Friday, September 3, 2010

Writer's Eye Competition


The Writer’s Eye competition links the inspiration of writers to the creative vision of artists. Participants are invited to write a poem or short story in response to the artwork from the “In Betweens” exhibit. The Writer’s Eye competition begins September 30th and runs until November 20, 2010. Visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour or schedule a guided tour of the exhibit. The competition is open to students in grades 4-12,college students, and adults. Entry forms should accompany submissions.

Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups:

Category 1: Grades 4, 5, 6
Category 2: Grades 7, 8, 9
Category 3: Grades 10, 11, 12
Category 4: College and Adult

1st Prize: in each category is a $50 gift card
2nd Prize: in each category is a $25 gift card
3rd Prize: in each category is a $10 gift card

Additionally, all participants will receive ribbons.
Deadline for entries is November 29, 2010 by 5:00 pm.
An awards ceremony will be held at YorkArts on First Friday, February 4, 2011.


The “In Betweens” exhibit invited artists to focus on those things overlooked and taken for granted: beautiful moments, people and things that otherwise slip through the cracks. This exhibit features work by local and national artists.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Area Poetry Happenings

Heavyword Slam

Hey poetry fans, the 10th annual (OK so we skipped a year) Heavyword slam is coming up, Sunday, September 12, from 6-9 at Appalachian Brewing Company (flyer and registration form attached). There are only 30 slam spots available and they are filling fast, so get your registration form in soon! 

The slam is sponsored by the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs and is a fundraiser for Firm Foundation’s Proud Dad’s (and Mom’s) parenting program .
Shaashawn “The Voyce” Dial is our hostess with the mostess, and the judges are Anthony Elby (Court St Poetry), Ryan Mergen (most recent Heavyword slam champion,) Ms Phyne (of Worldwide fame,)a mystery judge, and one judge chosen at random from the audience!

Cash prizes for first, second and third place!!!!!!
Please pass this on and post flyers on anything you can think of!!!!
See ya at the slam
Maria James Thiaw
Julia Tilley



It's time again for Poetic Perkolations this coming Tuesday!  Hope you can come out for some writing fun!  We'll be meeting again at Gullifty's ~ across the parking lot from the Crimson Frog ~ because the Frog is closed on weekday evenings for the summer.

                        Poetry Workshop and Reading
WHERE?  Gullifty's Restaurant, just off the New Cumberland exit of I-83

WHEN?      Tuesday, August 24  (and every 2nd and
                         4th Tuesday)
7:00 – 9:00 PM

WHY?          To provide another opportunity for local poets
                         to gather and enjoy!  We will spend time during
                         the first hour doing some writing.  We will even
                         learn a little about the nuts-and-bolts of writing
                         poetry.  The second hour will be an open

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Upcoming Literary Events

Upward Spiral Poetry Series
Upward Spiral Poetry Series links the PA & MD reading scenes via a poet exchange. Every other month, Yorkarts hosts the northern editions of Upward Spiral. All readings begin at 3:00 p.m.
Light refreshments are provided. Readers are paid via donations from audience. One-poem open mike, twelve readers sign in. Co-Hosted by Chris Toll and Barbara DeCesare. Email for more info.

2nd Sunday of Every Month
"Poetry Out Loud"; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, 925 South George Street in York; 11:30 AM. Everyone is invited to come and share poetry. Share a poem of your own or a one by a poet you enjoy. For more information, call Karen Atlas 410-663-0217 (home) or 410-336-1971 (cell).

4th Sunday of Every Month
Revisions Critique Group; Panera Bread, 2600 East Market Street in York; 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Contact:

1st Monday of Every Month
Borders York; 7:30 PM. Featured reading followed by open readings. Contact:

2nd Monday of Every Month
Borders Lancaster; 7:30 PM. Featured reading followed by open readings. Contact:

3rd Monday of Every Month
Hanover Poets Workshop; Giant Café,  Eisenhower Blvd in Hanover; 7:30 PM. Critiquing workshop: bring at least 15 copies of your work. Carpooling available. Contact:

4th Monday of Every Month
Reader's Café, 125 Broadway in Hanover; 7:30 PM. Featured reading followed by open readings. Contact:

2nd Wednesday of Every Month
York Book Emporium, 343 West Market Street in York; 7:00 PM. Open readings and discussion. Contact:

4th Wednesday of Every Month
Barnes and Noble, Red Rose Shopping Center in Lancaster; 7:30 PM. Contact:

Every Thursday
The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel will be at the Crimson Frog in Camp Hill starting at 7:00 pm and continuing until 9:00pm. Contact:

1st Friday of Every Month
Ragged Edge, 110 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg; 7:00 PM. Open readings, followed by featured. Contact: