Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 8-- Carlos Mason Featured at Poetry Thursdays, Midtown Scholar

October 8-- Highly acclaimed poet, just this side of legendary, Carlos Mason will be featured performer at the Poetry Thursdays' Reading Series. You'll find that Mason's verse, verve and energy matches perfectly with an October evening.
Mason hails from Philadelphia, PA and has been writing spoken word since the 4th grade. He is currently working on completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Mason immerses himself in such creative activities as acting, dancing, movie watching and marriage. His spoken word has been characterized as “intelligent and thoughtful meets witty and sensual” and has taken him to places like Puerto Rico as well as Trinidad & Tobago.

Mason believes all people should be working, helping each other to grow instead of looking for reasons to oppress and hate one another. He loves to laugh, inspire and be inspired, and he fully intends to leave this world better than he found it.

Poetry Thursdays is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. Carlos Mason's performance-- from 7 t0 9pm, at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA. 1302 North Third Street, 17102. 717.236.1680 for more information.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Viewing Joelle Biele, on Laptop, Phone or Bookstore: Your Choice

Do you know Joelle Biele? September 24, poet Joelle Biele will be featured performer at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Biele is the author of White Summer (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002) and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). She was 2008-09 Fulbright Professor in American Literature at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel hosts Poetry Thursdays, a community reading series every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:55 pm. Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 , Phone: 717.236.1680. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don't forget, coming up October 8th -- the incomparable Carlos Mason!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 27, Kwoteman Featured Performer at Poetry Thurdays

The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel's Poetry Thursdays presents Kwoteman aka Thomas J. Tolbert as our featured poet, August 27, at The Midtown Scholar Bookstore.

Tolbert (Kwoteman) was born in D.C., landed in Georgia, became part of a group called Poetic Magic where he was encouraged not only to write, but to recite his work. That's when "Kwoteman" was born. He began touring throughout Georgia, in Tampa and Orlando eventually through school and, finally, in schools and venues in Pennsylvania.

On Etsy, where his book, "...and so I write" (Poem Sugar Press, 2015) is available-- this description says it all, & very well: Spoken word with sweetness of spirit and honesty of soul characteristic of a true southern gentleman who has made the streets of Pennsylvania equally his domain. From memory reflections and touching family tributes to passionate calls to cultural empowerment and spiritual reflection, this collection is a look into the heart of of a Black man.

"Why do I write," asks Kwoteman, "because, like everyone else I have voice and a story to tell."

The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel hosts Poetry Thursdays, a long-running community reading series, every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:50 pm. Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 , Phone: 717.236.1680

There are lots of exciting events coming soon, for instance-- check it out!

Next month--

September 3-- Open poetry reading

September 10-- Shane Tanzymore

September 17- Open poetry reading

September 24-- Joelle Biele

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A.J. Hayes, April 16 at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore

A.J. Hayes, April 16 At the Midtown Scholar Bookstore Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel Presents Baltimore Publisher/Poet, A.J. Hayes A. J. Hayes is a poet living in Baltimore, MD. He's the author of 30th Year Poetry and a chapbook of poetry and art, Look Upon. He has new poems forthcoming in The Light Ekphrastic as part of the Baltimore Ekphrasis Project. He's 1/3 of the hosts for PerVerse, a monthly poetry reading series and open mic at LitMore in Baltimore. He founded small press Hidden Clearing Books, LLC with his doppelganger, novelist and poet A. Jarrell Hayes. He invites you to visit his website at www.ajhayes.com.
Poetry Thursdays, a weekly reading series hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.. Open mic and featured performers, 7--9pm, Midtown Scholar 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. Phone: 717.236.1680.