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BROOKLYN! The Poets Settlement Reading/Poetry Open Mic Series @ Breuckelen Colony (aka Colony 274) is back and it’s bringing FIRE with it, (NEW DAY) NOW EVERY SECOND THURSDAY of the month. Check out this FREE Poetry Open Mic featuring some of the HOTTEST POETS & RECITERS with one of the HOTTEST OPEN MICS in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Poets Settlement 2017 Twitter logo

The Poets Settlement is a reading series with a mission to connect the arts with the art-lovers. So. Art-lovers, be sure to come out to this FREE Poetry Open Mic Series and enjoy great poetry in a lovely, art-filled environment. Be sure to visit the bar – order a refreshing/relaxing drink – have a bite to eat – and enjoy The Poets’ Settlement!

Poets Settlement Soraya Shalforoosh Fb imageFYI: The next Poets Settlement Reading/Featured Poet is Thursday, August 10, 2017 featuring Poet, Soraya Shalforoosh.

Hosted by: Shafina Ahmad.Poets Settlement Aug 10, 17 image


WELCOME to Season 3 @ Poets Settlement. We have a whole new season of incredible poets and we’ve moved the day of our event from Tuesday to Thursday. To sign-up for the 8/10 open mic please click the link here: https://poets-settlement.typeform.com/to/H3mu0p

This “poetry-only” event will occur at Breuckelen Colony (aka Colony 274) every SECOND THURSDAY of the month.

Non-poets are encouraged to come and experience a night of live poetry and libations.

There are 15 slots, 1 poem or 3 minutes per poet. The 15 open mic readers will be reading in no apparent order. Kindly, come on time and please stick around for the featured poet and the second half of the open mic.

Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez, founder of Poets Settlement, & poets/writers Shafina Ahmed, Terence Degnan & Samantha Vacca are co-hosting/co-curating the series.

Click here to sign-up for the August 10th open mic: https://poets-settlement.typeform.com/to/H3mu0p

RSVP TO THE August 10th event on the Facebook Invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/898079007034134/?active_tab=about


“The Poets Settlement returned in November 2015 to bring back to The People its monthly Poetry/Reading Series in Brooklyn. Creator of the Reading Series, Ricardo Thomas Manual Hernandez, has teamed up with fellow curators Terence Degnan and Shafina Ahmed to bring a diverse array of featured poets/readers for future Poets’ Settlement events.
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Since its inception, The Poets Settlement has fostered an inclusive environment for poets and those drawn to the genre of poetry. By looking outward to the local community of writers, Poets Settlement has established a backdrop for a wide-span of writers to bring their work to an organic and supportive audience. As the program grows, so will the responsibility to deliver accessible platforms for both poets and audience members, alike. Our perspective remains focused on the concept that poetry is a public resource, and entree is complimentary.”


Shafina Ahmed

“Where there is water, there will be people; where there are people, there will be poetry.” ~ SPOKEN WORD POET, SHAFINA AHMED



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