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

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