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5/7 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series – Week 1

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2019 by 6GPress

8PM TUESDAY…

The 2019 Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. May-July
Hemingway’s Cafe, 3911 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
Founded by Jimmy Cvetic.
Co-hosted by Joan E. Bauer & Kristofer Collins
Open mic after featured readings as time permits.
Listen in: www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 7 – Madwomen in the Attic: Introduction by Jan Beatty.
Valerie Bacharach, Doralee Brooks, Daniela Buccilli, Kara Knickerbocker, Jamilla Rice, Bernadette Ulsamer & Sarah Williams-Devereux

Valerie Bacharach’s poetry has appeared in several publications including Pittsburgh Quarterly, US 1 Worksheets, The Tishman Review, Topology Magazine, Poetica, The Ekphrastic Review, and Voices from the Attic. She is a member of Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic workshops and conducts weekly poetry workshops at CeCe’s Place, a halfway house for women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Her first chapbook, Fireweed, was published in August 2018 by Main Street Rag.

Doralee Brooks, a Writing Project Fellow (1995), teaches at the Community College of Allegheny County where she chairs the developmental studies department. Her poems have appeared in Uppagus, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Voices from the Attic, and The Paterson Review. Her chapbook, When Damballah Laughs, was a finalist for the 2016 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Prize. In 2017, her poem, “Trending This Fall,” was published in the anthology Nasty Women and Bad Hombres edited by Deena November and Nina Padolf. She writes with the Madwomen in the Attic poetry workshop.

Daniela Buccilli’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Paterson Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cider Press Review, US 1 Worksheets, and an anthology. She is completing her second MFA, this time in poetry. She has taught at public high schools for 25 years. Her poetry chapbook How Much It Takes To Carry will be published in 2019 by Main Street Rag. She is also working as an editor for Show Us Your Papers: A Poetry Anthology.

Kara Knickerbocker is a writer and world traveler from Saegertown, Pennsylvania and the author of the chapbooks The Shedding Before the Swell and Next to Everything that is Breakable. She is currently earning her MFA at Carlow University/Trinity College Dublin. Her most recent poetry and essays appeared in or are forthcoming from: Longridge Review, Moledro Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, One Sentence Poems, Uppagus, and the anthology Voices from the Attic, Vol. XXII, among others. Knickerbocker lives in Pittsburgh, where she works at Carnegie Mellon University, writes with the Madwomen in the Attic, and co-curates the MadFridays Reading Series.

Jamilla Rice dreams of when she can own her days and write. Until then, she squeezes out the time between being an athlete, educator, speaker, aunt, gardener, book nerd, baker, and British detective drama junkie. She’s been published in Voices from the Attic, among other anthologies and periodicals. You may have heard her read at Penguin Bookshop, White Whale Books, Delanie’s Coffee House, on WESA’s Prosody, or that random open mic in Toronto.

Bernadette Ulsamer earned an MFA from Carlow University where she is a member of Madwomen in the Attic. She is the author of the chapbook “Trestling” published by Flutter Press. Her poetry has appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper, The Main Street Rag, Cossack Literary Journal, Roar Magazine, The Broken Plate, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, and has been anthologized in Voices from the Attic, and Along These Rivers.

Sarah Williams-Devereux is a poet and teacher of writing. Her poetry has appeared in Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Sampsonia Way Magazine, Pittsburgh City Paper; the anthologies Pittsburgh Love Stories and Nasty Women & Bad Hombres; and WESA-FM’s Prosody. She leads poetry workshops for the Madwomen in the Attic. She is certified in writing group leadership from Amherst Writers & Artists and volunteers for the Transformative Language Arts Network. She is pursuing her MA in teaching writing from Johns Hopkins University.

2/4 Pittsburgh Poetry Roadshow Presents Beatty, Gainey, Ellis, Wolf, Scott, & Patterson @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY AT 7PM…

Join us for a great night of poetry with PPR Issue contributors and Madwomen Jan Beatty, Celeste Gainey, Angele Ellis, Laurin Wolf, Wendy Scott, and Laura Patterson!

3/13 Ellis, Langstroth, & Carter-Jones @ Delanie’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on March 13, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

Angele Ellis, Gail Langstroth, & Sheila Carter-Jones

at Delanie’s – Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

Thanks to all of you who attended February’s MadFridays, the love edition! It was so nice to see your faces.

Please join us Friday, March 13th for more Friday the 13th action from Angele Ellis, Gail Langstroth, and Sheila Carter Jones.

Angele Ellis’s fiction and poetry have appeared in over 40 publications and eight anthologies. She is author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery), whose poems earned her a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). She lives in Friendship, both a neighborhood and a state of mind.

Poet, eurythmist and international stage artist Gail Langstroth makes Pittsburgh her home. An MFA in Poetry from Drew University, winner of the Patricia Dobler Poetry Prize, 2011, finalist with her chapbook Hyena Dreams in the 2014 Accents Chapbook Competition, Langstroth is also a free-lance columnist for the online journal Vox Populi. Her article, The Named, The Nameless, won the Jeffster Award for Best Social Justice Blog. In May of 2015 Langstroth premieres her latest performance piece: Turfinfinite/Tierradentro in Madrid. La Ciudad de la Cultura, Santiago, Spain, will host her homage to the Galician poet, Manuel Antonio, July, 2015.

Sheila L. Carter-Jones taught in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, at Chatham University and at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her BA from Carnegie Mellon University and both a M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a fellow of both Cave Canem, a and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poetry has been published in Crossing Limits, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pennsylvania Review, Tri-State Anthology, Riverspeak, Flights: The Literary Journal of Sinclair College, Coal: A Poetry Anthology, City Paper, Cave Canem Anthology and Voices from the Attic. She has a chapbook entitled Blackberry Cobbler Song and her manuscript Three Birds Deep was selected by Elizabeth Alexander as the 2012 winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Book Award. Her recent chapbook Crooked Star Dream Book was named runner-up for the 2013 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. Currently, she is working on a new manuscript of poems tentatively entitled The Newly Invented Lucky Star Dream Book and a memoir yet to be titled.

** MadFridays reading series sponsored by the Madwomen in the Attic. It is co-curated by Kayla Sargeson and Laurin Wolf.

++ open mic

See you there.

All best,
Kayla