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May 2017

Moonstone Poetry @ Toast Café, 1201 Spruce Street

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toast Café, 1201 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Shevaun Brannigan is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars, as well as The Jiménez-Porter Writers' House at The University of Maryland. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Best New Poets, Rhino, Redivider, and Crab Orchard Review. Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician, poet, and public health researcher. She is the winner of the Bob Kaufman Book Prize and Yemassee Journal’s Poetry Prize, and she has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Fulbright Program. Irène is…

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Publication Celebration of DREAMS and NIGHTMARES/ SUEÑOS y PESADILLAS by Liliana Velásquez

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PhillyCAM Community Room, 699 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Featuring Liliana Velásquez, author of Dreams and Nightmares/ Sueños y Pesadillas, a remarkable memoir by a teenager who at fourteen years old fled horrific violence and poverty in Guatemala and headed out alone for the United States. On her trip through Mexico, she was robbed by narcos, rode the boxcars of La Bestia, and organized thirty of her fellow Central American bus passengers to convince the Federales who had arrested them to allow them to continue on their way. Finally,…

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Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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D TED TARNOVSKI Lives in Philadelphia, where he hosts Poems Night, a monthly reading series and open mic, at Little Berlin in Fishtown.     SHY WATSON is a poet & painter living in philadelphia, pa. she is the author of AWAY STATUS & my parents were going to give me your name if i were born a boy. ANGELO COLAVITA is author of Heroines, lives and writes in Philadelphia, where he hosts Oxford Coma, a nihilist poetry reading series.…

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June 2017

1917: The Year That Changed History – Immigration Film & Discussion

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517 United States
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Featuring Liliana Velásquez, author of Dreams and Nightmares/ Sueños y Pesadillas, a remarkable memoir by a teenager who at fourteen years old fled horrific violence and poverty in Guatemala and headed out alone for the United States. On her trip through Mexico she was robbed by narcos, rode the boxcars of La Bestia, and organized thirty of her fellow Central American bus passengers to convince the Federales who had arrested them to allow them to continue on their way. Finally,…

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Moonstone Poetry @ Toast Café, 1201 Spruce Street

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toast Café, 1201 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Mike Cohen hosts Poetry Aloud and Alive at Philadelphia's Big Blue Marble Book Store.   Eileen D’Angelo has been nominated for a Pennsylvania Governor's Award in the Arts and twice for the Pushcart Prize, judged Philadelphia-area poets for Def Poetry Jam. Hiram Larew's work has appeared in several journals and books including the Washington review, Rhino, Rue Bella, The Cosmos Club Journal, Frantic Egg, Not Just Air, and Echoes. Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize, his poems have been recognized for awards by, among others, Louisiana Literature,…

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