Tonight, for National Poetry Month, PoetsWednesday at Barron Arts Center is hosting an evening with three popular local poets who also run a poetry series. They're facilitating the workshop, too. I'm sure it will be interesting, inviting & fun. Stop by, to write, read, or listen! Bring a poem for the open!! Find out about new venues!!!
Robert Rosenbloom hosts a monthly poetry reading at the Bridgewater Public Library for the Somerset Poetry Group. His poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review and Lips, Edison Literary Review, Fox Chase Review, US 1 Worksheets, Big Hammer, Home Planet News,Tiferet and a number of other journals. He's the author of a chapbook, Reunion, published by Finishing Line Press. His day job is lawyer. He lives with his wife in Bound Brook.
Somerset Poetry Group
The Somerset Poetry Group began at the Bridgewater Borders bookstore approximately 7 years ago as a discussion group that became a poetry reading group that meets once a month and, usually, features published area poets. With the closing of Borders, the group now meets at the Bridgewater Public Library. It is headed by Bob Rosenbloom and Bud Berkich, a former Borders employee. The goal is to provide another space for poets to read, and for their audiences to listen, to serve as a grass roots poetry forum.
Linda Johnston Muhlhausen’s poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Thema, the Monmouth Review, Pedestal online magazine, The Writer, and other publications. She co-hosts the River Read Reading Series in Red Bank, NJ, with poet Gregg Glory, and is also Chair of a fiction writing critique group that meets monthly in Tinton Falls. In 2012, she completed a Master’s degree in English, specialization in Creative Writing, at Monmouth University. Linda wrote under the name “Linda Jade” for a short while, until after some Googling she decided to go with a moniker that was a lot less, er – exotic.
River Read Reading Series
Beginning its sixth continuous year in Red Bank, N.J., the River Read Reading Series has been a forum for local poets and other literary artists to bring work at all stages of development to an interested and engaged audience. Each session begins with a reading of original works by one or more featured readers, followed by an open reading at which attendees can read their own work, if they wish, in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Co-hosted by poet and writer Linda Johnston Muhlhausen, and poet, publisher, and writer Gregg Glory [Gregg G. Brown], River Read meets the second Saturday of each month. For questions or to be added to the email list, contact email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcia has been facilitating Poetry and Pastries, an open poetry reading in Chatham, soon going into its eleventh year. She has written two books of poetry, "Yesterday, a Collection Of Thoughts" and "Over Easy". Her newest chapbook, "Darkness on Sunny Days" will be published shortly. She tells the story f her life's journey as expressed in her no
Poetry & Pastries
"Having coffee with a poet friend in Chatham’s Café Beethoven, we both observed that this would be a lovely place to hold readings. I presented the idea to Andrew Copp of Café Beethoven, and so it began. I started with five women that first night. Now, our regular bimonthly meetings average 20-35 participants per night: women and men; beginners and long timers; readers and listeners. I wanted to give poets a warm, non-threatening space to read their work, with only positive feedback. Poets can sell their books or put out flyers for upcoming events. The $10 fee covers unlimited coffee, tea, delicious pastries and wonderful poetry."