Germantown Poetry Project

Network for new music is very excited to announce the beginning of the Germantown Poetry Project. This project will pair a team of poets and musicians with teens and adults from the Germantown community to create new poetry and to later use this poetry to create four new pieces of music.

This collaborative work will take place over the course of 8 workshops at the Coleman Regional Library, with the final pieces of music being performed at the Parkway Central Library on April 8, 2017 and the Coleman Library on April 9, 2017. Participation is free an open to any interested member of the Germantown community, 8th grade and up.  Come check out our first demo workshops!


Tuesday, October 4th, 4-5 pm
Sunday, October 9th, 3-4 pm
More times TBD

Coleman NW Regional Library
68 W Chelten Ave, Philadelphia

Check out our team of artists who will be leading these workshops!

Frank Sherlock

Poet; 2014-15 Philadelphia Poet Laureate; 2013 Pew Fellow; developer of city-wide “Write Your Block”, supported by the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy; author of several volumes of poetry.


 Trapeta B. Mayson

Poet; Executive Director, Historic Germantown; 2002 Pew Fellow; Co-facilitator, Germantown Poetry Studio.


Eric Moe

Composer; Guggenheim Fellowship winner; pianist; workshop leader; Andrew Mellon Professor of Music at U. Pittsburgh.


Jay Fluellen

Composer; singer; pianist; educator with School District of Philadelphia (teaches music and technology, co-wrote music curriculum); workshop leader; organist/choir director, African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas.

Please check back to see images and poetry from the workshops. We hope to see you soon!