Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Our Monthly Open Mic!

Friday, February 10, 7:00-9:00 PM

Nor’easter Open: Two Features and an Open Mic!

Join us for our inaugural Nor’easter Open, Nor’easter Exchange’s monthly open mic series that will take place the second Friday of every month at Mt. Airy Philadelphia’s Big Blue Marble Bookstore, co-hosted by Nina Sharma Jones and Quincy Scott Jones.  Each series kicks off with readings by two feature authors, followed by an hour of open mic.  Our February features are Yolanda Wisher and Dan Schall, incredible poets and Philadelphia natives.  Nor’easter Exchange welcomes and is proud to support both emerging and established writers, at a bookstore with a truly independent heart.  Come read your work or just support that of your friends and neighbors.

For open mic, please arrive at least 15 minutes early (6:45 pm) to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.

YOLANDA WISHER received a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College and a M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University.  In 1999, she was named the first poet laureate of Montgomery County.  A Cave Canem fellow and Leeway Foundation Art and Change Award recipient, her poems have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ploughshares, The Fence Reader, and Gathering Ground.  During a decade of teaching at Germantown Friends School, Wisher hosted a poetry radio show on Gtown Radio and founded the Germantown Poetry Festival.  She currently heads the art education department at the Mural Arts Program.

DAN "THE MAN" SCHALL teaches at Arcadia University and is the Director of the University's Writing Center. He is a scholar by day, and a poet by night (or is it the other way around?). He is a founding member of the Assassin's Guild Writing Group and is currently an editor for Obsession Literary Magazine.  He has forthcoming publications in xcp streetnotes and Moria Poetry Journal, and is currently working on a collection of poems titled "SPACE WITHIN LINE NOT DEDICATED: Private Moments in Public."

@ Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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