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.



Vincent Quatroche & Timothy Gager: Philadelphia: 7/25/09

The Fox Chase Review and The Mad Poets Society present Vincent Quatroche and Timothy Gager.

The Fox Chase Reading Series at 3 Sisters Corner Café
Corner of Barnes and Loney Streets, Fox Chase Section, Philadelphia.
July 25, 2009: 2 - 4 PM

Vincent Quatroche is from Fredonia New York and is a Professor at Fredonia State University. Quatroche has released two CDs of his work at Sleeping Giant Records and has published several full length collections of his poetry and prose. Quatroche was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His latest release is expected this summer. You can view his website at www.rubbereden.com.

Timothy Gager is the author of seven books of short fiction and poetry. Two poetry chapbooks, These Poems are not Pink Clouds (Propaganda Press) and this is where you go when you are gone (Cerena Barva Press) were released in 2008. He hosts the Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His short stories have appeared in Twelve Stories, Word Riot, Skive, Dogzplot, Six Sentences, 55 Word, The Binnacle, Scene Boston, Thieve’s Jargon, Long Short Story, The Smoking Poet, Zygote in My Coffee, Slurve, Poor Mojo’s Almanac, Tuesday Shorts, VerbSap, Long Short Story, The Smoking Poet, Write This Magazine and Further Fenway Fiction. His poetry has appeared in The Blood Orange Review, The Fox Chase Review, Night Train, Poems for All, Right Hand Pointing, GUD, Boston Poetry Journal (Bad Ass Edition), Edifice Wrecked, Blue Print Review, Barnstorm, Lit Up Magazine, Hobart, The Long Islander, Spare Change, Delmarva Review, High Horse, Third Lung Review, Poesy XXIV and The Ibbetson Street Journal. He has had over 150 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007 and has four times been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Timothy is the current Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book, Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker.

Call for performers: Downington: 7/19/09

passing this along:

Victory Brewing Company announces its third annual performing arts extravaganza, The Victory Collaborative, on Sunday July 19th! Calling local singers, songwriters, poets, spoken word poets, classical musicians, theatrical performers—come share your work! We are also looking for artists to showcase their paintings, graphic arts pieces and photography to be displayed on the stage.
  • Date: July 19th 2009
  • Time: 2-4 PM
  • Location: VBC Restaurant Beer Hall, 420 Acorn Lane, Downington PA 19335

There are only twelve slots available, any interested performers please email Christine Yurick at christiney01@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Talent
  • Brief description of performance, whether song, music, poem, etc. and proposed length of performance
  • If you are a poet or a theatrical performer, please send a sample of your work for review
  • Samples of artwork for visual artists
  • Please remember: no profanity, and no graphic lyrics or literature. Participating artists will receive a free beer and pint glass!

For more information and to see pictures from last year’s event, please click here: http://www.victorybeer.com/V_event.html

Last call for PA chapbooks: The Keystone Chapbook Prize

Click here for guidelines to the Keystone Chapbook Prize, sponsored by Seven Kitchens Press. The postmark deadline for this year's competition is Wednesday, July 15th. Authors published so far in the series are Harry Humes, Deborah Burnham, Lisa Sewell and Katherine Bode-Lang.

Fox Chase Open Mic: Philadelphia: 7/14/09

The Fox Chase Review and The Blue Ox Bistro present

The Fox Chase Reading Series
2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic
July 14, 2009
7pm to 9pm
Host: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Please join us for the “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” at The Blue Ox Bistro located at Rhawn St. and Oxford Ave in the Fox Chase Section of Philadelphia. Come early to sign up and enjoy the great atmosphere of The Blue Ox Bistro, excellent menu and ten rotating drafts on tap. Sign up early for the open mic by emailing us at foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com

Transportation: Our venues are located one block from the Septa Fox Chase Station. The station is 15 minutes from Market East Station via the R-8 in Center City. If you take the R-8 to “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” save your receipt- The Blue Ox Bistro will pay your fare! The Fox Chase Bus Loop also services the 18 and 24. There is free parking behind the Bistro.

JoAnne Growney: DC area: 7/6/09

Long-time Pennsylvania poet JoAnne Growney will read in the Word Works' Cafe Muse Series on Monday, July 6, at 7:30pm.

The Cafe Muse Series is held at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD. Classical guitar by Mike Davis begins at 7 pm; featured readings start at 7:30pm. Open poetry mic follows.

Other events in this series:
  • May 4: Judy Neri & Anne Harding Woodworth
  • June 1: Wayne Miller & Eric Pankey
  • July 6: sculptor Mark Behme & poet JoAnne Growney
  • August 3: Luis Alberto Ambroggio & Yvette Neiser Moreno

Hosts: Adele Steiner & Laura Goldberg. For directions, call 301-656-2797.

The Word Works web site can be found at http://www.wordworksdc.com/.