Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the GoggleWorks featuring poet Anthony Orozco

Please put your hands together and welcome a new poet to First Thursday Poetry!

November 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe'


Open Mic

This event is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Berks Bards and supported
in part with a grant from the PA Partners in the Arts, and from members and volunteers
in the Berks Bards poetry group. 

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards


Anthony Orozco is a 26-year-old journalist, reverend, performer and
poet. In poetry, Anthony is also known by his pen name, Glyph Pneumatic.
The pseudonym Glyph alludes to an elemental and perhaps equivocal
literary symbol which represents a concept, thought or idea. Pneumatic
not only nods to the breath exerted from the recitation of his poetry,
but also to the pneumatics of Gnosticism, who are recognized in the mythos as metaphysically transcendental beings. Glyph Pnuematic may be interpreted as the spiritual spoken word.  Glyph hails
from the vibrant and diverse poetry scene of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lived and performed in Reading for little more than 2 years.  Glyph’s poetry explores the paradoxical, evanescent, ineffable aspects of his own nature and the world around him.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Congratulations to the new 2014 Berks County Poet Laureate, NANCY YEAGER!  A Celebration in Recognition was held at the Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Area Community College, on October 15, 2014, where the announcement was made by Anna Hehn, Coordinator of the Poet Laureate Award, and Coordinator of Assessment at RACC.

Honored as Scholastic Poet Laureate was Alexandra Papoutsis, and Honorable Mention for Scholastic Poet Laureate was Suhana Jagadesen. 

Poets Laureate Ms. Yeager, Ms. Papoutsis, and Ms. Jagadesen each read a selection of their poetry at the event.  Dr. Stephen Waller, Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost, was the presenter of the Poet Laureate Award.  Faculty members Joey Flamm Costello and Stephanie Andersen presented the Scholastic Poet Laureate Awards.  Guest readings were offered by J. Dan Glass, Adjunct Faculty - Communications/Arts/Humanities, and Jodi Corbett, Director of Academic Partnerships.

Berks Bards congratulates Nancy Yeager, Alexandra Papoutsis, and Suhana Jagadesen on their great accomplishments.  We look forward to inviting these Poets Laureate to be featured poets at future poetry events in Berks County.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building on Reading Area Community College Campus film screening and poetry open mic

You are cordially invited to Poetry at Six, the 2014-2015 Bruce Stanley Memorial Poetry Series,
hosted by Reading Area Community College.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The Ravens Lounge, Student Union Building, RACC

THEME:  "Poetry and the (Un)changeable Earth: Poetry, Nature, and Beauty"

FILM SCREENING:  "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community"

Link to the film description:

Open Mic

This event is free and open to students and the general public, sponsored by the
Foundation for Reading Area Community College and Berks Bards.

Liz Stanley
~Berks Bards