From the same impresarios who bring the Poetry Brothel to major cities around the world comes this announcement:
The hot city just got hotter: You are invited to a pre-fest party to celebrate the launch of the first annual New York Poetry Festival on Governors Island this Thursday, July 21st, 8pm-2am at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC.
Tickets to the party are $10 at the door. All proceeds will support this weekend's free festival. Here's your chance to dance to live jazz from Shawn Randall and tracks from DJ Eliel Lucero, enjoy private readings from The Poetry Brothel, and hear festival participants read their work. Find out more about this pre-fest fest here.
About the Festival: The first annual New York Poetry Festival on Governors Island will showcase all of the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of New York City reading series and collectives, in one place at one time, on July 30th and 31st. With over 30 reading series, 100 poets and tons of vendors on board, the festival will bring poetry out of the dark bars and universities and by place it amongst sycamores on an island in the sun.