Now that the fall semester is winding down and I have some of my final grades finished, I’m freed up to do some more readings. Last night, I participated in the Mulberry Poets and Writers Association’s Winter Solstice at the Dante Literary Society in South Scranton. The MWPA has been around for decades in the area, and recently, they’ve become quite active again, launching and planning collaborative events between poets and artists, open readings, and even a future bus trip to NYC so group members can read at the Bowery Poetry Club and tour the Poets House. For anyone interested in poetry, I recommend joining this group. It’s only $10 a year and it provides the chance to showcase your work at a few different events throughout the year. Another benefit, and one I really enjoy, is the chance to simply mingle with people who have a deep appreciation for poetry. More info about the group can found here, though the website is currently in the process of undergoing some changes.
Today, I’m off to Mechanicsburg to read with alumni, current students, and faculty from Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, where I completed my MA and MFA. The event, called OutLoudLit, starts at 2 p.m. and will be held at The Gallerie, 13 E. Main Street. Admission is free, and there will also be some food and a book sale.