It's our pleasure to welcome poet, Cheryl Baldi, to the Newtown Bookshop. Be sure to read the interview with Cheryl on lynnfanok.weebly.com. Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thursday evening. Hope to see you there!
A resident of Doylestown for more than forty years, Cheryl Baldi is a former Bucks County Poet Laureate and finalist for the Robert Frasier Award for Poetry. She has taught at Bucks County Community College, worked as a free lance editor, and served as co-facilitator for community based workshops exploring women’s lives through literature. A finalist for the 2006 Francis Locke Memorial Award, her work also was nominated for the 2008 Best New Poets Anthology. Her collection of poems, The Shapelessness of Water, evokes a coastal landscape that echoes the loss and love of four generations of family.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm