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Journalist-poet Michael Lear-Olimpi will be Poetry Thursdays’ featured performer on Thursday, May 22, at the Midtown Scholar bookstore.
He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart (poetry) Prize by Iris G. Press.
Lear-Olimpi's poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including Temple University literary magazine The Parable, Fledgling Rag, and the print anthology and CD, A Poets Tour of Harrisburg.

He's taught journalism and writing, and poetry, for the last decade, at Temple and Saint Joseph’s universities. Currently, he teaches English at Penn State Harrisburg and at Central Pennsylvania College. A Schuylkill County native, Lear-Olimpi recently returned to Harrisburg, where he lived after college, after concluding a nearly 20-year sojourn in Philadelphia.
Working primarily as a reporter, but also as photographer and editor, Lear-Olimpi has edited magazines and Web sites and has worked for several Keystone state newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer.

This event is presented by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. Readings begin at 7pm and continue until 9.
The Midtown Scholar is the largest academic used bookstore in Pennsylvania. It’s located in a renovated 1920s theater next to Harrisburg's historic Broad Street Market, just a few blocks north of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg PA 17102. Call for information, 717-236-1680
Parking is available on the street as well as in the parking lot behind the store.

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The following comments are for "Olimpi-Lear Reading at Midtown Scholar"
by aragon38

Fox Chase Poets Feature at Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Poetry Reading, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter
Date and Time: March 26, 2015, 7 PM-- 9 PM.
Midtown Scholar Bookstore,1302 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA

Diane Sahms Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review who co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Diane’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at and On Youtube: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri Live at Cafe Improv 4-27-13

g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia where he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series. Eight collections of his poetry and prose have been published by, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. Most recently Carvings in November 2010. His newest fiction collection, Thugs, Con Men, Pigs and More will be released in November by Red Dashboard Press. You can visit him at .On Youtube: g emil reutter live at Cafe Improv 3-23-13
Poetry Thursdays at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.

( Posted by: aragon37 [Member] On: March 17, 2015 )

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