Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Ryan Trecartin's films at The Fabric Workshop's NEW TEMPORARY CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia.
EVERYONE, but I've been taking every poet I think of GRABBING to go see these films, and once you see them, listen to them, you'll know just why!
PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!
AND IT'S FREE, HOW GREAT IS THAT!?
I recently saw a film at the Ritz that I paid 9 dollars for and it wasn't half as interesting as Trecartin's films! Not even close!
Friday, May 22, 2009
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Author of The Holy Land Rauan Klassnik talks to CAConrad about The Book of Frank.
Check out Part One here
& Part Two here!
- Frank Sherlock
Monday, May 18, 2009
The season finale of Chapter & Verse will be part of a poetry double-header which begins at 5pm at Fergie's Pub with Brenda Iijima and Yedda Morrison, hosted by New Philadelphia Poets. Then we'll go a few blocks down to the Chapterhouse to hear Frank Sherlock and Simon Pettet at 8pm. For more info, click here.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
"Jenn McCreary's… questioning of a lifetime of a priori givens takes over language, inviting it to accommodate her unacknowledged world." --Marcella Durand.
"A book of awe and charm from the inside out." -- Rachel Blau DuPlessis
-- Chris McC
Friday, May 01, 2009
Spells is a writing center inspired by the model established at Dave Eggers’s 826 Valencia. While it is not in any way affiliated with the 826 National organization, we base our mission and model directly on theirs and plan to achieve the same level of success.
Spells’s mission is to get 6 to 18 year olds excited about creative and expository forms of writing. Philly’s budding writers, like their peers in other cities where 826 has been successful, will benefit from free and constant access to a welcoming—and often wacky—venue whose staff and volunteers are focused on engendering a love of writing and on introducing students to the life-changing potential that comes with embracing and exploring new forms of self-expression.
Spells’s physical space will open in September 2010, but we’ve got lots of magic planned to roll out before then. Check back here often to see what’s new.
Like the 826 models, Spells will be fronted by a retail store. Spells’s store, Wiz-Mart (a working title), will sell madcap merch that sparks the creative magic in us all.
The 826 model has been hugely successful in other cities, & is something that will be of huge benefit to Philadelphia's kids, especially at a time when the arts in public schools are suffering from under-funding. We are so fortunate to have an amazing writing community, a truly committed & engaged group of poets & writers, who could potentially help fill that gap. Imagine giving a few hours a month -- or a week -- to the next generation of writers, instilling in them both a passion for reading & writing as well as an understanding of the importance of community.
The founders have assembled a great group of volunteers & there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Check out their website, join their facebook page, watch Dave Eggers talk about the original 826 Valencia at the TED Prize Awards & stay tuned for upcoming events --
Sunday, May 3th, 2009
1pm to 4pm
Under I-95 at Front St. and Mifflin St.
The exhibition is free and
open to the public.
Color photocopies of the photos included in the installation will be available for purchase at 5 dollars each as supplies last.
America will also be available for purchase. The event will happen rain or shine. It's going to be off the hook.
"Ms. Strauss's images are not without tenderness, but their harsh, unblinking force is a bit like a punch in the face."
--THE NEW YORK TIMES
(posted by CAConrad)