Join Berks Bards in welcoming Dawn Leas and Brian Fanelli to First Thursday at the GoggleWorks.
Dawn Leas holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. In past lives she has worked as a copywriter, freelancer, director of admissions at an independent school, and middle-school English teacher. Currently, she is the associate director of the Wilkes University M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing Program. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, Literary Mama, Willows Wept Review, Poetry in Transit, Connecticut River Review and elsewhere. Her chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, is available from Finishing Line Press.
Brian Fanelli's poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared or is forthcoming in Main Street Rag, Spillway, World Literature Today, Portland Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, and other magazines and journals. He is the author of one chapbook, Front Man (Big Table Publishing), and the full-length collection All That Remains, out this fall through Unbound Content. Brian has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University and is a Ph.D. student at SUNY Binghamton. He is currently a full-time English instructor at Lackawanna College.
An open mic follows the reading. This event is free and open to the general public.