10th Anniversary Reading

By on Sep 13, 2011 in Arts Bulletin

In celebration of Wild Violet’s 10th anniversary, we are holding a special reading and celebration. The event will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Milkboy Coffee, 2 East Lancaster Ave. (U.S. Highway 30), Ardmore, Pennsylvania. There will be a $5 cover charge.

For those who need to take public transporation, you should plan your trip to arrive at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Then you can catch the regional rail line, the Paoli-Thorndale Line (The schedule can be found at SEPTA.org). Head in the direction of Malvern. Get off at the Ardmore station (This is 5 stops from 30th Street). If the station is closed when you make your return trip, don’t worry: you can buy a ticket on the train. From there, it’s a very short walk to the coffeehouse: Head northwest on Lancaster Ave./U.S. Highway 30 toward Cricket Ave until you reach 2 E. Lancaster Ave., which is on the corner with Cricket Avenue.

If you are driving, there is a municipal parking lot on Cricket Avenue, about one block past Milkboy, on the right.

If you are a prior contributor to Wild Violet and are interested in contributing to the Wild Violet 10th Anniversary book, send your pieces to wildvioletmagazine@yahoo.com. Please put “Anniversary Book” in the subject line. Prose pieces are limited to 2,000 words, and poetry is limited to 30 lines. Artwork and photography will need to be at least 300 dpi for proper reproduction. The deadline is Monday, September 19.

I am working with the management about the possibility of having work from Wild Violet art and photography contributors exhibited throughout the entire month of October (This is the only way they will hang the art). They will, of course, be returned to you following the event. The works need to measure at least 3×5 feet, and we’ll need at least 10 of them total (not per artist). If you are interested, please e-mail me ASAP at wildvioletmagazine@yahoo.com with images of the works you’d like to have displayed. I will let you know when a decision has been made about whether to display the works. (Please e-mail right away, because I have to get those together very soon!)

If you are a Wild Violet contributor from any time over the past 10 years, you’re welcome to read some of your work at the celebration. Please e-mail me to let me know and send me a two-sentence bio to include in the program. After I know how many people will be reading, I’ll let you know how long you will be able to read. Those who are reading will also have the opportunity to sell their books, CDs, etc. Plan to bring change if you expect any sales, because you’ll be responsible for your own sales and change

Those who would like to contribute an item to be used as a door prize, please e-mail me to get the address where you should send them. We hope to have enough prizes so that everyone who attends will receive something. Include a note that states that you’re donating the item as a door prize, so that I don’t confuse it with the art that will be displayed and returned.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.