The next poetry reading at the Pen & Pencil Club will take place on Sunday, Apr. 19. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until approximately 10 p.m. The featured readers are Gina Myers, Elizabeth Catanese, and Darla Himeles. An open mic will follow.
Come out to welcome Gina to Philly and bring a poem with you to read if you like. And check out Elizabeth and Darla who sometimes collaborate on their poetry. You may get a chance to hear them both performing at the same time.
The event is hosted by P & P’s own Robert Zell.
Here’s info on the poets:
Gina Myers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), as well as numerous chapbooks. Originally from Saginaw, Mich., she now lives in Philadelphia where she works in media communications.
Elizabeth Catanese is an artist and writer embracing creative hybridity. She likes to write about visual art and make paintings that include writing. Her work has appeared in Adanna Literary Journal, OVS, Anomalous Press and Referential Magazine. Her mixed media and installation art has been exhibited in galleries at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Bryn Mawr College, Mercer County College, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and other venues. She lives in Philadelphia and is an English, creative writing and humanities instructor at Community College of Philadelphia.
Darla Himeles is a poet, translator, and essayist with work in recent or forthcoming issues of Mantis, APR, Storyscape, and Women’s Review of Books. She holds an MFA in poetry and poetry in translation from Drew University and an AB in English from Bryn Mawr College. She is currently at Temple University, where she’s pursuing a PhD in English.