JP Howard

"Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS)
"Literary Salon & Open Mic Series"
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Downtown Brooklyn

Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) is a Literary Salon + Open Mic Series modeled after traveling Salons, popular during the Harlem Renaissance. Poet and author JP Howard has curated and nurtured the Salon for twelve years. We are a forum offering writers a monthly venue to convene in a positive and supportive space. WWBPS has a large LGBTQ POC membership and is open to all. JP has been awarded Brooklyn Arts Council grants for the Brooklyn-based portion of the Salon Series from 2014 through the present and was named a 2017 Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism finalist for her literary activism. The Salon has an expanding traveling library which lends out poetry books and a Salon documentary is currently in progress. The Salon has been featured in Literary Hub, Poets & Writers Magazine, Bryant Park’s Word for Word Reading Series, CUNY TV's Study With the Best cable tv show, Submittable, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) “In the Spotlight” series, and English Kills Review. JP has appeared on panels/workshops throughout the country discussing Bloom as a model of collaboration with community. Subscribe to receive monthly Salon updates: