Welcome Poetry Lovers! All are Invited!!
We are delighted to have Alison Hicks as our featured poet in April. Read an upcoming interview with Alison about her writing process and poetic inspirations at lynnfanok.weebly.com. Invite a friend and share a poem or two!
Alison Hicks is the author of two collections of poetry, You Who Took the Boat Out (Unsolicted Press, 2017) and Kiss (PS books, 2011), a chapbook Falling Dreams (Finishing Line Press, 2006), a novella Love: A Story of Images (AWA Press, 2004), and an anthology Prompted (PS books, 2010). Her work has appeared in Blood Orange Review, Eclipse, Fifth Wednesday, Gargoyle, Louisville Review, Passager, Permafrost, Sanskrit, and Whiskey Island, and is forthcoming in Poet Lore. Green Hills Literary Lantern nominated her poem “Color” for a Pushcart Prize. Awards include the 2011 Philadelphia City Paper Poetry Prize and two Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships. She is founder of Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, which offers community-based writing workshops.
The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they've written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets. In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group's activities. If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You'll find some of her poetry at lynnfanok.weebly.com.
All are invited and welcome to join us!
When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm