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Brooklyn Campfire Stories! Hosted by Mahogany L. Browne


Admission and $10 off at our bookstore

September 8, 2019 Sunday, 6:00 pm

This is an open mic storytelling series featuring you, Brooklyn! Poet and activist Mahogany L. Browne will host the campfire.

Throw your name in the hat for a chance at the mic. These stories don’t have to be true – after all, we are the Center for Fiction. They just have to be told without notes or accompaniment in 4 minutes or less. Use your voice in the way that suits you best: a tall tale, a song, a rap, a rhyme, and the audience chooses the winner!

  • Mahogany Browne Portrait

    Mahogany L. Browne

    Mahogany L. Browne

    Mahogany L. Browne is a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry, and she is an Urban Word NYC Artistic Director (as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices), founder of Women Writers of Color Reading Room, and Director of BLM@Pratt Programming, and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. Mahogany L. Browne is a Cave Canem and Poets House alumni and she directs the poetry program of the Nuyorican Poets Café.

  • Robert Lopez - Author Photo - Carla Cain-Walther

    Robert Lopez

    Robert Lopez

    Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the World, Kamby Bolongo Mean River —named one of 25 important books of the decade by HTML Giant, All Back Full, and two story collections, Asunder and Good People. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry has appeared in dozens of publications, including Bomb, The Threepenny Review, The Mississippi Review, New England Review, and the Norton Anthology of Sudden Fiction – Latino. He teaches at The New School, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, and the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College. He was a fellow in fiction for the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2010 and Visiting Writer at Syracuse University for fall, 2018. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.