April is National Poetry Month and there are a TON of literary events happening in Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg. Check out our printable calendar and our online calendar for an idea of what’s going on.
This coming weekend is huge for us at The Triangle. Come hangout!
On Thursday, April 3, Erin and I will be opening for poet and professor at Yale, James Berger at The MakeSpace. The reading is FREE and starts at 7 PM. We’ll be reading some of our collaborative writings (including our Ikea Poems, which you can preview over at the Onthology/audio project, curated by Christophe Cassamassima).
Friday, April 4th is Poetry Aloud, a twice-yearly spoken word series that I’ve been organizing for over the last three years with the help of the Franklin and Marshall College Philadelphia Writer’s House. Jon Sands, an incredible poet from NYC, is our feature, with F&M professor and poet Amanda Kemp as our special guest. There’s a fully booked list of readers for the open-mic reading as well. This event is FREE and it will begin at 6:30 PM at the Ware Center. It’s First Friday in Lancaster, and the kickoff for National Poetry Month.
On Saturday we’ll be hosting a FREE workshop at the Lancaster Public Library. This will be a 90-minute series of writing exercises, prompts, and sharing. The goal is to get you writing. If you need a little push, if you want to break that writer’s block, or simply write with the company, comfort, and inspiration of fifteen other creatively-minded people…this could be the perfect Saturday afternoon activity for you. 1 PM, Lancaster Public Library on Duke Street.
Later this month, on Thursday, April 17th, we’ll be kicking off the Fear No Lit Reading Series at Dogstar Books (an every-other-month reading, featuring one national writer and an open-mic reading) with poet and storyteller Michael Czarnecki. This event, as you may have guessed, is FREE. The next installment of the series will be in June, with Barbara DeCesare and Eric Wilson from Swandive Publishing.
In conclusion, April is a crazy, exciting, and fully-booked month for the literary arts in our area, and we can’t wait to see you.