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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:18pm

Welcome Poetry Lovers!   All are Invited!!     POETRY MEETING IS RESCHEDULED TO FEB 23rd!

We are delighted to have Marylou Streznewski joining us on February 23rd at 6:30pm to read from her memoir, Heart Rending-Heart Mending. Bring a poem and a friend or two! We look forward to seeing you at the Newtown Bookshop! 


Marylou Kelly Streznewski's career has included theater, journalism and teaching writing on levels from high school through college and community groups. An eclectic writer, she has published both poetry and fiction in national publications. Two poetry books, WOMEN WORDS and RAG TIME are house in the chapbook collection of Poets House (NYC) and a third book, DYING WITH ROBERT MITCHUM, was published by Aldrich Press in 2015. Two non-fiction books are also available. GIFTED GROWNUPS: The Mixed Blessing of Extraordinary Potential, is a study of one hundred gifted adults and has sold over ten thousand units worldwide, as well as being translated into Chinese and published in Taiwan. HEART RENDING-HEART MENDING: Saved by Medical Science, Healed by Ancient Wisdom, is a memoir depicting her survival of open heart surgery as told in both prose and poetry. Streznewski is currently at work on her first novel.

The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they've written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets.  In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group's activities.  If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at .

The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You'll find some of her poetry at

 All are invited and welcome to join us!  

When:  2nd Thursday of each month

Time:   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940