t really cut it for you. You want to drink while engaging your literary brain in some meaningful activity like listening to a poetry slam. You think you’re a forgotten species? Not in Bushwick! After a new library opened in Bushwick this week, the literary fun continues! Here are four literary events in Bushwick this weekend to make you weep with joy!
Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez aka Brooklyn Gipsy is throwing another night of poetry, rap, music and visual art at The Bushwick Starr “to paint a lyrical portrait of Greedy Brooklyn streets.” This is the real deal, dear friends! Go lose yourself in the harsh poetry rap of Chris Slaughter, lighthearted acute bilingual verses of Modesto ‘Flako’ Jimenez and others! (Also check out how the last time went here).
Mike Lala and Eric Nelson (also our contributor, whoa!) have been curating the Fireside Follies reading series for 2 years now, and we can only say one thing – it has gotten and better. So if on Saturday night you’re looking for a quality evening of good readings, go to Brooklyn Fire Proof, where the aforementioned gentlemen will introduce Sampson Starkweather, Rachel B. Glaser, Amy King and Cate Marvin.
While Fireside Follies has been around for some time now, something completely new is beginning at Molasses Books. Bushwick Sweetheart Reading Series is featuring their first evening and will present poetry and prose from Sophia Le Fraga, Danniel Schoonebeek, Paul Cofer, Coriel Gaffney and Ben Nadler. Look forward to drinks and a pleasant hang out as always!
Poetry from the Brooklyn poets Sophia Le Fraga, Terence Degnan and Khadijah Queen will be presented tonight at gallery Studio 10 at 56 Bogart building. Come early for wine and refreshments!
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