extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Alan Semerdjian & Barbara DeCesare: Wilkes-Barre: 4/21/06

[from Paper Kite Press:]

April 21st, 7pm: Alan Semerdjian & Barbara DeCesare

Third Friday @ the Mansion with Paper Kite Press
156 S. Franklin Street * Wilkes-Barre

April 21st, 7 p.m.
$5 suggested donation @ the door (all money from the door goes to our featured performers!)

Featuring Poet & Songwriter Alan Semerdjian and Poet Barbara DeCesare
OPEN MIC to follow. Arrive early to sign up - 8 slots available for open mic.

Alan is a published singer/songwriter (ASCAP) with film and television credits. His music has charted on CMJ, and he performs regularly in the tri-state area in a myriad of musical outfits including Surreal, Milquetoast, Watercats, Stratosphere, Diet Kong, and as a solo artist. His album, "When There Was Something Wrong With You," was released in the fall of 2005. Recently, Alan had poems appear in Lyric Review and Ararat, an essay in Chain, film reviews in Aitia, and a music column for thelongislandmusicscene.com. Alan has given readings in a wide variety of settings, hosted open mic nights, and organized and featured at literary events in Long Island and New York City. He recently released a chapbook of poetry entitled An Improvised Device with Lock n Load Publishing in NYC. He can be found on the web at: http://www.alanarts.com

Barbara is a 2003 Pushcart nominee. She is the Poet Laureate of 98 Rock WIYY Baltimore. Her work has appeared in over forty American journals, including Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review and Birmingham Poetry Review. Her first collection of poetry is titled, "jigsaweyesore." You can find her on the web at

For more information call: (570) 328-8658

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