Past Events

July 23- FOLK SONG & STORY HOUR! bring your acustic instrument and circle up in the back room! just chill over coffee while sharing and listening… 4pm-6:30pm

August 6- First Friday: Sculptures by Meg Lemieur with Paper Stampede & paintings by Brujo de la Mancha

August 7, First Saturday!- BRING YOUR WORDS another month,  another time to share your poetry, prose, stories, and song after hours. Every first Saturday! 7pm-10pm

August 9, Knitterly Night: Every Second Monday! 5pm-7pm Bring your needles, learn something new:)

August 14- CD Swap bring your old cds! and find something new:) 12pm-6pm

May 7- Domestic Violence Awareness, 2007 Frankford Ave, 5:30-9:30

May 15- Opening or doors!, 2033 E York St (York & Coral!) Time-TBA,  party party!!

May 22– Iced coffee at Trenton Arts Festival!

June 11 & 12- Art Shop Garden Show, 2007 Frankford Ave
Friday: 6pm-10pm with food, music and drinks!
Sat: 10am-3pm


January 10, 2010— The Art of Wellness Center One Year Anniversary Celebration! 11am-6pm 647 Bainbridge St/ Philly PA 19147

  • Yoga Class  $1.00
  • Community Acupuncture  $10.00
  • BodyWork Services  50% off
  • Full Privilege Memberships  25% off
  • Introduction to NutraMetrix  30% off
  • Acupuncture education & demonstration
  • Free overview of weight management program
  • Health snacks & supplement tastings
  • Free creative job-hunting workshops & professional networking

January 16, 2010— Bring Your Words Kensington! Leotah’s Place is hosting a night of your poetry, song, story, spoken word, prose, and laughs over sweet latte’s. 7pm-10:30pm. 2007 Frankford Ave/ Philly PA 19125

January 22, 2010**FREE Film Screening Awareness Event**
in partnership with Shalom House we bring you…

Friday, January 22, 2010
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2007 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia PA

**’Why We Fight’ (2005)**

It is nowhere written that the American Empire goes on forever…    (*watch trailer here: /sony/whywefight/)

*Post-Screening Reactions/Encountering Militarism Discussion led byShalom House members
*Hot Coffee drinks available for purchase provided by Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse. Come on out and bring a friend!**

January 23, 2010– Bring Your Words South Philly! Leotah’s Place is hosting a night of your poetry, song, story, spoken word, prose, and laughs over sweet latte’s.7pm-10:30pm. 1125 S Broad St/ Philly PA 19147


Fri. Feb 5th- First Friday! featuring Leanne Biank & Ben Volta

2007 Frankford Ave, 6pm-9pm! COme out and Join the Frankford Ave Gallery extravaganza!

Sat. Feb 13th- Valentine Acoustic Social

3540 N 15th St, 7pm! off the Broad & Eerie stop. Leotah’s Place will be hosting this time of sweet dessert & drinks in the North Broad area, accompanied by various local artists around the realm of jazz guitar, Idaho folk, poetry, West African drums, and more. all proceeds going towards Leotah’s Place opening a permanent space in May!!

Sat. Feb 20th- Bring Your Words Kensington!

2007 Frankford Ave (Frankford & Norris), 7pm-10:30pm! Leotah’s Place presents a night of your song, poetry, stories and more! over tea & sweet lattes. come share and bring friends!


12.4-5.2009Art Shop at the F&N Gallery, 2007 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19125. Come on out to the Annual Art Shop event in Fishtown!  Over 60 artists selling the goods, making it the perfect place to get some holiday shopping done!  I’ll be selling my stationery and prints as well as small sculptures! Opening 6-10pm on Friday, December 4 (food! drink! music!) & continuing 11am-4pm on Saturday, Decemeber 5



No Bring Your Words first saturday! 😦

11.7.2009— Rythms of Transformation, Broad St Ministries & Project H.O.M.E. unite to have a bangn’ fundraiser for a womans shelter in the summer. $15 suggested donation requested. Philly Bloco, The Factorye and more!

11.19.2009— Empowerment Group Womens Entrepreneur Circle

11.21.2009— Bring Your Words! 7pm, 2009 Frankford Ave.


10.25.2009— Sex Traffic Awareness Fest, 2pm-8pm Liberty Lands Park

REGISTRATION: Bring ORANGE (anything recycled, second-hand, or found)

Spend your Sunday afternoon in a different kind of TRAFFIC, an arts festival in Liberty Lands Park involving eclectic performances and interactive art. The goal: Use a good kind of traffic to bring attention to a bad kind of traffic—Human trafficking—a reality existing right under our noses in Philadelphia. Learn about it from Donna Sabella (recently featured in the Philly Weekly for leading this cause) among other representatives and organizations, including a member of the FBI.

10.23.2009– The Life Project, a night of focused exposure, connections, & discussion around the Value of Life in Philadelphia. opportunities to see who is providing great services in Philadelphia, where people can volunteer, as well as listen to great speakers, visual and performance art that are all linked to the value of life in philadelphia. the night will include, Mother’s through Tragedy, Philly Voices for Life, Circle Venture Compassion teams, Croatan Drummers, and more!


10.16-19.2009– Gathering Around the Unhewn stone

10.11.2009– Swap-0-rama-rama 12pm-5m @ Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard Street/ Philadelphia, PA 19147. HUGE clothing swap & concert. $20 entrance fee.


10.3.2009– Bring Your Words! at Circle of Hope, Frankford Norris. 7pm-11pm. This September starts BYW being every first Saturday!

BYW everyfirstsat

10.2.2009– First Friday! at Circle of Hope, Frankford Norris, 6:30pm-9:30pm. featuring Shanna Waddell beautiful paintings and Jon Olshefski’s films/photography! sweet night to look forward to.

shanna waddell painting
shanna waddell painting


9.27.2009– South of South Block Party & Flea Market

south of south block party & flea market

9.19.2009– London Grove Furniture Opening, 10am-4pm, 431 West Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390. Sustainable & Eco-Friendly, beautiful Shaker style wood furniture, all from woods harvested within 400 miles and promptly replanted for the next generation.  Their grand opening runs all this week and Saturday, and after that they’re open for business Tuesday through Saturday. 30mi west of philadelphia


9/4/2009– First Friday at Circle of Hope, Frankford Norris. 6pm, 2009 Frankford Ave. Featuring Meg Lemieur & The Croatan West African Drummers & Dancers.


9/5/2009– Bring Your Words! at Circle of Hope, Frankford Norris. 7pm-11pm. This September starts BYW being every first Saturday!

BYW everyfirstsat


8/19/2009 — Kata Markon: a reading of the gospel of Mark. There will be scheduled readers to go through the entirety of the enriching gospel of mark over sweet lattes. for more information call Tim Reardon at 716.983.6744. 6:30pm at Circle of Hope Frankford Norris, 2009 Frankford Ave


8/8/2009 — Bring Your Words! a night of spokenword, poetry, song, and hearts. the mic is open for performance. bring your friends, family, and neighbors! 7pm, 2007 Frankford Ave!

BYW aug 09


7/30/2009— The Black Women’s Arts Festival, A Night of Ritual 6pm-10pm @ Circle of Hope, 2007 Frankford Ave. Featuring storytellers: Aziza Kenteh, Angela ‘Sadio’ Watson, Rhetta Morgan, Taina Asili, Rhanda Rize…and more! for more info:


7/17-18/2009 — Collaborative Arts Weekend! Friday & Saturday from 6pm-midnight at Circle of Hope, 1125 S Broad St.

Art Feast

A time of music, visual, art, lattes, and much more! come explore with us:)and if you are interested in performing or selling art, contact Jessica Barragan.


6/19/09 — Spokenword/Storytelln/Poetry night @ 2114 E York St, Philly PA 19125, 7pm

Bring your words

Inviting you to this sweet night of words accompanied by sweet creamy lattes. I have a few guests artists that will share their work, however, i am also encouraging others to bring their writing:) I hope that this time brings encouragement, exposure, and hope for all that attend:)
The event is free! lattes are cheap! Invite your neighbors and friends:)
I plan to have a Bring Your Words once a month! but let me know, by your presence, if its worth it! 🙂

6/20/09 — New Jerusalem Block Party Fundraiser, 2011 W. Norris St, Philly PA 19121, 10am-2pm


6/20/09 — Circle Thrift Black Women’s Arts Festival Fundraiser, 2233 Frankford Ave Philly PA 19125, 4pm-7pm

Grab your friends and come shop for a good cause!! Recession friendly must have items: $3 shoes, $4 shirts, $4 skirts, $4 pants, housewares, children’s clothing, and vintage pieces.

You can feel good getting so much for so little and 50% of all sales benefitThe 6th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival!!


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