If you need help with nonprofit strategy, small business planning or development, event production, writing, editing, or promotion, I'd love to talk with you about your project. Here's some of what I'm already creating.
Project & Party
I'll be giving a preview of secret, year-long art project in the spring of 2018, to launch in fall 2018. If you'd like an invite to the preview party, sign up on the mailing list above. Shhhh!
I've just starting fencing, and volunteering for a start-up fencing club in South Philadelphia. Classes start up again January 2018, and I need some people to train with, so check it out. No experience necessary. Kids classes, too!
Red Pen Arts
Over the past twenty years, I've gained a lot of experience with business planning and non-profit strategy, event planning and production, fundraising, communications, writing, and editing. Let me know if I can help you with a project, especially if it grows Philadelphia into a better place.
V2: A Creation Myth
Inspired by the Vagina Monlogues, producer Lauren Leonard of Earlie Bird Productions is set to release a new show, which I've been co-writing and editing. It will explore a snapshot of the psychic aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, viewed through the lense of the lived experience of a small group of professional women. This ensemble piece will be told via personal memoir, composite experiences, and culminate in a new creation myth for America. Along the way, it will touch on sexuality, motherhood, work, feminism, race, politics, sexual assault and more. Tickets go on sale on January 10 for performances on February 23 and 24 at Philly PACK in South Philadelphia, 8 p.m.. Sign up on the mailing list to find out more, get your tickets now.
Little Red Records /
I've long been a singer-songwriter producing my own projects, and I am working on another record this year with my folk-noir band Sweetbriar Rose. I'm also studying cello at Settlement Music School... it's the most beautiful instrument in the world. In the meantime, check out our debut album.
The Erotic Literary Salon
On the third Tuesday of every month, you can step into a sanctuary for verbal expression in the upstairs lounge at Time in Center City Philadelphia. Founded by sexologist Dr. Susana Mayer, each evening consists of an open-discussion adult sex-ed hour, and then open readings of fiction, poetry, memoir and more. I'm now a co-producer and guest host for the salon, which will also be creating a signature yearly event to launch in the fall of 2018. All are welcome into this space, which is a home for wayward literary works that don't have a place with traditional venues or publishers. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy good conversation, company and a chance to read or listen, then head downstairs for the city's best jazz open mike.