Calendar

Feb
19
Fri
2016
Poetry Night
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A night of poetry, coffee, and general niceness at Coffee House Without Limits featuring traveling and local poets.

Come at 6 pm for caffiene and food, Words begin around 6:30

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Suggested donation of 5 dollars for our traveling friend.
No outside food or beverage.
No booze, drugs, or hate!

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Bryan Roessel – is a poet/science teacher in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. He is the founder and head organizer of Suffern Poetry, which has held poetry open mics and slams in New York’s Rockland County since 2011. He has competed at the National Poetry Slam 4 times. His poetry is chiefly about science, sadness, and relationships.

Cleveland Wall – is a poet, editor, and mail artist from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has performed her poetry at venues all over the Lehigh Valley and on both coasts. Her work has appeared recently in Philadelphia Stories, Transcendent Visions, and the Lehigh Valley Vanguard, where she was resident poet for fall 2014 and 2015. She makes tiny chapbooks and curates poetry events for the Allentown Arts Collective.

Rodney Allen Bushe II – was born in a small town of Massillon Ohio. He then moved to the south side of Chicago where he spent a good part of his childhood. His mother got remarried and moved to Allentown PA where he graduated from William Allen High school. Rodney is now married to the love of his life Angelina and has a son named Nehemiah. Rodney has always had a heart to serve and wants the best for his community. He is a deacon and Resurrected Life Community Church and is back in school currently working on finishing his Bachelors degree in business at Muhlenberg College. Rodney is a community Activist and is the lead organizer for Campaign For Change. Some day soon Rodney plans on opening up his own community center where he can create a environment that promotes a well balanced village for all.

Feb
24
Wed
2016
Night of Music
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Three Pennsylvania Musicial Acts Band Together to Make your Ears Happy

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Doghouse Charlie

Kokoro

Sam Steffen

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Stories, Atomosphere and pleasant social interactions.

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No outside food or beverage,
no booze, no being mean.
suggested $5 for musicians.
We’ve got vegan/veg sandwiches, salads and baked goods.
Coffee, tea, soda and more.
Tell someone you think might enjoy it!
Music at 7 pm.

Feb
25
Thu
2016
“Coffee” Art Gallery Opening
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
1
Tue
2016
No Mic Open Mic
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We have no microphone and a small room.

Sign your name on a piece of paper and read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, freestyle, perform some performance art, give a speech, or anything else that doesn’t hurt anyone!

NO PERFORMANCES OF COVERS OR ANYONE ELSE’S ART. (That may change one day, but licensing fees need to be sorted out first.)

No outside food or beverage – we’ve got soda, tea, coffee, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods for sale!

Sign ups begin at 6, performances from 6:30 until 9:00 or 9:15

You’ll get 3 pieces or 10 minutes, whichever is shorter.

This is a chance to try out new things, encourage your friends, and make no friends.

Questions? ask em.
Friends? invite ’em.

We’ll do this every week. No admission fee.

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Night Of Acoustic-Ish Music
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello, Friends!
More Live Original Music at Coffee House Without Limits

On March 5th, we bring you:

Scrap Kids – Folk/Punk from Pittsburgh
https://scrapkids.bandcamp.com/

Andrew Logan – Local Songwriter

Macey Rosania – Published Novelist who sings songs about love and the ocean, etc

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Show up at 6:00 for Coffee, Food, and Conversation.
Music Starts around 6:30 PM.
Suggested $5 donation for our traveling friends.

Mar
8
Tue
2016
No Mic Open Mic
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We have no microphone and a small room.

Sign your name on a piece of paper and read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, freestyle, perform some performance art, give a speech, or anything else that doesn’t hurt anyone!

NO PERFORMANCES OF COVERS OR ANYONE ELSE’S ART. (That may change one day, but licensing fees need to be sorted out first.)

No outside food or beverage – we’ve got soda, tea, coffee, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods for sale!

Sign ups begin at 6, performances from 6:30 until 9:00 or 9:15

You’ll get 3 pieces or 10 minutes, whichever is shorter.

This is a chance to try out new things, encourage your friends, and make no friends.

Questions? ask em.
Friends? invite ’em.

We’ll do this every week. No admission fee.

Mar
9
Wed
2016
Poetry Workshop
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

JOIN WISTERIA AND KURT EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR OUR POETRY WORKSHOP AT THE COFFEE HOUSE WITHOUT LIMITS!!

“The philosophy behind workshop is that writers will learn to be better writers by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals. Together, this community of writers reads, critiques, praises, and questions each other’s work.”

~ Writers will be encouraged to bring a poem to share. ~
(The poem may be one of your own or one of your favorite author’s poetry.)

~ Author will first read poem aloud, and then another writer will re-read the poem to the group. ~
(Poetry generally will be re-read by another writer to gain a full sense of the spoken word.)

~ Group will take turns first praising anything enjoyed, then critiquing and questioning the poem. ~
(Information will be used to strengthen work, NOT to rationalize flaws.)

~ Time will be allowed at the end to write new poetry. ~
(An important time for reflection while creative juices are flowing and while in an environment that provides the freedom to write.)

Spoken Word and Poetry by Marshall James Kavanaugh and Stephanie B
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March 9th, 2016. 6 PM. Coffee House Without Limits.
Traveling and Local Artists.
Suggested $5 donation.
No outside food or beverage.
Respect everyone, please!

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Kimberly Harbison – Local spoken word artist, enamored with the weight words can have on strangers, sharing stories and experiences through poetry, and probably some bad puns in between.
Samples of work can be found here:
http://temporarypoetictrash.tumblr.com/tagged/latenightpoetics

Marshall James Kavanaugh – He will be touring his new collection of poetry, Travel By Haiku, Volumes 1 through 5: Still Trippin’ Across the States. His performance will bring the audience along on the road with him across the country taking brief pauses to admire the air, the sunsets, the beaten earth, the tall trees on high mountains, and the breath of the ocean surf. There will be video projection and audio accompaniment to add to the audience’s dream cycle. Together we will follow a ritual of self-manifestation and reach a truly abundant transcendence.
Samples of my work can be found here: http://www.marshalljameskavanaugh.com/

Stephanie B. – She will be touring her new collection of essays, Letters To Aunt Lucy, which create a performative conversation between our generation and our primordial ancestor. The conversations are heavy with an exploration of the divine feminine form and her spoken word performance engages with the visceral language of each syllable, using her own body to accent her voice. Her performance takes cues from soul music and for half stanzas she’ll fill the room with sing-song, which will fall back into a meditational hum.
Samples of her work can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/+StephanieBartusis

Oliver (Ollie) Reilly – a trans-masculine poet who spent the last ten years in Philadelphia, but most recently became a resident of Easton, PA. They host Wild Mischief: A Reading Series and Literary Gathering and have a collective chapbook with some rad Philadelphians called BODIES OF FIRE, poems that explore the desire, triumphs, shame, mystery, and unnamed feelings we have for our bodies and their ability to transcend and limit. Their poems have been published here & there and they do readings sometimes, but mostly they just want to lie in parks, ride bikes, pet all the animals, and keep it real.
A sample of their work can be found in Apiary Magazine under their birth name
http://apiarymagazine.com/archive/print-issues/apiary-7

Mar
15
Tue
2016
No Mic Open Mic
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We have no microphone and a small room.

Sign your name on a piece of paper and read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, freestyle, perform some performance art, give a speech, or anything else that doesn’t hurt anyone!

NO PERFORMANCES OF COVERS OR ANYONE ELSE’S ART. (That may change one day, but licensing fees need to be sorted out first.)

No outside food or beverage – we’ve got soda, tea, coffee, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods for sale!

Sign ups begin at 6, performances from 6:30 until 9:00 or 9:15

You’ll get 3 pieces or 10 minutes, whichever is shorter.

This is a chance to try out new things, encourage your friends, and make no friends.

Questions? ask em.
Friends? invite ’em.

We’ll do this every week. No admission fee.

Mar
16
Wed
2016
Poetry Workshop
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

JOIN WISTERIA AND KURT EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR OUR POETRY WORKSHOP AT THE COFFEE HOUSE WITHOUT LIMITS!!

“The philosophy behind workshop is that writers will learn to be better writers by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals. Together, this community of writers reads, critiques, praises, and questions each other’s work.”

~ Writers will be encouraged to bring a poem to share. ~
(The poem may be one of your own or one of your favorite author’s poetry.)

~ Author will first read poem aloud, and then another writer will re-read the poem to the group. ~
(Poetry generally will be re-read by another writer to gain a full sense of the spoken word.)

~ Group will take turns first praising anything enjoyed, then critiquing and questioning the poem. ~
(Information will be used to strengthen work, NOT to rationalize flaws.)

~ Time will be allowed at the end to write new poetry. ~
(An important time for reflection while creative juices are flowing and while in an environment that provides the freedom to write.)