Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. for Voices in Wartime, brown bag discussion and at 6 p.m. poet Joseph Ross at RACC

Join Berks Bards at RACC Wednesday, January 30, for the film "Voices in Wartime" at 3 p.m., with a brown bag discussion of the film, followed by Poetry @ 6 with poet Joseph Ross.

Joseph Ross' reading will be followed by an open mic.

These activities will be in room 118 in the Schmidt Technology Center and are free and open to the general public.  For more information, call 610-372-4721.

Thanks to Jodi Corbett and Dawn Gieringer for collaborating with the Bruce Stanley Memorial Series for this public event.

This event is sponsored by the Foundation for RACC and by the Berks Bards, with support from a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts, administered locally by the Berks Arts Council.

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards

Joseph Ross has published a magnificent debut poetry collection, Meeting Bone Man, from Main Street Rag Publishing.

Bio ~ see

Joseph Ross started writing poetry in high school and continued in college where he got more into songwriting. As he studied, read, and wrote more, he gave himself more and more to poetry. When he was in graduate school, in his mid-to-late 20s he began to take poetry very seriously.

In an on-line interview with CL Bledsoe, Joseph Ross said, “The death of my mother was the genesis for Bone Man. Her death struck me very hard and I felt I was ‘seeing death’ everywhere. So I went with that image. I wanted to explore what it would look like to see Bone Man, the personification of death, at a party, on the beach, driving in the car next to me. After all, I felt I was seeing him everywhere, so why not describe him in these places. It became a way to resist him, a way at least to say ‘I see you!’”

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