Readings

 

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Sunday, September 11th, 5:00pm
Jubliant Thicket Reading Series
Head House Books
619 South 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

PAST

Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm
Dave Worrell, Susan Windle, Hila Ratzabi, Nicole Rollender, and Hanoch Guy
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119
https://www.facebook.com/events/956364641145329/

Saturday, May 21st, 2:00pm
Nicolle Rollender, Sarah Blake, Shevaun Brannigan, Hila Ratzabi
Penn Book Center
130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Embodied Ritual, Embodied Writing
Elana Bell, Hila Ratzabi, Maya Pindyck

Date: Sunday, May 1st
Workshop with Elana Bell: 3:00-5:00pm
Poetry Performance: 6:00pm
Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This event is sponsored by Ritualwell.org.

Split This Rock Poetry Festival

Thursday, April 14th, 11:30-1:00pm
Eco-Feminist Poetry, Intersectionality, & the End of the Earth
Jess X. Chen,Safia Elhillo, Clara Chagxin Fang, Cecilia Llompart, Hila Ratzabi
AFL-CIO Gompers Room [Map]

Solastalgia (n.): the pain experienced when the place that one lives is under immediate assault. Today, rapid ocean acidification and rising CO2 levels drive the Earth and its eight million species closer to collapse. As the colonial world expands, borders are being violently redrawn, further pushing what’s left of the wild out of their homes. As climate change endangers our material, physical, and spiritual wellbeing, our response must be both intersectional and radical. As eco-feminist poets and environmental activists of diverse backgrounds, we respond to this crisis with fierce and visceral poems. The poets will each read and perform new work and then participate in a Q&A with the audience. A multimedia visual art presentation featuring interactive examples of eco-feminist art, music, and activism will accompany the reading. Through poetry and discussions of eco-feminist activism, we will explore the ways women, immigrants, indigenous peoples, and the Earth are entwined not only in the violence and silencing they face, but in their struggles and resilience.

Monday, April 11th, 7:30pm
Painted Bride Quarterly reading series
Black Sheep Pub
247 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Urban Nature Ecopoetry Workshop
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Old Town Hall 2nd Floor
32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970
12:15–1:15 p.m.
http://www.masspoetry.org/festival2015/

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Four Poets: Facets of their Jewish Journey
(with Hal Sirowitz, B.E. Kahn, and Cathleen Cohen)
Big Blue Marble Books
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 4:00pm

Friday, April 17, 2015
Earthly Rituals: Women in Celebration of and Dialogue with the Earth (with Therese Halscheid, Amy Small-McKinney, Alison Hicks, and Catherine Bancroft)
Big Blue Marble Books
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Words off the Page: An Evening with Jewish American Poets

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
$10/$8 Members

Join us for a special evening with prominent poets featured in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. The event includes readings from Elizabeth J. Coleman, Lynn Levin, Hila Ratzabi, Hal Sirowitz, and Jason Schneiderman, and a discussion moderated by Anthology co-editor, Deborah Ager.

Dessert reception with book sale and signing to follow.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Feats of Poetic Strength: An All-Women Poetry Reading
Hila Ratzabi, Shevaun Brannigan, Chloe Martinez, dawn lonsinger, Kimberly Ann Southwick
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym,1834 E. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125, 7–9pm

October 17, 2014: Couplet Reading Series 3rd Anniversary, with John Deming, Helen Vitoria, Jason Koo, John Reed, and Rachel McKibbens, The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002, 7:00pm

August 10, 2014: Jubliant Thicket, Head House Books, 619 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 5:00pm

July 26, 2014: “Eco-Poetry: Writing for the Love of this Blue Planet,” with Elliott batTzedek, Lori Wilson, Sam Hall, Lisa Wujnovich, Anne-Adele Wight, and MaryAnn Miller, Big Blue Marble Books, 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 7:00pm

July 19, 2014: Penn Book Center (with Jacob Russell and Dianna Dragonetti), 130 S. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104, 2:00pm

June 14, 2014: Reading with El Aleph Magazine, Berl’s Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street (next to Superfine), D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn

May 29, 2014: Big Blue Marble Books (with Michelle Castleberry), 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 7:00pm

April 23, 2014: Free Library, Independence Branch, 18 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (7th Street between Market & Chestnut), 6:30pm

March 29, 2014: From Transgressive to Divine Feminine: Female Poets as Rebels and Miscreants (with Wendy Babiak, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Seema Reza, Metta Sáma, Arisa White), Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Human Rights Campaign, Room 1, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036, 11:30am–1:00pm

January 2, 2014: Celebrating the publication of the Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, Poets House, New York, NY, 6–8pm

December 7, 2013: APIARY 7 Launch Party, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA, 7:00–10:00pm

December 5, 2013: Hosting Storyscape Issue #11 Launch Party with Box of Jars and Marc Jaffee, Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Ave, Brooklyn, between 2nd & 3rd Streets, 8–10pm

June 9, 2013: Group reading at Salon Des Amis Gallery, 2321 Yellow Springs Road, Malvern, PA 19355, 2–6pm

June 5, 2013: Contributors Rosebud Ben-Oni, R. Erica Doyle, Anne Hays, and Hila Ratzabi join forces for a reading and signing celebrating HER KIND, a literary community powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts at WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222, 7pm

http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/event/her-kind-rosebud-ben-oni-r-erica-doyle-anne-hays-and-hila-ratzabi

May 31, 2013: Shabbat Tikkun: A Conversation about the Climate Crisis & What We Can Do, reading and discussion with Environmental Action organizer Jesse Bacon, Kol Tzedek, Calvary Center, 815 S 48th St  Philadelphia, PA 19143, 7:15pm

May 11, 2013: 2nd Saturday Poets (with Marie-Elizabeth Mali), Wilmington, DE, 5:00–7:00pm

March 16, 2013: Finishing Line Press reading featuring Chloe Yelena Miller, David Ebenbach, Alison Hicks, and Hila Ratzabi, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 5:00pm

April 21, 2012: Not Your Bubbe’s Poetry, a reading with new Jewish women poets (Rachel Simon, Janlori Goldman, Sarah Heller, Reesa Grushka, Hannah Baker-Siroty), Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Peabody Essex Museum, China Art Gallery, Salem, MA, 1:30–2:30pm

April 13, 2012: Celebrating the Publication of Storyscape Issue #8, ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, 8:00pm

January 21, 2012: Box of Jars launch reading, 68 Jay St. Bar, Brooklyn, NY, 5:00–8:00pm

April 30, 2011: LUMINA launch reading, Slonim House, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 7:00–9:00pm

April 27, 2011: Perfect Sense Reading Series with Eve Grubin, Deborah Landau, Nate Pritts, & Sampson Starkweather, Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY, 6:00pm

November 10, 2010: Sarah Lawrence Alumnae Reading, Poets House, New York, NY, 6:30pm

June 14, 2010: Franklin Park Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY

June 7, 2010: Made with Love Organic Bakery & Cafe, 530 Jersey Ave. Jersey City, NJ, 7–8pm (with Chloe Yelena Miller)

March 23, 2010: New Jewish Voices (with Maya Pindyck, Amy Gottlieb, Elana Bell, Sarah Heller, and Rachel Simon), Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, NY

January 25, 2010: Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY

September 30, 2009: Sarah Lawrence College, Slonim House, Bronxville, NY

January 21, 2009: Mixer Reading Series, Cake Shop, New York, NY

October 22, 2008: Fundraiser for Intentional Theater, Lolita Bar, New York, NY

June 14, 2008: Vision Festival, New York, NY

September 13, 2007: Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY

April 27, 2007: Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, Bronxville, NY