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Poetry Coffeehouse Online: 05/28/20

May 28, 2020

Hosted by Jesse White and featuring Cathleen Cohen
7:00-8:00pm via Zoom.

Register below to reserve your spot.

Suggested fee: $5 (non-refundable).

Call Us for More Information!

610-566-4507, ext. 137

Please note that registration will close when a session has reached capacity, or at 8:00am the day of the session, whichever comes first. Please plan ahead!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shifted to an online format for our monthly Poetry Coffeehouse. In place of our open mic, we are inviting an established or emerging guest poet each month to share their poetry with us via Zoom, and then inviting participants to write in response to what moved them in the featured artist’s themes or words. There will then be time for sharing with other participants. This one-hour poetry experience extends our community to a wider world and offers all writers a safe net for linguistic exploration and spiritual discovery.

Upcoming Poetry Coffeehouse dates:

June 25, 7-8pm Raena Shirali
July 30, 7-8pm Feature TBD
August 27, 7-8pm Feature TBD


Cathleen CohenCathleen Cohen was 2019 Poet Laureate for Montgomery County (PA). A painter, poet, and teacher, she founded ArtWell’s “We the Poets” program in Philadelphia ( Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, 6ix, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, and other publications. In 2019, her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2017, her chapbook “Camera Obscura” won a Moonstone Arts Press prize. She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts gallery in Philadelphia (

Jesse WhiteJesse White is the Arts and Spirituality Coordinator at Pendle Hill. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies: Creative and Spiritual Process joined with a B.A. in Psychology from Guilford College. Jesse works as an arts educator and art therapist and directs Pigeon Arts, a cathartic art-making organization in Philadelphia. She is clerk of Frankford Monthly Meeting (PA).

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