March Monthly Poetry Group

Welcome Poets!   Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thu evening, March 9th at 6:00pm (lasts to 7:00pm). We are excited to have LA based writer and performer, Nancy Murphy, read for us! Join us in in welcoming Nancy who will be reading from her recent chapbook, The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence (Gyroscope Press).  A discussion and open mic will follow Nancy's reading. We hope to see you then! Questions and discussion are always welcome and encouraged.  (Please bring a mask.)  

About Nancy Murphy

Nancy Murphy is an LA based writer and performer and a recent winner of the Aurora Poetry contest. Her first chapbook, "The Space Carved by the Sharpness of Your Absence" was published in December 2022 by Gyroscope Press and is available on Amazon, Book Depository and through her website Previous publications include SWWIM Every DaySheila-Na-Gig, glassworks, The Ekphrastic Review, The Baltimore ReviewAltadena Poetry Anthology, Louisville Review and others.

Nancy was recently featured in “Poets on Craft” at Cultural Daily. A long time volunteer at WriteGirl, Nancy has mentored teens through writing workshops. Nancy won an Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival for the solo show "Freak Out!" which she wrote and performed in 2016. Her BA is from Union College in Schenectady NY. 

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 .

The poetry group meeting is facilitated by Lynn Fanok who has written a book of poems, Bread and Fumes (Kelsay Books), about her experiences as the daughter of a WWII labor camp survivor, examining her family, memory, and history. 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. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. Visit . 

 All are invited and welcome to join us!  

When:  2nd Thursday of each month 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940