Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Liz Laribee to feature at Poetry Thursdays October 24

Liz Laribee, featured performer,
October 24: Poetry Thursdays,
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17102. (717)236-1680.

Liz Laribee-- zowie! Artist & writer & founder of The MakeSpace: an art collective in Harrisburg. Her projects, solo and collaborative, are largely influenced by and dedicated to community. As Director of the MakeSpace, she spends most of her time spackling walls, providing consultations to community members interested in launching projects, and writing grants.

Her work with The MakeSpace has been highlighted in The Burg, Central Voice, Harrisburg Magazine, The Patriot News, ABC27, Keystone Edge, and Fresh Photography's blog. As an artist, Laribee established the Recovering/Uncovering Art Co.

An interest in using the whole buffalo has shaped her creative process, and she works almost exclusively with salvaged materials with focuses mainly on cardboard portraiture, repurposed handcrafts, photography, and found poetry.

Her artwork has been shown widely in the Keystone State, including an exhibit at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art. She also teaches workshops and classes on recycled art, creative writing, and poetry to students of all ages.

Though Laribee’s traveled to many a foreign clime, she takes great pleasure in her current geographic tenure smack in the heart of the Capital City of the great state of Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Poet, Pop Culture Expert Shares Crucial Writing Concepts

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

La-La & Lu-Lu-- comix for the ages!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Iris G Poets Romp at Red Rose Commons

Poets of Iris G. Press perform in Lancaster Feb 27
Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons

Lancaster Poetry Exchange
Presents Poets of Iris G. Press

Lancaster Poetry Exchange is presenting a special reading
by select Poets of Iris G. Press, February 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
at Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons, 1700 Fruitville Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601, (717) 290-8171.
Performers include Marty Esworthy, Rebecca Gonzalez and Jeff Rath.

Marty Esworthy, a Megaera award-winning poet, editor emeritus of Steel Point Quarterly, is founder of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.
He’s been published in Haggard & Halloo, text_TOWER, Literary Chaos, Fledgling Rag, The Fox Chase Review. Recent Esworthy collections include hard reality, Pacobooks, 2004, 26 Javanese Proverbs, Iris G. Press, 2006 and The Object Stares Back, Uh-Oh!, T&T Press, 2009.

Rebecca Gonzalez is a Pushcart nominee and the 2008 R.E. Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Poetry. Some of her poems will be appearing in the upcoming CD anthology, Live at the Corner of Poetry and Main: Celebrating Five Years of Annapolis Poetry. She is the author of, Sonata for Rain, published by Iris G. Press. Her second and upcoming book is titled, Aerial Descending.

Jeff Rath is the author of three collections of poetry. Rath won the 2007 R.E. Foundation Award for Outstanding Poetry, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His new book is Film Noir, published in 2011 by Iris G. Press. Rath has published two other books: The Waiting Room at the End of the World, in 2007, and In the Shooting Gallery of the Heart, 2009, both published by Iris G Press.


Coming up at Midtown Scholar Poetry Thursdays

Open mics and featured performers: at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore,
1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, (717) 236.1680.

February 21 — Open poetry Reading

February 28 --Le Hinton and MaDonna Awotwi

March 7-- Open mic

March 14 — Feature, Carla Christopher

March 21 — Feature, Richard James

March 28 — Feature, Barbara DeCesare

April 4 — Open mic

April 11 — Feature, Michael Hoover

April 18 -- TBA

April 25 -- Open mic

May 2 -- Feature, Kerry Shawn Keys


Also… word has it that, after a winter of some trials and tribulation, renowned cartel member, Maria James-Thiaw is getting a manuscript together. A new collection to be published later this Spring by PostDada Press.