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Reading Series Devoted to Prince, Drake and Rihanna Pops Up in Brooklyn

 A new pop artist-focused reading series is held every month in Crown Heights; previously, the group held an event dedicated exclusively to the rapper Drake. Their next event is devoted entirely to Prince.
A new pop artist-focused reading series is held every month in Crown Heights; previously, the group held an event dedicated exclusively to the rapper Drake. Their next event is devoted entirely to Prince.
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You’ve been waiting a decade to share your ‘Ode to Prince’ poem with the world.

Now's your chance.

A reading series dedicated to pop stars has sprung up in Crown Heights, devoting a night to a different musical act every month, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The “LIT” series, held at the Classon Avenue venue Friends and Lovers, has already held evenings honoring Drake, Rihanna, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love (grouped together in June), Janet Jackson and Kanye West.

At the Drake-themed night, performer Roshan Abraham read a poem over the rapper’s hit song “Started From the Bottom.”

On Oct. 5, the series will honor Prince with readings and performances dedicated to the funk god.

“We are going to put on our diamonds and pearls to celebrate Prince,” the event description reads. Seven readers will perform fiction, nonfiction and poetry, the organizers said.

The LIT music and reading series takes place next Monday at 641 Classon Ave. in Crown Heights at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the event Facebook page.