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upcoming events

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Mar 03 2018
Publishing Workshop

Do you want to publish your writing but struggle with a lack of know-how and fear of rejection? Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will guide you through the process from blank page to published piece. If you are an aspiring author you will learn how and where to submit your work. If you are experienced you will discover new markets and resources to expand your readership. Whether you are working on a novel, memoir, short stories, personal essays or poetry, you will go home with an action plan and the tools to carry it out. 

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9:15am
30 Front St.
08037 Hammonton, New Jersey
Mar 09 2018
Chatters Monthly Poetry Slam

Chatters Monthly Poetry Slam is a rebirth of the wildly successful "Climate Change Poetry Slam" of Norfolk, VA. The coordinator is now living in the greater Tri-state area and is bringing the event back to life with a new venue and name but the same concept of putting a spotlight on the art form of poetry and making it fun and competitive.Tio DADDY'S is a restaurant/ nightclub specializing in a wide variety of quality Latin cuisine. Add a plush location with a beautiful ambience and great music and you have our monthly slam. Text questions to 9732621723

7:00pm
268 howe ave
$10 sign up fee to compete, $100 Cash Prize to the winner
07055 Passaic, New Jersey

recent & featured listings

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Festival Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival New Jersey
Reading Series The College of New Jersey Visiting Writer’s Series New Jersey
Reading Series Princeton Reading Series New Jersey
Writing Program Rutgers University-Newark New Jersey
Writing Program Princeton University New Jersey
Writing Program Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey
Writing Program Rowan University New Jersey
Writing Program Rutgers University-Camden New Jersey
Landmark The Walt Whitman House New Jersey
Landmark William Carlos Williams’s Hometown of Rutherford, NJ New Jersey

poems

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Upon their arrival in America, more than twelve million immigrants were processed through the Ellis Island Immigration Center. Those who had traveled in second or third class were immediately given a thirty-second health inspection to determine if they were fit to enter their new country. A chalk

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It's the fern beyond the wind, the classic
Eruptions.  Night is a funnel that is overcome.
Violence of signs beyond the pale. Stasis
Has its own way, the hard work, the violence. 
Convalesce, convalesce in the green green
World, in which you could hardly walk,
But that was before, before life set its rhythms
In
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I sit by the window and watch a great mythological bird go down in flames. In fact, it’s a kite the neighborhood troublemaker has set on fire. Twenty-one and still living at home, deciding when to cut through a screen and chop us into little pieces. “He wouldn’t hurt a fly,” his mother would say, as they packed our