Sunday, April 19, 2009

Updated Info for the May 25th Poetry Potluck at UCAL

As a reminder, this Saturday, April 25th, we are throwing our huge poetry event over at the University City Arts League. The address is 42nd and Spruce, so it's not exactly difficult to reach. Take the train. Take the subway. Take your car. Take your bike. There are plenty of free parking spots and bike-ready telephone poles nearby. The event starts around 5:00pm and gets done around 11:00pm. Want to know more about the event? Keep reading.


This three-room, marathon event of artistic expression is in celebration of the last weekend of Poetry Month, featuring music, poetry, and shared food. It is also an important benefit. We are asking donations of five dollars at the door. All procedes are going to a good cause. What cause? Rubye's Kids,  an important organization that "Rubye's Kids provides charitable services which further the social, emotional, and educational welfare of underprivileged children all year long." Learn more about them at their website.

Check the schedule below for a listing of all artists and performance times. There is a high chance that surprises will occur, and last-minute changes will be made.

Second Floor Main Room


Kid Poets (interspersed) and Featured Adult Poets

Hosted by Naila/Sydney

Deejay: Adam Meora

1. Naila

2. Fatima Adamu

3. Sydney Coffin

4. Mel Brake

5. Ian Wolf


8:30-9:00 / 9:15

Falling From

Hosted by Adam Meora



Featured Adult Poets

Hosted by Skribbly and Ebony

1. Naked

2. Ebony Collier

3. Poorman Blackstar

4. Debrah Morkun

5. Greg Bem 

6. Jen Kramny

7. Roger Williams

8. Frank Walsh

9. Abject Reality

10. Wes Gil

11. My Imaginary Band

12. Alexis

13. Vision from Quiet Rage

14. Alien Architect


Second Floor Food Room (Acoustic Setup)


Dobbins Band

Hosted by Adam Meora and Roz Weiss


Adult Poets with Acoustic Backing

Hosted by Greg Bem and Alla V

Music by Jesse Schurr and John Todd

1. Charles Carr (five minutes)

2. Justin Vitello (seven minutes)

3. Mark Jones (five minutes)

4. Tamara Oakman (seven minutes)

5. John Timpane (seven minutes)

6. Jeff King (five minutes)

7. Alla V (seven minutes)

8. Dan Schall (seven minutes)

9. Jordan Gamble (five minutes)

10. Quincy Scott Jones (seven minutes)

11. Jam/Open Mic Session (until 8:30)

Other performers may include Plumdragoness and Maleka.


Third Floor Room


CAPA/DOBBINS POETS (one amp/one mic)

Hosted by Jen Kramny and the Capa Jazz Band

May include additional teen poets, followed by open mic

1. Jamar Hall (7:05-7:10)

2. CAPA (7:10-7:15)

3. Vernon Jordan (7:15-7:20)

4. CAPA (7:20-7:25)

5. CAPA (7:25-7:30)

6. Jamielle Ortiz (7:30-7:35)

7. Bria Green (7:35-7:40)

8. Kalilah Shoatz (7:40-7:45)

9. CAPA (7:45-7:50)

10. CAPA (7:50-7:55)

11. CAPA (7:55-8:00)

12. CAPA(8-8:05)

13. CAPA (8:05-8:10) 

14. Ashley Williams (8:10-8:15)

15. Montco Poetry Slam Team: Lindo, Sappho, Alisia 


Stay tuned to the site throughout the week as videos and sites are linked to each artist. Additional information will be posted here too.

East Falls Open

Arranged and hosted by our own Courtney Bambrick:

In honor of Poetry Month, we present the…

East Falls Open

~Favorite Poems Event~

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

6:30-8:00 pm

at the Falls Library

Join poets Ebony Malaika Collier, Mike Cohen, Blythe Davenport, Valerie Anderson, and Peter Baroth! Bring a favorite poem by a favorite poet – or two, you’ll have about 5 minutes to read.  

If you have an original poem you would like to share, please bring that, too!

To get involved contact

Our open mic is a monthly event; so if you are unable to join us this month, try to catch up another time. We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month.

The Library is located on Midvale at Conrad/Warden, between Ridge and Henry Avenues. It is easily accessible from the East Falls R6 Septa station and a number of buses (including the K, R, 32, and 61).  

For more information, reach Courtney by phone at 267-240-3249 or by email at