On Saturday, October 13, doors open @ 6:30 PM and readings begin @7 PM, featuring:
- Tina Chang, Brooklyn's Poet Laureate;
- Charles Denson, award-winning author of Coney Island Lost and Found;
- LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, author of three chapbooks and the album Television;
- Martin Espada, author of 17 books, most recently The Republic of Poetry; called the"Latino poet of his generation";
- Matthea Harvey, author or "Modern Life" and a "poetry enchantress."
- Emily XYZ and Myers Bartlett, celebrating 20 years of performing together;
- Coney Island Lost and Found author Charles Denson;
- Joanna Fuhrman, author of Freud in Brooklyn;
- Tracie Morris, author of Rhyme Scheme;
- Robert Sullivan, author of Rats and the Meadowlands; called "a mischievous reporter on the universe";
- Illustrious Burlesque performer Angie Pontani hosts.
Poet-architect Acconci is a native New Yorker. The MTA commissioned his firm, Acconci Studios, to design the West 8th street subway station. The firm's fluid architectural sculpture, "Wave-A-Wall," at the subway station across from the NY Aquarium, mirrors the ocean waves and roller coasters.
Parachute will also feature creative writing workshops by professional writers taking part in the festival; a recording of Walt Whitman at the Coney Island History Project; and one-of-a kind letterpress broadsides of Walt Whitman and Muriel Rukeyser poems about Coney Island.
Readings are free, although reservations are recommended.
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Media Contact: Amanda Deutch, Artistic Director
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