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January 18, 2024

Planning for the future poetic events of the River Poets

6 pm to 8:30 pm [maybe]

Meeting at Perkins Restaurant [they have tater tots]

Bring ideas for themes, suggest poets,  plan events, volunteer to be an MC.

No MC, paper and pens are provided…attendance and notes will be taken

Start: January 18, 2024 6:00 pm
End: January 18, 2024 6:00 pm
Venue: Perkins [Buckhorn]
Ricky Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States

February 1, 2024

February 1, 2024 Feature: Andrei Bucaloiu


7:30 pm to 9 pm

Theme: “The Foods That Made Us.”  I love to use different dishes as an entry into reflections on intergenerational memory and reconciling different aspects of one’s identity, particularly in the context of immigration. Some foods can transport me into stories my great-grandfather used to tell, that I never lived or experienced myself, but that I can feel with every smoky bite of sausage or the pointy smell of cabbage rolls.

Andrei Bucaloiu is a writer and prospective medical student based in Central Pennsylvania pursuing a career in medicine and the medical humanities. He immigrated to the United States from Romania with his family at a young age and focuses his writing on cultural identity, intergenerational memory, and language loss. Andrei lives in Lewisburg, PA with his wife and their black cat, Winnie.



Start: February 1, 2024 7:30 pm
End: February 1, 2024 7:30 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library,
Market Street, community room, 2nd floor, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States

March 7, 2024

March 7, 2024 Feature:Lester Hirsh

Troubadour, poet, traveler, wordsmith, musician –A singular talent to carry the night away with poetry and song


Ellen Hersh calls his poetry, ‘universal with the voice of an ancient troubadour and the language of our times.’


Lester Hirsh – His poems have been published in The Ashville Poetry Review, Signal, Tabula Rasa, and other periodicals. His poem, ‘Casualties,’ along with art by Fleur Byers, was on exhibit at the Pen & Brush Gallery, New York City, in 1992. His book, ‘Mosaic II, Poems of an Ancient Order,’ was published by the Writers Publishing Cooperative, Warner, New Hampshire.

Richard Isen (Musicians on the Internet) says of Lester’s musical style, ‘like Johnny Cash meets Allen Ginsberg with Woody Guthrie looking on.’

MC: Steven Concert



Start: March 7, 2024 7:30 pm
End: March 7, 2024 7:30 pm
Venue: Bloosmburg Public Library, Community room, 2nd floor
Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States