POEM-a-RAMA – poetry on the Wonder Wheel

What a night!  Check out Parachute Literary Arts for a 2016 Coney Poetry Festival update.

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Susan and Amanda Walt Whitman Kurt Boone teen poet wonder wheel poets



Parachute Literary Arts invites you to Poem-a-Rama, the first ever poetry reading on the landmark WONDER WHEEL. Come join Parachute Literary Arts for a remarkable evening of poetry, music and mingling with friends at the Wonder Wheel in Coney Island.  Get your tickets here!

Readings with:
Penny Arcade & Amber Atiya & Kurt Boone & Michael Broder & Brenda Coultas & Ian Dreiblatt & Jen Fitzgerald & Tyehimba Jess & Matthea Harvey & Brenda IIjima & Amy King  & Paul Blackburn & Wanda Phipps & Edwin Torres & Lucy Ives & a wandering Walt Whitman

& Patricia Spears Jones & Lynn Melnick & Teen Poets from Parachute Literary Arts’ writing workshops on the ground

Soozie Hwang & the Relastics sing songs about Books (including Vonnegut)!

Poets will recite to you as you ride up in the landmark Wonder Wheel cars. Join a multifarious array of New York City’s renowned poets along with teen poets from Parachute Literary Arts’ poetry workshops in Coney Island for a surprising ride as the sun sets. Cash bar with beer from Coney Island Brewing Company and plenty of wonder to kick off the summer!

Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park is convenient to the Stillwell Avenue stop, at the end of the D, F, N, and Q trains.
Please note: Entrance to this event will be on West 12th street off of Surf Ave.

*The evening is a benefit for Parachute Literary Arts’ poetry workshops and community poetry libraries in Coney Island. You can read some poetry from previous teen workshops at Teenage Fever. Click HERE

Can’t make it to Poetry on the Wonder Wheel, but would still like to contribute to Parachute Literary Art’s programs?
You can do so here.