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BROOKLYN! The Poets Settlement Readings/Poetry Open Mic Series has found a NEW HOME with a NEW DATE & TIME! Their FREE POETRY OPEN MIC is now @ HALYARDS Bar & Grill, EVERY SECOND THURSDAY of the month, now starting at 8:30 pm. Now into their 5th year, Poets Settlement has been featuring some of the HOTTEST POETS & READERS with one of the HOTTEST OPEN MICS in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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 2018 logo


FYI: The Poets Settlement is still hot into their 5th Season FREE, featuring Writing Coach, Omotara James, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:30-11pm, @ Halyards (406 3rd Ave, corner 6th St & 3rd Ave). ALL ARE WELCOME! Get your poetry-fix on!

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“It’s Poets Settlement’s 5th season and we have a great lineup of featured poets for you. We couldn’t be happier to host some of the dopest poets around for yet another season at Halyards. Poets Settlement has always been a community building and inclusive reading. If you’re a seasoned bard or a spring chicken, you are always welcome to come read a poem at our mic.”

Poets Settlement Fb Omotara James imageThis is a “poetry only” event.

To sign up for the September 12, 2019 event, please follow this link: https://poetssettlement.typeform.com/to/IavmT3

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

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, and poets/writers Shafina Ahmed, Terence Degnan & Samantha Vacca are co-hosting/co-curating the series.

RSVP TO THE September 12th event on the Facebook Invite page:

ABOUT THE POETS SETTLEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/751973105221664/

“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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