Summer Show : August 11th
Anthology Show w/ Brooklyn College: September 15th
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
ONLINE via Zoom
Show Time: 1:00 pm
Registration Required - https://tinyurl.com/VirtualOpenHouseWC
Join Brooklyn College Women’s Center as it celebrates its Fall opening with readers from Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation. The event will include a reading, discussion, and Q&A via Zoom. Readers include Cathy Linh Che, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Lynne Procope, and Cynthia Manick
Social distancing doesn't mean isolation and we can't wait to see you!
Lynne Procope is a Cave Canem fellow and a former National Poetry Slam champion. She is a co-author of the collaborative collection, Burning Down the House. Her poems appear in Drum Voices Review, The Inquisitive Eater, Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, His Rib: Women’s Anthology, Bowery Women, The Last American Valentine, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution, So Much Things to Say anthology from the Calabash Literary Festival and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. Her work appears in journals including Pluck Literary Journal, Affilia Journal of Women & Social Work, Storyscape, decomP, Quarter After Eight, and Washington Square Review. Recordings of her performances can be found on Indifeed and SpeakEasyNYC.
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a Pushcart Prize nominee, 2020 Atticus Review Poetry Contest winner, and a BRIO award winner. She has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Homeschool, Desert Nights Rising Stars, The Frost Place, VONA, and The Kweli Journal. She is also an International Latino Book Award winner. This tenured New York City educator with degrees in elementary, bilingual education, and an MFA in Performance Studies is also an initiated Lucumí and Palo Priestess. She was featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center, The Black Spirit Solstice Summit, and The BADD! ASS Women Festival. She’s authored Conversations With My Skin (2011), Homage To The Warrior Women (2012), and through Robleswrites Productions created The Abuela Stories Project (2016) and Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse (2017). Her poetry appears in the anthologies The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (2020), What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (2019), Latinas: Voices of Protest and Struggles (2017), and ¡Manteca!- Afro- Latin@ Poets (2017) and The Other Side of Violet Anthology by great weather for MEDIA ( 2017). Currently, she facilitates a popular virtual writing workshop titled Line Breaks and Bronx Beats and continues to curate writing and performative experiences through Robleswrites Productions. For more please visit Robleswrites.com.
Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Her work has been published in POETRY, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Gulf Coast. She has received awards from MacDowell, Djerassi, The Anderson Center, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, Poets House, Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, the Jerome Foundation. She has taught at the 92nd Street Y, New York University, Fordham University, Sierra Nevada College, and the Polytechnic University at NYU. She was Sierra Nevada College’s Distinguished Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence. She serves as Executive Director at Kundiman and lives in Queens.
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others. Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry,Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, AGNI, Callaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently serves on the editorial board of Alice James Books and resides in Brooklyn, New York.