Category Archives: Local poetry news

Pastor writes book of poetry

The Rev. E.J. Ross, who has served as pastor of Springwood Chapel in York Township for the past 21 years, has released a new poetry book, “Glory Wrought.” In “Glory Wrought,” Ross shares his most intimate expressions of pain, praise, joy … Continue reading

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CityArts to host summer poetry workshop series beginning June 22

A three-part workshop series developed “for writers seeking growth and excitement” will begin with a how-to session on getting published in literary magazines, to be held 2 to 4 p.m. June 22 at YorkArts’ CityArts gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., … Continue reading

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Spoutwood Farm Center will offer writing in nature retreat June 14

Morning yoga, nature walks, journal making and poetry writing — if that sounds like a great way to spend a summer day, then reserve yourself a spot in the Poetry in Nature Writing Retreat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June … Continue reading

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York’s poet laureate will launch women’s writing group May 19

Christine Lincoln, York’s poet laureate, will launch a writing group for women who have experienced trauma, and the first meeting will be 5 to 7 p.m. May 19 at The Community Progress Council (CPC) 226 E. College Ave., York. According to … Continue reading

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Yorkfest adult literary competition now accepting your poem, prose entries

The annual Yorkfest celebration always includes a writing contest. This year, YorkArts will be accepting your poems and prose until June 2. According to the YorkArts website, the adult literary competition is open to anyone 18 years and older. Adults … Continue reading

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Former York poet laureate and her press find new home at Strand-Capitol

The historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York is showing a greater interest in the literary arts, as evidenced by its recent welcome of York’s outgoing poet laureate and her press. According to a press release, Carla Christopher and … Continue reading

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It’s NOT the King’s English: May 16 event to feature Christine Lincoln, Dustin Nispel

One of Christine Lincoln’s first official readings as York’s newest poet laureate will be at the May installment of It’s NOT the King’s English. From 7 to 10 p.m. May 16 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St., … Continue reading

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Hear three poets read April 18 at York’s King’s Courtyard

It’s NOT the King’s English monthly poetry night presents the verse of Randolph Bridgeman, Michael Czarnecki and Melissa Carl at 7 p.m. April 18 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St., York.

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Watch York’s new poet laureate being inducted by Mayor Bracey April 1

On April 1, Christine Lincoln was sworn in as York’s fifth poet laureate by Mayor Kim Bracey. In definition of the laureate post, Mayor Bracey said, “A poet laureate works to bring the power and beauty of poetry and spoken … Continue reading

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