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Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 5-7 pm
2nd Saturday Poets
Jackson Inn
101 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE
Contact: Bob Davis

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2-5 pm
100 Thousand Poets for Change Reading
Hosted by Leonard Gontarek
Green Line Café
43rd & Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Leonard Gontarek

Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:30 pm social, 2:00 presentation
Cadence Crafters Chapter, Pennsylvania Poetry Society
Annual Tea
Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, PA
Contact: Isobel Beaston (610)361-8314

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Glassworks Issue 12 Contributors Reading
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 W. High Street, Glassboro, NJ
Contact: Katie Budris, Editor-in-Chief

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7 pm
Moonstone Poetry @Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
With David Kertis
Hosted by Amy Small-McKinney
Presented by Moonstone Arts Center

Friday, April 17, 2015 7 pm
Earthly Rituals: Women in Celebration of and Dialogue with Earth
With Hila Ratzabi, Therese Halscheid, Amy Small-McKinney, and Catherine Bancroft
In honor of both Poetry Month and Earth Day, we will read work about the earth
and its myriad representations: from myth and ritual to observation and witness.
Big Blue Marble Books
551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 844-1870

Sunday, March 1, 2015 9:30-11:15 am
Yin Yoga with Poems by Alison Hicks
Two Year Studio Anniversary Celebration
Katrin Elia Yoga
158 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660 6126
Afterwards, Yoga Fusion with live music by Steven Groff 11:15 am
Free Avurveda Introduction 4:15 pm (pre-registration required)
Guided Meditation with Rena 5:00 pm (pre-registration required)
Wine Receptions 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4:30-5:45 pm
A Solstice Celebration: Yin Yoga with Poems by Alison Hicks
Katrin Elia Yoga
158 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660 6126
$30 Pre-registration required
See for further details
Email to register
Join us afterwards for Chakra Cleansing and dinner across the street at Saffron restaurant

Tuesday, June 17, 6-8 pm
Storyscape Issue #12 Launch Reading
With with Rosebud Ben-Oni, Michelle Burke, Andrea England and Katharine Saxby
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St. New York, NY
(212) 253-0036
Hosted by Hila Ratzabi

Sunday, April 14, 2 pm
Celebrate Local Authors Event
With Joyce Magnin, Matt Phelan, and Kathleen Heady
Haverford Township Free Library
1601 Darby Rd.
Havertown, PA 19083
Hosted by Mary Bear Shannon

Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Meditation Center
8 East Eagle Rd.
Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 853-8200
Hosted by Michael Morell

Saturday, March 16, 5:00 pm
with Chloe Yelena Miller, Hila Ratzabi, and David Ebenbach
Big Blue Marble Books
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA  19119
(215) 844-1870

Saturday, May 20, 4:00-6:00 pm
Philadelphia Stories Spring Fling
with winner of Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, PC Scheponik, and Marilyn Miller
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 389-1776

June 16, 2012, 7:00 pm
with Rachel Bunting
Towne Book Center and Café
220n Plaza Drive, Suite B
Collegeville, PA 19426
(at intersection of Rt. 422 & Rt. 29)
(610) 454-0640
Hosted by Glenn McLaughlin
Sponsored by Mad Poets Society

Thursday, March 1, 2012 4:30-6:00 pm
U. of Arizona Poets & Writers Reading (AWP Off-Site)
with Beth Alvarado, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Ann Cummins, Roger Hecht, Valerie Martinez and Amy Pence
Weather Mark Tavern
1503 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 588-0230

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:00 pm
7924 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 7:00 pm
A Little Autumn Madness
Mansion Parlor, Media Borough Hall
301 N. Jackson St.
Media, PA 19063
With Hayden Saunier,  Rachna Vohra , and Joyce Meyers
Music by Wayne Harvey
Sponsorede by The Mad Poets society

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 7:00 pm
Delaware County Institute of Science
11 Veterans Square
Media, PA
With Bill Hetznecker and Amy Small-McKinney
Hosted by Eileen D’Angelo
Sponsored by the Mad Poets Society

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 3:00 pm
Yoga Garden

131 N. Narberth Ave.
Narberth, PA
(above the Narberth movie theater)
610 664-2705
With Catherine Bancroft and Others

Sunday, June 8, 2008, 1:00 pm Brunch, 2:00 Presentation
Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA
Robin’s Mystery Book Club Sunday Brunch
with former GPWS participant Julie Compton
(author of Tell No Lies, St. Martin’s Minotaur 2008) and other writers
Sponsored by Robin’s Bookstore

Friday, April 11, 2008 7:30 p.m.
The Last Word Bookstore
220 S. 40th St.
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 386-7780
With poets from Leonard Gontarek’s workshops

Sunday, April 6, 3-5 pm
Manuyunk Arts Center
419 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA
Contributors’ Reading, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts
($4 donation requested)

Sunday, October 7, 2007 3-5 p.m.
Manayunk Arts Center
419 Green Lane
Philadelphia, PA
With Nathalie Anderson, Lisa Alexander Baron, and Nancy Scott
($4 donation requested)

Sunday, September 9, 2007 4-6 p.m.
Eco Poetry Project
GreenFest Philly
W. G. Williams Community Center
1016 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
With Elaine Terranova, Eileen D’Angelo, Deborah Fries, Mark Wilhelm, Leonard Gontarek and others.

Thursday, July 5, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Milk Boy Coffee
824 West Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA
(In the Bryn Mar Film Institute)
With John Timpane

Saturday, June 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Bryn Mawr College Reunion Reading
Centennial Campus Center
Bryn Mawr, PA
(610) 526-5227
With Libby Mosier, BMC ’84, Moira Egan, BMC ’84 and Berit Haahr, BMC ’92

Saturday, May 19th, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
Benefit reading for the Maternal Wellness Center ($10 admission)
MAMA Studio
6901 Greene Street (corner of Greene and Carpenter)
Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, PA
Further information: (215) 713-2666 or email

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007, 6-7 p.m.
Signing books at Philadelphia Stories booth at the Free Library Book Festival
Central Library, 1901 Vine and surroundings streets, Philadelphia, PA.
For further information, visit:, or

Sunday, February 4, 2007, 2:00 p.m.
Robin’s Book Store
108 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 735-9600
With Leonard Gontarek

Friday, January 12, 2007 7:30 p.m.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA
With M. Frost

Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Voices & Visions Bookstore
111 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA
(4th Street between Market & Chestnut, Lower Level, behind the Bourse)
(215) 625-4740
With Greg Downs and Jay Morris
Sponsored by Philadelphia Stories

Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:30 p.m.
Bridgette Mayer Gallery
709 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
( 215) 413-8893
With Jenny Lentz

Saturday, May 13, 2006 3:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day Reading
Maternal Wellness Center
606 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy, PA
Contact: Kathleen Furin
(215) 713-2666

Thursday, May 4, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Kelly Writers’ House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 573-WRIT
With members of Making Poems that Last Workshop
Contact: Leonard Gontarek, (215) 808-9507

Sunday, April 2, 2006: 1-6 p.m. (Alison scheduled between 4 and 5 p.m.)
Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Read at Robin’s
Robin’s Book Store
108 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Larry Robin, (215) 735-9600

Thursday, May 5, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Jones Library
Amity St., Amherst MA
With Joan Marie Wood
Email: Amherst Writers & Artists for more detail

Thursday, April 28, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Harvest Books
9 E. State St.
Media, PA
With Liz Abrams-Morley, Deborah Derrickson Kossmann, and Jim Mancinelli
Contact: Jim Pierson, (610) 566-3191

Sunday, April 24, 2005, 1:00 p.m.
Quita Woodward Room
Thomas Hall
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA
With Moira Egan
Contact: Libby Mosier, (610) 526-5310 or

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 7:00 p.m.
Robin’s Bookstore
108 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA
With Liz Abrams-Morley, Deborah Derrickson Kossmann and Jim Mancinelli

Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Thunderbird Bookshop Community Room,
3600 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA, 7:00 p.m.
Email Elliot Roberts or call (831)624-1803 for more information.

Thursday May 27, 2004
Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd & Spruce Streets,
Philadelphia, PA, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
With GPWS participants and alumni.
Call 215-732-2515 for more information.

Sunday May 16, 2004
The Yoga Garden, 31 N. Narberth Avenue, Narberth, PA, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
With GPWS participants and alumni.
For directions see or call 610-664-2705.

Saturday, May 8, 2004
Jones Library, Amity St., Amherst, MA, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
With Patricia Lee Lewis and Mary Clare Powell.
Email Amherst Writers & Artists for more details.

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