Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Tikvah Feinstein -Taproot Writer’s Workshop Inc.-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016

ORGANIZER: Tikvah Feinstein CONTACT: taproot10@aol.com Tikvah Feinstein, director, organized the event held at Laughlin Memorial Library, Ambridge, PA

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Leonard Gontarek -West Philly, Pennsylvania 2016

ORGANIZER: Leonard Gontarek CONTACT: gontarek9@earthlink.net 100 Thousand Poets For Change – The Philadelphia Reading 9/24 PEACE/WORKS, POETRY IN COMMON, & THE GREEN LINE CAFE POETRY SERIES PRESENT 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE – THE PHILADELPHIA POETS POETS FOR CHANGE – … Continue reading

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Joanne Leva -Souderton, PA 2016

ORGANIZER: Joanne Leva CONTACT: joanneleva@comcast.net 100TPC 2016 – Souderton, PA Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00AM – 5:00PM Souderton Community Park Wile Ave & Reliance Rd Souderton, PA 18964 Guest Host: MCPL Autumn Konopka FINAL LINE-UP 8:00AM – 9:30AM: Set-up* *50 … Continue reading

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Craig Czury -Reading, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Craig Czury CONTACT: craigczury@gmail.com      

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Leonard Gontarek-West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- September 15, 2015

ORGANIZER: Leonard Gontarek CONTACT: gontarek9@earthlink.net THE GREEN LINE CAFE POETRY SERIES + PEACE / WORKS PRESENT: POETS FOR CHANGE – West Philly, USA TUESDAY, September 15, 2015, 6-8 PM This Is An Open Reading. Each poet is invited to read two … Continue reading

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Larry Robin-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Larry Robin CONTACT: larry@moonstoneartscenter.org Moonstone Arts Center  

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Tikvah Feinstein -Taproot Writer’s Workshop Inc.-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Tikvah Feinstein CONTACT: taproot10@aol.com Taproot Writer’s Workshop will sponsor a free public reading Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at noon at Laughlin Memorial Library, 11th Street, Ambridge, Beaver County, PA. Taproot Writer’s Workshop Inc. of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA hosted a reading to promote positive … Continue reading

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Larry Robin-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Larry Robin CONTACT: larry@moonstoneartscenter.org  

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Elliott batTzedek-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Elliott batTzedek CONTACT: outreach@bigbluemarblebooks.com

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Joanne Leva-Souderton Art Jam-Souderton, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Joanne Leva CONTACT: joanneleva@comcast.net www.montcopoet.com Souderton, PA 100TPC 2015 – LINE-UP 8:00AM – 9:00AM: Set-Up provided by Boy Scouts Troup 401   10:00AM – 10:30AM: Forgotten Voices Poetry Group   Poets: Steve Pollack, Dorothy Shelly, Jim Fillman, Barbara Shisler, Joe Chelius, Mary … Continue reading

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Eileen D’Angelo-Media, Pennsylvania 2015

Organizer: Eileen D’Angelo Contact: eileendangelo@comcast.net

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Elynn (Lynn) Alexander- Easton, Pennsylvania 2015

ORGANIZER: Elynn (Lynn) Alexander CONTACT:  Website  Our Local Event Page/Blog: Here Photos, Graphics, More.    

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Maria James-Thiaw – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Maria James-Thiaw CONTACT: events@mariathepoet.com

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Cee Williams- Erie, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Cee Williams CONTACT: – poet2thebone@gmail.com

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Kelli Rangland -Chester, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Kelli Rangland CONTACT: Chester, Pennsylvania  

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Elynn (Lynn) Alexander- Easton, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Elynn (Lynn) Alexander CONTACT:  Website  Our Local Event Page/Blog: Here Photos, Graphics, More. Join a community of poets, musicians, activists, community organizers, and artists at the 100 TPC event sponsored by Words In The Ward, 18042. The event will be held in … Continue reading

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Leonard Gontarek, Peace/Works and The Green Line Café-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Leonard Gontarek CONTACT: gontarek9@earthlink.net Leonard Gontarek, Peace/Works and The Green Line Café present Three Dozen Philadelphia Poets for Change. Poets reading their own work and the poetry of Denise Levertov. Denise Levertov, of course, committed her life to poetry and … Continue reading

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Richard Erbe-Reading, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Richard Erbe CONTACT: Ricardoinreading@googlemail.com

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“(VRLive! Sara)”-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: “(VRLive! Sara)” CONTACT: manycalled.fewchosen@gmail.com

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Larry Robin-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Larry Robin CONTACT: larry@moonstoneartscenter.org

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Craig Czury & Peter Mitchell-Reading, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Craig Czury & Peter Mitchell CONTACT: craigczury@gmail.com

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Joanne Coppens & Joanna Leva -Souderton, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Joanne Coppens
CONTACT: joanne@stmainst.org

ORGANIZER: Joanne Leva
CONTACT: www.montcopoet.com

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Peace On Streets-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014

ORGANIZER: Emery Moore CONTACT: railbuff8@aol.com

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100TPC Easton Poets and 100TPC (Youth) Poets for Change

Join your neighbors from the Easton/Lehigh/Phillipsburg NJ, Philadelphia and NY Metro area in an annual, local show of support and solidarity for the global movement 100 Thousand Poets For Change. This was the second year by a river, the Delaware, … Continue reading

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Leonard Gontarek-Peace/Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Leonard Gontarek

CONTACT: gontarek9@earthlink.net

Nine Philadelphia Poets For Change

The Poets:

Charles Carr
Katy Diana
Lillian Dunn
Katie Ford
Deborah Fries
Leonard Gontarek
Jennifer Hook
Iain Haley Pollock
Catie Rosemurgy

Location:

The outdoor café
of the Green Line Café located at 43rd & Baltimore Avenue, West
Philadelphia. Pennsylvania

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 28, 2-5 PM

Along with their own work,
the poets will read from
W.S. Merwin’s The Lice (first published in September 1967).
The entire book will be read throughout the afternoon.

Presented by:
Peace/Works:
Poetry Readings for Peace
and The Green Line Reading Series

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Jeanne Ritchie- Macungie,Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Jeanne Ritchie CONTACT: jeannehr@ptd.net We (5 of us) plan to read 3 poems each from our “poetry cupboards” of work and pass out decorated poems of other artists for change as a gift to all who attend.

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Souderton Art Jam-Souderton, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Joanne Leva

CONTACT: www.montcopoet.com

The Poetry

100 Thousand Poets for Change

The Art Jam is going to be aired live at www.100tpc.org! And, it is going to be archived by
Stanford University as part of a significant action for social change and peace.

100 Thousand Poets for Change at the Souderton Art Jam in Souderton Community Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00AM – 6:00PM

Souderton Community Park
Wile Ave & Reliance Rd
Souderton, PA 18964

Line-Up

10:00AM – 10:30AM: Musical Entertainment by sun day brown
Authentic acoustic style, lyric bass voice that encompasses the blues, classic country, music, folk, and opera. Yes, opera.

10:30AM – 10:35AM: Drum and share a short spontaneous poem-song by Michael Barnett

10:35AM – 11:05AM: Bucks County Poet Laureates Dr. Christopher Bursk & Pamela Perkins-Frederick
Theme: Signatures of Struggle Poets: Camille Norvasis, Lorraine Henrie Lins, Bernadette Karpa, and Eric Hueber

11:05AM – 11:35AM: Montgomery County Poet Laureate Elizabeth Rivers
Wall Theme: Words for the World: Wishes and Wisdom with Children Poets: Marie Kane, Michael Barnett, Cleveland

11:35AM – 11:40AM: Drum and share a short spontaneous poem-song by Michael Barnett

12:00PM – 1:00PM: Musical Entertainment by Brian Medlin

1:00PM – 1:05PM: Drum and share a short spontaneous poem-song by Michael Barnett

1:05PM – 1:35PM: Montgomery County Poet Laureate Amy Small-McKinney
Theme: Dark & Light and Finding Hope
Poets: Nissa Lee, Catherine Bancroft, Alison Hicks, Lisa Grunberger, Clint Smith

1:35PM – 2:05PM: Elise Brand
Poets: Souderton Area High School Creative Writing Students (grades 9-12)
Theme: Social Change through the High School Lens

2:05PM – 2:35PM: Roy Smith
Poets: Gerad Schultz Theme: Love, loss and longing

2:35PM – 3:05PM: Montgomery County Poet Laureate Glenn McLaughlin
Poets: Dan Maguire Theme: Conflict – within and without – participant and observer

3:05PM – 3:35PM: Musical Entertainment by sun day brown
Authentic acoustic style, lyric bass voice that encompasses the blues, classic country, music, folk, and opera.

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Leslie Harold-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Leslie Harold CONTACT: road2624@gmail.com

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Victoria Dym-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Victoria Dym CONTACT: vicdym@hotmail.com

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Ryan Eckes, Christophe Casamassima, Furniture Press, Philadelphia, PA 2013

Organizers: Ryan Eckes, Christophe Casamassima

Contact: ryaneckes@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/380913835344928/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Saturday, September 28, 2013
12:00pm until 7:00pm in EDT

The Furniture Press Poetry Tour stops in Philly on 9/28
for a day of poetry & music
in solidarity w/ 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE
(www.100tpc.org)

We’ll be raising funds for the Shalefield Organizing Committee, a group of concerned residents from across eastern Pennsylvania who work to protect human and ecological rights for those living in the shalefields. (http://shalefieldorganizing.wordpress.com/)

Come hang out and hear readings by:

Frank Sherlock
Carlos Soto-Román
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Mytili Jagannathan
Stan Mir
Eric Blasco
Martine Bellen
Magus Magnus
Ryan Eckes
Joshua Ware
Elizabeth Savage
Chris McCreary
Alyse Knorr
Iris Cushing
Chris Mason
Jacob A. Bennett
Jesse Nissim

and music by:

D.J. Robinson
Daquan
and more!

AND THERE WILL BE BEER!

100,000 Poets for Change: http://www.100tpc.org/
Furniture Press: http://furniturepressbooks.com/home/
Shalefield Organizing Committee: http://shalefieldorganizing.wordpress.com/

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Cee Williams-Erie, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZE: Cee Williams-Erie

CONTACT: poet2thebone@gmail.com

 

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Peace On Streets-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Emery Moore CONTACT: railbuff8@aol.com

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Craig Czury-Reading, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Craig Czury CONTACT: craigczury@gmail.com

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Wendy Ellis-Lancaster-Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2012

ORGANIZER: Wendy Ellis-Lancaster CONTACT: wendy.g.ellis@gmail.com

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Jacqueline Taylor-Adams-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

ORGANIZER: Jacqueline Taylor-Adams CONTACT: talk2us@mastergriotradio.com

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Erie, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Cee Williams, International Fellowship of Poets and Spoken Word Artists Contact: poet2thebone@gmail.com Organizer: Marisa Moks-Unger Contact: mmoksunger@aol.com Open Mic of Local/Regional Poets at Poets’ Hall In Erie, PA Continuous Open-Mic Session 7-Midnight! “Responding to the Voices of our Ancestors” … Continue reading

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Family In Christ Outreach Ministries w/ Peace On Streets-Norristown, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Family In Christ Outreach Ministries w/ Peace On Streets Contact: walls.renee@yahoo.com PRESS RELEASE 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE Norristown PA To Participate In Largest Poetry Event In History. Norristown PA, September 14, 2012: On September 29, 2012 Norristown PA … Continue reading

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Lynn Alexander-Pittsburgh, PA

Organizer: Lynn Alexander-Pittsburgh Contact: lynnalx@gmail.com

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Kelly Writers House-Philadelphia, PA

Organizer: Jessica Lowenthal, Kelly Writers House Contact: jalowent@writing.upenn.edu Location: Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania 3805 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 tel: 215-746-POEM fax: 215-573-9750 Time: Begins at 1pm

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Peace On Streets-100 Thousand Poets for Change event, Philadelphia, PA

Organizer: Emery Moore, Peace On Streets

Contact: railbuff8@aol.com

Peace On Streets FB page http://www.facebook.com/peace.streets

ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? This Saturday, September 29, 2012, Residents Organized for Advocacy and Direction (ROAD), Safe Haven Re-Entry Program (SHaRP), Peace on Streets and Uniminds, with Tasker Elite providing staging, presents a global event, “100 Thousand Poets for Change” (www.100tpc.org). Join us for a community celebration of artistic, creative expression in honor of peace and sustainability. Location: Benson’s Lot, 2700 Wharton Street. Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm; 10:00am set-up. Join us and experience our various performers, speakers, expressionists, politicians and a Help Fair! STRENGTH, SUSTAINABILITY AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY is ROAD’s vision. See you there!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania (Musicians for Change)

Organizer:  Dolores Hippler Contact:  deehipcat@yahoo.com

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Bob Ziller Contact: bobziller@gmail.com

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Beth Couture Contact: beth.couture@gmail.com

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Reading, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Craig Czury Contact: craigczury@gmail.com

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York, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Carla Christopher Contact: poetrywarrior@gmail.com Saturday, September 29, 2012 7:00pm until 10:00pm in EDT Join YorkArts, September as Local Poetry Month and the international movement, 100,000 Poets for Change for a special evening of poetry, music and art. Enjoy the … Continue reading

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Organizer: Iya Isoke Contact: iyaisoke@gmail.com

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Erie, Pennsylvania

Organizer:  Brittany Kemp Contact:  kemp.britt@gmail.com

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