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1 April 2015 - 30 April 2015
Apr 1 Wed
April Fool's Day
 
Reading
Workshop

Fergie’s Pub – 1214 Sansom Street
7:00pm Poetic Quid Pro Quo
Another poet reads your poem, then you read it. How does it sound, does it say what you wanted it to say? Then you read someone else’s poem - Elijah B. Pringle, III host
Apr 4 Sat
Reading
Open Mic
Other
Spoken Word

Towne Book Center Collegeville, PA
7:00pm - 9:00pm Creeping Lotus Press poetry reading
Come to Creeping Lotus Press' monthly poetry reading at Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA at 7pm. Each month we feature an area poet and also invite the public for an open reading.

For more info: www.creepinglotus.com or www.townebc.com
Apr 5 Sun
Easter Sunday
 
Apr 7 Tue
Reading
Spoken Word

The Random Tea Room
6:00pm - 10:00pm Book Release Party with Marshall James Kavanaugh
www.facebook.com/events/488188771329318/
Reading
Spoken Word

The Random Tea Room
6:00pm - 10:00pm Book Release Party with Marshall James Kavanaugh
www.facebook.com/events/488188771329318/

A book release party for Marshall James Kavanaugh's new collection of erotic short stories, titled Fire. Sun. Salutation. Expect some surreal performances and subconscious interludes. The night is bound to be a wonderful combination of circus spectacle and psychedelic wonder.

chaos poetry by Julia Kallisti
blues music by Andrew Galati
time traveling by Visitor Ten
moon musings by jane elizabeth irwin
beat poetry by Tom "Cipro" Shinn
introductory roast by Augustus Depenbrock
Other
PhillyCAM – 699 Ranstead
6:30pm Who Do You Love? Seamus Heaney
A celebration of discussion and the poetry and influence of Seamus Heaney. Who Do You Love? is live talk show discussion on that month's featured poet. After the discussion featured audience members will recite their favorite work by Heaney and then a piece of their own.
Host: Warren Longmire is author of Ripped Winters and Do.Until.True, poetry editor for Apiary Magazine, a founding member of the UPenn Excelano Spoken Word Collective. Guests: Nathalie F. Anderson is an award-winning American poet and librettist, Pew Fellow, and author of Following Fred Astaire, Crawlers, Quiver. John Lavin is President of the Board of Moonstone Inc, Teacher of English, Philadelphia School District and has been Adjunct Professor in the Department of English and the Department of Education at Saint Joseph's University.

Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email larry@moonstoneartscenter.org with Seamus Heaney as the subject.
Reading
Open Mic

Fergie’s Pub - 1214 Sansom Street.
7:00pm Moonstone Poetry featuring Nancy H. Mills and Bill Wunder
Nancy H. Mills divides her time between painting in the studio, writing poetry, and writing a memoir of her time in the North Woods. In 1996 she retired and began to pursue her passions in the arts and continue her education. Her love of travel has taken her to all forty-eight contiguous states, and four continents. Bill Wunder is the author of Kingdom of Heaven, Hands Turning the Earth , Pointing at the Moon. In 2004, he was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, his poems have appeared in The Paterson Review, Philadelphia Poets, The Broadkill Review, Fox Chase Review, etc. and he serves as Poetry Editor of The Schuylkill Valley Journal. Open Reading Follows, Leonard Gontarek host
Apr 9 Thu
Reading
Brandywine Workshop - 728 South Broad Street
7:00pm Moonstone @ Brandywine Workshop with Gwen Ragsdale
Gwen Ragsdale author of Peculiar Relationships, a fictional, historic and semi-autobiographical novel that explores the evolving relationships between black and white women from slavery to present day. She aptly weaves stories that include historic events while also incorporating several rare artifacts contained in the Lest We Forget Slavery Museum collection which she Co-Curates.
Apr 10 Fri
Reading
October Gallery
7:30pm Panoramic Poetry
701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating our 14th Year of Excellence Every 2nd and 3rd Friday

Please sign up to be a FEATURED READER by emailing
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com.

Friday, January 12th and/or 19th, 2006 @ 7:30 p.m.

FREE for Performing Poets

For audience: $7 at the door, OR $5 with RSVP to
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com or
215.629.3939 ext. 13

For directions:

Report to 701 Market Street (between 7th & 8th on Market). Inside the building on the same floor as Ross, there is a Citizen's Bank ATM. Next to the ATM are glass doors. Report behind these doors to the table and you will gain access to
the elevator bank for the reading on the 3rd floor.
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Panoramic Poetry
2nd and 3rd Fridays
October Gallery and Cheyney University
215.629.3939 ext.13
www.octobergallery.com
Apr 11 Sat In UJAMAA, Ralph Ibbott tells two hidden stories:
How in 1960s Tanzania the Ruvuma Development Association (RDA) was created – 17 self-governing villages working the land communally. Men, women and children together organized production, distribution, housing, education, childcare, healthcare, without recourse to foreign loans. The extraordinary President Nyerere had proposed ujamaa or African socialism – economic development on the traditional principle that all worked and all benefitted – but updated to overcome poverty and women’s subordination. Ujamaa became a reality in Ruvuma. People came from near and far to see this developing caring society that built on independence to bypass capitalism. How the politicians, threatened by the autonomy and success of villagers, banned the RDA, defeating Nyerere, and reopening the door to party control and ultimately to a new colonialism.

Selma James is an internationally known author and organizer. A founder of the Wages for Housework Campaign, she is based in London and coordinates the Global Women’s Strike (GWS). The widow of CLR James, she was a member of the
Johnson Forest Tendency, and worked with him in the independence movement in the Caribbean. Her most recent publication is Sex, Race and Class - The Perspective of Winning.

Nina Lopez is from Argentina and coordinates the GWS in Latin America. She is now based in London where she is part of the GWS Haiti working group, founder of Legal Action for Women, and works with the English Collective of Prostitutes.
Apr 15 Wed
Tax Day
 
Lamont Dixon, aka Napalm Da Bomb, has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry/arts scene for many years, a poet-performer-teaching artist and mentor to young artists, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as "vibepoetics" - an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education. Lamont served as co-executive producer for the Phila. segment of HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam. He is author of Come Ride My Poems and his CD Pigments of My Imagination. Pheralyn Dove, aka Lady Dove, is a word warrior. Poet. Performer. Culturalist. Her work has been showcased internationally as a spoken-­‐word artist and writer. She has appeared on stages in her native Philadelphia, New York City, Paris and Rome. Dove has been a press agent, a radio producer and host, an entertainment editor for the Philadelphia Tribune and feature writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Open Reading Follows, Aziza Zenzile Kebe Host
Apr 17 Fri
Reading
October Gallery
7:30pm Panoramic Poetry
701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating our 14th Year of Excellence Every 2nd and 3rd Friday

Please sign up to be a FEATURED READER by emailing
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com.

Friday, January 12th and/or 19th, 2006 @ 7:30 p.m.

FREE for Performing Poets

For audience: $7 at the door, OR $5 with RSVP to
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com or
215.629.3939 ext. 13

For directions:

Report to 701 Market Street (between 7th & 8th on Market). Inside the building on the same floor as Ross, there is a Citizen's Bank ATM. Next to the ATM are glass doors. Report behind these doors to the table and you will gain access to
the elevator bank for the reading on the 3rd floor.
--
Panoramic Poetry
2nd and 3rd Fridays
October Gallery and Cheyney University
215.629.3939 ext.13
www.octobergallery.com
Apr 18 Sat hindu
Apr 21 Tue
Dia de Tiradentes
 
Queen's Birthday
 
Reading
Open Mic

Bubble House
7:30pm Inverse Poetry Reading
inversepoetry.com/
Apr 22 Wed
Earth Day
 
Reading
Fergie’s Pub - 1214 Sansom Street.
7:00am Moonstone Poetry with Joe Roarty and Philip Mittereder
Joe Roarty has been shiprekkd on the shores of the susquehanna and has made his way 2 Philly. He is a performance artist who has performed his work across the United States.

Philip Mittereder is an author of prose, poetry, and nonfiction, editor-in-chief of Mad House* magazine. He does not hold an MFA, teaching position, or profit-driven job related to writing/publishing (unless you count the fact that people accomplish such things in a café).
Apr 23 Thu
St. George's Day
 
Apr 24 Fri
Arbor Day
 
Apr 25 Sat
Anzac Day
 
Festa della Liberazione
 
Other
Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA
8:30am - 10:00pm 2015 LitLife Poetry Festival
LitLife Poetry Festival 2015

Join Philadelphia Stories editors and top-name poets for the LitLife Poetry Festival 2015 (#litlife2015) - a day of master classes, discussions, readings, a Literary Death Match, and more -- including a celebration of the Sandy Crimmins Poetry Prize and Montgomery County Poet Laureate winners.

Contact: www.philadelphiastories.org/litlife-poetry-festival-2015

Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Stories, Rosemont College MFA Program, and the Montgomery County Poet Laureate.
Slam
Open Mic

Brandywine Workshop – 728 S. Broad Street
6:30pm Moonstone Poetry Presents: Philadelphia's First Haiku Slam!
We will start off with 8 participants, 7 fixed and 1 from the audience, and go through 3 rounds. First round is best out of three, the second round is best out of 5, last is best out of 7. This means you will need at least 15 haikus to make it through the slam, though more will allow you to make it interesting. Haikuers go from 8 people to 4 people to 2. There will be prices for the winner. Host: Warren Longmire, contact him at warrenlongmire@gmail.com. Definitely invite your friends. It's a great time

$5 at the door
Apr 26 Sun
Reading
Brandywine Workshop – 728 S. Broad Street
12:00pm 19th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading
A full day of poetry, refreshments, conversation, camaraderie and more poetry.
www.moonstoneartscenter.org for who is reading and other information
Apr 27 Mon
Freedom Day
 
Apr 28 Tue
Reading
Workshop

Brandywine Workshop – 728 S. Broad Street
6:00pm Lynn Levin’s UPenn Creative Writing Class
Lynn Levin’s University of Pennsylvania Master of Liberal Arts creative writing students Lev Avakian, Holiday Campanella, Nick Edet, Meklit Gebre-Mariam, Nina Lu, Paraska Tolan, and Collin York will read their new poems at this exciting event. Open to the public.
Apr 29 Wed
Reading
Fergie’s Pub - 1214 Sansom Street.
7:00pm Moonstone Poetry featuring Lisa Alexander Baron and Lois Marie Harrod
Lisa Alexander Baron is the author of Reading the Alphabet of Trees and Sting and Tell: 31 Tanka . Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Chautauqua Literary Review, Confrontation, THEMA, Paterson Literary Review, The Fourth River, Illuminations, Potomac Review, and others.

Lois Marie Harrod’s is author of Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis, How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth, The Only Is(2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest), Brief Term ( a collection of poems about teachers and teaching), Cosmogony (2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. Open Reading Follows, Larry Robin host
Lisa Alexander Baron is the author of Reading the Alphabet of Trees and Sting and Tell: 31 Tanka. Her poems have appeared in Chautauqua Literary Review, Confrontation, THEMA, Paterson Literary Review, and others.

Lois Marie Harrod is author of Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis, How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth and others. She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3.

J. C. Todd is author of What Space This Body, Nightshade and Entering Pisces. Her poems and translations have appeared in The Paris Review and American Poetry Review. She is a poet-consultant with the Dodge Poetry Program and Festival, a Pew Fellow (2014) and a finalist for the 2015 Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Apr 30 Thu Nationale feestdag
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