Join Sweet Action Poetry Collective for an evening of poetry and connection on Saturday, June 3, at 144 Montague. Festivities will begin with food, drinks and mingling (5:30–6:30 PM), followed by an open mic (6:45–7:30 PM) and a reading by some Sweet Action members (7:45–8:45 PM). Free and open to the public, the event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. You may reserve an open mic spot here or at the door (please note that open mic spots are limited).
Note that by attending this event, you agree to abide by our code of conduct and COVID-19 policy. We strongly encourage all attendees to wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) except readers at a safe distance on stage. Our full policy can be found at the end of the event description. Brooklyn Poets reserves the right to dismiss from our programs any participant found to be in violation of these policies. Thank you for respecting our community.
Closed captions will be available for the event through the Zoom livestream. For more information and to request additional accommodations, contact us at [email protected].
About Sweet Action Poetry Collective
Sweet Action is a collective of poets who use their writing as a means to connect to each other and the broader community. The group was founded in 2014 by Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart and is based in Brooklyn. Through their workshops, readings and public actions, they aim to create a welcoming, respectful, feminist and gender-inclusive space for poets of different identities, backgrounds and experiences working in all styles and forms. You can stay up to date on Sweet Action by visiting their website or by following them on Instagram @sweetactionpoetry or Twitter @SweetActionPoet.
We are dedicated to keeping up with the latest info on COVID-19 to inform the policies we use to keep each other safe. This means they may differ from local mandates. Below is our policy for in-person workshops, events and other gatherings hosted at our space at 144 Montague.
All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms, have a positive COVID test or someone close to you has recently tested positive. We are a multi-generational community and hope you will continue to take actions to keep yourself and others around you safe.
Workshop instructors or event hosts may choose to enforce a more stringent policy at their own discretion. Additionally, workshop participants may be required to wear masks as an accessibility accommodation for other participants or the instructor.
While we do our best, Brooklyn Poets cannot guarantee zero risk. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in all public settings. By entering the building, students, teachers and other attendees accept the risk of exposure and knowingly waive and release Brooklyn Poets from any liability related to COVID-19.
Brooklyn Poets Code of Conduct
Brooklyn Poets will not tolerate any instances of discrimination, harassment or abuse in conjunction with any of our programs. Respect and consideration for others, both within and outside our programs, are core values to be upheld by all participants. Discrimination against and/or harassment of community members on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or any other factor is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Program participants are expected to adhere to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Should a board or staff member, independent contractor, volunteer or program participant be found to violate any aspect of the organization’s code of conduct, Brooklyn Poets reserves the right to dismiss them from the program. Consequences may include, but not be limited to, dismissal from the current activity, suspension, ineligibility for all future activities, and/or loss of payment or fees. If you have any issues to report, please do not hesitate to contact Board President Isaac Myers III ([email protected]), Executive Director Jason Koo ([email protected]) or Deputy Director renée kay ([email protected]), and they will get back to you as soon as possible.