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.



Poetry Ink Reading: Philadelphia: 4/1/07

Sunday, April 1, 2PM: Poetry Ink: Celebrating Poetry with 100 Poets Reading at Robin’s Bookstore, Philadelphia.

Asian American Poetry Panel: Bucknell: 3/20/07

Tuesday, March 20, 4 PM in the Smith Library (Vaughan Literature Building) at Bucknell:

Asian American Poetry and the Poetry of Marilyn Chin: A Panel Discussion featuring Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Chin.

Chin will jion visiting scholars John Gery, Adrienne McCormick, Lisa Sewell, Afaa Weaver, and Xiaojing Zhou in a discussion of Asian American poetry and Chin's role as one of its pioneers. Panelists will consider such issues as the Asian American voice, the blancing of Asian and American heritages, the influence of traditional poetics, and the role of politics. Time will be allotted for audience questions.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the Stadler Center for Poetry at 570-577-1853, or see our website.

Open Mic: Pottsville: 3/18/07

Sunday, March 18, 3-6 PM: Third Sunday open mic at All Things Good, Pottsville next to the Pottsville Free Public Library. Featuring Marlene Rowe, Founder of Stray Dog Poets and Deborah Filanowski. Open mic to follow.

Black Diamond Writers Network: Tamaqua: 3/17/07

[reposted courtesy of Janet Locke in Bloomsburg]

Saturday, March 17: Black Diamond Writers Network meets in the Tamaqua Library from 10 to 12. This month the meeting is followed by a workshop. Here are the details:

Have you ever wanted to write about a story about something that’s important to you or a life-changing event that occurred in your life? Would you like to learn more about writing a memoir? If so, join us at My Back Pages: A Memoir Writing Workshop. The workshop runs from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad Street. Donna Searle, professional writing coach and owner of Writing Workshops by Design, will present the workshop following the regular monthly meeting of the Black Diamond Writers’ Network where she will speak on journaling.

Searle opened a writing studio in September 2005 at Reading’s GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. She holds weekly writing workshops for adults and teaches a graduate-level summer course in conjunction with West Chester University. Searle also writes with students at Lauer’s Park Elementary School. Searle personally writes poetry for public occasions and art shows and her nonfiction work has been published in periodicals and newspapers. She currently pursues publication for her first children’s picture book.

Cost for the workshop is $12 for Black Diamond Writers’ Network members and $15 for non-members. To register for the workshop, download an application from
www.taplpa.info, visit the Tamaqua Library or call 570-645-3059. Deadline for paid registration is March 14, 2007. Seating is limited, so register early. For more information about the workshop or the Black Diamond Writers’ Network, call Kathy at 570-645-3059.