Calendar of Events

January 6, 2022

Everyone on January 6, 2022

Guest Poet: Everyone

Winter Fest &  White Elephant Sale

Theme: Rote Poems ~ Reciting poems from memory –  yours or other poets.

White Elephant Sale ~ donate both new and gently used items: buying mistakes, gifts from a clueless aunt that never fit, etc.  All sales benefit River Poets programming.

MC: Susan Brook

Start: January 6, 2022 7:30 pm
End: January 6, 2022 7:30 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library, community room
Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States
Cost: Free

December 2, 2021

Anne Dyer Stuart December 2, 2021

Theme: Coming-of-Age ~ The term is defined as the attainment of prominence, respectability, recognition, or maturity.

Guest Poet: Anne Dyer Stuart 

Anne has published widely in literary journals, including AGNI, The American Journal of Poetry, Raleigh Review, Third Coast, Cherry Tree, Sugar House Review, The Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, New World Writing, and The Louisville Review.  Her work won a Henfield Prize, New South Journal‘s Prose Contest, was anthologized in Best of the Web, and nominated for Best New Poets.  Her poetry chapbook, What Girls Learn, a finalist for Comstock Review‘s 2020 Chapbook Contest, will be published by Finishing Line Press in December 2021.  She is Creative Works Editor of IMPOST: A Journal of Creative and Critical Work and an associate professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

MC: Jerry Wemple

Start: December 2, 2021 7:30 pm
End: December 2, 2021 7:30 pm
Venue: Bloomsburg Public Library, community room
Market Street, PA, 17815, United States
Cost: Free

November 4, 2021

Emma Ginader – November 4, 2021

Theme: “We’re fogged outlines”: The Syntax of Intimacy and Memory ~ Do the words on the page provide subtle clues to secret moments in our lives which gently tug at the heartstrings?  Can they?

Guest Poet :Emma Ginader (She/Her) is a poet, critic, and editor. Her poetry has appeared in Paper Teller Diorama (great weather for MEDIA),

Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism, & Translation, Lavender Review: Lesbian Poetry & Art, The Moth Magazine, Vox Viola, South Broadway Ghost Society, and december magazine.  Her work is forthcoming in Love Me, Love My Belly. She represented Mount Holyoke College at the 2015 Glascock Poetry Prize as an undergraduate student.

Raised in Bloomsburg, Ginader recently graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Writing. She currently works as a critic for The Baram House online magazine. She previously worked as the Columbia Journal Online’s Poetry Editor and The Daily Item newspaper’s Social Media Editor and Business Reporter. Follow her on Twitter @EmmaGinader.

MC: Linda Dietrichson

Start: November 4, 2021 7:30 pm
End: November 4, 2021 7:30 pm
Venue: the Exchange
24 E Main Street, Bloomsburg, 17815, United States
Cost: Free