Parachute Literary Arts
MY BROOKLYN -- a poetry workshop exploring self and memory through our city will be conducted by poet and filmmaker SM Gray. Participants will explore their Brooklyn neighborhood through memory and their own personal stories in ways that are meaningful and draw out hidden or lesser seen stories. What does it mean to really "know" a neighborhood, city, or street? What do you know that others don't? What beauty is hiding inside of those stories? Workshop participants may go out into the neighborhood to write as a group inspired by nearby locations. (Priority will be given to those who live and work in the Coney Island neighborhood.)
POEM-A-RAMA —a multifarious array of New York City poets, writers, and artists will recite poetry 150 feet off the ground while riding on the landmark Deno’s Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. Poem-a-Rama 2021 coincides with the Wonder Wheel’s 100th anniversary.