Monday, May 10, 2010

Jubilant Thicket Inaugeral Reading

Photo: Lillian Dunn, Apiary Corp
poetry + artways + local spirits

at Molly's Bookstore on second Sundays

A great evening at Molly's Bookstore. Poetry! Wine! Cats! ... and a moving presentation of photos.

Sunday, May 9th
7:00 pm
Molly's Bookstore (1010 S. 9th St. Phila, PA 19147 in the Italian Market)
$4 suggested donation (includes wine)
Open reading to follow


* A gritty Philadelphian lineup featuring: *
the poetry of Ryan Eckes

Jeffrey Stockbridge and Liz Moore's collaborative photo essay on Kensington: While photographing abandoned houses in various neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Jeffrey Stockbridge began to meet and photograph residents of Kensington. His initial focus was on a group of women who struggle with addiction and support their habits through prostitution; since then he has broadened his interest to include other people, places, and features of the neighborhood. In the fall of 2009 he invited writer Liz Moore to accompany him on his visits to Kensington. She is working on a related, long-form piece of creative nonfiction.
....and two lovely springlike wines from Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, PA: their 2008 Traminette and 2006 White Merlot

RYAN ECKES lives in South Philadelphia. His poetry can be read in Scythe, XConnect, Fanzine, the ixnay reader 4, Elective Affinities, and on his blog, Old News. He's got a chapbook called when i come here (Plan B Press, 2007). He teaches at Temple University and other places.

LIZ MOORE wrote most of her first novel, The Words of Every Song (Broadway, 2007), while an undergrad at Barnard College. The book, which centers on a fictional record company in New York City, draws partly on Liz's own experiences as a musician (Liz released her first album Backyards in 2007 as well). Liz obtained her MFA in Fiction from Hunter College, where she studied with Peter Carey, Colum McCann, and Nathan Englander. In the fall she'll be teaching Creative Writing and Composition at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. She still performs regularly, and has just completed her second novel. You can find her on the web at

Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE is a photographer who explores subject matter pertaining to the urban environment. His recent projects have focused on such subjects as abandoned houses, drugs, and prostitution. Jeffrey’s work has been exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Art Museum. Jeffrey is a recent recipient of a 2009 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts Grant and The Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship. Jeffrey is currently working on a new series, tentatively titled No Where But Here, and is
scheduled to have a solo show at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in 2011.

2008 PENNS WOODS TRAMINETTE: "I thought this hybrid white wine was delightful. It is not meant to be deep and ageworthy, but it probably exceeds its initial goals. Fruity and spicy, it is charming, distinctive and easy going. This probably charmed me more than it should have, but it is a pleasure to sip. Drink it young." (Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate)

2006 PENNS WOODS WHITE MERLOT: This unique rosé wine was made by the saignée method, where grape juice is “bled” off from the skins of the red grapes after only a few hours of contact. This wine simply bursts with flavor – although “simply” is inaccurate, as this wine has a complex profile of cassis, black raspberry and hints of mocha and an underlying minerality. It is indeed a serious wine that can make its statement in any surrounding. This wine is meant to be enjoyed now.

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