POPSICKLE is Brooklyn’s literary arts festival. Now in its sixth year, the fest aims to unite Brooklyn’s array of reading series, publishers, and literary organizations into one day-long megareading. POPSICKLE  is coordinated by Niina Pollari and JD Scott. POPSICKLE is free and open to the public.

POPSICKLE 2015 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st, at the Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn). To get there, take the J to Kosciuszko.

Contact us at popsickle.festival@gmail.com.



POPSICKLE was founded in 2010 by Niina Pollari and Douglas Piccinnini. In its first year, POPSICKLE took place at Market Hotel. In its second year, the festival was held at Gowanus Ballroom. In its third year, POPSICKLE took over Paper Box NYC. In its fourth year, POPSICKLE partied at Launchpad.


Past POPSICKLE readers have included:

Aaron Samuels, Alaina Stamatis, Amy Jenkins, Andrew Worthington, Angelina Dreem, Anna Fitzgerald, Ariana Reines, Becca Klaver, Ben Fama, Ben Pease, Brett Price & Dani Levanthal, Brian Gresko, Carina Finn, Carter Edwards, Cecelia Corrigan, Chris Fay, Chris Hosea, Christine Kanownik, Courtney Ziegler, Dan Magers, Danniel Schoonebeek, Dawn Raffel, Dorothea Lasky, Eddie Hopely, Eduardo C. Corral, EJ McAdams, Elvis Alves, Emily Pettit, Eric Nelson, Evan Burton, Gina Abelkop, Gracie Leavitt, Gregory Crosby, James Copeland, Jarrod Shanahan, Jason Daniel Schwartz, Jason Helm, Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Jennifer Tamayo, Jenny Zhang, Joey de Jesus, Jon Sands, Jordan Michael Iannucci, Joseph Riippi, Joshua Mehigan, Julia Cooke, Kait Heacock, Kalli Mathios, Kassi Underwood, Katie Byrum, Kayla Morse, Ken L. Walker, Kenton deAngeli, Kevin Walter, Lauren Hunter, Lauren Russell, Leigh Stein, Liz Bowen, Lonely Christopher, Lucy Ives, Lucy K. Shaw, Marina Weiss, Mark Leidner, Mark Nasdor, Max Steele, Megafortress, Michael Barron, Mike Lala, Molly C. Quinn, Montana Ray, Morgan Parker, M.P. Snell, M.T. Niagra, Natalie Lyalin, Nicole Trigg, Oscar Bruno d’Artois, Paige Taggart, Parker Phillips & Jesse Gold, Patrick W. Gallagher, Paul Foster-Johnson, Paul Legault, Paul Rome, Peter BD, Rebecca Schiff, Rebecca Mills, Rohin Guha, Rob Ostrom, Roger Bonair-Agard, Sarah Levine, Sean H. Doyle, Spencer Madsen, Susanne Forsyth, Timothy Donnelly, V. Penelope Pelizzon, Wendy S. Walters, & Will Edmiston.

Read about past years’ festivals here and here.