Poets and Prophets
Schedule for February
All readings at 7pm
Open follows Feature
2 Tuesday Night
Black History Month Readings
Tuesday, Feb 8th
MEL BRAKE and ROSALIE GRANT
at Stage One, 101 Plush Mills Road
(intersection of Route 252 &
Plush Mills Road) in Wallingford
Tuesday, Feb 15th
Moonstone Arts Center
110 S. 13th St., 2nd floor
Valentines Night Readings
Wed., Feb 9th
RW DENNEN and JEFFREY VALENTINE
Moonstone Arts Center
110 S. 13th St., 2nd floor
Wed, Feb 16th
Affairs of the Heart
Dem Drop Inn
7 A South Chester Road
Call 610-328-POET for
directions or further information
***************This Week at the Kelly Writers House*****************
** Now call 215-746-POEM (215-746-7636) for KWH updates **
Monday, January 31st at 5:00pm in the Arts Cafe: A meeting of the
Tuesday, February 1st at 12:00pm in the Arts Cafe: A lunch talk with
Tuesday, February 1st at 6:00pm in the Arts Cafe: A poetry reading
Wednesday, February 2nd at 8:00pm in the Arts Cafe: SPEAKEASY:
Thursday, February 3rd at 6:00pm in the Arts Cafe: CECILIA VICUNA:
All events take place at the Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk,
The Kelly Writers House has been run more or less collectively by
New and old Hub members alike are welcome to join us for pizza and
The Green Couch
Jabberwocky: Writing for Children
Penn and Pencil Club
Pennomicon is a writing group for those who create worlds of fantasy,
Penn Review is the premier mainstream magazine devoted to the literary
The Plays’ The Thing
Suppose An Eyes
34th Street Poets
Virginia Woolf Discussion Group
Dear Forum Friends,
We have rescheduled Tim Allen and Deke Kassabian’s talk, The Magic Circle: Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds, which was postponed on January 26 because of weather, to this Wednesday, February 2, 5:00, Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.
We hope to see you there!
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Jennifer Conway, Associate Director
Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
215.898.8220 | www.phf.upenn.edu
The three rules of IAWA: Write or be written, Read each other and Buy our books.
New York, NY- On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) invites – Anthony Buccino and Maria Giura — who won Honorable Mention from the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards in 2010.
Maria Giura’s poem, Mercy was selected for Honorable Mention in 2010 and will be published in The Paterson Literary Review; in 2005, her poem Earthly Father won First Prize in the Allen Ginsberg competition and appeared in Paterson Literary Review; other work has appeared and in Godspy.com, VIA adn she has written for the TV show New Morning. A member of the American Italian Historical Association, she read two chapters of her memoir at the 2009 and 2010 conferences, Telling Papa and The Long Loneliness.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Executive Director at the Poetry Center
The reading takes place Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at the Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, (212-989-9319); www.corneliastreetcafe.com). The evening starts with Open Mic readings of five minutes each. IAWA is a 501(3)©not-for-profit corporation. Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month. For membership information, visit www.iawa.net
Visit the Italian American Writers Cafe blog
Contact: Maria Lisella
The Making Of A Poem: Writing & Poetic Forms Works
Mondays: January 31, February 7, 14, 28 & March 7
Adults welcome to explore poetic forms such as the sonnet, ballad, villanelle and sestina as well as to workshop poems.
In October of 2011, Pig Iron Theatre Company will open the doors of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year program in physical and ensemble-devised theatre for emerging theatre artists, based in our hometown of Philadelphia. This bold new venture will bring together a diverse mixture of performance-makers who will train their bodies and imaginations, develop their artistic vision, and meet friends and collaborators from across the country and the globe.
The core of APT will be inquiry: inquiry into movement and into what moves us. It will be a meeting place for daring, passionate performers and directors to meet, train, devise and form long-lasting collaborations. The journey of each student will be a journey both inward and outward, searching for his or her own creative motor while simultaneously responding to the world around us – its rhythms, characters, and contradictions.
Applications are being accepted through April 15. Places in APT’s inaugural class will be filled with qualified applicants (as determined by the admissions committee) on a rolling basis up until the deadline. To apply please consult the application instructions and requirements, available as a PDF here. Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the full application has been received, you will be notified regarding the committee’s decision within 6 weeks.
For more information, make sure to visit www.pigironschool.org.
2011 Montgomery County Poet Laureate COMPETITION:
Purpose: To recognize and promote excellence in poetry
Eligibility: ALL MONTGOMERY COUNTY (PA) RESIDENTS – 18 years and older
Entry Rules: Ten (10) poems; no more, no fewer. Any style, form, or length. All work to be original, published or unpublished, typewritten or word processed, one side only. DO NOT PLACE NAME OR ADDRESS ON POETRY PAGES. Attach Entry Form with paper clip to packet of poems. List titles of poems, your name, address, and phone number on opposite side of this page. If return of manuscript is desired, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. *Please do not send certified mail.
Deadline: Poems must be mailed to: MCPL Poet Laureate Competition, PO Box 441, Hatfield PA 19440. Manuscript must be post-marked NO LATER than Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Reader’s Fee: $25.00 Please make your check payable to: The Indian Valley Arts Foundation.
Notification: Winner will be notified by Thursday, March 31, 2011. Please note all entries will be judged anonymously.
Awards: $500 Honorarium to the winner and a formal awards presentation by the Celebrity Judge on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at The Ambler Theater in Ambler PA.
Entry Form at this site: http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/montcopoet/enter/home.html
Dear Poet Organizers, Teachers, Series Curators, Small Press Publishers, & Vibrant Cultivators of the Philadelphia Poetry Community:
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Poetry Ink and we want to do something special to commemorate it and the poetry community here in Philadelphia that makes it possible. A huge part of that is you! And the various events, series, presses, and poetry projects that you have each brought to life in this city.
In celebration of that fact, we’d like the opening section of this year’s Poetry Ink 2011 book to feature those efforts. If you send us a single paragraph (of no more than 120 words) describing your series/press/poetry project we’ll see that it is featured in the book’s opening pages, along with any contact information that you care to include.
We’ll also be happy to distribute materials on your various projects at a literature table during the 15th Annual Poetry Ink event on Sunday, April 3, 2011.
We’re thinking of this as a cross-pollination and mutual aid effort to see that the poetry community here in Philadelphia continues to thrive and expand in the years to come.
We look forward to your contributions.
Please send all submissions by Monday, February 28, 2011 to email@example.com.
Fiction writer Monique Truong will read from her new novel Bitter in the Mouth on February 1, at 7pm in the Radnor/St. David’s Room in Connelly Center. Truong is the author of the bestselling novel The Book of Salt. It was honored as a New York Times Notable Fiction Book, a Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction Book, one of the Village Voice‘s 25 Favorite Books, and one of the Miami Herald‘s Top 10 Books. Bitter in the Mouth is her second novel.
Assistant Professor of English/Creative Writing
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
CENTER FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
CFEVA Direct Dialogue Lecture Series
Defining Success for Artists (Rescheduled)
Thursday, February 17, 2010
Join us for a conversation about defining success for yourself as an artist. Panelists Don Camp and Miriam Seidel will share their experiences, offer insights, and discuss options in art careers.
Don Camp began his career in photography as a talented newspaper photographer. After ten years as a photojournalist, Camp sought a degree in the fine arts. With his forceful, yet intimate, portraits of African American men, Camp quickly established himself as an important new voice in contemporary art. Camp holds both a BFA and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and is the subject of an American Artist Oral History at the Smithsonian Institute. He has been honored for his work with a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Camp has exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Delaware Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Noyes Museum. Camp’s work is included in a number of important public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. As an artist in residence, Camp is now an Assistant Professor at Ursinus College.
Location: CFEVA 1521 Locust St., Lower Level, Philadelphia, Pa 19102
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