Saturday, August 8, 2009

The August Blend Event was a Success!

Thank you to everyone for coming out to Blend at the Blue Banana the other day. Anna Evans and Michelle Christine Garza were wonderful, and the open mic was the most eclectic and entertaining in some time.

Here are some pictures I took. The videos are currently being uploaded (Youtube link here).  If anyone else has any media, please comment on this post and we can work out putting it on the blog!

Director of PAPP, Adam "Naked" Meora

Poet Anna Evans (New Jersey)

Michelle Christine Garza (Pennsylvania)

Monday, August 3, 2009

August Light of Unity Event


AUGUST 4, 2009 AT 6p.m.

The Light of Unity

Artist’s and Writer’s Series


Dan “the man” Schall: Born and raised in Philly, Dan recently earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Arcadia University, and is currently attending the graduate program there, as well. He also publishes a quarterly chapbook, The Fridge Door, which showcases and celebrates the varied emotions and influences of writing across many curricula.

Ian Wolf: has been writing poetry and studying music for 15 years. He has performed at open mics for 10 years; recently at Blam!, The Mermaid Inn, and the Light of Unity Festival, and the University City Arts League.

Jeff Ingram: is a poet, professor, farmer, fly-fisherman, adventurer, and devoted husband to his wife, Kim. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Wisconsin Review, Lake Effect: A Journal of the Literary Arts, Bucks County Writer, Drexel Online Journal, Paumanok Review, and Salt Lake City Weekly. 

Paul Siegell: is the author of jambandbootleg (A-Head, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). He is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly and has contributed to The American Poetry Review. He has also been featured in Paste Magazine and the Philadelphia City Paper.

Ebony Malaika Collier: is a poet dwelling in the Philadelphia area. A core member of Philadelphia Poetic Arts Performance Project, she has read at various venues including the Black Women’s Arts Festival, Mad Poets Festival 2008, Poetry Ink at Robins/Moonstone.

The Alien Architect: says, “EYE used to define myself as an mc, NOW eye've come to find, passed my shell, that its empty, CUS... reducing 1's inner to an outer title is lible to stifle whats all the while compiled past this plastic recitle. EYE dont wanna transform in to a performance, on stage, afraid of being borin for them addorin fans. IM the ALIEN ARCHITECT, THE SECRET IDENTITY, THE ABSTRACT FICTION WRITER.”

Tamara Oakman: a graduate of Temple University with a BA in English, has won awards in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. She has been published by Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, and other journals; reads poetry and fiction everywhere in Philadelphia and the tri-state area; and is completing her Master's of English at Arcadia University.


Parkway Central Library

Skyline Room; 4th Floor

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia; PA 19103

(Cross Streets: (between 19th and 20th Streets
on the Parkway)

Open Mic

Questions: Tamara Oakman, Director –