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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 2:20pm

Welcome Poets!   Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thursday evening, Feb 13th at 6:30pm.  

Please join us in welcoming the current Bucks County Poet Laureate, Mary Jo LoBello Jerome! We're excited to have Mary Jo as our featured poet, Thursday, Feb 13th, at 6:30 pm at the Newtown Bookshop. Bring a poem and a friend! We look forward to seeing you there! Check out Mary Jo's soon to be posted interview at


Mary Jo LoBello Jerome is a writer who lives in New Hope, PA. She is the current Poet Laureate of Bucks County. Her poems and stories have been published in The Stillwater Review, River Heron Review, Schuykill Valley Journal, US1 Worksheets, Little Patuxent ReviewShort Story, and Center magazines. The inaugural winner of the Main St. Voices poetry competition in 2015, she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net award. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has written for the New York Times, Scholastic Publications, and numerous other magazines. A former high school English teacher and associate professor of writing at regional colleges, she along with her husband and two daughters lived in Rotterdam, Tokyo, and and Blairstown, New Jersey. Mary Jo is currently working on a collection of poems.  

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

Event date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940