Friday, February 4th, 2011
(Philadelphia, PA) On February 13th at 7 p.m., The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series will present Elizabeth Kirwin, performing the Fairy Gothic Ballads with the music of LiamSckhot, Jonathan Pogoda reading poetic fiction, and poetry by Quincy Scott Jones. The event will be held at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, in Philadelphia, PA. Donations are accepted.
Debrah Morkun founded The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series, where she has created a venue to showcase the work of avant-garde poets, featuring them alongside artists of different media and scholars. The series takes its name from the Selected Poems of Jonathan Williams. Debrah Morkun recently published a selection from her new book, Hera Calf, 2. Her calf whispering room in Bardic Sepulchral, the section of FairiesInAmerica.com that features the poetry of fairies, witches, friends of the fairies, the literary avant-garde and more. Bardic Sepulchral is edited by CAConrad, who recently published an expanded version of The Book of Frank with Wave Books.
Elizabeth Kirwin, the editor and publisher of FairiesInAmerica.com, has been collaborating with the music composer LiamSckhot for three years on the Fairy Gothic Ballads, an audio collection of tales of magic sprung from Ireland in the 18th Century. LiamSckhot is a master percussionist and he illustrates the ballads with electronic and acoustic music. Kirwin is of Irish American lineage and she is a performance artist who dresses as her magical male character — the bard. The performance at Jubilant Thicket is the first public presentation of the ballads.
The Fairy Gothic Ballads are imaginary narratives of the land and the people of Ireland, and tell of their precarious relationship to the faeries, a sublime race of beings who rule the wilderness areas and make incursions into the human realm. Visit the Fairy Music section of FairiesInAmerica.com to listen to free podcasts.
FairiesInAmerica.com was founded in 2007 to document the cultural, spiritual, sexual and gender revolution being sparked by the faery movement, an eclectic branch of neo-paganism. FairiesInAmerica.com is open to submissions in gender, sexuality, music, spirituality, art, writing, poetry and more. The website has published the work of Michael Rumaker, Penny Arcade and other writers and artists. FairiesInAmerica.com is currently seeking section editors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit work or inquire about editorial positions.
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