October Monthly Poetry Group

Welcome Poets!   Join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on Thu evening, Oct 12th at 6:00pm (lasts to 7:00pm).  This month we welcome poet, Elvis Alves back to the Newtown Bookshop Poetry Group to hear work from his latest book, Blackfish (Salmon Poetry Press, 2022)! We hope to see! Questions and discussion are always welcome and encouraged.  (Please bring a mask.)  

MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN NEW STORE - see below for exact address. 

About Elvis Alves

Elvis Alves is the author of three full length collections of poetry and three chapbooks. His book I Am No Battlefield But A Forest Of Trees Growing (2018) was awarded the Jacopone Da Todi Poetry Prize sponsored by Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. His latest title is called Blackfish, published by Salmon Poetry Press, 2022. Poetry Magazine featured Elvis’s poem, Parchman Prison, in its February 2021 issue on mass incarceration in America. Elvis’s poetry has appeared in Transition, Sojourners, Caribbean Writer Journal, and other publications. Elvis also writes for the Good Men Project, an online site that calls attention to pertinent issues affecting our society and world that seeks to redress these issues.

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 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 lynnfanok.weebly.com . 

 All are invited and welcome to join us!  

When:  2nd Thursday of each month 

Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Newtown Bookshop
2120 S. Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940