NEWS

THE MANAYUNK ROXBOROUGH ART CENTER is offering a special humanities program,
“Peter Krok, Bernadette McBride, Bill Wunder and especially featuring George Drew”

Open Reading afterwards.

Refreshments will be provided.

DATE: Sunday, May 7, from 3:15 to 5:30 PM.
Location: 419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia
Phone: 215-482-3363.
$5 Donation requested.
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AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE: THEATRE, MUSIC, AND VERSE:

Theatre professionals Diana Finegold and Kathleen Mulhearn will perform the literary pieces selected in
RHYTHM AND VERSE SALON’S POETRY AND PROSE CONTEST

Winners in alphabetical order:

Elizabeth Austin
Mike Cohen
Steve Delia
Jennifer Hubbard
Lavinia Kumar
Alina Macneal
Bernadette McBride
Christine McKee
Abbe Mogell

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FEATURED MUSICIAN:
Phyllis Chapell, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter – Phyllis performs in up to 13 different languages with a unique mix of originals, folk, jazz and international music

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DATE: Friday, May 5th, 2017
TIME: 6:45pm to 10:00pm
LOCATION: The library at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse
20 E. Mermaid Lane, Chestnut Hill, Pa 19118
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***   I RECEIVED A HIGH HONOR WHEN JOHN TIMPANE, OF THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, REVIEWED MY RECENT BOOK, WHATEVER MEASURE OF LIGHT, ON SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017.

YOU CAN READ IT HERE:

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20170430_McBride_s__Whatever_Measure_of_Light___Music_in_service_of_meaning.html
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RAGGED SKY PRESS will participate in Princeton, NJ’s
COMMUNIVERSITY ARTSFEST
Sunday, April 30, 2017
1-6 PM / Rain or Shine
Downtown Princeton, NJ

Come join us and visit our booth — great books by Ragged Sky authors / Arts/Crafts / Food / Live Entertainment
Don’t miss it!

http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/communiversity/event-faqs/

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I’M HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN AN ESTEEMED GROUP OF POETS OFFERING WORKSHOPS IN MT. AIRY, PHILADELPHIA IN THE COMING MONTHS. HERE’S THE SKINNY:

ON SUNDAYS WE WRITE!
a writing series at BIG BLUE MARBLE BOOKSTORE
1st and 3rd Sundays, 4-6 pm / $20/class

Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 W. Carpenter Lane / Philadelphia, PA 19119
215.844.1870
Elliott batTzedek, Outreach Coordinator outreach@bigbluemarblebooks.com
http://www.bigbluemarblebooks.com

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SUNDAY, February 19th
Writing From the Tarot with:

SIBELAN FORRESTER

The symbols of the tarot allow us to access stories, dreams, the unconscious, and the pre-conscious. Sibelan Forrester will lead an exploration of the cards, with each writer creating their own small spread to use as a writing prompt. All are welcome, whether you are writing poetry, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction, or journaling. Writing From the Tarot is particularly useful if you are facing writers block.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-from-the-tarot-with-sibelan-forrester-tickets-31655037068

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SUNDAY, March 5th
Seeing the Angel in the Marble with:

BERNADETTE MCBRIDE

Michaelangelo thought of his sculpture as his seeing what wasn’t apparently there and chipping away till what he intuited emerged in all its beauty, in form that others could recognize. What moves you to write? Serves as your guide in expressing what you know? How do you define intuition, “recognition,” spirit? This workshop will address these questions and focus on effective ways of capturing in your poetry those “glimpses” that are so often hard to put into words—which is, after all, the work of a poet.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seeing-the-angel-in-the-marble-with-bernadette-mcbride-tickets-31662533490

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SUNDAY, March 19th
What Big Eyes You Have: Crafting Body Images in Poetry and Prose with:

DEBORAH FRIES

Whether you’re a poet or a prose writer, beginner or veteran, you know that it’s often hard to create fresh imagery when it comes to the human body. Whether you’re writing about the body as desirable object or failing subject, the search for the right image can be illusive. This workshop will explore how original, compelling and memorable images are created and used in both poetry and prose.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-big-eyes-you-have-crafting-body-images-in-poetry-and-prose-tickets-27718299179

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SUNDAY, April 2nd
Spice Up Your Poetry with Humor with:

HANOCH GUY

We poets are a serious lot. Too serious.
We will discover our sense of humor and enhance it by reading humorous poems by Rumi, Kabir,  Cummings, Silverstein, Guy and anonymous. Incongruity, irony, sarcasm, reversal, allegory, and absurdity will be practiced. We’ll write in different modes and practice enriching our poetry by applying the techniques to appropriate poems.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spice-up-your-poetry-with-humor-with-hanoch-guy-tickets-31663415127