Events

WWBPS Summer Garden BBQ Salon  featuring: 

Anastacia Tolbert! 

Sat. 7.18.15 

Sugar Hill, Harlem



SAVE THE DATES!

 WWBPS Summer Salons 

Sat 7.18.15 Anastacia Tolbert (Garden Salon)

Sun 8.2.15 Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene (NYU)

Sat 8.15.15 Samiya Bashir (Garden Salon)


JP Howard, Salon Curator,

Celebrates her debut poetry collection, 

SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System, 2015) with her WWBPS family on 2.28.15! 


Upcoming Brooklyn-based BAC Funded 2015 Salon Features!

JP Howard ~ 2.28.15

Cynthia Manick ~ 3.29.15

Rachel Eliza Griffiths ~ 4.19.15 ~ 4 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Ellen Hagan ~ 5.31.15 



Keisha-Gaye Anderson features on 1.24.15! 



SAVE THESE SALON DATES! 

SUNDAY SALONS IN BROOKLYN!

Oct. 12th ~ Lauren K. Alleyne

Nov. 23rd ~ Xanath Caraza

Dec. 7th ~ Amber Atiya

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IDRISSA SIMMONDS

facilitates our very first CALIFORNIA-based Salon!!!

WWBPS comes to VONA/Voices Writing Workshops for Writers of Color at
The University of California at Berkeley!
An evening Salon on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
THEME: Writing our Stories! 
Open to All Genres of the VONA Community!

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Dynamic poet Venus Thrash visits us from the D.C. area! 

Venus is our featured guest poet for our May 2014 Salon on 

Sat. 5.10.14! 

This event is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).









NATASHA MARIN ~ OUR FIRST 

SEATTLE, WA BASED SALON!

Dynamic poet and interdisciplinary artist Natasha Marin is our featured guest poet for our February 2014 AWP off-site Seattle based Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon! Natasha will facilitate a brief interactive workshop and discussion with the theme of Nurturing.

2.28.14 

7-9PM




ANTOINETTE BRIM

Multi-talented poet and author, Antoinette Brim is our featured guest poet for our NY-based February 2014 Salon on 2.22.14! Antoinette will facilitate an interactive workshop and discussion with the theme of "When Poems Become Mirrors.


UPCOMING 2013 POTLUCK SALONS & OPEN MIC'S! SAVE THE DATES!

SAT. 10.26.13 | CHERYL BOYCE-TAYLOR!
SAT. 11.16.13 | DOROTHY RANDALL GRAY!
SAT. 12.7.13 | JEWELLE GOMEZ!
SUN. 12.8.13 | KAMILAH AISHA MOON!




October 26, 2013 Salon Filled to Capacity!
Only accepting names for wait list. 


WWBPS CELEBRATED OUR 2 & 1/2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 
AT BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKSTORE! 
OCTOBER 3, 2013!


TAKE A LOOK AT WWBPS PAST 
POTLUCK SALONS & OPEN MIC's!

SEPTEMBER 2013 | PAMELA L. LASKIN! 

MULTI-TALENTED POET PAMELA L. LASKIN FACILITATED OUR SEPTEMBER 2013 SALON! 
PAM'S THEME was: GRIEF & GROWTH!

AUGUST 2013 | CHERYL CLARKE!


JULY 2013 | QIANA TOWNS!
JUNE 2013 | HEATHER ARCHIBALD! 
DYNAMIC POET HEATHER ARCHIBALD FACILITATED OUR FABULOUS GARDEN JUNE 15, 2013 SALON!

HEATHER'S THEME WAS:  Sticking to the story: Exploring narrative in the form of the Haibun. Heather will facilitate an interactive workshop on the Haibun literary form, where participants will have the opportunity to blend prose and poetry.

MAY 2013 | RADHIYAH AYOBAMI! 


SAT APRIL 13th | 1:30-6:30pm | R. ERICA DOYLE & WWBPS TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
SAT MARCH 30th | 2-6pm | MONICA HAND!
SUN MARCH 17th | 1-5pm ARISA WHITE!

APRIL  2013 | r. erica doyle! 
MARCH 30, 2013 | MONICA HAND! 

MARCH 17, 2013 | ARISA WHITE! 
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SUN * MARCH 17, 2013 * ARISA WHITE - Guest Poet Visiting us from Oakland, California!
OUR SUN 3/17/13 SALON  IS NOW FILLED TO CAPACITY!
WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NAMES FOR OUR WAITLIST! EMAIL: WOMENWRITERSBLOOM@GMAIL.COM TO BE ADDED!
Thank you for your overwhelming support!



Sat * Feb 23, 2013 * Lorraine Currelley - Guest Poet!

 EMAIL: WOMENWRITERSBLOOM@GMAIL.COM TO RECEIVE ADDRESS DETAILS! LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE - WAITLIST WILL BE CREATED!
Click HERE to download Event Flyer! Click HERE for poet BIO!



Sat. Jan. 26, 2013 * Kankia A. Wright-Guest Poet! 

THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED TO CAPACITY!

 WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NAMES FOR OUR WAITLIST!
Thank you for your overwhelming support!





Click here to download PDF of the January 26, 2013 Salon Flyer: January 26th Flyer PDF


SALON & OPEN-MIC!

* Sun. Dec. 9, 2012  ** 2-6pm * Brooklyn, NY *

Jacqueline Johnson, Author of "A Gathering of Mother Tongues" guest poet!

Jacqueline Johnson, dynamic poet, fiction writer & fiber artist leads this interactive Pot-Luck Salon & Open Mic. Theme: TBA. Bring a dish/beverage to share, pen & pad to write & your work to share for the open mic! Must RSVP: womenwritersbloom@gmail.com by 12/01/12 to receive address details!

THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED TO CAPACITY!

 WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NAMES FOR OUR WAITLIST!


Thank you for your overwhelming support!





Sat. Nov. 17, 2012| 2pm-6pm | Harlem | New York |

EKERE TALLIE, author of Karma's Footseps, guest poet!


THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED TO CAPACITY!

 WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NAMES FOR OUR WAITLIST!

Thank you for your overwhelming support!


Talented poet, educator Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie  leads this interactive Pot-Luck Salon & Open Mic. Click HERE to download event flier.


THEME: James Baldwin wrote, "To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the making of bread." How can we access our stories through our senses? During our time together we will excavate memories, explore the role of the body in our creative process, discuss empathy, and wrap our voices around the issues that are important to us to create potent poetry infused with the work, play, pain and color of our everyday lives. 


Bring a dish/beverage to share, pen & pad to write & your work to share for the open mic! MUST EMAIL ASAP TO PLACE NAME ON WAITLIST: womenwritersbloom@gmail.com
Those who have previously RSVP'd for this event will receive email updates with address location & reminders about one week before the event.


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SUN. OCT. 21, 2012


2-6pm ** Park Slope, NY

Talented poet & Reiki Master, Zoe Flowers, leads an interactive Potluck Salon & Open Mic. THEME: HEALING through Words. Ms. Flowers will lead us in a healing drumming, meditation & will facilitate participants in an impromptu writing exercise. Please join us  for an afternoon of Healing!
 
Hosted by: JP Howard of Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon & Pamela L. Laskin. Bring a dish or beverage to share, pen & pad to write & your work to share for the open mic! We encourage & celebrate all types of artistic expressions for the open mic including: written/spoken word, song & artwork! 
Must RSVP: womenwritersbloom@gmail.com by 10/16/12 to receive address details!

SUN. SEPTEMBER 30th! 12:30-4pm

Pamela L. Laskin, CCNY Lecturer & WWBPS co-host "An Afternoon of Poetry!" Refreshments will be provided. No charge for this event.

The Hot Poets Collective and Poet, RiShana Blake share poetry and will be selling their latest collections of poetry. RSVP: womenwritersbloom@gmail.com no later than Thurs. 9/27 to receive Park Slope, NY address details.
The Hot Poets Collective is a diverse group of New York area poets who have been writing together for one year. They include Hot Poets founder, Cheryl Boyce-Taylorand fellow poets E.J. Antonio, Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani, J.P. Howard, Elizabeth Lara, Anton Nimblett, Jayne A. Pierce & Edward Toney! For more info on The Hot Poets Collective: http://thehotpoetscollective.shutterfly.com/


Dynamic poet, Amber Atiya lead the SEPT 23, 2012 Salon with an interactive & informal workshop. THEME: This Salon was inspired by "duende"or writing with pure and gut-wrenching emotion and honesty.  Participants explored writing through fear/trauma and unearthed some secrets buried within during this Potluck Salon & Open Mic.
y scene brings an intense body of work that often speaks to the beauty and struggle of being Black, female, and queer. She has performed at theNuyorican Poets Cafe, Lehman College, Theater for the New City and elsewhere. Amber has been published in Tribes Magazine, Drunken Boat, and Coloring Book, an anthology of multicultural writers. She is a participant in the 2012 Poets House Emerging Poets Residency Program and member of a writing group for women, currently celebrating its ten year anniversary.

AMBER ATIYA - DYNAMIC POET!

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