April 5 Poetry Workshop

Free Poetry Workshops | April 5, 2014 | Rosemont College 

Celebrate poetry month at Rosemont with two free workshops. Take a break for lunch or stroll the beautiful Rosemont campus, and then join us in the afternoon for a reception and reading celebrating the Crimmins Poetry Prize Winner and other Philadelphia Stories poets. Complete the form on the right to register.

Workshop  Instructor

Poetic Lunacy
10:00 -11:00 a.m.

One of the great human experiences is watching the moon. In this workshop, we'll gaze at some luminous photographs of the moon, read some moon-poems, and write our own.
Deborah Burnham works in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania, advising students and teaching. over twenty-five years, she taught poetry at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. is the author of _Anna and the Steel Mill_, winner of the First Book Award from Texas Tech University, and _Still_, a chapbook published by Seven Kitchens Press. lives in the Powelton Village section of Philadelphia where she tends several gardens.
The Power of Not Thinking

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 

The Power of Not Thinking" is a writing workshop in which all participants, regardless of writing level, will be able to dig deep into areas of their subconscious that they never before knew existed. The intention of this workshop is to allow the individual to recognize how most magic in the mind happens when you don't think too much, but simply allow your creative self to Be.

Alyesha Wise, aka “Ms. Wise” is an International Poet, Teaching Artist and Speaker who launched her artistic career in Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Wise is the founder of the community arts organization, “Love, Us.” In addition, Alyesha is a 2-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and was the 5th ranked female poet in the world in 2010. Some of her highlights include a 2012 interview with American Film Director, Ron Howard - and being told by co-founder of Essence Magazine, Russell Goings, “In All, You Are Awesome.” More info about Ms. Wise can be found at: www.MsWiseDecision

A Reading and Celebration of the Crimmins Poetry Prize Winner

Hosted by Philadelphia Stories
2 PM Main Building Atrium

Sandy Crimmins served on the Philadelphia Stories board from 2005 to 2007. Sandy was a poet who performed with musicians, dancers, and fire-eaters at bars, bookstores, and festivals. After earning a master’s in fine arts from the University of Ohio, Sandy moved to New York and became a stage manager for several theaters, and, in 1985, married Joseph Sullivan. Four years later, she earned a master's in nonprofit management from the University of Detroit. She, her husband and their two sons moved to West Mount Airy in 1989, and she began to write poetry and fiction focused on family issues. Her short stories and poems were published in a variety of journals, and her book, String Theory, was published by Plan B Press. The Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry is a national poetry contest made possible by the generous support of Joseph Sullivan.  Previous winners of the prize and runners up include: Debora Fries, Jeanann Verlee , Steven Harbold, Alexander Long , Kelly Andrews , Debora Gossett Rivers, Amy Small-McKinney, and Nissa Lee.

The reading will feature the winning poet, plus other poets published in Philadelphia Stories. Reception to follow.


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Carla Spataro

Director, Creative Writing & English Literature
610.527.0200 x2346

April 5 Poetry Workshop

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