Sunday, January 30, 2011

April 9, 2011 BardFest Workshop 9:30 -4:30 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 Franklin Street in Reading

Joanna V. Groebel presents:

Touching the Source; Painting, Poetry and the Body.
April 9, 2011 9:30-4:30
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

In this workshop, we will woo ourselves into our bodies through gentle movement, and allow ourselves to be a vehicle of expression for Divine Creation in all its infinite variety through an intuitive painting process. Painting is feeling liquified--there is no right or wrong way to do it, no "good" paintings...There is only your truth. Immersion in this painting/moving process is deeply spiritual, and physically, and emotionally nourishing and full of surprises. No experience is necessary to join in. Participants should wear loose layered clothing they would feel comfortable moving in and would not mind getting messy. Please pack a bag lunch and nutritious snacks for yourself.

Space is limited to 11 participants. Please RSVP to Jennifer Gittings-Dalton by phone at 610-370-2629 or by email at

by April 5th.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

February 3rd, 2011 First Thursday poetry reading and open mic 6 to 8 pm at the Cucina Cafe in the GoggleWorks featuring Zoe Mintz

Zoe Mintz is a senior at Conrad Weiser High School. She plans to attend the Pratt Institute in New York City next fall, where she will major in Creative Writing. Her prose poem, "The Sun and My Love" has been published in Pennsylvania's Celebration of Young Poets Anthology.

She considers writing as necessary as breathing, and therefore regularly journals and posts her ideas, musings, and poetry on her blog, Whispers in the Mist. She is grateful for her incredible experiences which have provided her with the inspiration for her stories and poems.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 6, 2011 First Thursday Poetry Open Mic 6 to 8 pm Cucina Cafe at the GoggleWorks

Join us for FIRST THURSDAY POETRY at the GoggleWorks

Thursday, January 6, 2011

6:00 pm at the Cucina Cafe' (1st Floor)

Theme: Questions That Really Matter

Open Mic

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Berks Bards, with support from a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts, funded annually by the PA State Legislature, and administered locally by the Berks Arts Council. Additional support from the Friends of the Berks County Libraries, and from members and friends of Berks Bards.

Questions That Really Matter

Do ladybugs dance? Do lightning bugs thunder?
Do crickets ever sneeze? Does a toad's mind wander?
Do owls ever smile? Do they tuck their ears under?
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder.

What are you grateful for?

What do you want to do before you die?