Sunday, September 14, 2008

Member News: Bonnie MacAllister & Monica Pace

I have a piece in the upcoming debut issue of the Pittsburgh based Weave Magazine. This is excellent news:

"Weave Magazine would like to express the most sincere gratitude to The Sprout Fund Board of Directors for generously approving our grant proposal. The Sprout Fund is a non-profit organization based in our hometown of Pittsburgh that supports grassroots creative projects that promote community involvement and support the flourishing art and cultural scene in our fair city. The first issue of Weave promises to be a beautiful collection of art and writing. Now we can also expand our efforts into the community by participating in conferences and providing support through informational and creative workshops. Weave strongly believes in the power of engaging the community and thankfully those at The Sprout Fund agree.

Thank you, Sprout Fund, for believing in Weave Magazine!"

Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Bonnie MacAllister, Monica Pace, and Brian Sammond

Blam! Poetry Series in Fairmount

Host: Adam Meora

Contact: Adam Meora

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time: 7 PM

Location: Mugshots
2100 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

Poetry Blam - in Fairmount -
Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Many Mountains Moving, Senior Poetry Editor since 2007
Lee's poetry book, identity papers, a 2006 Colorado Book Award finalist, is available from Ghost Road Press. Visit His first full-length poetry book, invisible sister was published by Many Mountains Moving Press, 2004. Lee won the 2002 Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook prize ($1,000) for The Sylf (2003), created identity papers for Drimala Records, published Strangers in a Homeland (chapbook with Ashland Poetry Press, 2001), and published hundreds of poems, stories and essays in Many Mountains Moving, Xconnect, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Crosscurrents, Drexel Online Journal, Green Mountain Review, Washington Square. He taught creative writing at University of Northern Colorado 2002-2007. He has a Ph.D. in British Romanticism and an MFA from NYU.

Bonnie MacAllister resides in a West Philadelphia house constructed in 1868. In the United States, her multi-media art work has appeared most recently as part of the Feminist Art Project in Michigan, and at the Redding Gallery (Wilmington), Main Line Art Center, DC Arts Center, the Philip Ratner Museum, AIR Gallery (NYC), Penn State, Holy Family College, the Inquirer Building, and High Wire Gallery (Philadelphia). Bonnie's publication credits include Black Robert Journal, nth Position, Helix, Parlor, and Turtle Ink Press (who nominated her for the Pushcart Prize.) Her recent chapbook was recently acquired by the Barnard College Library and permanent collections in Uruguay, Belgium, and Italy. Bonnie is the Co-President of the Women's Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter (National Women's Caucus for Art, an official NGO of the United Nations.)

Monica Pace
A resident of Philadelphia, PA, Monica Pace holds a Master's Degree in Communication from Drexel University. Her academic and avocational interests include writing, languages, visual art, music, travel, education, and international politics and cultures. Her nine published articles include interviews with Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist James Alan McPherson, playwrights Joan Holden and Bruce Graham, and actor and co-creator of Strangers with Candy, Paul Dinello. Her poems have been published in the Philadelphia arts journal, HiNgE (, and abroad in Andrew Lovat's Dead Drunk Dublin ( Pace, who vows never to write the Great American Novel, instead entertains thoughts of sending her completed proposal for Let's Bowl, an international bowling travel guide, to a reputable publisher.

Brian Sammond is a work-at-home computer programmer. He can frequently be seen on his mountain bike in the hills of Southeast Pennsylvania, or at open mics throughout the Philadelphia area, when he is not playing with his nieces and nephews. His work has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Mad Poets Review.
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