Join Writers in the Schools for a Youth Open Mic featuring author and poet Jason Koo on Thursday, October 25th, 5:30pm at Cafe Brasil (2604 Dunlavy St). In the spirit of the season, teens ages 13-19 are encouraged to bring a spooky story or poem for a chance to win fun prizes. This event is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.
About Jason Koo:
Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” by Brooklyn Magazine, Jason Koo is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: More Than Mere Light, America’s Favorite Poem and Man on Extremely Small Island. He is also the author of the chapbook Sunset Park and coeditor of the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. He has published his poetry and prose in the American Scholar, Missouri Review, Village Voice and Yale Review, among other places, and won fellowships for his work from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and New York State Writers Institute. An associate teaching professor of English at Quinnipiac University, Koo is the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and creator of the Bridge (poetsbridge.org). He lives in Brooklyn.