Founded in April 2008, “I Speak the Password Primeval” is a reading series curated by doctoral candidate and teaching associate Ed Carvalho.
The “Password Primeval” reading series provides a forum for local (and visiting) writers interested in showcasing original poetic compositions and offers a democratic space for those who prefer to recite selections from poets of their choosing. Over the past year, “I Speak the Password Primeval” has hosted several IUP student and faculty member readings, including Abdullah Aldagamseh, Majid Al-Khalaqi, Mais Al-Qutami, Angel Anderson, Pat Bizzaro, Mitch James, Krystal Hoffman, Tony Lang, Laurie Miller, Ken Sherwood, Justin Watts, and Jen Woolston. Future readers include Sean Carswell, Chauna Craig, Tracy Lassiter, Stacey Mascia, and local poet Jessica Jopp.
“I Speak the Password Primeval” is sponsored by the IUP English Department and convenes at the Commonplace Coffeehouse the last Friday of each month. Open mic signup is available at 6:45 p.m. Readings begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Check Password Primeval each month for updates on featured readers and scheduled readings.
If you would like to read your poetry (or the work of another poet) as a featured reader at “I Speak the Password Primeval,” please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.