Monday, 17 March 2014

Here's something to stay up very late for - ModPo again - The Beat Poets

"We hope many a ModPo'er will join us for a live interactive webcast on Monday, March 17, at 7:30 PM Philadelphia time. Julia Bloch will be moderator and host; she and several Philadelphia-based poets will talk about the Beats. Discussion will include some of the Beat writings we discuss in ModPo.

All the information you need - including the link to the live video feed - is below. Plan to join us and to call in with your comment or question!

Enrollment for ModPo '14 (starts September 6th) is of course open. We welcome you to join us again! Just go here - - and enroll!

With best wishes from a thawing Philly,

- Al

THE BEAT POETS: A CONVERSATION WITH PHILADELPHIA WRITERS brings together five Philadelphia-based writers to talk about the Beat legacy. We'll consider the significance of the Beats today, from classic figures like Kerouac and Ginsberg to alt-Beats (Baraka, Waldman) to the legacy of Beat poetic elements (babbleflow, the road trip, bohemianism) and beyond.

On Monday, March 17, at 7:30 pm Philadelphia time, join us in-person at the Kelly Writers House for an event that will also be offered as an INTERACTIVE WEBCAST, during which audiences from outside the Arts Café will be invited to join us with their questions and comments!

WATCH the event live at

To JOIN us by phone, or by Twitter:

Call 215-573-9752
Tweet using ‪#‎phillybeats‬ "


  1. I'm not sorry at all for all these ModPo posts. My Monday group has decided to flow through the course at our own pace in my village pub some Sunday nights. How will we tackle Gertrude Stein in 2 hours?

    We will be using some techniques Hilda Sheehan uses in her workshops, glasses of wine and a timer.

  2. I have tried to listen to the ModPo webcast and I didn't get it at all. Oh well.


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