Memorial Reading for Poet/Teacher Louis McKeeThe 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
(Originally posted by Eileen D’Angelo)
A great light has gone out of the Philadelphia literary community, and for many of us who loved Philadelphia teacher and poet Louis McKee. There will be a celebration of his remarkable life on Sunday, March 18th at 1 pm at the Mansion Parlor and Gallery of Media Borough Hall, 301 North Jackson Street, Media, PA 19063. Please join us that day.
Remembrances, stories and memories will be shared by his friends including Daniel Hoffman, WD Ehrhart, Joe Farley, Harry Humes, Paul Martin, Ray Greenblatt, Thomas Devaney, Elaine Terranova, Steve Delia, Peter Krok, Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Barb Crooker, Richard Bank, Mel Brake, Eileen D’Angelo and many others. Everyone is invited to come and take to the podium, or rise from their seats, Quaker-style, as the spirit moves them, to share one of your favorite poems written by Lou, or tell a story, an anecdote or share a fond memory of our dear friend and Northeast Philadelphia’s native son. Please come and help us celebrate his life. Feel free to copy and forward this message. With your help, we can make it a very special day to remember him.