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Dec 6, 2017
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate one of our illustrious board members on receiving the Jerome L. Schulman Memorial Poetry Prize. Genesis Valdez, our youth board member has served as a board member for Green Earth Poets Cafe for a few years and has curated a number of our poetry open mic series. “I tied 3rd place with Miguel Machado who is also a phenomenal writer”, says Genesis Valdez.
Work with Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) to develop music, dance, and spoken word for:
The Children’s Monologues
A One-Night-Only Theatrical Performance
November 13th 7:30 pm
The US premiere of The Children’s Monologues features the stories of children growing up in Africa who answered the question, “What’s a day I will never forget?” The stories are adapted for the stage by some of the world’s finest playwrights and performed by an all-start cast sharing the stage with 20-30 young people from New York City.
An ensemble of 20-30 young people ages 14- 21 years old will perform dramatic actions, dance and words to emphasize the monologues delivered by today’s celebrities including Daveed Diggs, Lena Dunham, Daniel Kaluuya, James McAvoy, Trevor Noah and others. No professional training necessary to be a part of the ensemble!
October 3 4:30-6:30 pm October 7 3:00-5:00 pm
October 5 4:30-6:30 pm October 9 1:00-5:00 pm
TO RSVP: Call 212-903-0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP for one date. Auditions will happen in the order of arrival and will take place at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan: 154 W. 57th street (between 6th Ave and 7th Ave)
1. Perform something. (sing a song, deliver spoken word, dance, tell a story)
2. Talk to us. We want to get to know you.
3. Say YES to the full schedule. If selected, you must be available for all dates and times below.
All activities take place at Carnegie Hall- 154 W. 57th Street.
Metrocards and meals provided.
Wednesday, November 1st 4:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, November 2nd 4:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th 4:00-7:00 PM
Monday, November 6th 4:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7th 4:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 8th 4:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, November 9th 4:00-7:00 PM
Friday, November 10th 4:00-7:00 PM
Saturday, November 11th 12:00-6:00 pm
Monday, November 13th 3:30-6:00 pm rehearsal on stage, 7:30 pm performance
WRAP UP PARTY
Friday, November 17th 4:00-7:00 PM
We are pleased to share the news that Green Earth Poets Cafe will be one of many community based organizations to join NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton’s Campus initiative in Brownsville Brooklyn.
The Campus is the first technology and wellness hub in public housing in the United States. Green Earth Poets Cafe will be conducting poetry workshops at the Campus featuring teaching artist Nicole Najmah Abraham.
“We are honored to join the Senator in Brownsville Brooklyn the home of my birth”-Curtis Harris , Exec Dir Green Earth Poets Cafe.
Nov 7, 2016
Dear Curtis Harris,
I am pleased to report that Poets & Writers, Inc. has approved fees for the grant application, which your organization recently submitted. Details of your event are below:
|Event Consists Of||Workshop|
|Number of Sessions||5|
|Sponsoring Organization||Green Earth Poets Cafe|
|Project Director||Curtis Harris|
|Event Site||Brownsville Heritage House, 581 Mother Gaston Blvd , New York|
|Event County||NY – Kings|
|Amount provided from P&W||$500|
June 6, 2015-Green Earth Poets Cafe visited Rikers Island prison to conduct our program called “No silent voices”. Today 11 poets came to perform at the GRVC center at Rikers Island. One of them was Legacee. This is her experience of the day in her own words.
“MY NAME IS LEGACEE NOT WITH A Y BUT 2 E’S BECAUSE I DONT QUESTION LIFE I MOVE WITH IT.
IF YOU DONT FEED THE MASSES THEY WILL FOREVER STARVE…..
I AM SPIRITUALLY BLESSED AND EMOTIONALLY EXCITED. TODAY I WENT AND SPOKE TO SOME YOUNG MEN ON RIKERS ISLAND. TO LOOK AT THE FACES OF THOSE 24 YOUNG MEN, I KNEW THEY NEEDED TO HEAR THE REAL STORY. SO I TOLD MY OWN.
I ALMOST CRIED WHEN ON OF THESE YOUNG MEN GOT UP AND SAID “LEGACEE INSPIRED ME” I FELT THE PAIN IN HIS WORDS BUT I ALSO FELT THE HOPE IN HIS HEART. THE GROUP OF PEOPLE I WENT WITH WERE AMAZING IN THEIR ON RIGHT..
I WAS ANGRY,HURT,SAD AND CONFUSED FRIDAY. FOR TODAY TO PROVIDE SO MUCH HAPPINESS AND JOY IN MY LIFE. I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON OUR YOUTH EVER!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON OUR YOUTH EEEEVVVEEERR! YES THEY ARE HARD ND HARD HEADED, BUT THESE BABIES NEED TO HEAR THEY VOICES BE HEARD.
TODAY I LISTENED AND I NOW MY PURPOSE. I WILL NOT QUESTION MY LIFE JOURNEY. I’M GOING TO KEEP MOVING WITH IT. SO PLEASE DO NOT STAND IN MY TURNING MY LANE.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Curtis Harris AND AS WELL AS YOUR TEAM. I HAVEN’T FELT THIS AWAKENING IN A LONG TIME. I FELT I LIVED MY DREAM AS A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER TODAY. NOT ONLY INMATES LIVES WERE CHANGE MINES WAS AS WELL.”