The Moonstone Arts Center is expanding Moonstone’s traditional programming of authors, poetry, and political discussions, with new programs of music, theater, comedy, film and writing workshops. We are beginning a program to help emerging poets publish their work, and will offer chapbook editing, design and printing. Our space is available for other organizations to rent or co-produce programs.
In addition to the Moonstone Poetry Series we now host Poets & Prophets and the Poetic Arts Project of Philadelphia. Music programs are being developed with Lucky Old Souls, Ian O’Beirne and Rustic Music. Writing workshops include a poetry workshop with Leonard Gontarek, a fiction workshop with Philadelphia Stories, and a non-fiction workshop with Susan Perloff.
Moonstone is also producing Thomas Paine: The Forgotten Founding Father, with public lecturers, an essay contest in the high schools, and a panel discussion on the 200th anniversary of his death on June 8, 2009, with historians and Paine scholars, Eric Foner, Jack Fruchtman, and Harvey Kaye. For more information see: www.forgottenfoundingfather.net