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September 15, 2022

UFO* inspired poetry reading at the Exchange

* UFO = unfinished objects

Our friends at the Exchange Gallery welcome River Poets “to write and read poems based on the exhibit UFOs. We are not limited to Unidentified Flying Objects, but rather any UN-FINISHED OBJECTS!

Our reading is scheduled for 7-8 PM on Thursday, September 15th at the Exchange, 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg.”

The art exhibit of UFOs will be on display from August 29 to October 7. Oren invites us to stop by, peruse the art, and write a poem inspired by one or more pieces.

If stopping in to see the art in person is inconvenient, artwork will be available online shortly after the exhibit opens. We are also invited to submit artwork on the UFO theme. Contact Oren for details: 570-317-2596, 570-394-6805, or

Stop in between August 29th and September 15th, 2022. Be inspired. Create a poetic work. Read it live on September 15, 2022.

Poets were recorded reading poems inspired by the Doppelgänger Exhibit. If you weren’t able to join us then, be sure not to miss this opportunity to put your poetic stamp on art from another genre or maybe out of this world.

Start: September 15, 2022 7:00 pm
End: September 15, 2022 7:00 pm
Venue: Exchange
24 E. Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States

September 1, 2022

Feature: Steven Concert

Theme: LGBTQ* poets/poetry ~ some well-known gay poets include: Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Mark Doty, Richard Blanco, and Jericho Brown.GBTQ: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer)

Event begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 9 pm

Steven Concert ~ Steer Into the Skid (2022) is Steven’s first full-length collection of poetry. An award winning poet, his recent publication credits include Common Threads, Art Through the Eyes of the Mad Poets, Poetry 2022, and Word Fountain. He has also published three poetry chapbooks: Too Blind To See, Standing in the Chaos, and No Mortar Required. Steven regularly participates in online events with poets from Colorado, Ohio, Minnesota, New Mexico, Maryland, and Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and York

 MC: Andira Dodge

Start: September 1, 2022 7:30 pm
End: September 1, 2022 7:30 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street , Bloomsburg, 17815, United States

August 4, 2022

Feature: Paul Loomis 8/4/2022 7 PM @ Bloomsburg Library Community Room

Feature: Paul Loomis

Theme: Struck by the poetry-lightning-bolt

Late change:

Due to the chance of thunderstorms this event has been  moved to the Bloomsburg Public Library Community room 

The event begins at 7 pm and ends at 8:30 pm

Who threw that first poetry-bolt your way?

Lightning never strikes the same place twice, so how did you get here? What was the shape of your bolt?

Paul Loomis ~ Paul is a folksinger-songwriter, math professor, distance runner, father of two, and spender-oftime-in-the-Andes who occasionally gets struck by the poetry-lightning-bolt. He is also – evidently – a frequent hyphenator. His fourth album of original folk songs about whatever came into his head that day as he was playing the guitar should be out by August. You can read more at or find his music at itunes and all those places.

MC: Linda Dietrichson






Start: August 4, 2022 7:00 pm
End: August 4, 2022 7:00 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library
Market Street, Bloomsburg , PA, United States