Upcoming Events › Open reading opportunity

July 5, 2018

Poetry in the Park

At the Bloomsburg Town Park,  East of Market Street, beyond kids-burg, pavilion near  the lagoon

THEME:  Guerilla Poetry,  making poetry public                                            



7 PM start time

Poems are read and then shared with the trees. The sheet-protected paper is returned to the source with string as we ‘leave’ the poems on trees. Original poems are welcome on any subject. These and others provided may be left.

MC: Michael DeMarco

Start: July 5, 2018 7:00 pm
End: July 5, 2018 8:35 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Town Park

August 2, 2018

Bill Baillie: “The Whitmore Saga

THEME-LESS (as an endless summer)

During the Revolutionary War an isolated family living at Jerseytown was attacked by an Iroquois raiding party.  Five of the children were carried off, separated, and raised for years by Native Americans in five areas in New York and Ontario.  Their exciting stories, including heroic battles and dramatic reunions, tell us much about multiculturalism in the time of our country’s origin.

Bill Baillie – Presenter Bill Baillie is author of several books and scores of articles on Columbia County history.  A retired educator, he is past president of the Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society.

                                                                                                              MC: Charles Weaver

Start: August 2, 2018 7:00 pm
End: August 2, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Kocher Park
north of Lightstreet along sr 487, Lightstreet
Cost: Free

September 7, 2018

Monica Prince

THEME: “Affairs” – Romantic, Illicit, Political, etc.Monica Prince is the current Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Susquehanna University, Her work has been featured in MadCap Review, The Sula Collective, TRACK//FOUR, Texas’s Best Emerging Poets, The Ibis Head Review, and elsewhere. She loves cheesecake, running along the Susquehanna River, and dancing to Prince in her living room.

Monica Prince received her MFA in poetry from Georgia College & State University and her BA in English from Knox College. She is a contributing editor for the Santa Fe Writers Project, and she is the author of two poetry collections, Survival Techniques (CreateSpace, 2013) and Letters from the Other Woman (Grey Book Press, 2018).

                                                                                                                   MC: Tara Holdren

Start: September 7, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 7, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Cost: Free