Founder’s Week – Poetry for Shelter and Social Justice (Reading & Open Mic)

Join our community for an open mic and reading during founder's week.

Join us for poetry reading and open mic Friday, September 22
Poetry Reading: 11 am – 2 pm  
Open Mic: 2 – 4.30 pm
Reception: 4.30 – 6 pm
Open Mic: 6 – 8 pm

With this event, the gallery participates in the Founder’s week: “Be Vincentian: Welcome the Stranger”.

Join us to hear our local community’s poetic voices inspired by the University’s commitment to social justice.

Dave Johnson, a poet in residence for the department of probation of New York City, a lecturer at Yale University, a visiting faculty member of the MFA program at The New School University, and an instructor at The Cooper Union School of Art.
Nicole Goodwin is a poet, war veteran and the author of Warcries, poems which describe Nicole’s military service in Iraq and her life after she returned back home.
Tahra Lily  is the author of My Mother Bleeds History, debut book of poetry written in New York probation center.

George Warwick had his first brush with the criminal justice system as a teenager and has been in and out of system and in and out of shelter many times. George became a paralegal and he has continued to write poetry and short fiction. He has published in several magazines and his first collection of poems is forthcoming this fall. George is a member of the Free Verse Poetry Program and he has performed his work at Poets House, The Bronx Museum, and Carnegie Hall.


This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Join our community for an open mic and reading during founder's week.

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