len and eileenNews from PWC  il Presidente Eileen D’Angelo regarding upcoming Mad Poets Society events.

Check it out after the break!

There are several new, exciting series that have been “packing ‘em in!”  at the Mad Poet’s Society.  Each one has a different “feel” and a different atmosphere, but all are special gatherings of poets, writers, musicians and those who love the arts! There are nine monthly series, plus several special events including the Mad Poets Bonfires, the 27th Annual Mad Poets Annual Festival and the Young Poets Awards. Here’s some info about a few of them, and I’ll write a follow up, shortly. Check out the website, www.madpoetssociety.com which has been recently updated to reflect the upcoming events.

On July 2nd,  poets Minna Canton Duchovnay and Ed Krizek will read in the main gallery of the COMMUNITY ART CENTER in Wallingford.  The reading begins at 7 PM. This series has been hosted by poet Brian Sammond, who also is the M.C. of our “A Little Madness” Reading series. Minna Duchovnay has studied with Daisy Fried, Leonard Gontarek, Alison Hicks and Margaret Holley, and has published her work in Premier Magazine, The Elixer and Mad Poets Review. Ed Krizek has published over 60 articles, short stories and poems in various journals and is a board member of PWC. As a long time Mad Poet, he manages the Mad Poets’ email event announcements. Don’t miss this event before this series goes on break for the month of August. Rejoin us on September 3rd for renowned Philadelphia poets Charles Carr and David Kertis!

We’re shining a spotlight on RHYME, RHYTHM and REASON at the Regency Café! The Regency is located at 29 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Lansdowne, PA, Sunday afternoons at 2 pm. Hosted by Camelia Nocella, a warm and engaging host/M.C., this series just keeps getting better and better. Camille’s series format is a Mad Poets’ favorite – mixing up the genres and mixing in music, whenever possible. She features one or two featured performers, and this year, most readings feature a musician and/or artist and a poet, followed by an open reading. Recently, artist and poet Veronica Gledhill exhibited her visual art at the Café for an entire month, culminating in an end-of-month poetry reading, known as “A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words.” In May, the series featured Prabha Prabhu and Fereshteh Sholevar, in an event with international flair! In June, Alice Wootson, a fellow PWC board member, was featured, along with local singer-songwriter/guitarist, Nick Filone. Alice is a poet and romance writer, who has published several novels. Nick has performed all over the Delaware Valley, and the two of them filled the afternoon with poetry, music and entertainment. This series takes a brief hiatis and will resume Sept. 28, an event which keeps it “all in the family,” with poet Veronica Nocella and composer and musician Joseph Nocella.

Two of our newest series are on the Main Line, one is in Bryn Mawr and the other one is in Wayne, so there’s easy access for poets, aspiring poets and poetry lovers! Our recent “kick off” events at each venue were very well attended.

Brighten up your 3rd Thursday nights, poets Tree Riesener & Fereshteh Sholevar will co-host the new “TO THE POINT” Series at MAIN POINT BOOKS. The first reading on June 19th was a roaring success! (All readings are at 7 pm). Lots of new faces and old friends. Main Point Books is located 1041 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Beginning as an open mike in June and July, it will evolve into a feature reading, PLUS an open mike that will follow the features, in September. Come on out to celebrate the written and spoken word, with yours or your favorite poets’ work. .

Poets Joseph Dorazio and Lisa Baron co-host the new POETRY IN THE ROUND at the GRYPHON CAFÉ. Join them on fourth Wednesdays! The next gathering will be on Wednesday, July 23rd, between 7 and 8 pm, at the Gryphon, located at 105 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087. It’s a poetry-sharing experience … in a cozy, upstairs setting that feels like your living room or den, with friends. Grab your cup of java or cocoa – and something sweet or yummy downstairs – and bring your munchies .. and your poetry upstairs! This series will continue on 4th Wednesdays in 2014, through November.

Long time Mad Poet Stu O’Connor has been coordinating and hosting the LIVING ON LUCK POETRY SERIES, co-sponsored by Mad Poets and Growling Goat Productions, at the BARNABY’S at 15 S. High Street in West Chester, on 2nd Tuesdays. Don’t miss featured performer Bruce Burleigh on Tues., July 8th at 7 pm.

So far this year, he has featured local talent including Linda Fischer, Ray Greenblatt, Joe Roarty, Dave Worrell, Mark Danowsky, Elizabeth Leo – so stay tuned for programs as this series runs right through the summer, and check the website for the upcoming performers.

Stay tuned for an in-depth focus on other Mad Poets’ series, workshops and special events shortly, including POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE at BIG BLUE MARBLE BOOKS, hosted and coordinated by Mike Cohen and Dave Worrell, MAD POET CRITIQUE CIRCLES, hosted and coordinated by Amy Laub, OTHERWISE—POETRY! at Towne Center Books hosted by Glenn McLaughlin, the “A LITTLE MADNESS…” Series hosted by Brian Sammond, MAD POET BONFIRES, hosted by Richard Bank, and a MAD POET-IN-RESIDENCE: Leonard Gontarek who will teach a series of poetry workshops at Walnut Street West Library! Just a little taste to whet your appetite !

Don’t miss the next installment of MAD POET NEWS.