Poetry Events Around Town (ish)

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A POETRY READING WITH GREG DJANIKIAN

AT THE SWARTHMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in celebration of National
Poetry Month,
the Swarthmore Public Library and the Mad Poets Society will offer an
evening of
 poetry featuring nationally acclaimed poet, Greg Djanikian, hosted by
Linda Fischer.
The Swarthmore Public Library is located at 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore,
PA 19081.

His work explores, among other things, the private and public legacies of
family,
history and culture, often through meditations on his own Armenian
heritage and
childhood emigration to the United States. His poems can be sad, revealing
and funny
all at once; poet Stephen Dunn calls him “a gardener of the human spirit”
whose
poems “replenish” while offering reader’s “a wonderful variety of tones.”
He is
the winner of numerous awards including a fellowship from the National
Endowment
 for the Arts, the Eunice Tietjens prize, the Friends of Literature Award
from Poetry
magazine and the Anahid Literary Award from the Armenian Center of
Columbia University.

For further information about this event, or the Mad Poets Society, see
www.madpoetssociety.com
or contact Eileen D’Angelo at madpoets@comcast.net.

The Swarthmore Public Library phone number is 610-543-0436 or go online at
www.swarthmorepubliclibrary.org.

Mad Poets events are graciously supported by PA Partners in the Arts, PA
Council
 on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Five County Arts Fund.

Tuesday April 12 @ 6pm

Suppose An Eyes Live Poetry Reading @ Penn Bookstore- 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Poets Including:

PAT GREEN, GEORGE MCDERMOTT, JACOB RUSSELL, HELEN SEWELL JOHNSON AND LAURA SPAGNOLI

Free Library of Philadelphia on Sat, April 23
from NOON
– 5:00 PM to experience a unique sampling of the greatest poetry on earth
and the
most awesome poetry community under the sun !   (And it’s also
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY!
What a way to celebrate!)  Don’t miss

SPECIAL GUESTS:   Nathalie Anderson, Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno and Thomas
Devaney!!
 YOUNG POETS FEATURED AT REDWOOD COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

On Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the winners of the recent Young
Poets Competition
will read their winning poems at the Redwood Community Playhouse on 6th
Street in
Upland, Delaware County. The recent contest was held throughout the
Delaware County
school and library system.

Thirty-six student poets, 1st through 12th grade, will be honored from
local school
districts including Wallingford Swarthmore, Ridley, Haverford,
Chester-Upland, Rose
Tree Media and Interboro. The readings will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. The
first,
second and third place winners will read their award winning poems.

Admission is free. Come out and support these talented, fine young poets!
For information
on this special event, please contact Eileen D’Angelo at
madpoets@comcast.net There
are directions online at www.madpoetssociety.com

Several organizations sponsor this event including the Delaware County
Library System,
Mad Poets Society, Delaware County Literacy Council, Rose Tree Optimists
Club. Mad
Poets Society events are also graciously supported by PA Partners in the
Arts, PA
Council on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Five County
Arts Fund.

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