Brownstone Poets on ZOOM
Saturday, March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST New York City
Talena Lachelle Queen
Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix
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We're back! On ZOOM. Our March features are Talena Lachelle Queen, Susan Justiniano aka RescuePoetix, and Crystal Davis. Plus a limited open mic. Your $5 contributions keeps our annual anthology in print and pays our features. Hosted by Patricia Carragon, our Brooklyn girl and Editor-in-Chief. Step 1: Make your $5 donation: https://rb.gy/utlbol Step 2: Register in advance for this meeting: https://rb.gy/25jtrt Step 3: After making your donation and registering, you will receive a confidential confirmation email containing your unique link to join the event. Looking forward to seeing you at our March reading!
Talena Lachelle Queen
Talena Lachelle Queen is the president and founder of Word Seed. Inc. a nonprofit with a literary focus, and the poet laureate for her hometown Paterson, NJ. Additionally, Queen is the chair of the Paterson Art Exchange: the official art commission for the City of Paterson. She created the Paterson Poetry Festival (2018), the Speak Series a virtual reading (2020), the Maria Mazziotti Gillan Literary Service Award (2019) and The Seed to 3 Literacy group. Queen holds a BA from Montclair State University, Teaching Certification and MFA from the University of Washington, and a Nonprofit Certification from the Mendozza Business School at the University of Notre Dame. Queen’s favorite word is: yet: “I don’t know, yet.”
Susan Justiniano, a Puerto Rican NJ native, found her performance voice in Jersey City. In 2006, RescuePoetix™ emerged as an artist, entrepreneur and business entity. RescuePoetix™ has recorded over fifty (50) original poems to music, and has harnessed the ability to gather resources across the world into projects that impact without barriers.She has served on Nonprofit Boards since 2016, currently serving on In Full Color, West Side Arts and Music (Treasurer), Word Seed Inc (VP), and serves on committees for Bergen County Players, HCCC/Hudson Gives, and Paterson Performing Arts Development Center. She is the 2021-2022 Jersey City Poet Laureate.
Crystal Davis is a multidisciplinary and mixed media performance artist, poet, painter, freelance writer, editor, and social media marketer. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey and is the author and creator at Crystal Letters (CL), and the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of OpenRoad Poetry (ORP), an artistic partnership between CL and RescuePoetix TM. Her art and writing projects, CL and ORP, have collaborated with arts non-profit organizations and artists across the Tri-State area, nationally, and internationally. Her work is inspired by nature, color, and the utilization of practical craft through art in the visual and written form.