July Monthly Poetry Group

Welcome Poets!   Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thu evening, July 14th at 6:00pm (lasts to 7:00pm).  Lynn Fanok will be sharing an evening of poetry with Steve Nolan who will read a variety of his thought-provoking and illuminating work (see below)! In addition, Lynn will be reading from her bookBread and Fumes; sharing memories of her Ukrainian heritage and her father, Anton Fanok, a WWII labor camp survivor. Questions and discussion are always welcome and encouraged.  (Please bring a mask.)  

About the Poetry Group

Feel free to invite friends to join us. We are an intimate, informal group that enjoys sharing poetry with others in our surrounding communities. Hope to see you there!

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 lynn.fanok@gmail.com .

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 lynnfanok.weebly.com.

 All are invited and welcome to join us!  

When:  2nd Thursday of each month 


Steve Nolan spent 30 years in the military and 25 years as a mental health professional. He has published in numerous journals and his poetry was featured on National Public Radio, Morning Edition, upon his return from Afghanistan in 2007. He is the author of Go Deep (with NJ DeVico), Base Camp: Poems, and American Carnage: An Officer’s Duty to Warn. His work reflects his commitment to social justice. 

Lynn Fanok’s new book of poems, Bread and Fumes (Kelsay Books), explores the cultural influences of her father’s Ukrainian heritage, and the complexities of being the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor. Her poetry has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Red Wolf Press, Tiny Seed Journal, tiny wren lit, and the poetry anthology, Carry Us to the Next Well


Event date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940