Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday, Dec. 1: Nor' Open featuring Beth Bosworth and D. Nurkse!

Nor'easter Open: Two Features and an Open Mic
Saturday, December 1st, 4 pm, Featuring Beth Bosworth & D. Nurkse


Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119-3402

Nor'easter Open is Nor'easter Exchange's monthly open mic series that takes place at Mt. Airy Philadelphia's Big Blue Marble Bookstore, co-hosted by Nina Sharma and Quincy Scott Jones.  Each event kicks off with readings by two feature authors, followed by an hour of open mic.  December's features are Beth Bosworth & D. Nurkse.  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 (3:45 pm) to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.

We are honored to have this event co-sponsored by Certain Circuits Magazine.  

This past September, Beth Bosworth's short story collection The Source of Life and Other Stories was released by The University of Pittsburgh Press, winning the 2012 Drue Heinz Literature prize.  She is also the author of A Burden of Earth and Other Stories.  She is founding editor of The Saint Ann's Review and has taught English and writing at Saint Ann's School, The New School for Social Research and CUNY's New York City Technical College.

D. Nurkse is the author og ten books of poetry, most recently, A NIGHT IN BROOKLYN (Knopf, 2012).  He's received fellowships form the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Tanne Foundations, and the Whiting Foundation, and awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Poetry Foundation.  He's taught at Rikers Island, inner city literacy programs, and MFA programs.  He currently works at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Please take a moment to consider these possible organizations for donations. Afterwards, treat yourself to a Nor'easter. All information follows below.

Red Cross
All donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. Donate here.

New York Blood Center
Nearly 100 Red Cross blood drives were canceled because of Sandy, so blood supplies are low in the areas affected the most. The New York Blood Center is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey area. Donate here.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Donate here.

Feeding America
Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in disaster zones, working to distribute them to the storm's victims. Donate here.

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donate here.

World Vision
World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food kits to people hit by the hurricane. Donate here.

Save the Children
Save the Children is working to provide relief to families and their children. Donate here.

Humane Society
Humane Society is partnering with local organizations in animal relief efforts. Donate here.

American Humane Association
American Humane Association is helping animals in need of rescue and shelter, via their mobile Rescue Rig, run by trained staff and volunteers. Donate here.

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