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Monday Poets | Open Mic

Mon, April 1, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

MONDAY POETS at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2018-2019 includes two open mic programs. One was held in January, and one will be held  on April 1st. It will be dedicated to hearing from poets who may or may not have published their work, but either way…

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Poetry Reading

Wed, April 3, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Celebrate Poetry Month with a reading by award winning poet and South Philly native, Maria Famà. Famà has written seven books of poetry, co-founded a video production company, recorded her poetry in CD compilations of music and poetry, and given readings across the United States.

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Author Talk: Scott Edward Anderson

Wed, April 3, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

  A sequence of poems and prose questions, Dwelling: an ecopoem began as a conversation with Martin Heidegger’s essay “Building Dwelling Thinking” and became an expansive journey into the notion of home. With sharp focus, at once moving and lyric, Scott Edward Anderson…

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Richard Blanco | How to Love a Country: Poems

Tue, April 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. Exploring heritage and identity, his poetry collections include City…

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Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, April 15, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Poetry

April is National Poetry Month

Sat, April 27, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Oak Lane Library

East Oak Lane's Vernita Hall will join us and read from her newly published book  Where William Walked: Poems about Philadelphia and its people of color"   (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry. Vernita Hall is a lifelong Philadelphian and has…

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A Voice for Peace, Concord and Harmony: XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia (Room 405)

Wed, May 1, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

A voice for peace, concord and harmony, the XIII International Poetry Festival in Philadelphia will congregate poets from Latin America, Spain and USA in an evening of verse and music. Each poet will read one piece, and at the end of each round a short musical performance will follow. After the…

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Monday Poets | “Whitman @ 200: Art and Democracy, featuring Leonard Gontarek and poets from the Poetry in Common Workshop.”

Mon, May 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Walt Whitman's poetry spanned 19th century American life, and it is fitting that a bridge that crosses the Delaware river connecting Philadelphia and Camden, where he spent the last eighteen years of his life, is named for him. Although he travelled less in America in his…

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Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, May 20, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

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Whitman Illustrated

Now through Fri, May 31, 2019 11:34 A.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

A selection of Walt Whitman illustrated editions and other works by artists inspired by the American poet, from the callections of the Art & Literature Departments on the occasion of his 200 year anniversary. In collaboration with the  Art Department . Pictured: Woodblock print by…

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Whitman Illustrated

Now through Fri, May 31, 2019 3:40 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

A selection of Walt Whitman illustrated editions and other works by artists inspired by the American poet, from the callections of the Art & Literature Departments on the occasion of his 200 year anniversary. In collaboration with the Literature Department Pictured: Woodblock print by…

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Moonstone Poetry Presents: New Voices: Philadelphia’s Emerging Poets

Mon, June 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

A voice for everyone, listen, share, and connect with other writers. Join us for readings by emerging poets under the age of 25. An open reading follows the featured poets.  

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Poetry
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