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

Wed, October 10, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was John Milton? University of Delaware Professor Kristin Poole illuminates the life and work of John Milton. The first lecture in the series of four! Room 108

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MONDAY POETS | Katie Ford & Paul Lisicky

Mon, October 15, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Literature Department at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

KATIE FORD’ S latest book of poetry is If You Have to Go , published by Graywolf Press.  Her three previous collections are Blood Lyrics , Colosseum , and Deposition . The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Reading Prize, she teaches at the University of…

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

Wed, October 24, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was William Blake? Swarthmore College Professor Betsy Bolton explores the world of William Blake. The second lecture in the series of four! 4th Floor Culinary Classroom

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

Wed, November 7, 2018 11:00 A.M.
Senior Services at Parkway Central Library

Who Was Geoffrey Chaucer? St. Joseph’s University Professor Paul Patterson helps us make important discoveries about “The Father of English Literature”. The third lecture in the series of four! Room 108

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3 Poets read 21 Poems

Wed, November 7, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Linda Pizzi, Maria Famà and Albert Tacconelli read from their newest work, 21 poems. Linsa Pizzi is a poet, writer, rock music critic, crafter, and Assistant Dean and Instructor at Arcadia University, Maria Famà is a poet, writer, and teacher, and the author of seven books of…

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

Sun, November 11, 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

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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