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

Mon, November 19, 2018 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

Monday Poets | Megan Gillespie & Al Tacconelli

Mon, November 19, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

MEGAN GILLESPIE is the current poet laureate of Montgomery County. Her work has appeared in  The Florida Review , New Delta Review , and  Cimarron Review . Her honors include fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Lector…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series Poetry

Monday Poets| Raquel Salas Rivera & Wes Matthews

Mon, December 3, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

WES MATTHEWS was born in Detroit and began writing poetry at age 10. He is a two-time Brave New Voices competitor, a 2016 TEDx speaker, and winner of the 2018 Philly Slam League All-Star Poetry Slam. His work can be found in Detroit Free Press , Eunoia Review , Dreginald Magazine , and in other…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Literature Poetry

The Poets of the First World War - A Reading

Mon, December 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us for a commemoration of the centennial of the armistice that ended the Great War.  A selection of local poets will present some of the most powerful poems of the "War to End All Wars". Parkway Central Library Literature Department December 10, 2018 6:00 pm. Lobby For…

Adult Young Adult Live Performances Literature Poetry

Achieving Immortality Series – Four Great Poets and the Cultures that Shaped Them

Sun, December 16, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Dante? A special Veteran’s Day presentation by distinguished poet and Princenton University Professor Susan Stewart . The fourth and final lecture in the series! 4th Floor Skyline Room

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Central Senior Services Calendar Biography & Autobiography Literature Poetry

T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, performed by John Farrell

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, T.S. Eliot’s  Four Quartets  is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. Eliot completed  Four Quartets  in 1941, as Britain slid into the abyss of World War II,…

Adult Live Performances Other Great Programs Poetry Rosenbach Museum & Library

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 …

Adult Other Great Programs Music Poetry Rosenbach Museum & Library

Monday Poets| Vernita Hall

Mon, February 11, 2019 6:30 A.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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Black History Month Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series African American Poetry

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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Discussion and Participation Live Performances Speakers and Lectures Workshops and Enrichment Other Great Programs Literature Poetry Shakespeare in the World

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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series Poetry

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…

Adult Young Adult Senior Speakers and Lectures Monday Poets Reading Series Poetry
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