Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday December 6, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Cucina Cafe in the GoggleWorks for poets Edwin Romond and Barbara Crooker

You are invited to join us for First Thursday Poetry

December 6, 2012

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts ~ Cucina Cafe', 1st Floor, 201 Washington ST, Reading


Open Mic

This event is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Berks Bards, with support from a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts, with funding from the PA Legislature, administered locally by the Berks Arts Council.  Additional support from the Friends of the Berks County Libraries.

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards

Edwin Romond

Edwin Romond’s most recent book of poetry is Alone with Love Songs (Grayson Books.) He is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils. He is a five time Pushcart Prize nominee and Garrison Keillor has featured his poems on NPR. In addition to his poetry, Romond has written the book, music, and lyrics for two musical plays, Robin Hood and A Family Life, that were produced at New Jersey community theaters.

A native of Woodbridge, NJ, Edwin Romond now lives in Wind Gap, PA with his wife and son.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012 6 p.m. at the Schmidt Technology Center Room 118 on RACC's campus

Which lines from a Robert Frost poem do you know by heart? 
"Something there is that doesn't love a wall,..."
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,..."
"Some say the world will end in fire,/Some say in ice."
"Whose woods these are I think I know..."

Join us at RACC on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm

Poetry @ Six ~ The Bruce Stanley Memorial Poetry Reading + Open Mic

Schmidt Technology Center, Room 118 ~ Note new venue!

Chris Longenecker and Rick Stroup present "An Evening with Robert Frost"

This event is free and open to the public and to students.  Sponsored by the Foundation for RACC.
and the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts through the Berks Arts Council

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Nov. 20, 2013, 6 p.m. at Schmidt Training and Technology Center RACC Campus featuring Chris Longenecker and Rick Shoup

Join Berks Bards at Reading Area Community College for:

The Bruce Stanley Reading Series: Poetry At Six

in the Schmidt Training and Technology Center

with Chris Longenecker and Rick Shoup

Chris Longenecker, Lancaster County's Poet Laureate for 2012, and her husband Rick Shoup promise dramatic interpretations of Robert Frost as well as a reading of a selection of Chris Longenecker's poetry.

Chris’s Bio

Chris Longenecker did her first dramatic interpretation of a Robert Frost poem, ”Blueberries,” in high school.  Her appreciation of Frost has deepened over the years as she has studied his life and memorized more than 120 of his poems.   Chris also writes her own poetry, and her style has, not surprisingly, been compared to Frost’s.  Since moving to Lancaster in 1986, Chris has been involved in the Lancaster theater community.  In the mid 1990s, she began performing poetry in theatrical venues.   In 2009, Chris began “A Touch of Frost,” a project wherein she and her husband, Rick Shoup, take Frost’s poetry on the road, sharing programs in schools, nursing homes, and other venues.  Chris’ first book of poetry, How Trees Must Feel, was published by Cascadia Publishing House, Ltd. In 2011.   She was named Poet Laureate of Lancaster County in 2012.

Rick’s Bio

Rick Shoup has performed in many theatrical productions over the years.  His favorite roles have been comic roles in Shakespearean productions.   He is pleased to be able to lend a hand to Chris’s “Touch of Frost” programs.  He is a retired professional environmentalist and is active in several environmental preservation and restoration groups.  He says he is “much too lazy to be a poet himself.”