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Posts tagged "Literary Arts"

Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists Honor Lorene Cary (LAA '03)

PABJ granted awards to six honorees, including the Art Sanctuary founder and “Black Ice” author. [learn more]

Davy Knittle Featured In Lambda Literary

A short poem on queerness and parenting featured in the LGBTQ literary magazine in October. [learn more]

Transcribez Writing Group Returns for 2018 Fall Semester

A number of Leeway grantees will facilitate this season's offerings. [learn more]

Moonstone Arts Center Honors Sonia Sanchez (LTA '05)

A living tribute event to be held in celebration of the critically acclaimed poet will be held on September 16. [learn more]

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) is a Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award Finalist Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) is a Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award Finalist

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) is a Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award Finalist

Jax Peters Lowell (LTA ’09) was a Finalist in the Bosque Press 2017 Fiction Award. Her story, Parachute Girl, was published in the December, 2017 Issue 7. In other news, her story, The Pornographer Downstairs, was a Finalist for the Cutthroat 2017 Fiction Prize. [learn more]

When the Chant Comes Book Tour When the Chant Comes Book Tour

When the Chant Comes Book Tour

Asian Arts Initiative hosts a book tour for Kay Ulanday Barrett's When the Chant Comes on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Unpicking vital political questions around race, disability and gender, Kay will be joined by local poets Osimiri Sprowal and Ras Mashramani (ACG '16). [learn more]

Ruth Deming's Short Story Mouse Published in Your One Phone Call Ruth Deming's Short Story Mouse Published in Your One Phone Call

Ruth Deming's Short Story Mouse Published in Your One Phone Call

Ruth Deming (EAA '98) has a short story Mouse published online in Your One Phone Call. Ruth continues to promote her support group New Directions for people with depression, bipolar disorder and their loved ones. [learn more]

Refugee Stories: Reading and Conversation with Indah Nuritasari Refugee Stories: Reading and Conversation with Indah Nuritasari

Refugee Stories: Reading and Conversation with Indah Nuritasari

Join Indah Nuritasari (LTA '16, ACG '13, '11, '09) for Refugee Stories, a reading and conversation on December 16, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. [learn more]

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]