Monday, October 17, 2005

Frank Sherlock, Pattie McCarthy, & Theodore Harris Read at the Mural Arts Program 

Thursday, October 20th
The Thomas Eakins House
1729 Mount Vernon Street (directions below)

Please join us this Thursday at 6pm at the historic Thomas Eakins House for a special poetry reading as part of our Mural Arts Month celebration.

PATTIE MCCARTHY is the author of bk of (h)rs (2002), and Verso (2004), both published by Apogee Press. She received her MA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Temple University. She is a founding editor of BeautifulSwimmer Press. Her work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including 26: a journal of poetry & poetics, American Letters & Commentary, ixnay magazine, Kiosk, and Pom2. She has taught literature and writing at Queens College of the City University of New York, Loyola College in Baltimore, and Towson University. She lives in Philadelphia.

FRANK SHERLOCK lives in Philadelphia, where he curates the Night Flag Reading Series, held every other Saturday evening at the Khyber. He is the author of 13 (ixnay press), and a collaboration with CAConrad entitled (end/begin w/ chants) (Mooncalf Press). Their ongoing collaborative project is The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems. Sherlock is also the author of Ace of Diamond Satellite, a forthcoming collection in 2006.

THEODORE A. HARRIS is a poet, muralist and collagist born in New York City and currently residing in Philadelphia. As a muralist he has been painting with the Mural Arts program of Philadelphia since 1983. His visual art, poetry and manifestos have appeared in various journals and publications such as Long Shot, Ratta Pallax, African American Review, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, Tangent, Theatre Journal, and Chain (forthcoming), and in the following anthologies: In Defense of Mumia (Writers and Readers 1996), ROLE CALL: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature & Art (Third World Press 2002), bum rush the page (Three Rivers Press 2002), All the Days After (UpsideDown Culture Collective 2003), forthcoming in 2005, Rebel Voices (Common Courage Press), Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro - Wiwa ( Flipped Eye Publishing UK 2005). He has recently completed the collaborative manuscript OUR FLESH of FLAMES: Captions by Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones and Collages by Theodore A. Harris.

The Thomas Eakins House is located at 1729 Mount Vernon Street, just 3 blocks north of Spring Garden, closest to the corner of 18th & Mount Vernon. It is easily accessible by the Broad Street Subway line (get off at Spring Garden & walk west towards 18th Street). There is also street parking available.

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