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Our last CD, Ecstasy & Longing
Soon to be released!
Now available! The Secret Work - 52 Poems and One Essay
The Secret Work - 52 Poems and One Essay
Selected Poems : Read John's Poetry
Black Bread & Blood
of Hand Of Mercy by Judith Gennett
Listen to John's Music (MP3s)
THE flame in every hand:
WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE ACT
June 15, 16 & 17, in The Catoctin Mountains (click here)
Sunday, May 13th
MOTHER'S PEACE DAY - WENDELL TAKES A VOW
John Terlazzo will read his short story,
Thursday, Oct. 27th - JT & VOICES In Concert
at Frederick, MD's Artomatic.
Performing at 7:30PM Artomatic is a phenomenon occurring in multiple cities,
wherein an entire building is dedicated to continuous arts performances &
installation for a full month. Voices perform at 7:30PM at the former
FCPS Central Office Building, 115 East Church St. Frederick, MD.
Dances of Universal Peace
Flow Together Yoga
418 Bridge St. New Cumberland, PA. 17070
Saturday, March 26th at
$10 advance / $12 at the door - to register, go to www.flowtogether.com
practice with John Terlazzo...
In the interest of
Spiritual Community, John Terlazzo will facilitate this weekly gathering,
devoted to the ancient practices of Sitting Meditation and Chanting.
We will move together into deep silence as well as raise our voices
in chanting the Holy Names.
All are welcome & beginners will be given Meditation Instruction. The facilitator: Poet, singer/songwriter & storyteller John Terlazzo has been practicing daily Sitting Meditation for 38 years, and teaching Sitting Meditation & Contemplative Writing for 20 years. Fridays@10:45AM, Begins Jan. 7th
flow together yoga
418 Bridge St. New Cumberland, PA. 17070
Can't commit to all 8 weeks? Drop-in's are welcome.
$65 for 8 weeks - Drop-in's $10
(unlimited class cards and memberships are accepted)
the flame in every hand
::::::::::::::: Jan. 4, 11, 18 (All Tuesdays) & Jan. 27th (Thursday)
the flame in
like an arrow moves swiftly.
As the Library is underwriting this class,
cost to participants is only $10
Martin Library is located on the corner of Queen & Market Sts. in York, PA.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
ISLAND WRITING RETREAT - THE FLAME IN EVERY HAND: WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE
RETREAT - THE FLAME IN EVERY HAND:
WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE ACT
July 23-25 - The Secret
Tells Its Self : Writing as a Contemplative Act - Weekend Writing
Retreat at Starseed Sanctuary in Savoy Massachusetts. Now is the time to
register (please) & make it official - if you register by July 1st, you'll
Potluck at 6:30 pm Concert at 8 pm For your comfort, please bring a chair or blanket. After the potluck and concert, the evening will continue with a camp-fire and drumming circle. If you like, bring a drum or other instrument, as well as a potluck dish to share. Swimming and primitive overnight camping will be available
Aug. 9th - John Terlazzo Poetry Reading - 7:30 PM at the Borders Store in Lancaster, PA. Open Reading inclusive.
Saturday, August 28th - John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall In Concert at the Supine Lion - John, Kristina & Paul perform to mark the opening of the new Supine Lion Yoga Retreat Center in the Brogue area of Southern York County. Concert is at 7PM More details TBA
Saturday, June 26th - John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall In Concert at Eight Stones - JT & Voices return to one of their favorite haunts. 2805 Eastern Blvd. York, PA 17402. Concert is at 8PM. $8 suggested donation
Sat. June 12th - From Arms to Art - John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall perform this benefit for The Theatre of the Seventh Sister, which is purchasing Lancaster's old Stahr Armory to convert it into a center dedicated to the Arts & Sustainable Living. Voices will be performing along with The Susquehanna String Quartet, The Reese Brothers, The Tom Witmer Trio, and more. Concert is at 7PM, with Voices performing at 7:40. Admission is only $10. At the Seventh Sister / Stahr Armory, 438 N. Queen, Lancaster PA. 17602
Saturday, May 15th -
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall In
Concert at Yoga Home - returning to John Protopapas's Yoga Home
for another evening of original song. As the last time, John Protopapas will
join us on Indian tabla drums & other percussion instruments. 1750 S. Queen
St. York, PA. 17403 The concert is at 8PM.
Friday, May 21st -
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall In Concert at Just
Plain Yoga - 1845 Market St. Camp Hill, PA. 17011 Another in a
series of concerts at Yoga centers. Original Songs, poems & folk tales from
around the world. Performance time 8PM. $8 suggested donation.
Saturday, March 13th -
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall In Concert at
Eight Stones - Returning to Eight Stones Yoga yet again, JT on
vocals, guitar & Indian harmonium with Kristina Machusick on vocals,
flute & recorders, & Paul Wegmann on lead guitars & vocals. An Evening
of original songs, with an occasional folk tale or poem thrown in. Come sing
with us! Eight Stones is located at 2805 Eastern Blvd. in York, PA. 17402 $8
March 26,27 & 28 at Camp Happy Valley - Spring Writing Retreat
Friday, Jan. 8th at 8PM
Join us in
dedicating the New Year in an evening of original songs, stories, poems,
Saturday, October 17th -
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall return
again to Eight Stones Yoga.
Oct. 10th -
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall at
THE SECRET TELLS ITSELF: WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE ACT - John leads the annual weekend Retreat at Marbrook Farm in Southern York County, PA. Register early - fills up fast!
August 1st - RESCHEDULED
Baer Ridge Concert!
Saturday, August 8th - Terlazzo & Machusick 8:00 PM at Eight Stones Yoga 2805 Eastern Blvd, York, Pennsylvania 17402 Cost: $8 - John Terlazzo & Kristina Machusick will perform another in a series of concerts in Yoga centers. Original songs with some folk tales & a poem or two thrown in. Bring voices & drums for singing & chanting!
July 9th - John Terlazzo reads his poetry for the
Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel at Midtown Cinema.
Saturday June 13th -
Terlazzo & Machusick play & sing at the opening of Positive
Image Studio at 4:30pm.
Friday, May 8th - John
Terlazzo & Kristina Machusick at the Good Life Cafe - Excellent
vegetarian natural meals & live music too!
Monday May 4th at 7pm - Poetry Reading by John Terlazzo followed by an open reading -
Borders Books & Music
May 2, 2009 -
Terlazzo & Machusick In Concert at Eight Stones Yoga, 2805
Eastern Blvd. York, PA. 17402
April 25 &
26, 2009 - Terlazzo & Machusick In Concert
at the Block Island Poetry Project along with renowned poets
April 11, 2009 -
Terlazzo & Machusick In Concert at the Blue Elephant Arts
Feb. 27th -Mar. 1st - Courting Transcendence: Story & Contemplative Writing Gioia Timpanelli & John Terlazzo
Feb. 12th - JOHN TERLAZZO presents Into the Wilderness at York College. John will tell folktales from Asia - Sufi, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Sikh & more. FREE & open to the public. 11am in the William Walker Room of the Student Union Building.
Feb. 2nd - The Secret Tells Its Self: Writing as a Contemplative Act - Poet, Singer/Songwriter John Terlazzo returns once again to Martin Memorial Library to lead the 8 week FREE Contemplative Writing program. Terlazzo has been leading The Secret Tells Its Self for twenty plus years & this is the third year in a row that the Library is sponsoring the program FREE to the public. Participants will meet Monday nights, February 2nd through March 30th (but with no class on March 2nd) from 6:30 -8:30 pm. Martin Memorial Library is on the corner of Queen & Market Streets in the center of downtown York, PA.
"Some people spend their whole life in a cage, counting on the jailer to bring them sustenance. Then they act surprised when no liberation comes. Only a few turn their backs on the warden, become smoke & curl effortlessly, in spires, through the bars."
November 21st at 7:30 pm
LIVE IN THE EMPIRE OF FOOLS released by John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall.
Live in the Empire of Fools is a collection of live recordings of the band from various recent public concerts at the Pour House, the UUCY and the Unitarian Church of Lancaster. Unlike most live albums, Empire of Fools consists of 16 songs that are not available on any previous recordings. While you may know some of these songs from our performances, others will be brand new to many of you - and none had been recorded before.
August, 15 2008
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall at Just Plain Yoga
August, 28 2008
John Terlazzo at The Crimson
THE SECRET TELLS ITSELF: WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE ACT
October, 25 2008
John Terlazzo & Voices in the Hall at Kin House Concert
July 20th - JOHN TERLAZZO will speak & sing during the Sunday morning service at the UNITY CHURCH OF HARRISBURG, 927 Wertzville Rd. Enola, PA. 17025. John's topic will be Opening God's Cage, concerning the transcendence of patriotism, religion, personality & ego. Begins at 10am.
June 29th - JOHN TERLAZZO will speak & sing during the Sunday morning service at the UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF YORK, 925 S George St. York, PA. 17403. John's topic will be An Open Letter to the Young. The UUCY is a liberal religious community that welcomes all people without exception & that is dedicated to the inherent worth & dignity of all. We'll look at how our commodity - conscious culture has exploited the young, empower our young & ourselves to rise above the damage done, & wind up the morning chanting kirtan. Begins at 10 am.
June 20th - JOHN TERLAZZO & VOICES IN THE
HALL- performing at Yoga Home, 1750 S.
Queen St. York, PA. 17403
May 17th - JOHN TERLAZZO & VOICES IN THE HALL (JT - vocals, guitar, harmonium, Kristina Machusick - vocals, flute & recorders & Todd Clewell - vocals, guitar, mandolin, violin & viola) MARGIE LEWIS HOUSE CONCERT, 690 Kendale Rd. Red Lion, PA. 17356 (Consult Mapquest). Parking in the driveway & designated across & along the road. Music at 7pm. $8 donation at the door.
May 12th - Into the Wilderness, An Evening of Stories, Discussion, Poems & Ideas with John Terlazzo, at MARTIN LIBRARY, corner of Queen & Market Sts. in downtown York, PA. Spurred on by a story here, a poem or folk tale there, we will move together into that "wilderness" - that deep space within where modern culture so often forbids us to go. Our intention here is to create the opposite of "barking head" TV antagonism - ours is a discussion of warmth & dignity where eyes are looked into & we wonder & breathe together. ONCE AGAIN WE INVITE YOU TO BRING SOMEONE OF ANOTHER GENERATION. If you are a young person, please invite an elder. If you are an elder, please invite the young. If that is not possible, by all means please bring yourself. The last time we did this, it was a huge success. All are welcome - admission is FREE.
May 3rd - JOHN TERLAZZO (Solo) in an evening of songs, poems & tales at the FREDERICK COFFEE CO. 100 N East Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 8-10PM
April 11th - JOHN TERLAZZO &
KRISTINA MACHUSICK, and also featuring CHRIS DAVIS -
Saturday, February 23rd - Rich & Deberrae's POETRY BREW present A Free Public Poetry Reading.
JOHN TERLAZZO & DUSTIN NISPEL
Wednesday, February 6th - John Terlazzo will read from his new book, The Secret Work: 52 Poems & One Essay, 7PM at Martin Memorial Library, corner of Queen & Market Sts. in the center of York, PA. Sponsored by Martin Library, the evening will be hosted by Jeremy Barnes, who recently interviewed John in the one-hour program, Drunk on Light.
December 12th - John Terlazzo will read from his new book, The Secret Work: 52 Poems & One Essay , 7PM at the Frederick Coffee Company, 100 N East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Friday, September 21st at 7pm - John Terlazzo will read from The Secret Work, along with poets Barbara DeCesare & Dana Sauers at Dickinson College, at 25 W. High St. Carlisle, PA. 17013 (across from the Carlisle Theatre). Open Reading to follow. Consult Mapquest for directions.
THE SECRET TELLS ITSELF: WRITING AS A CONTEMPLATIVE ACT
With John Terlazzo - September 7th, 8th & 9th (Friday through Sunday)
Poet & Songwriter John Terlazzo will once again lead The Secret Tells Itself: Writing as a Contemplative Act.
Bring your notebook & pen & join us as we wander, write, whisper & wail together beneath the late summer moon.
As in the past, we'll do some new writing experiments together, hike, swim, maybe practice yoga & chant, eat great food, talk & laugh & step easily off the edge into what we do not know. There will be ample opportunity for folks to read their work aloud, or simply listen as they like.
POETRY READING - Poetry Reading Monday night Aug. 27th at 7:30pm. John Terlazzo reads from his new book of poems, The Secret Work: 52 Poems & One Essay, at the Reader's Cafe. The reading is at 7:30pm, followed by an open Mic, so bring your poems. Copies of John's book will be available on the premises that evening. The Reader's Cafe is at 125 Broadway, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 17331 (717) 630-2524. Consult Mapquest for directions.
Sunday, July 22nd at 10am - I'll be doing a talk & leading the service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, a liberal religious community located at 925 S. George St.17403 (just off of Rte. 83, consult mapquest.com for directions). Below is a description from the congregation's Beacon.
Against the harsh backdrop of a culture born of consumption, greed & violence, we find there is another kind of Madness - a deep, tender Madness wherein lies grace, Liberation & the path to a true sanity beyond words, beyond any dogma. We'll bathe in these sweet, mad waters together & end the service with Kirtan.
Monday May 14th - Vonnegut Reading - Southern York County Library, Shrewsbury, PA at 7pm
Monday May 7th - Vonnegut Reading - Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, PA at 12 Noon
Monday, Apr. 30th at 7pm - Vonnegut Reading - Martin Library - Poet John Terlazzo will read from Vonnegut’s books including:
A Man Without a Country
Free & Open to the Public. Hi Ho!
Monday, March 5th - FREE WRITING WORKSHOP - The Secret Tells Itself: Writing as a Contemplative Act Martin Memorial Library in York is hosting John as he leads a special 8 week version of his Contemplative Writing class.
The workshop will take place at the Library, corner of Queen & Market Sts. in York, on 8 consecutive Monday nights at 7pm, beginning March 5th & it is free of charge to the Public. To register, phone Martin Library at (717) 846-5300 or at www.yorklibraries.org. SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER EARLY!
Thursday, March 8th, 7PM
- Poetry Reading - John Terlazzo will read poems from his
upcoming new book,
Secret Work. Poetry Thursdays
Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 7pm - Poetry Reading - Frederick Coffee Company - John Terlazzo will read poems from his upcoming new book, The Secret Work. 100 N East Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7:30 pm - JOHN TERLAZZO - Full Moon House Concert at the home of Bill Myers & Sandy Means, 790 Spring Lane, York, Pa. 17403. click here for more info
January 24th - JOHN TERLAZZO - solo concert - An evening of Poems, Stories & Songs at Warren Wilson College, Ashville, North Carolina
The Secret Work : 52 Poems & One Essay
So many people have been asking me about this new book of poems that I've been compiling. It's in the works with the printer right now, and I'm very pleased to say so. Here's one of the shorter poems, called Hidden:
We think we know
Where the sheaves of wheat
Are stored away & hidden,
We break the seal -
I know there's been talk of the book being out in time for the Holidays, but I don't think that's likely to happen. Possible, but not likely. We're working on it & will be in touch. Folks have also asked if they can place orders in advance - sure. Just let me know. Hope your life rises higher & higher into Joy,
Friday, December 15th at 7pm - FOR PEACE - A WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York. 925 S. George St. in York, PA. 17403 FREE & OPEN TO ALL
Friday, November 3rd - Art Show Opening - Woman Abiding in the Stillness - New & Recent Paintings by John Terlazzo - part of the "First Fridays" events in the city. John's exhibit is at Zanzibar Cafe, 29 E. Princess St. in York, PA. 17403. (717) 718-7484
November 6th, 13th & 20th (all Monday nights) - Into the Wilderness - Contemplative Tales of the East. On three consecutive Monday nights, John Terlazzo will tell & discuss folktales from various traditions, including Hinduism, Sufism, Tibetan Buddhism, Japanese Zen Buddhism & more, as part of Martin Library's Look East, a celebration of Eastern cultures. At Martin Memorial Library, 159 E. Market St. in York, PA. 17401 All ages, Free admission. Each evening begins at 7pm.
From John ... "There is sometimes, sadly, a misconception that folktales are only for kids - this is not true. These old stories are hardwired into the cells of our bodies & our psyches. They are simultaneously transformative & immensely entertaining. Some of these tales are hundreds or thousands of years old & yet tell us secrets about what it means to be alive now, in this moment. They're full of Mystery & Wonder as well as slapstick worthy of the Marx Brothers - and it all leads to Truth".
Email John: email@example.com
9th '08 by Bill