Thursday, November 9, 2017

Midtown Scholar Bookstore Abuzz with Literary Happenings!

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore will be hosting a special writerly event on the Main Stage this Thursday, November 9th, featuring Carmen Maria Machado. A fine writer, she'll discuss and sign copies of her award-winning short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties.
Coinstantaneously, the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel will be hosting its world-class open reading (7 to 9pm) in our cozy regular Poetry Thursdays' meeting room.


So if you'd like to read out in our informal group setting, here's what you do: walk in, bear left, stride boldly through the crowd and turn at your first left-- make it a U-turn-- & head straight back through the children's room and join us for a two-hour open mic.
Read your own verse or, share something special by a favorite writer. Yeah. Or, kick back & listen up. Either way, it's all good.
Seriously, everything's waiting for you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Long-running Poetry Series, Poetry Thursdays

The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel hosts almost perpetual Thursday events at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third St in Harrisburg.



It's a long-running show.
It all began in 1999, at a different Third St. address. Travelled a bit, then brought it all back home to Midtown.

We call our weekly shindig Poetry Thursdays. There's no cost for these events-- there'll be an open poetry gig on October 19. Open to all & sundry versifiers. For more information 717-236-1680.

And/or www.midtownscholar.com

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

an Electrifying open mic, September 21 at Midtown Scholar Bookstore.


I sing the body electric. --Walt Whitman




e·lec·tric·i·ty/ əˌlekˈtrisədē/
a basic component of nature,
is the presence and flow of
charged particles.
Its best-known form is the
flow of electrons through
conductors such as
copper wires.

It blesseth those who sing
and those who listen.



                      Okay, poetry can be electric, you know that.There'll
                    be an electrifying open mic Thursday, September 21
                    at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. 1302 North Third Street,
                    Harrisburg, PA 17102. Phone, 717.236.1680.

         It's all hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel
       where everything's sizzling for you. As usual, it's
       not unusual. Zzzzt!! Yeah.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 10, Poet Jessica Flynn does Harrisburg's Midtown Scholar

The featured performer at Poetry Thursdays, a continuing poetry series (1999--2017), Jessica Flynn will be reading her unique, original work, November 10, 2016.


This long-anticipated event will occur at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third Street in Harrisburg, right across from the historic Broad Street Market House, still fringed with bunting from a festive Clinton visit to the burg earlier this year.

The poet Jessica Flynn, festive in her own right, is also a visual artist, craft-maker, and co-owner of the fine arts space in downtown York called The Rooted. She is author of a fine verse collection,"Through the Cracks". Flynn, as well, a performing spoken word artist, was 2015's International Poetry Festival representative of the USA in Macedonia.

Her performing style has been called "spellbinding" and "electric!" It'll change your life. One night only! Seating is limited.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Phone: 717.236.1680. All Poetry Cartel Thursday Events are from 7-9 pm.