The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center located at 419 Green Lane (rear) in Philadelphia is offering a special humanities program, “Robert Zaller and Lili Bita, and Nick Lutwyche and Lisa Lutwyche: Married to the Muse,” March 6, from 3:00 to 5:15 PM. $5 Donation requested. Refreshments will be provided. Open Reading afterwards. Phone: 215-482-3363
Greek-born Lili Bita, author, actress, and musician, has published fourteen volumes of poetry as well as books of fiction, memoir, and translation. A member of the prestigious Hellenic Authors Society, her love poems have been likened by critics to Sappho for their passionate intensity. A new and expanded edition that collects all her erotic poetry, "Fleshfire," has just been published by Somerset Hall Press.
Robert Zaller, poet, critic, and historian, is the author of six books and chapbooks of poetry. His work has appeared in such leading periodicals as American Poetry Review, Boulevard, and Confrontations, and has been translated into several languages. His most recent collection is "Speaking to Power." A Guggenheim fellow and an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is Distinguished University Professor of History at Drexel University.
Nick Lutwyche spent twenty-five years in the Royal Navy and fifteen years in the British Ministry of Defense. He has been an actor in community theatre since his boyhood in England. He has been a published poet in the UK and in the US for nearly twenty years, publishing in print. In the spring of 2012 Nick performed on the stage of the Library of Congress, with five other veterans, in “The Telling Project.”
Lisa Lutwyche received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in 2013. Poet, artist, produced playwright, writer, and actor, she has been anthologized and published across the US and in the UK since the1990s, Lisa’s book of poetry, A Difficult Animalis due in the fall of 2016. She is currently an adjunct Professor of English at Cecil College in Maryland and at Delaware County Community College.
The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center will also have a Member’s Art Show Opening from noon to 3:00 PM.