Reading in Philadelphia

Moonstone Poetry @ the Pub

Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street

Wednesday September 11, 2019 – 7pm

         Elise Brand, Steve Deutsch & Jackie Shelley  

Elise Brand is an English teacher, writer and poet, adviser of Journeys to America, and The Maple Legacy and advises the biannual SAHS Red Oak Literary Magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Transcendent Visions, Adanna Literary Journal, The North Penn Reporter, Mousetales Press, and The Broadkill Review, as well as Lovers and Fighters: Poetry for Social Change and she served on the board of MCPL for six years.

Steve Deutsch was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in State College, PA. Over the past three years, his work has appeared in more than 2 dozen print and online publications. He was nominated for Pushcart Prizes in 2017 and 2018. His Chapbook, “Perhaps You Can,” was published in 2019 by Kelsay Press.

Jacalyn Shelley, a member of the South Jersey Poets Collective, participates in poetry readings in Atlantic City and hosts the Leap Street Poets Workshop. She’s been published in several journals including Sugar House Review, Dunes Review, DASH, San Pedro River Review, Shot Glass Journal, and Pilgrimage’s Injustice and Protest Issue. In 2018 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. To enjoy more of her poetry go to

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