The Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival

Each summer, the NY Writers Coalition offers an outdoor creative writing workshop for young people. At the end of the six-week sessions, the students join accomplished poets and writers and present their work at the Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival.

This year’s Festival included six notable poets who have participated in Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival and Colin Channer, the founder of Calabash. After the reading, posing and hugging in the park, the writers met their fans and signed autographs at the nearby Greenlight Bookstore.

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Reading from the Calabash Anthology

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Patricia Smith

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Kwame Dawes

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Willie Perdomo

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A delighted audience

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Colin Channer

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Captured by poetry

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Two generations of writers

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The writers assembled

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Johnny Temple of Akashic Books

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Aaron Zimmerman and friends

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Reading in the Greenlight Bookstore

So Much Things to Say: Anthology of the Calabash International Literary Festival
NY Writers Coalition: Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival
NY Times: Summer Literary Festival Hits Fort Greene Park
Calabash International Literary Festival
Greenlight Bookstore

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