Sunday, March 25, 2012

April 5, 2012 at 6 pm in the Cucina Cafe in the GoggleWorks Reading for FirstThursday Featuring Cortney Bledsoe and Joe Ross

Join Berks Bards in celebrating the second appearance of Cortney Bledsoe at the Cucina Cafe and meet Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross is the author of Meeting Bone Man, coming out in April, 2012. He is a poet, twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize, whose poems appear in many anthologies including Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality, Full Moon on K Street, and Poetic Voices Without Borders 1 and 2. He directs the Writing Center at Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at

CL Bledsoe is the author of the young adult novel, Sunlight, three poetry collections, ____(Want/Need), Anthem, and Leap Year and a short story collection called Naming the Animals. A poetry chapbook, Goodbye to Noise, is available online at www. His story, “Leaving the Garden,” was selected as a Notable Story of 2008 for Story South’s Million Writer’s Award. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 3 times. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings,

An open mic will follow the featured readers.

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