Sunday, April 21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Two Voices and their Italian Souls: Rosemary Cappello and Camelia Nocella – With Music Accompaniment. $5 Donation requested. Light refreshments will be served. There will be an Open Reading. Phone: 215-482-3363.
Camelia Nocella will be accompanied by Joe Nocella and Rosemary Cappello will be accompanied by Anthony Cappello. The afternoon will be a blending of poems with original music compositions.
Rosemary Petracca Cappello’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, from The Anthology of Women Writing to Voices in Italian Americana. In connection with the Manayunk Art Center’s annual Edgar Allan Poe readings, she developed two monologues of women who figured in Poe’s life. Cappello has published many chapbooks of her poetry, the most recent being San Paride, who is the patron saint of her father’s town, Teano, Italy. She also edits and publishes the annual literary journal, Philadelphia Poets, and organizes and presents readings in conjunction with that publication. Cappello writes a monthly column for The Reporter, mostly movie reviews but on other topics as well. A water colorist, she has exhibited her work at many galleries.
Anthony Cappello learned to play the guitar from his grandfather, John Petracca, and while a youth of tender years, was part of a quartet of musicians: his grandmother, Rose Petracca, on second guitar; his sister, Mary, on second mandolin; his grandfather on first mandolin and himself, on first guitar. He now plays solo classical guitar and accompanies at poetry readings. His interests range from studying the universe to playing chess and scrabble.
As a Senior Career Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia, Camelia Nocella has presented educational workshops to parents and teachers. Camelia has given poetry presentations for Poets and Prophets, the Delaware Valley Woman’s Conference at Delaware County Community College and the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference as well as participated in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In addition, she was the associate editor of The Mad Poets Review, an award winning poet at the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference and a member of the Wild Women Of Poetry. Her newest publication of a collection of her poems its been a long time since is available through Infinity Press and on amazon.com
Joseph Nocella, aPhiladelphia based composer/pianist, received a commission from the Franklin Institute to write music for a film documentary “The Story So Far” as part of a permanent exhibit. In April 2003, Delaware County Community College hosted a Retrospective of the music of Joseph Nocella. He also received their “Teacher of Excellence” award in 2005. His music has been broadcast on WUHY National Public Radio and he has twice been a guest on WRTI’s “CROSSOVER” show with Jill Pasternak. Joseph has been reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News, 21st Century Music and the All About Jazz web site. He is Choir Director and Organist for Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby, Pa. and most recently, he presented the premiere of his composition on a commission from the New Jersey Tri-County Symphonic Band based on a poem by Camelia Nocella called “Pompeii”.
The humanities/literary reading is scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and is hosted by Peter Krok, Manayunk Roxborough Art Center’s Humanities Director and editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal. The literary series has been on-going at the MRAC since 1990.
Schuylkill Valley Journal
The Schuylkill Valley Journal comes out in the spring and fall and publishes poetry, short stories, and critical essays. We prefer previously unpublished work though published work is acceptable (indicate where previously published). Simultaneous submissions are OK (please notify us if your work is published elsewhere). All submissions will be considered for both our print and online journals.
Send 3-5 poems, contact information and bio in the body of an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include last name and the words “Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Submissions without bio and complete contact information will be unread. Send only your best work. Submissions may also be mailed, but e-mail is a
preference. Send to:
24 Jay St.
Feasterville, PA 19053
1-2 stories. Short-shorts of approximately 1,000 words; short stories of approximately 2,000 words. We like fiction that tells a story or illuminates a character. We look for original use of language, fresh voices and diversity. We also seek writers who have insights into the mysteries of everyday life, relationships and the world around us. Stories can pose questions and answer them or not; however, they must be well-crafted. Stories must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, address, word count and bio on first page. Send to:
Schuylkill Valley Journal
Should be no more than 3,000 words on topics of literary or artistic interest (critical interpretations of writers or artists and their work, historical perspectives, personal reflections, etc.). Essays must be typed, double-spaced, one side only with name, home address and email address, word count and bio on first page. Send to:
Peter Krok, Editor
Schuylkill Valley Journal
240 Golf Hills Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Do not send us your only copy. Submissions will be recycled. We will correspond with you by e-mail. Payment is 1 copy of SVJ upon publication. Additional copies are $6 each. All rights revert to authors upon publication. The cost of the SVJ is $7 an issue and $9 if sent via mail. The subscription cost is $15 per year. For other information about the journal, contact Peter Krok, the editor and Humanities Director of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center (MRAC), at Macpoet1@aol.com or call the MRAC at 215-482-3363. Krok also hosts a monthly First Sunday reading series at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center which is now in its 21st year.