Calendar of Events › Open reading opportunity

August 2, 2018

Bill Baillie: Columbia County’s Earliest Poem

THEME-LESS (as an endless summer)

At Kocher Park, north of the town of Lightstreet 



Bill’s feature: Columbia County’s Earliest Poem.  During the Revolutionary War a soldier wrote a short poem/song about the tragic American attack on Quebec.  The verse was “collected” by a Danville military leader on the back of a land survey and lay hidden in papers for over 200 years.  Now we can sing it together!

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

July 5, 2018

Poetry in the Park

At the Bloomsburg Town Park,  East of Market Street, beyond kids-burg, pavilion near  the lagoonTHEME:  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 8:30 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Town Park

June 7, 2018

Poetry Under the Paintings Group

Our friends from the west are our guests, featured poets and presenters. Poetry under the Paintings organized in May 2012.  Their readings are the second Thursday; they have wonderful opportunities to read poetry in a beautiful gallery.  

                                                                                                  MCs: Andira & Ben Dodge    


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