Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday June 6, 2013 at the GoggleWorks at 6 p.m. featuring four Poets from York

Please join Berks Bards at the GoggleWorks for an evening with Poets from York County: 

Carla Christopher, Poet Laureate of York County
Barbara DeCesare
Carol Clark Williams
Noel Sloboda.
Following the reading there will also be an open mic.

Barbara DeCesare has performed poetry, fiction and/or tiny plays in such venues as the Knitting Factory, the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art and The New School. Her work has been widely published and co-opted into various other art media. She enjoys sociolinguistic theory and Wu Tang Clan.

Carol Clark Williams is a retail sales manager who would rather write poetry. She was the third poet laureate of York, Pennsylvania. She is the mother of a doctor and a rock musician. She teaches poetry workshops for high school students, senior citizen centers, support groups, and residents of institutions. Carol’s poems have been published in print and online journals including Margie, Byline, Mad Poets Review, Fledgling Rag, The Pedestal, and Bent Pin Quarterly.

Penn State Professor, Noel Sloboda's work has recently appeared in Redactions, Harpur Palate, Rattle, and Modern Language Studies. He is the author of the collections Shell Games (2008) and Our Rarer Monsters (2013) as well as several chapbooks. Sloboda has also written a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein

Carla Christopher is the current and 4th Poet Laureate of York, hosts & produces a weekly cultural showcase for White Rose Community Television and runs PoemSugar Independent Press when not performing, facilitating workshops or visiting schools and convincing kids that poetry is cool. Columbia University educated and vetted at major venues in Detroit, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Carla has also published two collections of poetry and been included in multiple anthologies and publications. She is a highly amateur watercolorist who considers sleep absolutely optional.

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