Mad Poets Society
P.O Box 1248
Media, PA 19063-8248
Throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
Several readings that happen on a monthly basis, as well as special annual/semi-annual events, including the Mad Poets Festival and the Mad Poets Bonfires.
Formed in 1987, Mad Poets Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, organized exclusively for the purpose of promoting poetry, the spoken word and the literary arts, to promote both beginning and established poets and to stimulate appreciation for poetics and to raise the level of interest and education in the community and in the schools. MPS aspires to support poets and the appreciation of poetry in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities, as well as encourage a nurturing atmosphere to foster individual artistic growth. Mad Poets Society is supported by PA Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the PA Council on the Arts (PCA), a state agency. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by PA’s General Assembly and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the FIVE COUNTY ARTS FUND.
At the Festival, Director Eileen D'Angelo will talk a bit about the Mad Poets' programs followed by a reading from John Timpane. Timpane was the Media Editor/Writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1997 to 2009. He was the Editor of the commentary page of the Inquirer and has been published in hundreds of newspapers. He is a regular guest on National Public Radio and elsewhere.