Events

Lorraine Currelley Appearances 2017

October 5, 2017 6pm!

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Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. and the
Bronx Library Center presents Author Margie Shaheed
of Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother
Tongue in a Multicultural Society with contributors
Mercy Tullis Bukhari and Lorraine Currelley.
310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY Free Admission

October 7, 2017 12 Noon until 1:30PM!
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FEATURING:
*Mercy Tullis-Bukhari
Rita Calandresa
*Lorraine Currelley
Julianna Dawson
Britt Digiacomo
Kamilah Glover
Caroline Reddy
Angela Derecas Taylor
Ken Valenti
Empty Hand Zen Center
45 Lawton St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

October 21, 2017  1PM!
Women of Passion & Purpose
Featuring Poets
Jullian Austen, Lorraine Currelley & Meredith Trede

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Morningside Heights Library, 2900 Broadway, NYC
(Bet. W. 112 & W. 113 Streets)
Information: 212 864-2530
All Welcome! Admission Free!

October 26, 2017 6pm!
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Open Reception
The Blue Door Art Center,
Yonkers, New York

February 18, 2017

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Mi Gente Unplugged Presents
Underground System
and Spoken Work Artist, Lorraine Currelley
In collaboration with Point CDC Theater
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, New York
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-gente-unplugged-tickets-30763411191?aff=ehomecard

March 4, 2017 2:00-4:00pm
Women Who Read Are Dangerous
Featured panelists Carli Braithwaite, Natalie N. Caro, Lorraine Currelley,
Dr. Shamika Mitchell, and our host Laura Alvarez
St James Recreation Center
2530 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
Tel. 718.367.3657
FREE Admission

March 22, 2017  @ 7:00PM

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Parallels Of The Past
http://www.ensembledumonde.org/
Miller Theatre @ Columbia University
2960 Bway @116th New York, NY 10027
Tkts $40 $30 $20
http://www.millertheatre.com/events/ensemble-du-monde

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Sun. April 2, 2017 at 5:30PM
Mom Egg Review
Vol. 15
Launch and Reading
in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 212 505-3474
Tickets $12 in advance (includes a copy of the issue)
$15 at the door (includes a copy of the issue)
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Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00PM-4:00PM
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc., Blind Beggar Press, Inc. &
The Langston Hughes Community Library Center presents
A Book Celebration & Reading for Louis Reyes Rivera’s “Jazz in Jail”
100-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, N.Y. 11368 782-651-1100 (Library)
Featuring Darryl Alladice, Ghail Rhodes Benjamin, Lorraine Currelley,
Marie Guinier, Layding Kaliba, Tony Michelson, Ngoma and Radu
Books for sale. Free Admission.

Bronx Book Fair
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10457
Saturday May 6, 2017 12Noon to 7:00PM
http://www.bronxbookfair.com
Free Adm.

CAREER DAY MAY 24TH, 2017
Pelham Academy for Academics &
Community Enrichment
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Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. Events 2017

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Saturday April 29, 2017 2:00PM-4:00PM
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc., Blind Beggar Press, Inc. &
The Langston Hughes Community Library Center presents
A Book Celebration & Reading for Louis Reyes Rivera’s “Jazz in Jail”
100-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, N.Y. 11368 782-651-1100 (Library)
Featuring Darryl Alladice, Ghail Rhodes Benjamin, Lorraine Currelley,
Marie Guinier, Layding Kaliba, Tony Michelson, Ngoma and Radu
Books for sale. Free Admission.

Saturday September 16, 2017 1:00p.m.
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. Welcomes
Laura Pritchett, author Making Friends with Death
Morningside Heights Library, 2900 Broadway, NYC
(Bet. W. 112 & W. 113 Streets)
Information: 212 864-2530
All Welcome! Admission Free!

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Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. and the
Bronx Library Center present Tongue Shakers,
Featured author Margie Shaheed. Narratives will
be read by participants Evelyn Bateman, Mercy Tullis Bukhari,
and Lorraine Currelley.
310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY
FREE Admission!

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Lorraine Currelley Personal Appearances 2016

Uniting Our Voices at the Roundtable
Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive (Rm 10T) NYC
April 2, 2016  1:00pm Free Adm.

Greenlight Bookstore
Women Writers of Color Community (Reading)
686 Fulton Street Brooklyn, 11217
April 21, 2016 7:30pm Free Adm.

Mom Egg Review Book Launch Issue 14
Gallery at Le Poisson
158 Bleecker Street NYC
April, 24, 2016 5:30pm 212-505-8474
Free Adm.

Blind Beggar Press Memorial for CD Grant
Bronx Museum 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY
April 30, 2016
Free Adm.

A Conversation: Women, Arts Activism, Creativity & Social Responsibility
Rebecca Brooks, Jonterri Gadson, Alison Roh Park & Purvi Shah
Bronx Book Fair Lorraine Currelley (Moderator)
Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY
May 7  Saturday 3:30pm
http://www.bronxbookfair.com
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley, Michael Broder & Yesenia Montilla
Words Sunday
Calabar Imprints 381 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY
June 12, 2016
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Youth Slam Artist/Poet Laureate Nkosi Nkululeko
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
June 15, 2016 6:30pm
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Poet and Writer Bonafide Rojas
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
July 13, 2016 6:30pm
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Writer Charlie Vazquez
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York
August 17, 2016 6:30pm
Free Adm.

Love and Revolution
Featuring Jerome G. Gary Johnston, Ngoma Hill and Peuo Tuy.
Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library
104 West 136 Street, New York
Info: Countee Cullen: 212 491-2070
Info: Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.: 646-894-5337
September 24, 2016 1:00pm

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
Presents Afro Writing on the Margins
Featuring poet Lorraine Currelley, Executive Dir.
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. and Ron Kavanaugh, Editor
Mosaic Magazine
2474 Wester Avenue, Bronx New York
October 8, 2016 2:00pm
Free Adm. All Welcome!

NYC BinderCon Cooper Union NYU
information: nyc.bindercon.com
October 29 & 30, 2016

 

 

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 Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. Events 2016

Stoop Narratives
Phillip J. Ammonds, Edward Currelley, Ngoma Hill,
Elizabeth Lara & Gia Shakur
Countee Cullen Library,  104 West 136 Street NY
April 23, 2016  1:00pm
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Youth Slam Artist/Poet Laureate Nkosi Nkululeko
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
June 15, 2016 6:30pm
Free Adm.

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Poet and Writer Bonafide Rojas
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
July 13, 2016 6:30pm

Lorraine Currelley in Conversation with
Writer Charlie Vazquez
Men’s Narratives: Arts Activism, Creativity and
Social Responsibility
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York
August 17, 2016 6:30pm
Free Adm.

September 24th, 2016 1:00PM!
Love and Revolution
Featuring Jerome G. Gary Johnston, Ngoma Hill and Peuo Tuy.
Morningside Heights Library
2900 Broadway (Between W. 112 & W. 113 Streets)
New York, NY
Info: Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.: 646-894-5337

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March 4, 11, 18, 25th, 2015 11:30AM-1:30PM!
Poetry, Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop
Must be 55 & older!
Baychester Branch, New York Public Library
2049 Asch Loop North, Bronx, New York
Registration & Info: 718-379-6700

March 28th, 2015 7:00PM!
CONJUNCTIONS: Shirley and Belladonna Series
Featured Presenters
Lorraine Currelley, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Nzadi Keita
& Fakhair Spence
The Joint, 471 Mytle Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

SHIRLEY is at the intersection of a literary reading and a social movement.
We’re at the corner where art meets activism. In our house, poetry shares a room with protest and
there’s always a dance party going on.

Belladonna promotes the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form,
multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language.
Join us for a night of readings, experiments, lessons, music, and communion. Consider it a block party for the literary adventurist in you.

April 1st, 2015 6:30PM!
BxArts Factory Closing Reception: Innuendos Art Exhibit
Featuring: Sharon De La Cruz & Rena Anakwe, Lorraine Currelley,
Andrew Rosado and a Panel Discussion with Exhibit’s Women Artists
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx New York

April 8th, 2015 11:30AM-1:30PM!
Poetry, Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop
Must be 55 & older!
Baychester Branch, New York Public Library
2049 Asch Loop North, Bronx, New York
Registration & Info: 718-379-6700

April 15th, 2015 11:30AM!-1:30PM!
Poetry, Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop
Must be 55 & older!
Baychester Branch, New York Public Library
2049 Asch Loop North, Bronx, New York
Registration & Info: 718-379-6700

April 22nd, 2015 11:30AM-1:30PM!
Poetry, Memoir and Creative Writing Workshop
Must be 55 & older!
Baychester Branch, New York Public Library
2049 Asch Loop North, Bronx, New York
Registration & Info: 718-379-6700

April 23rd, 2015 7:00PM!
Poets & Writers Sixth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading
Featured Readers: Heather Archibald, John Chance Acevedo,
Arhm Choi, Edward D. Currelley, James Peach McClory, Monica Sok,
Marshall Thomas & Sahra Vang
(Representing Brooklyn Community Pride, Kundiman, Latinos NYC
and Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.)
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 East 103rd Street
New York, NY

April 26th, 2015 6:00PM!
Mom Egg Review: Lucky 13 Launch
Celebrating the launch of its lucky 13 annual issue
with a party and reading featuring contributors
The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR)
158 Bleecker Street
New York, New York

May 6th, 2015 7:00PM!
Mom Egg Review: Lucky 13 Reading
Featured Readers from Issue 13
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street
New York, New York

May 30th, 2015 12Noon-6:00PM!

The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and booklovers of all ages. Through readings, workshops, and presentations our goal is to engage the community with a variety of literature and programs that will broaden access to Bronx literary artists, increase library usage, and encourage a love of books and reading.

FREE Event!
Features include
Bronx Heroes Comic Convention* Bronx Memoir Project* Cathy Linh Che* Lorraine Currelley* Dahlma Llanos Figueroa* Five Boro Story Project Open Mic* J. Ivy* Legacy Women* Urayoán Noel* Peggy Robles-Alvarado* Thelma Ruffin Thomas* Ricarrdo Thomas Manuel Hernandez

Bronx Library Center – NYPL
310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Directions: B/D train to Fordham Road

Thursday June 11th, 2015 6:30-8:30pm
WOC Writers Write to Read Summer Series
Barnes & Noble
267 7th Avenue Brookln, New York

June 20th, 2015 3:00PM!
Underneath The Accent of My Skin
Reading and Collage Exhibition
Hostos Community Collage (Atrium)
450 Grand ConCourse, Bronx NY
Free Admission

Wednesday July 30th, 2015 6;00pm-8:00pm
Poetry Reading (Members only)
Poets House
10 River Terrace (Kray Hall)
New York, N.Y.
Free Admission

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 5:30-7:45pm
WOC Writers Write to Read Summer Series
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas New York, N.Y.
Free Admission

Saturday September 19th, 2015 2:30-6:30pm
Time Square Arts Center
She Reads 300 West 43 Street (Suite 401A)
Info: 502-354-3496
New York, NY
Free Admission

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 1:30-2:45pm
BLDF Guest Workshop Facilitator (A Conversation with MY Ancestor)
208 West 13 Street
New York, NY

Wednesday October 10th, 2015 1:00pm
Mom Egg Review Issue 13 ( Lorraine Currelley & Anthology participants)
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street
New York, NY 10030
Free Admission

Saturday October 24th, 2015 9:00am-5:00pm
Black Girl Project, Sisterhood Summit V
“When We Free: Black Women, Girls & Emotional Emancipation
Brooklyn, New York

Thursday November 19th, 2015 6:00-7:15pm
A Reading and A Talk, Interviewed by Celeste Colds Fechter
Hosted Atim Annette Oton
2504 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY
Free Event

Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.

Saturday April 11th, 2015 1:00PM!
“Extreme Storytelling Writing Workshop”
Guest Facilitator: Orlando Ferrand, author, poet, artist and educator
Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library
104 West 136 Street, New York
Info: Countee Cullen: 212 491-2070
Info: Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.: 646-894-5337

Saturday July 11th, 2015 1:00PM!
Join Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. for an Afternoon of Storytelling and Poetry with the Dynamic Radhiyah Ayobami and Special Guest Edward Currelley.
Countee Cullen Branch, New York Public Library
104 West 136 Street, New York
Info: Countee Cullen: 212 491-2070

Saturday August 22nd, 2015 1:00pm
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc. and the Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL Welcomes Lisa Weldon Author of HandiICAPABLE.  and Moderator Edward Currelley.
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street Harlem New York
Free Admission

Saturday September 26th, 2015 1:00pm
El Grito De Lares, The Cry of Lares
Featuring Americo Casiano, Sandra Maria Esteves, Gloria Fontanez & Charlie Vazquaz
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street Harlem New York
Free Admission

Wednesday October 10th, 2015 1:00pm

Mom Egg Review Issue 13 ( Lorraine Currelley & Anthology participants)
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc.
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street
New York, NY 10030
Free Admission

Saturday November 14, 2015 1:00-4:00pm
Featuring EJ Antonio, Tyehimba Jess, Jacqueline Johnson
and Patricia Spears Jones
Poets Network & Exchange, Inc
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street
New York, NY 10030
Free Admission
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December 22, 2014
Black Lives Matter, A Celebration of Life
Featuring Keisha Gaye-Anderson & Ngoma Hill
Harlem Branch, NYPL
9 West 124 Street (across from Marcus Garvey Park)
New York City
Harlem Branch, NYPL Information: 212-348-5620

August 23rd, 2014
“An Interactive Writing Workshop” facilitated by Lorraine Currelley
Workshop: 1:00PM Reading: Featuring Workshop Participants. 2:30PM!
Open mic, bring poems to share!
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136th Street NYC (near Lenox Avenue)
Info: Countee Cullen Branch NYPL: 212-491-2070
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!

September 13th, 2014
“Poetry of Protest, Survival and Change Part I
A Community Forum
Open mic, bring poems to share!
(Parents bringing young children
please bring story/coloring books, and games for Children Village.)
Harlem Library, NYPL
9 West 124th Street NYC (across from Mt Morris Park)
Info: Harlem Branch, NYPL: 212-348-5620
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!

September 27th, 2014
100 Thousand Poets for Change, A Global Event 1:00PM!
Theme: “Poetry of Protest, Survival and Change Part II”
Featuring Poet Gary Johnston,Co-Founder Blind Beggar Press
Open mic, bring poems to share!
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136th Street NYC(near Lenox Avenue)
Info: Countee Cullen Branch NYPL: 212-491-2070
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!

October 18th, 2014
A Conversation and Reading with Novelists
Kiini Ibura Isalaam, “Ancient, Ancient”, W.D.Moore,
“Journey Back When” and Meriam Rodriguez,”Adelina’s
Perfect Girl”
Open mic, bring poems to share!
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL
104 West 136 Street NYC(near Lenox Avenue)
Info: Countee Cullen Branch NYPL: 212-491-2070
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!

November 22nd, 2014
Black Women Creating & Building A New Narrative
with Dr. Eugena K. Griffin, BGirlMovement Co-Founders
Nicole Junior and Nicci Page and Celebrity Beauty Expert
and Entrepreneur Sophia Lenore
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Harlem Library, NYPL
9 West 124th Street NYC (across from Mt Morris Park)
Info: Harlem Branch, NYPL: 212-348-5620
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!

December 20th, 2014
Poets Network & Exchange Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration!
Featuring keisha-Gaye Anderson and Performance Poet & Multi-Instrumentalist Baba Ngoma Hill
Open mic, bring poems to share!
Harlem Branch, NYPL
9 West 124th Street NYC (across from Mt Morris Park)
Info: Harlem Branch, NYPL: 212-348-5620
Free! All Welcome! Wheelchair Accessible!
Poets Network & Exchange: 646-894-5337
https://poetsnetworkandexchange.wordpress.com

Lorraine Currelley, Founder/Executive Director Poets Network & Exchange and the Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL presents An Afternoon with Ngoma Hill: The Man, His Music and His Words. Our Special Guest visiting us from Atlanta, Georgia Poet/Author Tamara J. Madison
Saturday, July 12 at 1:30pm in EDT
Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL 104 West 136 Street (near Lenox Avenue) New York, NY

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Poets Network & Exchange Scholar Lecture Series presents Caribbean Voices, A Panel Discussion and Featured Poetry Reading.
Saturday June 21st, 2014 at 1:00pm!
Featured poets and panelists are Keisha Gaye-Anderson, Anton Nimblett and Tishon Woolcock

All events are held at the historical Countee Cullen Branch of the NYPL. The location where literary figures and artists of the Harlem Renaissance met to exhibit fine art, share their literary works and to discuss the social, political and historical issues of the day. Lets make more history/herstory!!!

Countee Cullen Branch of the NYPL, 104 West 136 Street New York, NY (near Lenox Avenue)
Info: Lorraine Currelley, Founder/Director
Poets Network & Exchange
Information: 1(646)894-5337
Wheelchair accessible.

Bronx Literary Festival
Location: Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Date: May 17th, 2014

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Schedule of Activities

12:00-12:25
Litfest Welcome

12:30-12:55
Storyteller Thelma Ruffin Thomas, Artistic Director for Pearls of Wisdom Storytellers will tell stories involving the audience in interactive “Raps” -great family fun!

1:00-1:25
Rafael Landron reads from his bilingual children’s book Beba y la isla nena

1:30-2:20
Teen Writing Workshop with Advocate of Wordz
This workshop for high-school students will offer an introduction into writing and performing poetry as well as explore poetry’s role in everyday life.

Women Writing Workshop with Peggy Robles-Alvarado & Lorraine Currelley
The Untamed and Authentic Women Writers Workshop, a writing workshop that explores the power of the female voice through writing and recitation.

2:30-3:20
MAD About Dance
Multi-ethnic modern dance company known for its varied repertoire

3:30-4:25
Youth Will Be Served: Safe Spaces for Creative Young Minds
How can young people benefit from participating in writing and poetry programs? This panel will explore how various community organizations are engaging young minds and expanding vocational and creative arts opportunities.
Panelists: Charlie Vázquez, Bronx Writers Center; Maya Nussbaum, Girls Write Now; and DK Wright, Urban Word. Facilitator: Gary Johnston.

4:30-4:55
Readings by Ernesto Quinonez, Bodega Dreams and Chango’s Fire and poet Mariposa, Born Bronxeña: Poems on Identity, Love & Survival

5:00-6:00
Open mic hosted by Bridget Bartolini, Five Boro Story Project
On-site registration. All ages welcomed.

Poets Network & Exchange Scholar Lecture Series presents Caribbean Voices, A Panel Discussion and Featured Poetry Reading.
Saturday June 21st, 2014 at 1:00pm!
Featured poets and panelists are Keisha Gaye-Anderson, Anton Nimblett and Tishon Woolcock

Poets Network & Exchange Scholar Lecture Series presents an Afternoon with Ngoma Hill: The Man, His Music and His Words.
Saturday July 12th, 2014 1:00pm!

Open mic sign in 1:00pm-1:30pm! No exceptions!

All events are held at the historical Countee Cullen Branch of the NYPL. The location where literary figures and artists of the Harlem Renaissance met to exhibit fine art, share their literary works and to discuss the social, political and historical issues of the day. Lets make more history/herstory!!!

Countee Cullen Branch of the NYPL, 104 West 136 Street New York, NY (near Lenox Avenue)
Info: Lorraine Currelley, Founder/Director
Poets Network & Exchange
Information: 1(646)894-5337
Wheelchair accessible.
All events are free! All Welcome!

Poet Robert Gibbons and his muse Langston Hughes
Poet Robert Gibbons and his muse Langston Hughes

“The color of my mind is more important than the color of my skin: the lives and works of Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes.”
Join Poet Robert Gibbons, author of Close To The Tree, Three Rooms Press. New York Public Library Countee Cullen Branch Library, 104 West 136 Street (near Lenox Ave.) Saturday February 1, 2014 1:00PM.

Information: NYPL 1(212)491-2070
Poets Network & Exchange 1(646)894-5337.
Fully wheelchair accessible.
All persons attending the workshop please bring notebooks and pens. No foods permitted!
FREE to the public! All Welcome!

Dr. Joyce Duncan, Pearls of Wisdom Storyteller
Dr. Joyce Duncan, Pearls of Wisdom Storyteller

Storyteller Jasmine Eileen Coles, Dr. Joyce Duncan, Pearls of Wisdom Storyteller and Fellow Storytellers Saturday March 1st, 2014 1:00PM at the Countee Cullen Branch of the New York Public Library.

Jasmine Eileen Coles

Dr. Joyce Duncan is a first generation American born on ‘Sugar Hill’ in Harlem, New York. She was raised as well on the luscious Caribbean Island of Jamaica. Joyce holds an honorary doctorate in theology and is a folklorist, cultural historian, community organizer, mediator, and facilitator. She became intrigued by folklore and storytelling upon her first hearing the African proverbs, “hard times makes the monkey eat hot peppers” (Zanzibar) and “talking with one another is loving one another” (Kenya). In 1996, she founded the African Heritage Folk Circle and continues as its president today.

Dr. Duncan says, “I like seeing people, watching how we evolve, and how the aging process affects each one of us. How the beauty shifts and changes, but always grows.”

Yodi Vaden is a visual and performing artist. Dubbed “Urban Lullabies”, his work eulogizes what he sees, hears and feels in life. His unique blend of story conveys his view point of life through his eyes, in his words.

Information:
Countee Cullen: 1(212) 491-2070.
Poets Network & Exchange: 1(646)894-5337.
This event is FREE to the public. All Ages Welcome! Child Friendly!
Wheelchair accessible.
No Food Permitted.

Poets Network & Exchange presents Ogboni: A Panel Discussion and Featured Poetry Reading with Poets Gary Johnston, Jason Koo, Jesus “Papoleto” Melendez and William Washington. They’re publishers, poets, writers, founders and directors of literary organizations, educators and scholars.

Our distinguished OGBONI panel will address issues and concerns men of color face in publishing and as writers. For too long their voices have been lost in the larger conversation, been the backdrop to conversations and marginalized historically. Here are some of the questions we hope to answer. What does it mean to be a male writer of color? How does ethnicity and culture influence your work? When you write are you speaking in an authentic voice or are you expected to silence your voice in order to get published? Do we have a responsibility to ourselves and community?

The concept Ogboni is a fraternal institution indigenous to the Yoruba language. The Ogboni are recognized for their veneration of the personified earth and benevolent service to the community. Our three panelist and featured poets exemplify this concept.

There will be a Q & A Bring questions. Be a part of the conversation.

Open mic following program!

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September 28th, 2013 12Noon-5:00PM! Garito Manor, 180 Union Ave., New Rochelle, NY.
Poets Network & Exchange poetry in celebration with 100,000 Thousand Poets for Change will participate in NEW ROCHELLE’S ARTSFEST 2013. Our poetry Jam runs from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM! Enjoy great poetry, art, music and delicious food!
New Rochelle’s ARTSFEST TROLLEYS will transport guest FREE OF CHARGE to venues hosting events.

Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari
Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari

Poets Network & Exchange presents a Comparative Literature Workshop with Guest Facilitator Mercy Tullis Bukhari, poet & educator
Monday August 26th, 2013
3:00PM
Garito Manor, 180 Union Avenue, New Rochelle, New York
Information & Registration: 646-894-5337

Past Calendar of Events
Poets Network & Exchange Calendar of Events

August 14th, 2013 7:00PM $35.00
Poets Network & Exchange in Association with Modern Restaurant & Lounge present
Words Be Our Voice with
Featured Poets
Mercy L. Tullis Bukhari
Lorraine Currelley
Charlie Giardino
Kevin Jenkins
Elizabeth Lara &
Peter Velotti
Open mic if time permits
310 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY

“Painting with Words: A Collage of Voices“
with Talented Wordsmiths
Heather Archibald,
Jill Austen,
Gary Johnston &
Barbara Newsome
Garito Manor, 180 Union Street
New Rochelle, New York
July 20th, 2013 2:00PM
Lorraine (646) 894-5337

Memorial for Author/Humanitarian/Musician/Poet Felicity Dell’Aquila-Geyra
May 25, 2013 2:00PM
Garito Manor 180 Union Street
New Rochelle, NY

Poets Network & Exchange & Modern Restaurant & Lounge
Presents Poetry & Pasta”
with Poets Jill Austen, Lorraine Currelley, Charlie Giardino
Golda Solomon, Ed Toney & Peter Velotti
Modern Restaurant & Lounge
310 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
June 5, 2013 7:00PM
Free Admission
Info: Sebastian (914) 633-9479 Lorraine (646) 894-5337

Celebrate National Poetry Month
with WVOX Radio Host Michael Dandry
April 8, 2013 11:30AM-12:30PM
Featured Guests: Mamaroneck Poet Laureate Marie Louise Rosenberg,
Poets Lorraine Currelley & Peter Velotti
WVOX Radio, New Rochelle, NY

Poet Network & Exchange Presents “Soul Stirrings”

Robert Gibbon's Push Cart Nominee and Callaloo Fellowship Winner
Robert Gibbon’s Push Cart Nominee and Callaloo Fellowship Winner”Close To The Tree”, first collection of poems

Poet & PushCart Prize Nominee Robert Gibbons,
Author of “Close to the Tree”, a collection of poetry
Garito Manor 180 Union Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801 February 9, 2013  3:00PM

Black Herstory/History Events Around the New York City Area
www.nyc-arts.org

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon
Lorraine Currelley, Founder Poets Network & Exchange
(Ms. Currelley will facilitate February’s Workshop)
February 23, 2013 at 3:00PM
http://womenwritersinbloompoetrysalon.bl…

Poets Network & Exchange Presents

Juliet P. Howard, Co-Founder
Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon in a Special Women’s Herstory Month Presentation March 16, 2013 3:00PM
Garito Manor
180 Union Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801 Infromation: 914 694-9200/646 894-5337

Poet Lorraine Currelley
January 23, 2013  4:00PM
at the Soundview Public Library
660 Soundview Avenue
Bronx NY
For information click on link
http://www.nypl.org/

National Day of Service
Host Yvette Heyliger
Poet Lorraine Currelley
joins a host of poets, playwrights, actors
January 18, 2013  4:00PM-7:00PM
Polaris North(a theatre co-op)
245 West 29 Street(7th & 8th Aves.)
New York, NY

2012 EVENTS

Poets Network & Exchange
Presents
next breath 2

Author/Poet Charlie Giardino, reading from his first collection of poems “The Next Breath”

Members Felicity Dell”Aquila, Lorraine Currelley, Virginia Gilley,  Zaharra Myers, Suereta Overton and Peter Velotti of the Poets Network & Exchange Writing Workshop in a holiday reading.

Garito Manor, 180 Union Avenue, New Rochelle

Tuesday December 18, 2012  3:00PM. Information 914.656.4200. Free Event.

Poets Network & Exchange Presents

Stage and Film Actress Frances Sternhagen in a Special Reading

Date: Saturday September 8, 2012

Time: 3:00pm, Q & Q to follow

Location: 180 Union Avenue New Rochelle

Admission Free: Refreshments served

Call or Email Joann 914-636-4200 or jtrifono@garitomanor.com

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One thought on “Events

  1. Dear Lorraine,
    Thank you for sharing such wonderful and helpful information for poets! This site and the information you provide are a real treasure. So much thanks, JP

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