Two Upcoming Events

This weekend, I’m participating in two events to celebrate Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, Feb. 14, I will participate in the author festival at the Hawley Silk Mill in the Poconos, and I’ll have copies of All That Remains available for sale. There are a few love poems in the book! The event is free and open to the public, and it will run from 9:30-3 pm. In addition, there will be a workshop on publishing from 10:45-11:45.

On Sunday, Feb. 15, I’ll be reading some love poems at the Old Brick Theater in North Scranton as part of the weekly Synesthesia Social. That event runs from 6:30-9, and it will also feature live music and a drawing social. If you go, expect to hear some love sonnets by Neruda and Edna St. Vincent Millay!

And the Summer Readings Roll On

Last weekend, I had the chance to read with a jazz band and some other poets at the AFA Gallery, as part of the weekly drawing social. At first, the challenge of reading with a band was not easy, and I may have read a little too fast through the first two poems or so, but after a while, I feel into a groove, and slowed down the rhythm for the band to chime in, which featured a harp, sax, cello, and drums. As I said during the reading, I’m a fan of combining art forms as a way to draw other people in who may not care about poetry, or jazz, or art. I hope to participate in more events like this in the future. Here are some pictures that my friend Rich Howells took. He also read and was a co-organizer of the event.

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This Saturday, I’m reading at the Hawley Silk Mill with my friends and fellow writers Alexis Czencz Belluzzi and Susan Luckstone Jaffer. Following our reading, there will be a Q and A session and open mic. Check it out if you’re in the area. I haven’t been to this venue yet, but I’m excited to read there.