Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Announcing the Berks Bards & Fightin' Phils Baseball Poetry Contest for 2013

Come one, come all, come play:

Berks Bards and Fightin' Phils Baseball
         Poetry Contest for 2013

The top three poets will read their winning poem
before a packed stadium
on the field after the game
on August 22nd just prior to the fireworks display.

The game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Contest entries must be submitted via email to
Please put RE: Baseball Poetry Contest 2013 in the comment line.
The contest opens July 8th. Contest entries must be received no later than July 26th.

Winners will be notified on or before August 8, 2013.

Winners will be selected by the Fightin' Phils staff from among the top six finalists. 

For further information please contact Marilyn Klimcho at
Please do not submit poems previously entered in this contest.
All entries must be the original work of the submitting author.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Our regularly scheduled First Thursday is shuffling to Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the GoggleWorks.

Poet to Be Announced at a later date.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. at 400 Woodward Street in Reading Featuring Noah Ayala and Egedeme

Berks Bards recommends:

Friday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.

At 400 Woodward Street in Reading, PA 19601

There is room for 15 poets to sign up for an open mic which leads off the evening's program.

Between the open mic and the feature are performances by:

Steve Jackson, demonstrating salsa dancing

and Vicmarie singing Rhythm and Blues
Noah Ayala and Egedeme,
as the evening's featured slam poets,
go toe to toe in a verbal showdown
for your entertainment.

$5.00 cover charge

Please contact Egedeme at to sign up for the open mic and for further information