Friday, October 7, 2011

Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011 Poetry Workshop Bernardine Hall Auditorium 3:45 pm Alvernia University featuring Marilyn L.T. Klimcho



Bernardine Hall Auditorium, 3:45-5:15-ish.

You’ve felt it every day of your life. Something happens and you want to write about it, to capture the event and relive it, to share it, or somehow “catch” its unique power in words.

You have stories you want to tell. You are searching for ways to “boil it down” in a way that will rivet your listeners and make them long to turn the page.

Guess what? That is POETRY. You don’t need to “be” a poet to try it!

This “playshop” will show you how to mine your life experiences for stories that can become poems.

Q’s: 610-790-1982

The Alvernia Literary Festival hosts: Marilyn L. T. Klimcho

Marilyn Klimcho is a writer, editor and writing coach who is currently involved with three local writers groups: Berks Bards, Inc., a non-profit for which Marilyn is the treasurer, the Saturday Scribes, also known as Writers Without Borders which meets every Saturday now at the GoggleWorks instead of at Borders and a critique group that meets once a month to tackle longer written works.

Marilyn’s been published in the Reading Eagle, on BCTV’s website and won an honorable mention in the Harrisburg Writer’s Contest for a story she coauthored with her husband Patrick. She’s given many readings and organized many events including the annual BCTV poetry broadcast for the month of April, but more importantly she researches markets, edits and helps other authors to publish.

Oct. 18, 2011 Reading at the Speckled Hen in Reading, PA Doors open at 5 pm, reading starts at 6 pm

The Greater Reading Literary Festival of 2011

Reading Reads and The Speckled Hen
present an evening of literature with host
Sue Lange
Doug Arnold • Awilda Castro • Liz Clark • Elizabeth
Drozda • Mickey Getty • Marilyn Klimcho • Patrick
Klimcho • Donna McLay • Frank Mulligan • Clem
Page • Jennie Rodriguez • Bryan Wang
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Time: 6 pm (music by Gary M. Celima: 5-6)
Where: The Speckled Hen
30 South 4th Street, Reading, PA
Admission: Free
Food will be available for purchase starting at 5pm.
Come early to get a good seat.
(reservations not required, but maybe a good idea:610-685-8511)

Oct. 21, 2011 Awilda Castro Suarez reading at Bernardine Lecture Hall 2:00 pm Alvernia University

October 21, 2011 The Alvernia Writers' Series hosts guest poet, writer, and translator Awilda I. Castro Suarez for a presentation of authentic creative works.
Bernardine Hall Lecture Hall, 2:00 p.m.

About the Event
The Alvernia Writers' Series is an open forum for the presentation of authentic creative works. Now in its seventh year under the auspices of Dr. Tom Bierowski, the Alvernia Writers' Series welcomes any and all participants and hopes to keep the Bohemian spirit of personal artistic expression alive and kicking on campus.

The Writers' Series meets one Friday per month at 2:00 p.m. in the Dr. Frank A. Franco Library. For more information contact Dr. Tom Bierowski at

About the Guest Poet
Awilda I. Castro Suarez is a writer and translator. Born and raised in Puerto Rico she has a Bachelor's degree in public communications from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's degree in Spanish journalism from Florida International University. She lives in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Castro Suarez has been published in numerous magazines, such as Off the Coast, Mad Poets, Philadelphia Poets and in book anthologies. Her poem, "Nostalgia at Pennsylvania Dutch Country" won the Editor's Choice in the Sixth Annual Amy Tritsch Needle Award given by the Philadelphia Poets. She is an active member of Berks Bards, organizes writing workshops for different community groups and hosts poetry readings. She has published a book of poetry about immigration titled, Loneliness Country. Castro Suarez is also working on her first novel.