Free Writer Events in Philadelphia – March 2018

#CCP #writing #Philadelphia   #VietDinh Writer friends! CCP peeps! Community College of Philadelphia has several cool workshops and readings open to the public this week, and I especially recommend Viet Đinh‘s event on his Penn/Faulkner Award-finalist novel, After Disasters. (Full … Continue reading

A Monumental Challenge to GLBTQ Philadelphia

#MonumentLab #EqualityForum Dear GLBTQ Philadelphia and Our Straight Allies: I’m issuing you a challenge. Recently I learned about Monument Lab, a project in Philadelphia this spring seeking new ideas for public monuments throughout the city. Several information events are planned … Continue reading

Philadelphia as a World Heritage City?

#GlobalPhiladelphia #PhiladelphiaLiterature #poetry #PhillyPoetryDay Good news for Philadelphia. The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is helping to sponsor Philadelphia as a World Heritage City, a UNESCO distinction. I had the privilege of meeting Zabeth Teelucksingh, the GPA’s executive director, at Community … Continue reading

Philly in Cinema, Circa 2012

This summer the Philadelphia heatwave was only partially caused by global warming. I think a little of it had to do with all the celebrities in town. Just a few weeks ago the Golden Palace Chinese restaurant around the corner … Continue reading