Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Fringe Festival!

 

1 Night * 80 Performers
Are You Ready for the Fringe?
The Yo! Teen Philly! Fringe Festival Event Presents Philly’s fabulous teen talent in one bring-down-the-house showcase!
 
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Optional RSVP at the Fringe Arts Festival page.)  
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Where: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103  
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WhoClick HERE to see the full program. Brought to you by Philadelphia Stories Jr. and  That’s So Philly.

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Another Media Shout Out!

The Central Pen received another media shout-out on Central Penn Live‘s Cheers/Jeers Opinion section.   Here’s the blurb:

Considering the uneasy state of the printed word, now would seem the wrong time to launch a new publication. Writers at Central Penn College disagree. They are at work right now polishing up their new literary magazine The Central Pen and hope to roll their inaugural model on(to the showroom floor this fall. Curiously, small presses, micro-presses, ephemera and hand-posted screeds are everywhere and the more underground and obscure the better. A snap survey shows more than 150 small presses in English alone. With all this writing there must be reading. Nothing wrong with that.

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We couldn’t agree more!  Check out our article by Kari Larsen here.

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11th Annual SLAM Contest

Join local poets for the 11th Annual Heavyword Poetry Championship for an evening of SLAM poetry:

Who? Poets who are at least 17 and fans of any age

Where?  Coakley’s Restaurant, 305 Bridge Str., New Cumberland, PA

When?  Saturday, October 5th at 6 PM

How? Signing up (poets) or stopping in (fans)

Why?  WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHY?

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Organized by Central Penn’s and Central Pen’s own: Professor Maria James Thiaw.  Carla Christopher, who blessed the mic at Central Penn just last term, is announcing event Click on the flyer to zoom in and get the details!

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The Central Pen Featured on Pennlive.com

The Central Pen received a media shout-out on Monday from Kari Larsen and the crew at Pennlive.com!  The article features quotes from two students editors, Makula Fofana and Travis Wagerman, about what The Central Pen means to CPC, and your very own faculty advisors, Professors Maria James-Thiaw and Melissa Wehler, fill in some of the literary magazine’s history.

The article features snap shots of JordanParrish and Zachary Monnier performing at last term’s opening mic as well as a candid of Makula Fofana with Prof. Maria James-Thiaw during her book release party at the library over the summer.

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Check out Kari’s amazing article and leave some love in the comments.

 

 

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Students Battle at Late Night Slam Session

 

The crowd gathers for the poetry slam

The crowd gathers for the poetry slam

On Thursday night, over one hundred students, faculty, and staff crowded together around a makeshift stage to hear the lyrical acrobatics of talented student poets who had filtered into the two front rows.  Over a dozen students signed up to recite their original, three-minutes-or-less poems, including Aaron Watson, Erica “Ms. Carmen” Torres, Timothy Kearney, Jr., Nicole Kempf, Kareem Aiken, Brit “Kai,” Caitlin Hall, and Amanda Kloehr to see who could walk away as The Central Pen Slam Poet and the one hundred dollar cash prize.

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