Since 2007, Seven Kitchens Press has published over 150 poetry and prose chapbooks, with a special focus on LGBTQIA writers. Join Ron Mohring (the press’s founder and the powerhouse who has kept it thriving) along with award-winning Seven Kitchens poets Oliver Baez Bendorf, Iris McCloughan, and Brad Richard (moderator) for readings from their work and a celebration of this extraordinary small press.
If you’re in Pittsburgh this weekend, please consider Alison Taverna’s book launch of What Hollywood Taught Me: Saturday, September 3, 7pm at James Simons Studio. If you’re not in Pittsburgh, you can still support WHTM by purchasing your copy here!
The Fox Chase Reading Series will hold a memorial reading in honor of Northeast Philadelphia Poet and Father Judge High School teacher Louis McKee. Mr. McKee passed away on November 21, 2012. The event will be held on April 29th, 1:30pm-3:30pm at Ryerss Museum and Library in Fox Chase, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Seventeen collections of McKee’s poetry were published over his lifetime. Father Judge Graduates, The Sun Bear Trio and Poet Steve Delia will open the event followed by the presentation of a Pennsylvania State Citation by State Representative Michael McGeehan in honor of Mr. McKee.The second half of the event will feature poets reading the poems of Louis McKee. Friends, Poets and former students are invited to join the memorial sharing memories of Mr. McKee. For more information please visit: Northeast Philadelphia Memorial for Poet/Teacher Louis McKee
A bit behind schedule, we’re delighted to bring out Mary Meriam’s exquisite The Poet’s Zodiactomorrow, August 19, as Number 4 in our hot, hot Summer Kitchen Series. Please join us in congratulating Mary!
And if you’re in the Atlanta area, please come celebrate the reissue of Collin Kelley’s Slow to Burn, Number 4 in our visionary ReBound Series. Collin will read from StB, as well as new work, on Saturday, August 20th, 3pm at Bound to Be Read Books. Congratulations, Collin!
The Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown, PA, presents a reading by Rebecca Lauren on Saturday, September 12 at 2 pm; copies of The Schwenkfelders will be available (we hope). If you’re in the Philadelphia area, please come out to support this fine poet.