THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 7pm – Poetry
BETH PHILLIPS BROWN
Trey Moore (writer/director/producer) was born in San Antonio. Performing in his hometown at art and writing events across the country including, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Pumpkins Jazz Club (NYC), and the Great Mother Conference. He received a Puffin Foundation Grant for his work with students (4th-12th grade) at Luminaria. He teaches poetry to youth and at juvenile detention centers. Co-Founder and Director of PART an environmental arts action group with poet Laura Hope-Gill, this work was part of Split This Rock and Asheville Wordfest. His poems and stories have appeared recently in Texas Observer, Borderlands, Exquisite Corpse, Origami Condom, Santa Fe Writer’s Project, Merge and TO Topos. Winner of the Whitebird Chapbook Contest, his collection, we forget we are water, was published by Wings Press in 2006 and positively reviewed by Red Wheelbarrow (UK, 2008). His first full length book, Some Will Play The Cello, was published by St. Mary’s University’s Pecan Grove Press in January 2010.
Poet and storyteller Beth Phillips Brown carries her Welsh and Celtic ancestors’ oral traditions through two languages, English and Welsh. A fluent Welsh speaker, a teaching artist and a 2002 PCA Folk Arts Performing Traditions fellowship recipient, she aspires to the calling of cyfarwydd, the Welsh word for bard and tradition-bearer. Her most recent chapbook, Book of Enchantments, was published by Foothills Publishing in Summer 2007. As Guest Poet for the 2006 Authors & Artists of the Sea session of Whale Camp on Grand Manaan Island, she edited Small as a World, Large as Alone, available on the Whale Camp website as a PDF download. Other publications include Poiesis, It Has Come To This: Poets of the Great Mother Conference, Block Island Poetry Project website, Philadelphia Poets, Blue Sofa Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal and the Painted Bride Quarterly among others. She is a founding member of The Delco Poets’ Cooperative, the first poetry organization in Delaware County which evolved into the present Mad Poets’ Society. In addition to her poetry and storytelling work, she is a book artist as well as the editor and publisher of Gwasg Cwtsh y Bardd (The Bard’s Cupboard Press). Beth is an avid TriYoga practitioner, recently becoming certified as a Basics teacher and is currently studying for further certification. Her next beginner pursuit is surfing and stand-up paddleboarding.