Therese Halscheid & Wake Up Paradise

Moonstone Poetry @ Brandywine Workshop

728 S. Broad Street

Wednesday December 18, 2013 – 7pm

Therése Halscheid, author of Uncommon Geography, the latest of four collections, was awarded a 2003 Fellowship for Poetry from New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her writings poetry and prose have appeared in numerous magazines among them Karamu, Rhino, New Millennium Writings, Faultline, 13th Moon. She teaches creative writing in varied settings, including Atlantic Cape Community College as well as being a visiting writer in schools through NJ State Council on the Arts. She has been an artist in residence at Acadia National Park, ME, and has received a Dodge Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She finds simplicity as well as a nomadic lifestyle fosters a deep connection to the natural world and greatly assists the writing process. An outcome of this nomadic lifestyle is her one woman exhibit, Visual Diaries, a multi-sensual exhibit of photographs and poetry, along with a taped commentary chronicles earth images across varied terrain, beginning with natural settings in New Jersey, then moving to sacred environments as far as New Mexico and beyond, including the Ural Mountains of Russia, where she has taught. She travels widely through teaching and cultural exchanges, and once led women writers to South Africa to meet with South African Writers.

Wake Up Paradise is a four-piece rock group from Central New Jersey with something to say, and that something is…WAKE UP! Listen to their debut single, “Hits The Ground”, and you will get the message loud and clear.  Roger, Sal, and Lou have merged their respective instruments together to create a distinct, yet very accessible sound that showcases influences from alternative rock to jazz and hip hop. Which is then topped off and held together with Tim’s strong, yet soulfully clean vocals. Born in the 80’s and raised in the 90’s, these young men have lived through mankind’s most exciting times and has seen this world go through some major milestones and setbacks.  Shaped by their favorite childhood tunes and the desire to help change the world, Wake Up Paradise has created a fun, upbeat, soulfully energetic rock sound that is sure to stick in your head and leave you wanting more. Keep an ear out for these guys. It shouldn’t be too hard…they have a bullhorn. WUP! WUP!

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