Popsickle Literary Arts Festival Returns


Popsickle, Brooklyn’s literary arts festival, returns for its fifth iteration this weekend. Organized by Rumpus contributor Niina Pollari and JD Scott, Popsickle brings together many of the borough’s best publications and reading series including Brooklyn Poets, The Bushwick Review, Mellow Pages Library, Mental Marginalia, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Franklin Park Reading Series, and more.

Local writers will read poetry and prose over two days. Popsickle begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Forgotten Works Studio. Berl’s Poetry Shop hosts Sunday’s events, beginning at 3 p.m. A full schedule is available here.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →