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February 6, 2020

Featured Readers: Susan Brook & Dick Sweeney

Theme: Lonely Hearts 

Not all hearts have to be broken, some are just temporarily wounded. Eventually they might mend.

Susan Brook retired from a career as a reporter for the Press-Enterprise. She is a graduate of Antioch College and one of the founding members of the River Poets. Susan has enjoyed poetry since elementary school when she received a copy of Longfellow’s poems.

Dick Sweeney taught Composition and English & American Literature before retiring in 1999. His poems have appeared in The Alternative Press, West Branch, Viking Dog, River Poets and other small presses. His Winter Wheat produced broadside poems and chapbooks on a cold-type clam-shell press in the cellar of his home outside Jerseytown PA.

substitute reader: Michael DeMarco  

MC: Dave Barsky

Start: February 6, 2020 7:30 pm
End: February 6, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States
Cost: Free

January 9, 2020

2nd Thursday: Night of the Bobs

Theme: Bob 

We are starting off the year with a bob to BOB. There are dozens – maybe even thousands – of poets named Bob, Robert, Roberts, and/or Roberta. It is now time to marvel at their contributions to poetry and the spoken word. Bring along your favorite poets or writers with ‘bob’ in their names. And learn what links Robert Burns to Bob Dylan.

MC: Linda Dietrichson

Start: January 9, 2020 7:25 pm
End: January 9, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street, Bloomsburg , PA, 17815, United States
Cost: Free

December 5, 2019

Featured Reader: Ty Basinger

Theme: Recovery 

Ty is a student of nature and stories. From an early age his grandfather, a forester, took him toi the woods and showed him the balance and beauty of nature while weaving stories of the plants and people. Ty followed in his footsteps pursuing a career in biology. He has recently finished hi first book of poetry that carries themes of forest, love, and recovery.

MC: Tara Holdren

Start: December 5, 2019 7:30 pm
End: December 5, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street , Bloosmburg, PA, 17815, United States
Cost: Free