Category Archives: philadelphia poetry reading

100,000 Poets for Change- Philadelphia Area Events – 2014

100000-poets-1100 Thousand Poets for Change is an international grassroots educational organization focusing on the arts, especially poetry, music, and the literary arts. Founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion it focuses on a world-wide event each September. 700 events in 550 cities in 95 countries took place on September 24, 2011 and the event was described as the largest poetry event in history.

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Saturday, September 27th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Souderton Community Park – Wile Ave. & Reliance Road, Souderton, Pa.

100 Thousand Poets for Change – Philadelphia area poets read in Souderton Community Park in Montogmery County http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/montcopoet/news/newsblast09272014.htm

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Saturday, September  27th – 2p.m to 5 p.m.- Green Line Café-  43rd and Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA

100 Thousand Poets for Change- Philadelphia area poets read at The Green Line Café in West Philadelphia. http://greenlinecafe.com/

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Saturday, September 27th– 4 p.m. – Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

100 Thousand Poets for Change – Philadelphia area poets read at The Moonstone Poetry Series http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/100-thousand-poets-for-change/

 

 

September 28th – Wittle and Lowenthal in Fox Chase @ 1 p.m.

mmwittleinlondon1rodger-lowenthalThe Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on September 28th with Rodger Lowenthal and MM Wittle at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 1 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading. For more information on our featured readers please visit this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/lowenthal-and-wittle-in-fox-chase-september-28th/

Celebrating the Work of Cid Corman – Live Today 9/16

From Al Filreis

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On Tuesday, September 16 the Kelly Writers House will host two events celebrating the work of Cid Corman. Both events will be webcast live. To connect to the video stream, go here

http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/multimedia/tv/ at the time of each event.

At 4 PM (Philadelphia time) I will moderate a discussion about Corman’s work featuring Thomas Devaney, Gregory Dunne, and Frank Sherlock.

At 6 PM (Philly time) there will be a celebratory reading. We have invited eight poets, scholars, and fans of Cid Corman—Laynie Browne, Thomas Devaney, Gregory Dunne, Pattie McCarthy, Jenn McCreary, Joshua Moses, Frank Sherlock & myself—to read and briefly comment upon selected Corman poems, one poem per person.

If you are in the Philadelphia area, you are of course welcome to come to 3805 Locust Walk and join us in person. Otherwise, we hope you will click on KWH-TV at the link above and will watch the live stream.

 

Lowenthal and Wittle in Fox Chase – September 28th

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on September 28th with Rodger Lowenthal and MM Wittle at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 1 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading.

rodger-lowenthalRodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. He is an occasional contributor of book reviews to FCR and an occasional host at the reading series. He also hosts “Under the Stars”, a poetry and musical quarterly event. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is known to pick up pieces of cigars and Hollywood whenever he can. You can read the poetry of Rodger Lowenthal in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14rlowenthal.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

mmwittleinlondon1MM Wittle is a professor of writing with an MFA from Rosemont College in Creative Writing. The play, “Family Guidance” had a reading at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA and was honorable mention at the 5th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Workshop’s Playwriting Competition. “The Education of Allie Rose” was a finalist in the Philadelphia Ethical Society Playwriting competition and was shortlisted in the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama in England. The ten-minute play, “Done Deal” was part of Learning Stages’ Play in a Day. MM’s work has appeared in Nailpolish Stories, Transient, The Bond Street Review, Free Flash Fiction, The Fox Chase Review, The Lit Garden, Philly Flash Inferno, The Four Quarters, Decades Review, *82 Review, Thin Air Literary Magazine, and Emerging Literary Journal. Her Artist’s Book, Lessons Not Worth Repeating has been published with Lucia Press. Follow MM Wittle on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MMWittle. You can read the fiction of MM Wittle in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/MMWittle.html

The Reading Series Returns – September to November 2014

podiumThe Fox Chase Reading Series

Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd Floor Gallery

7370 Central Avenue

Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

 

After a summer break, The Fox Chase Reading Series returns with readings in September, October and November at Ryerss Museum and Library. The featured readers are followed by an open mic.  Please note our new start time of 1 p.m.

September 28th

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 MM Wittle and Rodger Lowenthal 

October 26th

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Bill Wunder and Robert Rosenbloom

 November 30th

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Lynette G. Esposito and Jeffrey Ethan Lee

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Brake, Sahms-Guarnieri and reutter @ Moonstone April 27th

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Reading Series Booked for 2015

The Fox Chase Reading Series

For those inquiring, The Fox Chase Reading Series is booked for the 2015 Season. Schedule will be released in December.

Reading Series on Break – But We Will Be Out and About

diane-sahms-guarnieri-reads-at-book-launch-10-15-11-017The Fox Chase Reading Series will be on summer break until September 28th when the series returns with MM Wittle and Rodger Lowenthal at Ryerss Museum and Library. Please note the new start time of 1 p.m. Schedule here: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FCR2014ReadingSchedule.pdf

Where We Will Be During the Summer

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July 23rd @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

South Jersey Poets Collective

Dante Hall Theater – Richard Stockton College

14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City New Jersey

August 4th @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter

Stone Soup Poetry Series

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery

106 Prospect Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 

August 27th @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri –g emil reutter- Mel Brake

Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub

August 27th @ 7 p.m.

1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

September 19th @ 7p.m.

g emil reutter – Noah Cutler

Fabio and Danny’s Station Café

Wayne Train Station

135 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087

November 1st @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri – g emil reutter and Others

“The Jackson Inn Presents: Breakout the Straight Jacket…An Evening of Poetry and Music.”

Jackson Inn, 101 North Dupont Road, Wilmington, De. 19801

 

Report from Poets on the Porch 2014

State Rep Mark Cohen and Poet Diane Sahms-GuarnieriOn this warm July Sunday afternoon poets gathered on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library for the 4th installment of Poets on the Porch. State Representative Mark Cohen of Philadelphia kicked off the day presenting Diane Sahms-Guarnieri with a Pennsylvania State Citation in honor of her decade of volunteer community service in the promotion of the art of poetry, through promotion of poets in live venues, workshops, in volunteer editorships of literary publications and her current position as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library.

Hosts Rodger Lowenthal and Bruce Kramer

Although our initial lineup changed, the audience was treated to a wide array of poetic styles ranging from realism, surrealism, avant-garde, cowboy, spoken word, performance and formal poetry. A beautiful mix of diverse voices on the porch.

The presentation was followed by the first set of poets reading on the porch hosted by Bruce Kramer. Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, g emil reutter, Noah Cutler, Frank Wilson, George Wylesol and Mel Brake read in the first set.

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The second set of poets reading hosted by Rodger Lowenthal followed as the July temperature climbed to an appreciative crowd. Poets Elizabeth Akin Stelling, F. Omar Telan, Bernadette McBride, Maria Masington, Mike Cohen and Hayden Saunier read in the second set.

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Thanks to this talented and eclectic group of poets and to the great crowd who appreciated their work. More photos from Poets on the Porch 2014 can be viewed at this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157624536350361/

Poets on the Porch – July 13th @ 1 p.m.

scenes-from-poets-on-the-porch-2013-045 Poets and lovers of poetry will gather on the Victorian porch of Ryerss Museum and Library for the 4th installment of The Fox Chase Reading Series – Poets on the Porch. 14 Poets will read their original work on July 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 7370 Central Ave. in Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 atop the hill at Burholme Park. The event will be hosted by Rodger Lowenthal and Bruce Kramer. For the lineup please click: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/poets-on-the-porch-2014/