Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 6-8 p.m. at the GoggleWorks featuring four poets from York

Please welcome our friends and awesome poets from the City of York, PA,
for First Thursday Poetry at the GoggleWorks, October 1st, at 6:00 pm.

Carla Christopher
Kenneth Vincent Walker
Jim Mills
Dustin Nispel

Open Mic to follow.

This is a free event open to the public, sponsored by Berks Bards and supported in part
with a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts.  Additional support from the Friends of the
Berks County Public Libraries, members and volunteers with Berks Bards.

Liz Stanley
Berks Bards

Christopher was York, PA's 4th Poet Laureate and the City's 2014 Arts
& Cultural Community Liaison. She is the host of York's longest
still-active running reading, 'It's NOT the King's English', held 3rd
Fridays at King's Courtyard Artist Collective. She is also the director
of PoemSugar Independent Press/Community Arts Ink and the host of
Culture & Main; York's Weekly Cultural Showcase on WRCT.

Kenneth Vincent Walker is a "New Formalist" poet, a hybrid, blending
classical/traditional and lyrical poetry with a jazzy, beat-like

Jim Mills is a 5th Generation Florida native, but
don't hold that against him.  He can still say 'Can I Get You A Drink
Awhile?' as well as any other Pennsyltuckian!  He and his 3 lovely cats
enjoy their fabulous home in York City.  His poetry, while sometimes
funny and sometimes grim, is like is his life - a sad thing, but his

Dustin Nispel is a spoken word artist hailing from York PA.
He is Author of The Tower a collection of poem and is a multi award
winning poet. He has been writing for 15 years and performing his poetry
for nearly 13 years. He is co-owner of The Rooted Artist Collective
located in downtown York. Visit his Website at

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Cafe Bold in West Reading 6-8 p.m. for a poetry open mic with Bee HiveQueen as hostess sponsored by Berks Bards

Please come and join the more than 150 local writers, including poets, essayists, novelists and short story writers who seek interaction, support and an appreciative audience for their work through Berks Bards, The Pagoda Writers and Writers Without Borders, the weekly critique group.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

First Thursday September 3, 2015 6 p.m. at the GoggleWorks with York's Poet Laureate Christine Lincoln

Welcome to Reading the award-winning Poet Laureate of York, PA

The Phenomenal Christine Lincoln

First Thursday Poetry, September 3rd at 6:00 pm

The GoggleWorks Cafe', First Floor

Open Mic

Liz Stanley
Berks Bards


Lincoln writes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. She is the
award-winning author of Sap Rising (Random House), a novel of
international acclaim. She was the first author to represent the United
States in South Africa’s annual Year of the Writer Celebration. She has
appeared on NPR, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been featured as a
“Phenomenal Woman” in O: The Oprah Magazine. Her stories have appeared
on stage at Symphony Space and Word Theatre, read and performed by Don
Cheadle, Gary Dourdan, and Lizan Mitchell. Just recently her short
story, Bug Juice, was chosen for a project with Audible Books and Word
Theatre. She is also a recipient of the Sophie Kerr Literary Prize.
Christine has been hailed as one of the rising, new voices of
contemporary fiction and she is currently at work on her novel A
Generation Comes. She is founder of the R.L. Coombs Fellowship, a
writing fellowship and residency that will award its first scholarship
in 2016 to an emerging woman writer of color or diverse ethnic
background. Her monthly article, “The Writers Voice” can be found online
with York Daily Record.