Monday, May 3, 2010

Attn: Philadelphia friends! Prompted Reading @ the American Swedish Historical Museum on May 22



If you are in the Philadelphia area, I encourage you to attend a reading at the American Swedish Historical Museum, from the new book Prompted.

Prompted is edited by Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio Director Alison Hicks, the author of the novella, Love: A Story of Images, and Falling Dreams, a volume of poetry. I first met Alison four years ago at a writing retreat at the Zen Arts Retreats with poet Jane Hirshfield. Alison is a wonderful writer and reader. We’ve shared work and writing news over the years. She’s insightful, kind and challenging with her comments. If you are in the Philadelphia area, I encourage you to consider her workshops.

Information on the Reading:
When: May 22, 2010, 4-8, rain or shine

Where: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia 215-389-1776

Reserve your tickets by May 20 for just $10 by emailing christine(at)philadelphiastories(dot)org, or $12 at the door. Admission includes food, beverages, fab tunes from DJ Ted Offensive, readings, and live music from local band, The Tights.

The party will also celebrate the third release from PS Books. Prompted presents poetry, personal essays, and fiction from Alison Hicks' Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio. From internationally published author Julie Compton (Tell No Lies, Rescuing Olivia) to first-time poet Marsha Pincus, Prompted's connective tissue lies in a deep love and respect for the craft of writing.

The online auction starts Friday, April 30.

You are invited, although not required, to RSVP for the reading on Facebook.

About Prompted
PS Books, a division of Philadelphia Stories, in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, presents Prompted, an anthology that explores the human condition via poetry, personal essays, and fiction.

From internationally published author Julie Compton (Tell No Lies, Rescuing Olivia) to first-time poet Marsha Pincus, Prompted’s connective tissue lies in a deep love and respect for the craft of writing. Prompted is edited by Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio Director Alison Hicks, the author of the novella, Love: A Story of Images, and Falling Dreams, a volume of poetry.

Hicks began the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio (GPWS) in October1996 with five people who met for three hours once a week in a church in Center City, Philadelphia. The process was the same then as it is today, and the Center City workshop still meets in that same church. Hicks began a similar workshop in the Delaware County/Main Line in 1999.

“I did not create the process,” Hicks says of the GPWS method. “It is the Amherst Writers & Artists method, brainchild of Pat Schneider, with whom I studied in the early 1980s. The core beliefs underlying it are simple and true: everyone has creative genius and a unique voice and vision to offer the world. The workshops aim to cultivate that voice.”

The anthology will be available for purchase through PS Books, Amazon, and all major bookstores. For additional information on Prompted, its content, and PS Books, visit their website or contact christine(at)psbookspublishing(dot)org.

About PS Books
PS Books publishes literary and commercial fiction, nonfiction and anthologies with a preference for, but not limited to, the Delaware Valley. PS Books is a division of Philadelphia Stories, a nonprofit literary magazine and companion website that publishes literary fiction, poetry, and art from PA-NJ-DE and provides it to the general public free of charge.

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