The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on May 19th with Poets Leslie Anne Mcilroy and Rosebud Ben-Oni at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading
Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collectionRare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. She also took first place in the1997 Chicago Literary Awards Competition judged by Gerald Stern. Her second full-length book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008. Leslie’s work appears in numerous publications including American Poetry: The Next Generation, Dogwood, The Emily Dickinson Award Anthology, The Ledge, The Mississippi Review, and the Nimrod International Journal of Prose & Poetry and Pearl. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her daughter Silas, and writer/guitarist, Don Bertschman, with whom she also performs poetry. You can read the poetry of Leslie Anne Mcilroy in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/LeslieAnneMcilroy.html
A former Rackham Merit Scholar and Leopold Schepp Scholar, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, and at work on a new play. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, B O D Y, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review andPuerto del Sol. Her first book of poems SOLECISM was recently released by the Virtual Artists’ Collective in 2013. She’s co-editor of HER KIND, the official blog of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Find out more about her at 7TrainLove.org. You can read the poetry of Rosebud Ben-Oni in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13WS/Ben-Oni.html
If you arrive early you may want to attend
PETAPALOOZA – PETAPALOOZA – PETAPALOOZA
11:00 to 2:00: Animal rescue groups for cats, dogs, rabbits, rats, and horses will gather around the outside of the museum for this annual extravaganza. Pooches on parade at noon and treats for animals and humans will all be on hand.FREE
Ryerss Museum and Library is close to the Ryers and Fox Chase Train Stations, 24 and 18 Bus lines. Plenty of parking on site.