Welcome to the Mad Poets Society

The Mad Poets Society is an integral part of the Philadelphia writing community. With more than 100 members in six states, we are an active organization of poets and writers who have joined together for camaraderie and critique with heart, to celebrate the creative soul and to promote the literary arts. The Mad Poets offers dozens of events each year, including master classes, informative workshops, informal critique circles, open mic nights, and poetry readings featuring talented local poets and distinguished regional and national writers.

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Latest News

  • Pardon Our Appearance - We are in the process of updating this website to reflect our 2014 schedule. While some of the schedules may say “2014 Schedule” if the dates below include “2013″ they are old dates, still in need of updating. Please be patient. The Mad Poets Society is an all-volunteer effort, powered by poets and writers who […]
  • 3RD ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA POETRY FESTIVAL - In celebration of poetry month, The Philadelphia Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 11 am to 4:30 p.m., in the Montgomery Auditorium,at the Philadelphia Free Library, 1901 Vine Street , Philadelphia , PA , 19103 . It is an afternoon dedicated to celebrating Greater Philadelphia poetry in all of its manifestations, and […]
  • Congrats to Three Mad Poets! - Congratulations to three Mad Poets on their awards in the annual Charlotte Miller Simon Poetry Contest given by the Ardmore Library. Joseph Dorazio won first prize and both Linda M. Fischer and Amy E. Laub received honorable mentions.  The winners will be reading their poems at the awards ceremony tomorrow, Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. in […]

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Wed Oct 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poetry In The Round
Gryphon Cafe, Wayne PA
Fri Oct 24, 2014
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Aloud & Alive featuring Mike Morell
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Philadelphia PA
Wed Nov 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poets & Artists Multi-Genre Series featuring Glenn McLaughlin & Brian Sammond
Community Arts Center, Wallingford PA

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