Sunday, November 29, 2009

December Blend

Apologies for the late update. Here are the details on this Thursday's poetry event!


Poetry and Music
at the Blue Banana

Sueyeun Juliette Lee (poet)
Jesse Schurr (singer songwriter)
Stephanie Durann Seymour (verbal alchemist)
Includes an open mic.
Cost: $5
Where: 223 South Street, Philadelphia
When: 7:15pm to 9:30pm.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee currently lives in Philadelphia where she edits Corollary Press, a small chapbook series dedicated to new work by writers of color. Her books include: Perfect Villagers (Octopus Books) and Mental Commitment Robots (Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs), ,She also has a new book titled Underground National forthcoming from Factory School in 2010.

Jesse Schurr is the lead singer of the Jesse Schurr Band. She has performed with her band at the TLA, Grapestreet Pub, World Cafe and The North Star Bar. Her style is sensual storytelling with a magical sense of musicianship.

Stephanie Durann is a writer from Philadelphia, PA who has performed under various reading series, festivals and cabarets in the city including Poets and Prophets, LadyFest Philly, Univers-all Voices, Black Women’s Arts Festival, Off Season! at the Sedgwick Theater, Eternal Now, and Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series. She won Honorable Mention for her poetry in Byline Magazine in 2001 and was one of four winners of the Power99fm/Def Poetry Jam Contest in 2002. Her work was also featured in several publication including Hinge Online and The Worcester Review. She was also a participant in the National Book Foundation Summer Writing Camp in 2004. She was also and intern for the Philadelphia City Paper in the mid-90’s and a freelance writer for the University City Review and PAWPrint (Philadelphia Area Writers) Magazine, and hopes to restart her freelancing career. She produced her first chapbook, The Rites of Individual Passage in 2003 and is currently working on her second book.