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Burns Night at The Rosenbach

Fri, January 25, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with a raucous evening of readings, music, and whisky!  This event is for ages 21 and up. A whisky tasting will be included with admission. Seating is limited, and advance registration is strongly recommended. For tickets, visit …

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Winter Haiku and Poem Contest

Tue, January 29, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Come write a Haiku or Poem about Winter ANYTHING! Top three poems will be given a prize!

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Feminista Jones | Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets with DaMaris B. Hill | A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing

Tue, February 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Social worker, public speaker, community activist, and blogger Feminista Jones is the author of the novel Push the Button and the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water . She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia ( Philadelphia Magazine )  and one of The Root…

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Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

VERNITA HALL is the author of Where William Walked (Willow Books), winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize for Poetry, and of the Robert Creeley Prize from Marsh Hawk Press. Her book   The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians was published by Moonstone Press as the winner of the…

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Valentine’s Day Open Mic Poetry Readings

Thu, February 14, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”   From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in…

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

Mon, February 25, 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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Monday Poets| Fran Baird & Nausheen Eusuf

Mon, March 4, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

FRAN BAIRD studied with David Ignatow in the 1980s and more recently at the Antioch Writers’ Workshop with Cathy Smith Bowers, John Drury and Jamey Dunham. He was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2009 for his poem “Neshaminy,” published in the Schuylkill Valley Journal . He…

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

Mon, March 18, 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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Carolyn Forché | What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Tue, March 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“An unflinching witness and eloquent mourner” ( The New Yorker ), Carolyn Forché is the author of the poetry collections Blue Hour , The Angel of History , The Country Between Us , and Gathering the Tribes . For this body of work she has amassed an impressive list of honors,…

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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.  

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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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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.  

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