Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Barbara Crooker Does Poetry Thursdays, September 14

September 14, Babara Crooker Reads at Midtown Scholar

The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel's Poetry Thursdays reading series at the Midtown Scholar bookstore presents Barbara Crooker, author of Gold (Cascade Books, 2013), September 14.

Crooker's poems have appeared  in many journals such as Yankee,
The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal,
Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, and Poetry International.

Barbara Crooker received the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, 
and the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud.  
Residencies include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 
and three Pennsylvania Council Creative Writing Fellowships.

Crooker's verse has frequently been featured on Garrison Keeler's NPR/PRI show, The Writer's Almanac.

A brief open mic will precede Crooker's presentation. 
Midtown Scholar Bookstore. 1302 North Third Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17102. Phone, 717.236.1680.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Marjorie Maddox

Marjorie Maddox will be performing her work at the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel reading series to promote her new short story collection What She Was Saying, available now from Fomite Press.

Maddox has published eleven collections of poetry including Weeknights at the Cathedral (WordTech 2006);Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); When The Wood Clacks Out Your Name: Baseball Poems (2001 Redgreene Press Chapbook Winner); Body Parts (Anamnesis Press 1999); Ecclesia (Franciscan University Press, 1997); How to Fit God into a Poem (1993 Painted Bride Chapbook Winner); and Nightrider to Edinburgh (1986 Amelia Chapbook Winner), as well as numerous essays in journals and anthologies.

This reading series' event takes place at the Midtown Scholar
Bookstore, 1302 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17102.
May 11. 7--9 pm. More information, 717.236.1680.,

                                                               What She Was Saying,
                                              available now from Fomite Press

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 6, Marci Nelligan, is featured poet at the Midtown Scholar

Marci Nelligan, who teaches creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College, is featured at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore reading series on April 6, 2017
She's been published in numerous journals, including Chain, syllogism, Free Lunch, and the Walrus.

Nelligan's Infinite Variations was published with Black Radish Books in 2011. Nelligan’s second full-length collection The Ghost Manada is her most recent tome.
Marci Nelligan’s Ghost Manada is a book of insistent absence in conversation with her own shade songs. The book is an intertext of experimental lyrics speaking to and through Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and the spirit of Emily Dickinson.

This special event is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is located at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, for more information, 717.236.1680,

Upcoming events, Poetry Cartel. Thursdays at the Scholar:

April 13-- Open mic
April 20-- Maria James-Thiaw
April 27-- Open mic

May 6-- Open mic
May 11-- Majorie Maddox
May 18-- Open mic
May 25-- D.M. Spitzer

June 6-- Patricia Lockwood
June 8-- Barbara Crooker
June 15-- Open mic
June 22-- Gary Miller
June 29-- Open mic

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Craig Czury Sings Spring at the Poetry Cartel reading series

Then: Craig Czury in a Leafy Kitchen

Now: March 9, Craig Czury reading at the Poetry Cartel's ongoing series at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1303 Third St., right across from the Broad Street Market. So, park over there in the diagonal parking spots, then walk over to the Scholar & get verse & caffeine and & act as though Spring has arrived just in time to bask in the glory of this one special evening. Yeah.
Everything's waiting for you.
7 to 9 pm, at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, PA.
1302 North Third Street, 17102. Call 717.236.1680 for more information.