Monday Poets

The Free Library is pleased to present Monday Poets on a Monday evening every month, year round.

Now in its 24th year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented poets with local and national reputations. Readings take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Heim Center of the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street. Copies of the featured poets’ books may be available for cash purchase. This year we also will have two open-mic readings for those interested in presenting their work. For additional information, please call the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literature Department at 215-686-5402.

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Monday Poets: Marianne Dages & Erica Mena

Mon, February 28, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Season 28 of Monday Poets, one of the longest continually running programs at the Free Library. Marianne Dages is a Philadelphia based artist investigating the crossroads between image, language, and thought. Her work is held in public collections including the MOMA Library, Yale University…

Monday Poets: Elaine Terranova & Chris Kondrich

Mon, March 21, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Season 28 of Monday Poets, one of the longest continually running programs at the Free Library. Elaine Terranova  is author of the memoir The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter. Elaine grew up in a working-class neighborhood, worked as a factory worker, office temp, preschool teacher, and…

Monday Poets: Sandra Evans Falconer & Ditta Baron Hoeber

Mon, June 27, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Sandra Evans Falconer  is a writer, poet, performer and author of four collections of poetry, a muscial song cycle, a stage play and an original adaptation. For the past 25 years, Sandra has read her work to audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region at a number of venues.  In…