Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 6-8 p.m. at Cafe Bold for poetry open mic night!

Join us for Second Tuesday Open Mic on July 12th at 6 pm, "After Hours at Cafe' Bold"

at 550 Penn Avenue in West Reading.

 Our host is Bee HiveQueen. 

Bring poems, bring friends, bring your friends' poems!

All are welcome!

Liz Stanley

Berks Bards

Friday, July 1, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the GoggleWorks featuring poet Cat Mahony

Poetry Reading and Book Signing: "In Knots: Motherhood Lost and Found"

First Thursday Poetry at the GoggleWorks

July 7th at 6 pm

Featured poet is Cat Mahony

Followed by an Open Mic


Cat Mahony, originally from Queens, NY is a writer of multiple genres. She recently graduated from Reading Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in both Liberal Arts and Communications, and now attends Kutztown University’s Professional Writing program with the goal of obtaining her Bachelor’s degree. She was the recipient of the Creative Writing award in 2013/14, which is given by Reading Area Community College’s Humanities Division in recognition of academic excellence. Her poetry, Creative Nonfiction as well as Fiction has been published in journals such as; Legacy, Nota Bene and an anthology entitled Agony and Ecstasy: Reflections Inspired by our Lives, produced by Studio B in Boyertown. A short story and a poem which were published in Legacy:13 " Becoming Us", placed first and second in the Community College Humanities Association’s 2014 Literary Magazine competition, in which the overall publication received first place in the Eastern Division. Most recently Cat was a finalist in the category of Creative Nonfiction for the Norman Mailer High School and College Creative Writing Awards.

The goal of Cat’s writing is to expose her struggles with addiction and mental illness so that others who suffer know they are not alone. She has spoken publicly on these issues at rehabilitation centers, detox units, mental health facilities, as well as in Berks County Prison. Cat hopes to one day bring the art form of Creative Nonfiction into the prison system. She now resides in Hamburg, PA with her wife and their 8 yr. old daughter.