Calendar of Events

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

June 4, 2020

UPDATED June 4, 2020 – Feature: Lester Hirsh

 Change of venue – Kocher Park, SR 487 just north of Lightstreet

Change of time: 7 PM

Bring chairs, social distancing etiquette, beverages/food if you want, bug spray, check the weather.

Theme: The epistolary of letter-writing 

An avid letter writer, Lester corresponds with a number of Pennsylvania poets. He had a 21-year correspondence with the former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall (died 2019).MC: Susan or Richard Brook

Start: June 4, 2020 7:00 pm
End: June 4, 2020 9:00 pm
Venue: Kocher Park
SR 487 north of Lightstree, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United States

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 the library remains closed – Web-based activity is now planned

No more pencils no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks...we hope to have some high school students who will share their work with us.
The library is closed and poetry is still around us.
Something web-based/collaborative will occur – check your e-mails please.


Join us and celebrate.   26th anniversary of the River Poets [on hold]


MC: Ben Dodge

Start: May 7, 2020 7:30 pm
End: May 7, 2020 9:00 pm
, Bloomsburg, 17815, United States