Moonstone Arts Center
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