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Park Slope Library Offers Poet of the Month

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Known as the "Prospect branch" until 1975, Park Slope Library's founding dates to a small collection of natural history books housed in Prospect Park's Litchfield Mansion in the early 20th century. A storefront library soon opened on Ninth Street until the beautiful Andrew Carnegie-funded building opened at its current location in 1906. The inside of the branch is a marvel of early twentieth-century elegance, with stained glass archways, freestanding columns, a vaulted, stained glass ceiling and a pair of tiled fireplaces.

The Park Slope Library's featured poet for the month of April will be Joelle Morrison.

Joelle was born and raised in New Orleans, La. In 1967 she moved to Manhattan's Lower East Side, where she worked as a medical and news transcriber. At age 60, she became an accidental journalist at the Staten Island Advance, where she was a copy editor, news, feature and obit writer and a columnist for a period of 17 years. She is now working on memoir pieces about residents and her life along Avenue C.

This is Joelle's first time reading with Ken Siegelman's Brooklyn Poetry Outreach. Come for Joelle's reading, and put a poem (or two) in your pocket for the open mic following.

Ken Siegelman's Poetry Outreach:

Tue, Apr 17 2018 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Park Slope Library

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