Sunday, July 28, 2013

Prompt for August 3, and 24 hour Art Event at The Vintage

The prompt for this week comes from the latest poem by Alvin K Nurse: "constant monkey chatter."

Also, the NEPWC has been asked to take part in The Vintage's 24-hour Art Event! Stay tuned for details.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Prompt for July 27

This week's prompt comes from Leslee: "The gloves lay on the ground by my feet."

Upcoming Breaking Grounds Poets events

Laurel Radzieski asked me to pass this on to the group. Upcoming events from the Breaking Grounds Poets, including one being hosted at The Vintage on Monday, July 29.

Write Bloody poet (and one of Andrea Gibson's favorite new writers) Jon Sands will be performing at The Vintage Theater in Scranton on Monday, July 29th. Ticket sales will benefit The Breaking Ground Poets. The Breaking Ground Poets is a volunteer-run organization that provides a safe space for local teens to discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression. Breaking Ground Poets will open for Jon. There are limited tickets for this event (100), please order yours today!

The two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, Anis Mojgani, will make an appearance in Scranton in late August. Tickets have not been posted yet. He will be performing at The Century Club. Click here to listen to "Shake the Dust" - one of his most popular poems. Tickets will be posted soon on or you can visit the Breaking Ground Poets FB page for more information. 

Legendary Write Bloody author and former punk rocker, Jeanann Verlee, will also be performing in the upcoming months. Read more about her work here 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Third Thursday is July 18; plus, more prompts!

Getting the word out early: the July Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry Night will be Thursday, July 18, and will also see the return of the Featured Reader. The Feature for July be Alvin K. Nurse, whose poetry draws from the many twists and turns his life so far has taken. Get there early to sign up to read, and be sure to stick around for Alvin's presentation! Signups begin at 8:00, poetry begins at 8:30. The event takes place at The Vintage, 326 Spruce Street, Scranton, and as always, admission is free!

I wasn't able to get the prompts for this past weekend posted, but they were
With words it takes longer
You got one thing right
The prompts for Saturday, July 13 are
You've got to romance me first
The air smelled like bacon

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers' Collective meets every Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 at The Vintage in Scranton. New members are always welcome. See you there!