Thursday, December 21, 2017

Poetry every Thursday. December 21, 28: open mics.

Pogo. Snow. Midtown Scholar Bookstore. December Cartel festivities.

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley'garoo!

Don't we know archaic barrel,
Lullaby lilla boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!

December. Open mics. December 21, December 28. Open poetry reading, 7--9 pm.
Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Poetry readings are
hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Every Thursday.
7--9pm, (717) 236-1680.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Poetry Thursdays' December Open Mics Abound

Poetry Thursdays December Schedule
Neither rain nor snow... know I'm sayin'?
December open readings. Poetry Thursdays:
Three (count 'em: 3) three open mics all in a row! 
Read, listen, or hum along.
Whadda we care/ if icicles form?
December 14, open mic. 7-- 9 pm.
December 21, open mic, ditto
December 28, open mic. ditto
Midtown Scholar Bookstore. 

Every Thursday, everything's
waiting for you. 7--9pm, hosted by the Almost Uptown
Poetry Cartel. More information, 717.236.1680.

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.


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.