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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for Philadelphia’s next Youth Poet Laureate. The OACCE has instituted this position in order to promote interest in poetry throughout the city and to give one young person an opportunity to develop his or her talents in poetry.  This individual will also promote poetry through their work with Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, Frank Sherlock, and appearances in their capacity as Youth Poet Laureate from June 2014 through May 2015. The application process is open to any youth residing in Philadelphia and attending high school at the time of application. However, students graduating high school in June 2014 are ineligible. The guidelines and online application can be found at A copy of the application is available for download to submit by mail as well.

All applicants must be nominated by an adult. The OACCE strongly encourages school administrators and teachers to become involved in the process and select nominees to represent your school in the larger Youth Poet Laureate selection process.

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked to the OACCE by April 11, 2014.

For all questions, please contact Lindsay Tucker So at



Calling all Philly teens! On Saturday, March 15th from 1-4pm, join the University of the Arts and STAMP for Discover A.C.T. (Arts and Culture for Teens) Day!

RSVP at, or just show up. Teens who RSVP online by March 13 will be entered to win a bonus prize!

What’s Discover A.C.T. Day? It’s a resource fair of arts & culture opportunities just for teens. Come learn about after-school programs, classes, summer camps and more that can help you discover your passion and make your creative mark!

Each organization will have information about their teen programming, plus fun projects you can work on right then and there.  Some organizations will even offer exclusive discounts for teens who visit their table on Discover A.C.T. Day! Be sure to follow STAMP on Facebook and Twitter—they’ll tease info about all the activities and discounts in the weeks leading up to the event.

But wait—there’s more! Discover A.C.T. Day is also an opportunity for Philly teens to sign up for a STAMP Pass (if they don’t have one already!) and enter to win FREE tuition for a class during the next semester of UArts Pre-College Saturday School!

Any questions? Email

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s STAMP Day event will be at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) on Friday, February 21 from 3:30-5:30pm.

STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, in partnership with 12 museums and attractions and a group of generous sponsors and community organizations, that aims to increase teens’ access to all of the incredible arts and culture Philadelphia has to offer. The event will coincide with the current exhibit by Mural Arts, Beyond the Paint. This event is free for STAMP Pass holders. If there any teens who are not yet enrolled in STAMP, they can sign up for a pass at the event!

The STAMP pass is open to any Philadelphia high school student, and is valid for one year of FREE admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions. Pass holders also get access to special events throughout the year. For more information about the event and pass, visit

Listen to Our Mighty Audio Documentary Tonight
WHYY 90.9 FM, Sunday, Feb. 16, 6pm
(Replay, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2pm)
Jocko * The Guy with the Goods * Jimmy Bishop * Butterball *
The Mighty Burner * Holiday on Sunday * Louise Williams * Dyana Williams * Carl Helm * Lloyd Fatman, 
and so many more.
With tracks that will make your knees freeze and your liver quiver!

“You can’t lose with the stuff we use!”

Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts

7924 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19118


Musehouse and Morning Circle Media


Book Holidays

A Parent and Child Reading Event


Looking for something to do when the kids are off from school?

Monday, February 17, 2014

10 to 11:30 am

Stay Tuned for One More Book Holiday on Monday, April 14, 2013

Book Holidays are appropriate for children ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Seating is limited….please  arrive early. Refreshments and Art Activities At Each Event. To register, call: 267-331-9552

As part of Moonstone Arts Center’s week-long celebration of Charlotte Forten’s life and work, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), the Philadelphia Writing Project and Moonstone are excited to offer a free writing workshop on Saturday, February 8th at NMAJH, 5th and Market Streets, from 1-3:30. This interactive workshop will use excerpts from Charlotte Forten’s journals, like the poem below, to guide writers in their own journal writing. A tour of NMAJH is included in the event. Students and their families are welcome to attend. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register for the workshop. For more information about the week-long Charlotte Forten project, visit

May those whose holy task it is
To guide impulsive youth,
Fail not to cherish in their souls
A reverence for truth;
For teachings which the lips impart
Must have their source within the heart
– Charlotte Forten, 1854