Fridays at 10:30am.
Big Blue Marble Story Time! (For kids ages 18m-4y)
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Wednesday, June 12, 5:00-6:30pm.
Pre-Reading Poetry Workshop with Bob Holman.
"Haiku, Tanka, Renga, Cento" with Bob Holman in the Cafe at Big Blue Marble. No registration required; just come early since it is first-come-first-served- $20.
Wednesday, June 12, 7:00-8:00pm.
Poetry Reading with Bob Holman and Hal Sirowitz.
"The Father of Slam Poetry," Bob Holman is a poet, multimedia producer, poetry activist, and performance poetry professor at Columbia and NYU. He is founder of the Bowery Poetry Club and the author of the just-released Sing this One Back to Me (Coffee House Press) and six other books. He produced "the United States of Poetry" for PBS and appeared on MTV's "Spoken Word Unplugged" and HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."
Hal Sirowitz is the author of six books of poetry. His work has been translated into nine languages including Icelandic, Turkish, and Macedonian. Hal has performed and appeared on MTV's "Spoken Word Unplugged," PBS's "Poetry Heaven," NPR's "All Things Considered," and "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Hal is the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York.
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00pm.
Women of the World Book Club with Maleka Fruean.
We are a book club that reads international and multicultural women writers, both fiction and non-fiction. We meet the last Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm. June's Book: TBA.
Wednesday, June 26, 7:15pm.
Minter Krotzer's Life Stories Book Group.
The Life Stories Book Group is designed for writers but all are welcome. We will read and discuss mostly memoirs, both contemporary and classic, focusing on the writing and structure as well as content and narrative. We will meet the last Wednesdays of the month. June's Book: What I Talk about When I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami.
Thursday, June 27, 7:00pm.
Big Blue Young Adult Book Discussion.
An open discussion group for adults who read YA and teens who like to talk about books. We meet the fourth Thursdays of the month at 7:00pm (with some exceptions). June's Book: Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie.
Friday, June 28, 7:15pm.
Poetry Aloud and Alive. Featuring Suzan Jivan.
Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Hosted by local poet Mike Cohen, with a featured reader and an open reading to follow.
Please see our Classes page for information on writing workshops and other classes.
Big Blue Marble Story Time! (For kids ages 18m-4y) Come sing songs and listen to some of the best new and classic kids’ books!
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Philadelphia, PA 19119
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Final Tuesday, 7:15pm.
LIFE STORIES BOOK GROUP
Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.
BIG BLUE YA BOOK DISCUSSION
Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm.
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