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September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020 Totally Open Reading

Theme: Viral Verse or Poetry in a pandemic

We have been in a weird place for five months or so and do not know how much longer we will be in altered arrangements. Regardless, there must be poetry. Possible topics could be isolation, social distancing, masks, or a zombie apocalypse.

Please follow social distancing and wear masks.

The location is in the Columbia Mall.  There is a gazebo near the Spirit Halloween store.  There are a limited number of cafe tables and chairs.

MC: Michael DeMarco

Start: September 3, 2020 7:30 pm
End: September 3, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: Gazebo in the Columbia Mall
225 Columbia Mall Drive , Bloosmburg, PA, 17815, United States

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

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