Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 7th Event Information

Poetic Arts Performance Project Presents:
Blend @ Blue Bananas Café

(A new series featuring poetry, spoken word, and music 1st Thursdays of every month)

Ashraf Osman and Brian Markley
May 7th, 2009, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, $5 for entry 

Blue Bananas Café is located next to the Laff House, 223 South Street, Philadelphia PA. Their website features their tasty menu as well as directions to the restaurant:  

Ashraf Osman- Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Ashraf Osman has been living in Philadelphia since 2002 where he works as an architect. Ashraf has been engaged in online poetry since 2002: in addition to his award-winning personal poetry blog, arch.memory, Ashraf hosts a website of Philadelphia poetry links and calendars called His poetry has been featured in the Mad Poets Review, Comstock Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal and Islamica magazine, and has been selected for inclusion in several anthologies including Queering Language and The Other Voices International Project.

Brian Markley is an emerging song writer and musician from South Jersey. While being classically trained on the trumpet for over twenty years, Brian has studied and explored other instruments such as the guitar, mandolin, piano, and harmonica, as well as various tribal instruments such as the didgeridoo and wooden flute. His musical journey has taken him on both American and European tours and has afforded him opportunities to work with and learn from accomplished musicians such as Frank Foster, Dennis DeBlasio, Maynard Ferguson, Nathan Davis, Toby Lightman, and other rising South Jersey artists. These experiences have inspired him to pursue a very eclectic approach to music incorporating acoustic, funk, spoken word, bluegrass, political folk, hip-hop, reggae, rock, country, blues, and of course jazz.

* To sign up for the open mic, or if you have any questions please email

* Blue Bananas Café can validate parking at Abbott Square Parking Lot, 3rd & South. ($4.00 to park all night!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

More Pictures from the Rubye's Kids Event!

A new Flickr account was created for PAPP. Here is the first example of what Flickr can really do, even at its most basic level. Expect more slideshows down the road. Also keep an eye out for videos from this weekend's event.

Pictures from the Poetry Potluck/Rubye's Kids Festival

Here are some pictures of the excitement at the Rubye's Kids Event a couple days ago. Videos will be uploaded over the course of the next two weeks.


More to come soon!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

PAPP Event Follow-Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to the UCAL yesterday and participated as a performer or audience member. The event was wild, unexpected, and extremely satisfying. Look for videos and photos posted soon.