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July 2, 2020

hello – July 2, 2020 – INDEPENDENCE DAY – no poetry event (there is homework)

Theme: Freedom

Poetry never takes time off, but the River Poets requested this sabbatical.

Assignment – write a new poem in any format you choose…bonus points for rhymed and metered ones.

Bring your work to a future reading.

Happy Birthday America!


Date: July 2, 2020
Venue: no event
celebrate freedom, USA

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Feature: Paul Loomis in Kocher Park [7 PM]

Theme: Rivers and mountains, creeks and valleys

Paul Loomis is a math professor, folk song writer, occasional poet, distance runner, South American traveler, and man-about-town in Bloomsburg. He has been a spotty attender of River Poet events since 1999. His first published poem, in White Rabbit in 1993, was called “Sex”.

MC: Dave Barsky

Start: August 6, 2020 7:00 pm
End: August 6, 2020 8:25 pm
Venue: Kocher Park
along SR 487, N of Lightstreet, Lightstreet, United States

August 27, 2020

Doppleganger At the Exchange

Stop by The Exchange in early August, view the artwork on display.

Be inspired, write a poem, and submit the poem to be displayed at the Exchange later in the month.

Then join us at The Exchange for a reading of the poems. The artwork theme will be Doppleganger.

MC: Linda Dietrichson

Start: August 27, 2020 7:30 pm
End: August 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: The Exchange
Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA, United States