Sunday, June 7, 2015

Enter the 5th Annual Fightin' Phils and Berks Bards Poetry Contest and Win a Chance to Read before Thousands!

Announcing the 5th Annual Fightin' Phils and Berks Bards Baseball Poetry Contest.

If you are 18 years old or older, write an original poem about any aspect of baseball and
email it to on or before Sunday, July 19, 2015, with the words
"RE: Baseball Poetry Contest" in the subject line.  Include your name, address and a phone
number where you can be reached.

The top three winners will be selected by the Fightin' Phils front office and will receive
free tickets to a home game at a date to be announced.

The First Place Winner will read his or her poem from the Fightin' Phils pitcher's mound just prior
to the fireworks display.

Liz Stanley
Marilyn Klimcho
~Berks Bards

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6-8 p.m. at Cafe Bold in West Reading, 550 Penn Ave. for a Poetry Open Mic

Join Hostess Bee HiveQueen and her fellow Berks Bards at Cafe Bold, 550 Penn Ave. in West Reading for Second Tuesday, an open mic that is free and open to the general public.

Bring your friends, bring your poems and bring your friend's poems.

Cafe Bold will offer their full menu and drink options.

Berks Bards is supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts as administered locally through the Berks Arts Council.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6-8 p.m. at The GoggleWorks with Poet Tony Cocuzza

Please join us to welcome Tony Cocuzza!

First Thursday Poetry at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

June 4th at 6:00 pm

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe'  (first floor)

Open Mic

Liz Stanley
Berks Bards

BIO  Tony Cocuzza

Cocuzza's degree in Psychology has probably helped him more in his four
years of poetic misadventure than in his 33 years as a Social Worker.
He admits to publishing success in music reviews, for 21 years in the
Reading Eagle and in his current music blog and since 2009.
He will do his best to entertain You, without song, dance, or shadow

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