Parisian Phoenix attends Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Today was finally the day of the Lehigh Valley Book Festival as Angel Ackerman, publisher at Parisian Phoenix, mentioned in her personal blog post before the event. The schedule looked amazing and the vendor fair was slotted to include 30 tables— a lemonade stand, Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab, the League of Women Voters, nonfictionContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix attends Lehigh Valley Book Festival”

Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company is starting to get very excited about the upcoming Lehigh Valley Book Festival this Saturday. The free, open to the public and family event will feature a cornucopia of authors across genres. The link in the first paragraph will take you to their web page. Just the vendor expo alone— happeningContinue reading “Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival”

Weekend events: March 26

March 26, 2022 will be a busy day for the team at Parisian Phoenix. Founders Angel Ackerman and Gayle Hendricks will attend the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, sponsored by Bethlehem Area Public Library and Let’s Play Books in Emmaus. The event will take place at the library. For more information on Lehigh Valley Book Festival,Continue reading “Weekend events: March 26”

A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic

Tonight several members of the Parisian Phoenix community (publisher Angel Ackerman, poet Darrell Parry, editor Nancy Scott and anthology contributor and artist Maryann Riker) attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic hosted by Darrell on the third Thursday of the month at Mary Meuser Memorial Library. Amid green cupcakes, we enjoyed poetry and prose fromContinue reading “A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic”

Having fun with the business

Happy Monday to all my Parisian Phoenix readers and supporters! Today, I, as publisher of this lovely small press, went to Staples with my lovely daughter and my business debit. I needed paper, envelopes and some other potential items. And, being a smart and frugal business owner, I headed to the clearance section— after spendingContinue reading “Having fun with the business”

Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26

Today brought with it more excitement than anticipated. We knew about the impending time change— which gets harder as we all get older, at least around here. Then came the snow storm that dropped about 4 inches of precipitation in about an hour. But despite the chaos, a UPS truck pulled up in the unplowedContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26”

Our own Darrell Parry featured in The Lafayette student newspaper

The Lafayette, the student newspaper at Lafayette College, featured Darrell Parry and his poetry book, Twists: Gathered Ephemera in their recent edition. See the article here: https://lafayettestudentnews.com/130103/arts/college-store-manager-published-book/ In other publicity news, The Valley Ledger posted a list of upcoming Parisian Phoenix events and news: https://www.thevalleyledger.com/?p=111328

Welcome to the Hurricane

Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company has six books— yes, six— books currently on the market and a seventh that might be out by the end of the week. One of the reasons this publisher loves Barnes and Noble is because they allow you to search for and display books by the publisher. Earlier this week, IContinue reading “Welcome to the Hurricane”

Neighbors and Navigations

By Nancy Scott, Parisian Phoenix Poetry Editor So much of what divides us and holds us together depends upon the need for and availability of knowledge and perspective. I’ve been disabled from birth and, in my 68 years, I’ve learned that misconceptions are often handled through everyday transactions.My neighbors see me using the stairs andContinue reading “Neighbors and Navigations”

Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man”

Three cases of Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money arrived yesterday. As I am not an able-bodied white man I came home from my day job exhausted and hurting and disappointed that I had to live in my disabled reality instead of the space where I can almost pass as a person with aContinue reading “Unboxing “Not an Able-Bodied White Man””