Previous events

Sep17

House Concert

Laurel Ziegler, Kutztown, PA

Love and light nurtures and sustains us. Rumi, the great 13th century Sufi poet, offers us an opportunity to deepen our capacity for inner life where we come to know ourselves, each other and our life journey. His ecstatic poems reveal and make tangible our connection with the self, humanity and the divine. Join us on September 17th at 6:00 pm at the home of Laurel Ziegler, Kutztown PA with a concert and reading honoring the poetry of Rumi, with guitarist and songwriter Michael London and poet Lisa DeVuono.

Art That Lifts You

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IceHouse, River Road, Bethlehem, PA

Diverse talent....intimate venue....uplifting theme

What started by celebrating National Poetry Month has blossomed into a night showcasing some of the Lehigh Valley's great poets, musicians, and dancers. This show is part of the Ice House Tonight series and the proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

Art that lifts you $5.00 (suggested donation benefiting the Bethlehem Area Public Library) Doors 6:30, show at 7:00 Event hosted by Matt Wolf

Poets: Danielle Notaro, Lisa DeVuono, Cleveland Wall, Deirdre Van Walters, and Matt Wolf

Musicians: Michael Wall, Gary Lader, B-Sides Music, Michael London

Dance: Leticia Gutievaz, Tahya Love

Each artist will have a feature set and there will be some collaboration. There is no open mic. Come ready to be inspired.

Jun1

Summer with Rumi: Welcoming the Inner Sun

Greenshire Arts Consortium, 3620 Sterner Mill Road , Quakertown

Love and light nurtures and sustains us. Rumi, the great 13th century Sufi poet, offers us an opportunity to deepen our capacity for welcoming our Inner Sun where we come to know ourselves, each other and our life journey. His ecstatic poems reveal and make tangible our connection with the self, humanity and the divine. We will celebrate summer’s arrival with a concert and reading honoring the poetry of Rumi, with guitarist and songwriter Michael London.

Apr26

Whole Heart Home: Poetry and Song from the Real World

Charles Brown IceHouse on Sand Island, 56 River Road, Bethlehem

Our multi-media program focuses on the themes of home and identity and will feature dancer Sarah Carlson and musicians Michael London and Kathy McMearty and poets Bill Van Buskirk, Heather Thomas, Sandra Fees, Matt Wolf, Cleveland Wall, Danielle Notaro, Ann Michael, Mark Freeh and Jim Gillen.

The audience will also have a chance to participate in a collective poem to be read within the show by Janna Kane and Jessica Barberry.

This is a benefit for The Lodge in Bethlehem which has its own monthly open mic. The Lodge provides housing, a supportive community and vocational opportunities for adults with mental health challenges.

Tickets: $10 general public, $5 student with ID

Nov9

DUETS

Antonio Salemme Foundation, 542 W. Hamilton St, Suite 203, Allentown, Pennsylvania

A collaborative show inspired by the visual art of New Bridge Artists. Poets, writers, musicians and actors will each respond with their own work to a visual art piece. All work will be displayed and/or performed at the opening reception, which will be much like a "happening," with all forms of the arts being celebrated.

Sep28

100 Thousand Poets for Change

T.E.A. Factory, 580 Willow Street, Reading, PA


Every September, for the past three years, local poets and musicians have gathered in Reading to celebrate a day of international solidarity and hope for inspiring changing through spoken word and music.

On Saturday, September 28th from 1pm -7pm, poets and musicians will gather at the TEA Factory Co at 580 Willow St to perform their work. Past events brought together a diverse crowd joined by their love of spoken word. The poetry is raw, unedited and passionate. The setting is intimate and comfortable. Pot Luck style food is requested and byob. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s lineup includes Craig Czury, Heather Thomas, Egedeme, Liz Stanley, Nur Alima, Noah Ayala, Michael London, and Lisa DeVuono. The stage is open to all who want a chance to read their work.

Poetry will be punctuated by musical performance. Suzanne and Dan and Dennis TwoShoes Schwartz are on the schedule.

Please let us know if you want to read your work or perform your songs. Acoustic style.

As always...Busking on the street outside the TEA Factory is welcome. The more the merrier!

Age limit: All ages

Jun7

La Belle Creole United for Haiti & North American Haitian Scholarships Associations Fundraiser

Confort Inn Suites, 120 E. Third St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

La Belle Creole United for Haiti & North American Haitian Scholarships Associations
are joining together for a night of laughter, comedy and poetry and fun to help LBCUH Early Education School Project
and the children at N.A.H.S.A Christian Academy Located in Jacmel, Haiti.

Light Refreshments will be served   Cash Bar Available!!!!!!!

Age limit: All ages

May4

Concert Under the Stars

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213 Maple Ave, Wyncote, PA

Saturday, May 4, 7:00 pm

HOUSE CONCERT UNDER THE STARS: POETRY/BLUES/WORLD MUSIC
213 MAPLE AVE, WYNCOTE, PA 19095 (MAP)

Featuring: Poets Joanne Leva, Doris Ferleger, and Lisa DeVuono
Musicians: Michael London, Tommy Conwell, Phyllis Chapell of Siora

Alcohol up to you.
Small desserts appreciated.

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT REPLY TO
rodlow31@yahoo.com
215-885- 5557

DONATION $15.00. (All proceeds to poets & musicians)

Age limit: All ages

Apr20

Broken Open, Breaking Free: Poetry and Song from the Real World

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IceHouse on Sand Island, 56 River St. , Bethlehem, PA 18018


In celebration of National Poetry Month our program will feature work inspired by a love of poetry,
and buoyed by a strong conviction in collaborative arts and the power it has to transform our lives.
Poetry and Song from the Real World will show how poems are used in our daily lives, making them concrete and alive.

John Fox, international speaker, author and facilitator whose work in poetry therapy for over 25 years
has benefited many people in all kinds of settings including hospitals, retreat centers, and schools.
www.poeticmedicine.org

Craig Czury, an internationally published poet, poetry activist, and recently interviewed on NPR, will read from his Thumb Notes Almanac, poems from interviews while hitchhiking NEPA’s “fracking” region. http://craigczury.com/

Heather Thomas, author of six books of poetry and a professor at Kutztown University, will offer a tribute to the great 20th century poet H.D., who was born in Bethlehem and is buried in Nisky Cemetery. http://faculty.kutztown.edu/hthomas/reviews.htm

Susan Kerschner, poet and author of The Shoulders of Country Roads:
My Journey from Head and Neck Cancer
http://www.parisburgpublishing.com/authors/susankerschner.htm

Michael London, Muhlenberg professor and musician, inspired by the poetry of Rumi will play songs
and music with Sarah Carlson as dancer and Lisa DeVuono as reader. www.michaellondon.net

At the end of the program the audience will have a chance to participate in an interactive poem
and a sharing of how poems have made a difference in their own communities.

for more info, contact ldvyogi@gmail.com

Age limit: 18+

Apr12

Did You Hear That Winter's Over?

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Indian Valley Public Library, 100 East Church Street, Telford, PA

Join Michael London and me for our annual program at the Indian Valley Library. 
This year, we will celebrate Spring! and National Poetry Month.
Come out to this wonderful venue for an evening of poetry and song!

Age limit: All ages

Apr7

17th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading

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UARTS Arts Bank , at Broad & South, Philadelphia, PA


Age limit: All ages