Design Proposals to be on display at Fulton Theatre

Poetry Paths has received proposals from two artists for an installation to occur near the main entrance of the Fulton Theatre, 12 N. Prince St.  The proposals will be on display in the lobby during the Fulton’s Youtheatre performances this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you happen to be attending, we welcome you to search out our display and submit your vote and comments.

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Design proposals on display at SACA

Poetry Paths has solicited proposals from two mural artists for the installation to occur at the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA).  We are currently collecting public comments. If you are part of the SACA community, we welcome you to submit your vote and comments. Go to the lobby at 545 Pershing Ave today until Monday, July 25.

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Connect & Share Event

A lively group of partners from both the sites and the schools joined us and our primary funders, Lancaster County Community Foundation, and Franklin & Marshall College, for a reception on June 14. It was a time for introductions among all parties involved with the hope that new professional and organizational relationships might be built or strengthened as we all work in various ways to build a stronger city.

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Call for Poetry – Keystone Arts & Culture Center


Call for Poetry – Keystone Arts & Culture Center (click link for complete information)

Poetry Paths seeks original poems by living poets from Lancaster to be integrated into a piece of public art permanently displayed at Keystone Arts & Culture Center.

AWARDS — Two poets will be chosen; each will receive $250.

DEADLINE — May 31, 2011, midnight

SITE & THEME — Keystone Culture & Arts Center is located at the intersection of Pearl Street and Prangley Avenue, in the heart of the southwest quadrant of Lancaster City. We are looking for poems that speak, obliquely or directly, to themes of welcome, possibility and opportunity.  In this way, we hope the poems will allude to the way Keystone’s neighborhood and its residents have changed and adapted over time.

The public art, to be designed and fabricated by Keystone, will bring together the collaborative efforts of several artists, reflect community input, and provide reference to Lancaster’s rich heritage in the arts.

ELIGIBILITY — Open to living poets of any age (including youth poets) who live or have lived in Lancaster, PA.

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Beyond tourism: The power of the arts in Lancaster

“Lancaster’s art scene is making exciting strides in telling the world more about what makes us an “arts destination.” Through a new regional advertising campaign that launched this month, articles and posts about the arts in Lancaster have already appeared in Harrisburg, Baltimore and Philadelphia. . .”

Read more:

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Kids Poetry Reading, May 4th, 6:30-8:30pm

The Schnader Theatre at  Roschel Performing Arts Center, Franklin & Marshall College

From October 2010 through April 2011, students from Lancaster’s public elementary and middle schools have been studying and writing poetry inspired by our city. Help celebrate their work at our 2nd annual Kids Poetry Reading, featuring:

  • Original poetry and art by 60+ students from Burrowes, Lafayette, King, Wharton and Reynolds schools
  • Words from our Poet in the Schools, Barbara Strasko
  • Live performances by Heads Up Lancaster Junkyard Drumming Group, Music for Everyone Lancaster Community Chorus, and the Washington Elementary String Ensemble
  • Light refreshments to follow

The theatre is located on the west side of College Ave between New and Frederick Streets. Click here for map. Free street parking.

Free and open to the public.

**ALSO, COME TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF THIS YEAR’S KIDS POETRY JOURNAL, 97 hot-off-the-press pages of original poetry and art



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In the news

Poets get to spread word all over city, by Bernie Harris  // Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Monday, February 21, 2011

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Call for Artists/RFQ

Poetry Paths seeks qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating pieces of art to be permanently displayed throughout the city, each piece incorporating selected poetry.

Deadline: March 25, 2011

Please read the Call for more information.

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Major Jackson, poet, at Bright Side

Visiting poet, Major Jackson, lead a lively Poetry Paths workshop for 25 youth at Bright Side Opportunities Center this afternoon.

Jackson is the author of Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002) and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at the University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review. Jackson participated in the 2003 Emerging Writers Festival at Franklin & Marshall College.

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Call for Poetry

Poetry Paths seeks original poems by living poets to be integrated into pieces of public art permanently displayed throughout our city.

Please read the Call for information about SIX sites for which we currently seek poems by living writers, and please share this call with poets you know.

AWARDS: Poets whose work is chosen for the Paths will receive $500 each.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all living poets.  A record of prior publication is preferred but not required.  Please provide a list of publications if you have one. There is no requirement that the poet lives or has lived in Lancaster or Pennsylvania.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: We will begin reviewing submissions immediately.  Poems for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design are due by Friday, February 18, midnight; the final deadline for submissions for all other sites is Monday, March 21, 2011, midnight.

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