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Celebrating the spoken word in verse, story, and song, 17 local performers will give breath to their original works in the 15th annual Spoken Word Play April 29. With the theme of Truth, the performers will play with the ideas of personal and universal truths.

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15th annual Spoken Word

Celebrating the spoken word in verse, story, and song, local performers will give breath to their original works in the 15th annual Spoken Word on April 29. With the theme of Truth, the performers will explore the concept whay they know to be true? How to speak your own truth? How is your truth different from what others perceive to be true?
Both new and familiar faces will grace the stage: from the fresh verse of regional college students to grandparents offering stories honed from lifetime of wisdom and wit.

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Celebrating the spoken word in verse, story, and song, 17 local performers will give breath to their original works in the 13th annual Spoken Word Festival April 11-12. With the theme of Luck, the performers will play with the way happenstance affects our lives.
Both new and familiar faces will grace the stage: from the fresh verse of local high school students to grandparents offering stories honed from lifetime of wisdom and wit.

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Poets, storytellers, playwrights, performers and other artists eager to give breath to words are invited to become a part of Word Play XIII Spoken Word Festival.
The Theater of the Seventh Sister will hold its thirteenth annual celebration of the spoken word April 11-12, 2015.

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November’s monthly poetry night is a special one. DogStar Books is pleased to host a book release reading by Lancaster County Poet Laureate emeritus, Daina Savage. She will be reading from her just published collection, Traces.

Daina’s featured reading begins at 7PM. An open mic reading will follow.

Traces is published by I. Giraffe Press, an imprint of Le Hinton’s poetry publishing Iris G. Press.

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20 May 2013, by

Marilyn Morrison

Marilyn Morrison has been writing poems since she was a child.  She believes there is a transformative power in writing, and is currently involved in two small writing groups.  She writes poems about nature, family, growth and change, and stories for her grandchildren.  She has been published by La Leche League (1979), “Friends Journal” (2008), and local publications.

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20 May 2013, by

Glen Mazis

Glen A. Mazis has published many poems in literary journals, including Rosebud, The North American Review, Sou’wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, Willow Review, The Atlanta Review and Ashville Poetry Review (best of 1994-2004). His book of poetry, The River Bends in Time was published by Anaphora Literary Press in March 2012,  and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 

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20 May 2013, by

Billy Ryan

Billy Ryan graduated from Millersville University with a double-major in Spanish and English linguistics. He studied in Valparaíso, Chile for a year and was accepted into the Pablo Neruda Poetry Foundation at La Sebastiana, which hosted weekly poetry roundtables and three public recitals. He was on the staff of the George Street Carnival Literary Magazine and a tutor in the university’s Spanish Department. 

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20 May 2013, by

Judith Kennedy

 

Judith Kennedy sees poetry as a way of keeping soulfulness alive in our world.  Most recently, her poem, “In the Center of the Fire,” has been set to music for choir by composer Bruce Pennycook of the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music.  Her work also appears in Mythopoetry Scholar, Atlanta Review, Ellipsi  and other journals. Judith works at Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, PA. 

 

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20 May 2013, by

Peggy Rushton

Peggy Rushton is a Lancaster-based writer of short stories and poetry, with work published in the U.K. collections “Peering Crystalline” and “Words In Place”, as well in“Voices in Poetry“ and “Phase” magazine, both in the United States. She attended Temple University, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and Emerson College, East Sussex, U.K. 

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