Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2, 2012 6 pm at the Cucina Cafe in the GoggleWorks featuring Jude-Laure Denis and Carol Dixon

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Berks Bards Presents...First Thursday Poetry

August 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The Cucina Cafe' at the GoggleWorks, 201 Washington ST, Reading


Open Mic.

This event is free and open to the public, supported in part from a grant by the PA Partners in the Arts,
with funding from the PA State Legislature, and with support from the Friends of the Berks County Libraries.

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards

JUDE-LAURE DENIS was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the age of seven, she arrived on American soil. To her grandmother, a closet poet herself, she was an intellectual, an artist, a girl her grandmother had tremendous aspirations for, none of which included washing the dishes.    
Jude has always been a character in search of an author. A graduate of Oberlin College, where she aspired and mostly failed to become a hippy, Jude’s love and appreciation for rhythm and sound and language are at the center of her work. A music-aholic and a sucker for good marketing, her fiction and poetry have appeared in New Word, Shade, Rain Literary Magazine, Catalyst, and Shooting Star Review among others.

 In her spare time, she is the founder of Onyx Entertainment Group Inc., an events marketing company that creates customized entertainment properties for corporate sponsors; she has also staffed such political campaigns and organizations as that of President Obama, Congressman Patrick Murphy, Organizing for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Previously, she was VP of Events and Sponsorship for Merrill Lynch and a senior producer for jazz impresario George Wein’s Festival Productions and event marketing guru John Schreiber’s The John Schreiber Group. Most recently, she launched a political consultant firm that manages progressive Democratic candidates and is also hard at work at completing an MFA in Poetry at Drew University.

CAROL F. DIXON was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry and is the recipient of several awards for Fiction including the John Golden Memorial Prize. Her poetry, fiction, short stories, articles and book reviews have been published in various publications including: Obsidian, Shooting Star Review, The Brooklyn Review and Essence Magazine to name a few. In 2008, as part of President Obama’s campaign, she co-developed and co-produced a program entitled “Words Matter: Writers for Obama”.  The keynote for that event was Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison and Carol’s dream of meeting and introducing this American “genius” finally came true.  She teaches composition, poetry and creative nonfiction periodically at Cedar Crest College.

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