Nasty Women Poets @ Fergie's Pub - October 15, 2017, 2pm

We Real Cool: Gwendolyn Brooks Chapbook

In honor of Gwendolyn Brooks's Centennial, Moonstone will be publishing a chapbook, selections from which will be read at the African American History Museum on October 29th at 2 PM. For this project, we want your poetry! A work influenced by Ms. Brooks in any way will be considered. Hit the submit button below to jump over to our Submittable page! submit

Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks

An informal discussion honoring Gwendolyn Brooks on her centennial will be held at the African American Museum on October 29th at 2pm with Herman Beavers, Margo Natalie Crawford, Sonia Sanchez, and Lamont Steptoe. Free with Reduced Museum Admission of $5.00

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Moonstone Preschool

Not Our President

We are producing a chapbook of poems about the current state of America under Trump. We are inviting poets in the Philadelphia area to submit to the Chapbook, Not Our President.


The Moonstone Press Poetry Chapbook Contest

Winner will receive a $300 cash prize, publication, and 25 free copies of the book*, promotion on our website and a group reading at one of our venues in Philadelphia on Wednesday January 31, 2018.

Submissions accepted from May 1st to October 31st, 2017.


Support Moonstone

Please support Moonstone Arts Center and help us to continue to provide the Philadelphia area with some of the best poetry and history events around!
To make donation via credit or debit card:
To make donation with a check, download the membership form here: Membership Form, then send it to: Larry Robin RE: Membership 110A S. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Moonstone Gold Presents Afaa M. Weaver

Afaa M. Weaver

Moonstone Gold at Fergie's Pub - November 19, 2017 at 2pm. Tickets $15.00, Students with ID - $7.50 - available at

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Upcoming Events

  1. Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub featuring Eliza Callard, Lucy Bell Sellers, and Fritz Ward

    October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks

    October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub Presents Philadelphia Says: Not Our President

    November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Moonstone Poetry @ PhillyCAM

    November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub featuring Emari DiGiorgio & Raena Shirali

    November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm