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3rd Fridays with 30 West

Welcome to 2019. We made it! To celebrate, we are hosting our first Thirty West Presents back at Big Blue Marble Bookstore with a new look and style. Any medium is accepted! Bring your friends, family, musical instruments named Betty to our open mic, but you must first listen to three marvelous writers, Christopher D. DiCicco, Alison Myers, and The Carlton! Sign up's are at 6:30, reading at 7. BYOB.


Christopher D. DiCicco is a high school creative writing teacher and the author of So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds and other stories (Hypertrophic Press). His teaching has been nominated for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year--and his writing has been nominated for Pushcarts, Best of the Net, Best Indie Lit New England, The Million Writers Award, and semifinalist for Best of Small Fictions. His work has appeared in such places as Superstition Review, Maudlin House, and Gigantic Sequins. He is currently at work on a new collection of ghost and world-ending stories.

Alison Myers teaches high school English by day and yoga by night. Her work has been published by SWWIM Every Day, trampset, The Esthetic Apostle, Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal, and great weather for MEDIA in their most recent anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums (2018). Although she has studied philosophy and Italian literature, she prefers to play adequate acoustic guitar and get kicked out of art museums for staying too late. She currently lives in “Coastal Philadelphia” (New Jersey) with a bad little dog & an overgrown garden and is working on her first (& second) chapbook(s). Follow her on Twitter @amyersatz

The Carlton is a Performance Poet originally from Upstate NY that cut His poetic teeth the day He realized Morrissey, Comic Books and PT Barnum might be better creative influences than Robert Frost, Pablo Neruda and Emily Dickinson. While most poets were scrambling to be published by cool alt. lit publications and small press publishers, The Carlton was getting sponsored by a board game cafe in Northeast Pennsylvania. His first chapbook, #%$&ing Rockstar, is available pretty much wherever you can find The Carlton. Currently, you can find Him living in The Poconos trying to figure out how He can sell enough copies of His book to buy another pair of new sneakers or not.