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Posts tagged "Literary Arts"

Kayleb Rae Candrilli's (ACG '17) What Runs Over Available from YesYes Books Kayleb Rae Candrilli's (ACG '17) What Runs Over Available from YesYes Books

Kayleb Rae Candrilli's (ACG '17) What Runs Over Available from YesYes Books

Kayleb Rae Candrilli's (ACG '17) memoir in verse, What Runs Over, is available for pre-order from YesYes Books at a 20% discount until December 15. [learn more]

How this Instagram poet turned being a good guy into a thriving business How this Instagram poet turned being a good guy into a thriving business

Juliana Reyes (ACG '17): How this Instagram poet turned being a good guy into a thriving business

Juliana Reyes (ACG '17) wrote an essay on @justmike_ - How this Instagram poet turned being a good guy into a thriving business - for Washington Post's The Lily. [learn more]

Call for QTWOC Submissions Call for QTWOC Submissions

Call for QTWOC Submissions

Her Philly MOVES, a QTWOC-centerted arts and culture collective, is collecting submissions for an innovative QTWOC visibility project. Her Philly MOVES requests writings, poetry, illustrations, and photography that highlight the diverse perspectives of queer and trans women of color. [learn more]

Warrior Writers Celebrates its 10th Birthday with Weekend-Long Events

Warrior Writers celebrates its 10th Birthday from November 17-19 with a happy hour, poetry reading, and party at various Center City locations.   [learn more]

Cynthia Dewi Oka Launches New Book, Salvage

Cynthia Dewi Oka (ACG '16) hosts a book launch for her newest work, Salvage, on December 1 at the Asian Arts Initiative. Salvage is a collection of poems that explores the question "how do we transform the wreckage of our identities?" [learn more]

Pirate Jenny's Conspiracy Pirate Jenny's Conspiracy

Pirate Jenny's Conspiracy

Pirate Jenny, the vindictive heroine dreamed up in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera, sails into the 21st century as a modern-day poet and blueswoman. On November 5 at International House, Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08), Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, imagines this retelling, inspired by Nina Simone’s powerful 1964 cover of the iconic song. Musing on black love and rage, civil rights, and the meaning of womanhood, Wisher presents a can't-miss, tour-de-force performance. [learn more]

Amplifying our Voices: Empowerment through Poetry and Community

On October 18 at 6:30 PM, join host Trapeta Mayson (ACG '14, LTA '07), Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08), and others at the Germantown Friends Free Library for an evening of poetry with an open mic to follow. Suggested donation is $5-10 online or cash at the door, benefitting Women In Transition. [learn more]

Asian Arts Initiative hosts Thousand Star Hotel Book Release

Acclaimed poet and author Bao Phi will be on hand for a reading and Q&A. There will also be a special screening of the new Ken Burns' documentary series, "The Vietnam War." [learn more]

Monument to the Philadelphia Poet

Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08) and Lillian Dunn (ACG '12) participate in Monument Lab. [learn more]

Call for Artists: Hurry Up and Wait Call for Artists: Hurry Up and Wait

Call for Artists: Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait is a juried exhibition at Asian Arts Initiative, curated by Adriel Luis. They invite submissions by artists working in visual art, literary arts, and performing arts on the subject of migration and immigration. Deadline is July 10. [learn more]

Transcribez Writing Group Transcribez Writing Group

Transcribez Writing Group for Trans and GNC Youth

transcribez is a creative writing group for trans and gender non-conforming identified youth (ages 14-24). They meet the second Saturday of every month on Penn’s campus from 12:00-2:00 PM. Each session hosts a different guest facilitator, and all involved in the group are trans/gnc-identified. Though they started back in September 2016, youth are invited to join at any time. [learn more]

The Capilano Review The Capilano Review

Ambient Asian Space Published in The Capilano Review

An excerpt from Coda Wei and Jai Arun Ravine's (ACG '16) collaborative writing project, Ambient Asian Space, was published in The Capilano Review. [learn more]

Theatre in the X Theatre in the X

Theatre in the X Reading Party: "Seasons" by Biko Eisen-Martin

Theatre in the X and North Philly Peace Park present a play reading of SEASONS by Biko Eisen-Martin, with discussion and dance party, on Friday, May 19, 8:00 PM at North Philly Peace Park. [learn more]

ZA'FARAAN! Online Zine ZA'FARAAN! Online Zine

ZA'FARAAN! Online Zine For Queer Middle Easterners Seeks Submissions

Are you queer or trans and from the Middle East? ZA'FARAAN!, an online zine by and for queers of MENA, is looking for submissions! Original writing with English translations and visual art will be accepted via email by May 15, 2017. [learn more]

Pheralyn Dove is the featured artist for Art Sanctuary's Open Gallery Night Pheralyn Dove is the featured artist for Art Sanctuary's Open Gallery Night

Pheralyn Dove Featured Artist at Art Sanctuary on April 20

Pheralyn Dove (ACG '14) is the Featured Artist for Art Sanctuary's Open Gallery Night on April 20, 2017. She will be performing spoken word and reading excerpts from her forthcoming book of essays, No Time For Tears. There will also be a slideshow of Pheralyn's photography and visual art. Free admission! Light refreshments! Free giveaways! Open Mic following Pheralyn's presentation. It all happens at Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, 6:00 - 8:00 PM. [learn more]

2017 Outbound Poetry Festival 2017 Outbound Poetry Festival

Yolanda Wisher Curates 2017 Outbound Poetry Festival

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher (ACG '08) has curated the 2017 Outbound Poetry Festival, presented by Philadelphia Contemporary, featuring performances by Denice Frohman (LTA '12), Monnette Sudler (LTA '11, ACG '15, '14), Trapeta Mayson (LTA '07, ACG '14), Ursula Rucker (LTA '08, ACG '08), and more! Events take place April 9-21. [learn more]

Metropolarity and Jai Arun Ravine are 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalists

Lambda Literary, the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, announced the finalists of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, which include Metropolarity's Style of Attack Report and Jai Arun Ravine's The Romance of Siam. [learn more]

Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Showcase

Join Asian Arts Initiative on April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a showcase of poetry performances, featuring local poets and workshop participants of Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop, organized by writer and activist Cynthia Dewi Oka (ACG '16), exploring questions of belonging, safety, and identity for (im)migrants in the wake of the 2016 presidential election through poetry arising from migrant traditions. [learn more]

An Evening With Cei Bell

An Evening With Cei Bell. Please join Cei Bell (LTA ’15) as she reads from published and unpublished writing at Leeway. The reading begins at 5 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Light refreshments will be served. [learn more]

iele paloumpis and Jai Arun Ravine Perform in Shadow Play at BAX

iele paloumpis (ACG '10) and Jai Arun Ravine (ACG '16) are performing in Shadow Play at Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, March 3. This event, curated by Marissa Perel, is an evening of interdisciplinary performances addressing the shadow aspects of identity, intimacy and community. What kinds of bodies are permitted to survive? What kinds of bodies are worth being cared for? [learn more]

Apply for the 2017 Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices by January 30

Applications for the 2017 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, the nation's premier LGBTQ writers workshop and residency, are due on January 30th. The Retreat will be held August 5-12, 2017 on the campus of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. [learn more]

Cei Bell's Op-ed on MLK Day of Service

Cei Bell's (LTA '15) op-ed on MLK Day of Service: "I think that MLK Day of Remembrance should be used to look at our world honestly and question why we are so cruel to each other." [learn more]

Cei Bell Publishes Essay on Joe Beam and LGBT Racism

Cei Bell (LTA '15) wrote an essay that was published by NewsWorks last month. The piece was about Joe Beam, editor of the historic black gay male anthology In the Life, and the state of the Philadelphia LGBT community's consciousness around racism. [learn more]

Cynthia Dewi Oka Leads a Migrant Poetry Workshop: Apply by February 3

Cynthia Dewi Oka (ACG '16) will be leading Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop, exploring questions of belonging, safety and identity for (im)migrants in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Those interested in participating must apply by February 3. [learn more]

Lambda Literary Announces 2017 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers

Applications are now open for the Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The award recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Deadline: January 31, 2017. [learn more]

Call for Artists: Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices

Applications are open for Lambda Literary’s Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. Deadline: January 30. [learn more]

Cynthia Dewi Oka and Lillian Dunn Perform In Center City

Cynthia Dewi Oka and Lillian Dunn will perform at Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant on November 21 in a showcase put together by Painted Bride Quarterly. [learn more]

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela Featured in Emerge, an Anthology of Writing by Lambda Fellows

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is featured in Emerge, an Anthology of Writing by Lambda Fellows. The anthology is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry, and genre fiction written by fellows of the 2015 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. [learn more]

Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Creative Writing Workshop at Kelly Writers House

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson and Eighteen will each facilitate one month of a Trans and Gender Non-conforming Youth Creative Writing Workshop series at Kelly Writers House organized by Rachel Zolf. The series will run from September to April 2017. [learn more]

Cyree Johnson, Lillian Dunn and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela Read at Bedfellows

Cyree Johnson, Lillian Dunn and Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela will perform at L’etage on August 4th. [learn more]