Saturday, March 28, 2009

We're Teaching Classes

Here's some confirmation on the classes that PAPP will be teaching:

Courtney Bambrick: Kids drama
Mondays 4-5:30pm ages 9-12 Wednesdays 4-5:30 ages 5-8
$140 includes a snack if your child arrives by 3:30pm classes begin the week
of April 13 and run through to the week of June 19

Lindo Jones: Teen Poetry workshops begins Sunday April 19 noon - 2:30pm
Contact UCAL office about special discount prices for teens (through the
SCI-West grant).

Daniel McGlaughlin: Intro to Acting Saturdays 10am -noon Saturdays March 28
- May 16 $110 for UCAL & PAPP members $125 for non-members

Tamara Oakman: Ars Poetica Saturdays April 4 & 18 May 2 & 16 1pm -4pm $20
for UCAL & PAPP members $25 for non-members

Contact the University City Arts League for more information:

University City Arts League
4226 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-382-7811 Fax: 215-382-3339

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Do you have questions, comments, concerns? Want to help out with events, classes, and the like? Email us!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Saturday: Extreme Literariness

Debrah Morkun Presents:

Poet: Patrick Lucy
Poetess: Ish Klein
Band: Hezekiah Jones

Where? University City Arts League (4226 Spruce St) at 7pm

$7 Adults/$5 with College ID/Donation High School ID

Contact Adam "Naked Meora" for details:

Artist Information:

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Patrick Lucy resides in Fishtown (Philadelphia) where he splits his time between the equally daunting tasks of running a business and writing a decent poem. Patrick is a founding member of the New Philadelphia Poets and has read recently at Robins, Brickbat, Wooden Shoe and Germ books. His work has appeared in The Corduroy Mtn and can be found on

Ish Klein is a self-taught film and puppet maker who also writes poetry. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop for Poetry. Most recently her poetry has been published in Canary, The Hat and Spork magazines.

Hezekiah Jones is a collection of Philadelphia-area artists orbiting around the songwriting talents of one Raphael Cutrufello. They have released one full-length album, Hezekiah Says You’re A-Ok, and an EP, Come to Our Pool Party, both on Yer Bird Records. Also a split 7 inch, The Asheville Squints, released on Quite Scientific.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tuesday Moonstone Event--Updates!

Tuesday, March 24, 7pm – Poetry
Robins' Bookstore: 108 south 13th st...13th between sansom and chestnut
Moonstone Poetry Series Presents:
Solo Adam"Naked" Meora and together for the first time with St. Skribbly Lacroix (as the poetic pornstar project) and Rick Szybowski ....
Also Starring: Elliott Levin

Adam Meora is the host and curator for BLAM!! He has been featured for his poetry in Philadelphia at the Tin Angel, Robin's Bookstore, Green Line Cafe, Milk Boy Cafe, Blue Marble Books and more. He has recently been published in The Bathroom, The Fridge Door, The Mad Poets Journal and in The Fox Chase Review. He is the founder of Poetic Arts and Performance Project, a project based in Philly to bring a home to the poetic/collaborative/activist arts. Bob Holman said about his poetry performance, "He broke all rules of decorum." He plans to show off his hairy chest at this reading too. He loves his wife....

Elliott Levin is a Philadelphia born and based poet and musician. In addition to studying musical and literary composition at the University of Oregon, he studied with Michael Guerra of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, poet; Claire Polin, flutist composer; and Odean Pope, saxophonist, composer. Elliott has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Cecil Taylor Ensemble, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, New Ghost, Interplay, Talking Free Be-Bop, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir, Don Preston's Akashic Ensemble, Cee-Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra, Alan Silva's Sound Vision Orchestra. He has collaborated in performance with many poets including Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman, Gloria Tropp, Reg. E. Gaines, John Sinclair, Butch Morris' CHORUS OF POETS, Wil Perkins, Frank Messina and David Amram. For the past 25 years, he has been intimately involved in the integral interplay of the language of music, and the music of language.

St. Skribbly LaCroix is a poet and performance artist with a very unique chip on his shoulder.... and in his brain. That chip is a micro-chip, St. Skribbly LaCroix is the first Poet-Robot or Robo-Poet. He's been writing and creating with his innovative and groundbreaking creative programming since 1999. He re-emerged on the Philadelphia scene in 2006 and due to some rogue programming by his creators has wreaked havoc on Philadelphia's "poetry scene" ever since... LaCroix also uses his finely tuned robotics to perform duties as a safe-sex educator and peer counselor for innercity youth, an actor, singer, writer, blogger and founder of a cult.

LaCroix's approach to poetry is both comedic and absurd, he employs a tactic called guerilla ontology, made famous by sci-fi writer Robert Anton Wilson, in which the readers or listeners can never be sure about whether the author is serious in an effort to keep author bias minimal and indivdual thought at a maximum. Consequently, many in th e poetry world, take LaCroix to be unserious about his craft. For those, he's written a poem... Robot mind, robot hands, Robot fingertips/ Robot eyes Robot arms, u can suck my robot................................................

Rick S is a musician, teacher, and new father to Chloe....he kicks some serious T.S. Elliot Ass.